Whether you think of it as an adage or a cliché, few expressions capture the essence of
PowerPoint more than, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” PowerPoint has been part of our business culture since 1990. For training professionals, it’s a key component of most instructor-led and virtual training sessions.
Over the past 25 years it’s become a workhorse for training professionals, and whether you love it or disdain it, PowerPoint is an indispensible business tool. And yet, it is a business tool that is probably the most misused and misunderstood.
When misused, a poorly executed PowerPoint diminishes the effectiveness of your training. It sends a message to training attendees that this trainer is not on top of her game. That she is not dynamic, doesn’t know the material and has to rely on the “slides” for notes.
This misuse is so common that it’s become part of the corporate vernacular: Death by PowerPoint. Too much text, using the “slides” to tell the story instead of supporting it and choosing fonts that are difficult to read. Major mistakes,but mistakes that are easily fixed.
The message that a poorly constructed PowerPoint presentation sends to training attendees is that this trainer is not on top of her game.
TrainSmart’s Discovering The Power of PowerPoint teaches you how to use this tool to enhance, engage and enthrall your audience. Through these proven techniques, you will create presentations that are focused and memorable.
Ineffective slides that do not match or enhance the presentation, too many slides, poor use of animation and transitions, lack of interest and focus with slides
- Recognize the essentials of good PowerPoint design
- Produce compelling, engaging, and dynamic visuals that enhance your presentation
- Improve visuals with animation and transitions
- Save time with Master Templates
- Identify the best practices for professional interaction between the presenter, the screen, the computer, and the projector
- Create charts and graphs that provide impact
- Good Design Elements
- Starting with Storyboards: Matching the visuals to the content of your presentation
- Formatting: Beyond the basics, text, objects, pictures
- Charts and Graphs: Creating, linking, formatting
- Using Animation and Transitions: Slides, text, and graphics
- Master Templates: Creating and using
- Slide Shows: Timing, effects, interaction
- Customizing the Ribbon
- Technology Tips and Tricks
Anyone who wants to enhance their PowerPoint knowledge to create visuals
Discovering the Power of PowerPoint is available in the following delivery options: Full Day Training Workshop, Multi-Session Webinar
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Build vital presentation, facilitation, and interpersonal skills through hands-on practice and dedicated coaching in a welcoming space that gives new trainers the confidence and fundamentals to deliver effective sessions right away.
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Master engaging course creation through hands-on practice with multimedia integration, personalized interactions, intuitive navigation, and user-centric design to develop dynamic, learner-focused eLearning aligned with organizational goals.
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Master the engaging techniques, polished delivery, responsive facilitation skills, and adaptable best practices essential for expertly designed, impactful virtual training that connects remote learners and drives meaningful outcomes.
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