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Become a Great Presenter with MS PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Become a Great Presenter with MS PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Course Length:

6 hours (1 day)

Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to create engaging slides quickly and easily
  • Use reveals and builds effectively
  • Present information in a visual format – moving ‘beyond bullets’
  • Use images and animation to maximize the impact of presentations
  • Feel confident in producing impactful slides every time
  • Feel motivated and clear on what and how to present
  • Develop methods to help feel calm and confident
  • Set the tone with purpose, intention, and engagement
  • Use influencing skills to inspire action
  • Communication skills that support the delivery
  • Manage challenging questions and dynamics
  • Body language, voice and facial expressions that are bigger than your slides
  • Hollywood tips - acting techniques to build your presence and move others

Target Student

This course is designed for anyone who delivers presentations and who wishes to develop the necessary skills to improve their technical skills, presence, and influencing and communication skills.

Course Outline

This is an interactive course. Participants will be encouraged to engage, practice, and receive feedback.

Section 1: The Basics

The 5 principles for avoiding death by PowerPoint

Tools for creating a beautiful colour palette

Understand slide layouts

Section 2: Understand Slide Masters

Slide Master View

Change the theme of one slide

Create your own slide master

Save a design theme as a template

Section 3: Adding SmartArt and Graphics

Work with SmartArt Styles

Change SmartArt Layout

Insert and edit pictures, graphics and shapes

Section 4: Work with Animations and Transitions

Apply and reorder animations

Apply multiple animations

Animate bullet points

Apply transitions

The new morph transition

Section 5: Start Strong and Thoughtfully

How to set the tone

How to create engagement

Be clear on the purpose

Section 6: What Hooks Your Audience?

What do they need to know?

What should they be thinking?

What could they be feeling?

Practice opening

Section 7: What Are Your Objectives?

What do you want people to do at the end of this presentation?

What do you want to achieve?

Section 8: How to Communicate the Message

Voice Pitch, Pace, Tone

Body language, facial expression


Practice delivery style

Section 9: Influencing Skills

How to shift others’ behaviours and ideas

When to transition to persuasion

Section 10: Managing Emotions

Dealing with nerves


Practice delivery

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Become a Great Presenter with MS PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Upcoming Classes

All Public classes are held online
with a live instructor
Dates Price Qty
March 18, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
June 3, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
September 4, 2024
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
January 21, 2025
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM ET
$695.00 Online
* Applicable taxes will be applied on checkout

I want to talk to someone about private or customized training

Have questions about this course? See below or reach out to our training coordinators.

Group of 4 or more? Consider private training

The Great Canadian Training & Consulting Company Advantage

When you train with us, your training will not just check a box. We make sure it is GREAT!

  • Experienced Trainers
  • Guaranteed to run classes
  • Learning Guarantee
  • Anytime after-training support for 30 days
  • Bilingual training, manuals & post-training support available

This course comes with

PDF Reference Guide

Take the Reference Guide anywhere and save the environment with an electronic copy of your training Reference Guide for use on any of your computers or devices

Printed Reference Guide

Instead of the PDF that comes with your course, purchase a printed paper Reference Guide for use during your class and future reference

Can I customize my course?

Tailored Training

Your Reference Guide will follow a standard course outline but your class can be tailored to focus on the subjects that are most important to you

Use Your Own Files

You can include your own files in your training session to make it more applicable to your day-to-day role.