How to Make PowerPoint Speak for You

Learn how to build exciting, animated PowerPoint presentations

We have all been there! We turn up for an office or class presentation and the next thing we know, we wake up when someone coughs loudly enough to recall us from our slumber.

What you’ll learn

  • Gain a better understanding of the capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint as a presentation tool.
  • Bust myths about and develop insight into do’s and don’ts with making use of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • See examples of capabilities of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Learn how to effectively replace lengthy texts by creating meaningful animated video clips with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Course Content

  • Introduction: –> 6 lectures • 21min.
  • Visual Impressions: –> 4 lectures • 15min.
  • Animations: –> 4 lectures • 11min.
  • Demonstration: –> 5 lectures • 31min.
  • Conclusion: –> 2 lectures • 3min.

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Requirements

  • The course is designed for those with a reasonable level of expertise building presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint..

We have all been there! We turn up for an office or class presentation and the next thing we know, we wake up when someone coughs loudly enough to recall us from our slumber.

That is a syndrome generally coined as “Death by PowerPoint”. This reminds one of the sayings which goes: “A bad workman blames his tools”. This is very true with Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint, when incorrectly used, acts as an effective sedative.

 

This course is designed to present amongst other points, the power of animation for creating video clips that accurately and excitingly illustrate points being made in PowerPoint; a capability of the software which is neither widely known nor used.

 

The course starts off with examples of myths that are generally held and then goes on to present sample videos created using the tools available in Microsoft PowerPoint. We then go through looking at do’s and don’ts of presentations, we learn more about the fundamental rules for creating aesthetically pleasing presentations and what content should be included, and how they should be presented.

 

With that knowledge in place, we proceed to learn how to build compelling videos to be embedded into our presentation, which do away with the need for over-worded “Death by PowerPoint” type presentations. Following that, we go through a case study that looks at the process of building a demo clip to demonstrate the process from conception to completion.

 

The course ends with recommendations of the next steps to take to hone the skills you have acquired during the course.