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Become a fast, confident PowerPoint user. Learn the most efficient way to create presentations.

Courses available at your offices, one of our training centres or as live online training.

PowerPoint Courses

The Trainer

 

Meet Lucinda one of our Microsoft PowerPoint trainers.

 

Choosing A Course

 

If you are unsure which course is most appropriate for you, please call us and we’ll be very happy to advise you.

Alternatively, we have an online tool that will advise you and takes less than a minute to complete

You can find the tool here: PowerPoint Course Level Analyser.

This course is for complete beginners, and for people who have very limited experience with PowerPoint.

You do not need to have any previous experience with PowerPoint to join it. It starts with the basics.

By the end of the course, you will be a capable PowerPoint user and able to:

  • Create, save and print presentations.
  • Create slides and modify your slide set-up.
  • Work with and format text and images.
  • Use the various editing views.
  • Insert and work with SmartArt, Clip Art, images and animations.

If you already a competent user of PowerPoint this course is probably not the right course for you. You should consider our advanced course.

This course is for people who are already comfortable using PowerPoint’s basic features.

It is appropriate for you if you already have a good understanding of how to create a new presentation from scratch, format it as you would like and add images and diagrams to it.

By the end of the course, you will be an advanced PowerPoint user and able to:

  • Use Slide Masters to ensure your formatting is always consistent, and speed up the creation of new presentations.
  • Enhance images using Picture Style, Picture Effects and Artistic Effects.
  • Import objects from other Microsoft Office packages (for example a graph from Microsoft Excel) into you presentation.
  • Import audio files and video clips into your presentation, edit them and compress them to ensure that your PowerPoint files do not become too big.

If you already understand these elements of PowerPoint this is probably not the right course for you.

Our combined course is for people who are complete novices with PowerPoint and who need to develop their skills to an advanced level quickly.

It is a more cost-effective way to take our Introduction and Advanced courses, offering a discount when both courses are booked at the same time.

This course is for people who want to learn how to design and present PowerPoint presentations for maximum impact. 

It is focused on the design and narrative elements of designing presentations.

By the end of the course, you will understand:

  • Why storytelling important and how to build it into your presentation.
  • The key principles of design in presentations, and how to use them for maximum effect.
  • What type of presentation to use for what audience and how to structure your presentation for maximum impact.
  • Design best practice when applied to PowerPoint presentations. This includes elements like visual themes, master slides, typography and fonts, diagrams, margins, grids and image placement.

Many leaders find this course useful. As they advance through their career they need to communicate ideas to increasingly large numbers of people effectively. They find that understanding how to create impactful slides is a very effective way to do that.

This course does include some technical elements (for example, master slides) but they are not its focus.

If you are looking for a course focused on the functions of PowerPoint please look at our Advanced and Beginners courses above.

Training Formats

We offer scheduled public courses (both live online and classroom-based) and private, bespoke courses.

Live online training allows you to join a training session from anywhere, whereas classroom training is face-to-face and requires you to travel to wherever the course is being delivered. 

In both training formats, your training will be live and interactive. Your trainer will be present throughout the day, to lead you through the course material, answer questions and help you if you get stuck.

The difference in your location does have some pros and cons that you should be aware of.

    1. Computer Setup:  To attend a virtual course you will require a computer with PowerPoint loaded onto it, Zoom and a reliable internet connection. For classroom courses, we provide all of this.
    2. Travel: A remote course will save you travel time and expense when compared to an classroom course.

We run both public courses and private courses. Both of these course formats can be run as online, remote courses or classroom courses.

Public courses are open to the general public and run monthly. They are the most cost-effective way for one or two people to learn PowerPoint and cover our standard course outlines.

Private courses are organised specifically for a group or individual. They are the most cost-effective way for a group of 3 or more people to learn PowerPoint and allow us to tailor the course content to the group’s specific requirements.

The Training Day

Course Times

9.15 - 9.30
Arrival
9.30 - 11.00
Training Session 1
11.00 - 11.15
Break
11.15 - 12.30
Training Session 2
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch
13.30 - 14.25
Training Session 3
14.25 - 15.00
Break
15.00 - 16.30
Training Session 4

What's Included?

Everything you need for a great day's training

A full-colour MS Powerpoint manual to take home with you A full-colour MS Powerpoint manual to take home with you
A USB stick so that you can take the exercises you've been working on home with you A USB stick so that you can take the exercises you've been working on home with you
Pens, pads and everything you'll need  to take notes Pens, pads and everything you'll need to take notes
Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits Plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits
6 months of support post the course in case you get stuck on anything 6 months of support post the course in case you get stuck on anything
A modern, comfortable, air-conditioned training room A modern, comfortable, air-conditioned training room

PowerPoint FAQs

Microsoft PowerPoint is a software program used to create slide shows.

PowerPoint is part of the Microsoft Office suite and allows you to quickly and simply create engaging presentations.

It is used extremely widely because it is so flexible and easy to use.

Learning to use PowerPoint effectively is helpful across a very wide variety of careers because being able to communicate clearly and effectively is valuable in such a wide variety of situations.

Many PAs and EAs find having advanced PowerPoint skills very useful as they work so closely with senior leaders to produce compelling presentations.

We are fully compliant with the Government’s Covid guidelines.

  • The maximum number of delegates on our courses has been reduced by 50% to 4
  • Temperature checks on arrival
  • Desk distancing complies with guidelines
  • Hand sanitising on arrival
  • Facemasks available
  • All training equipment and furniture sanitised thoroughly after use

Yes. We issue certificates of attendance to everyone who attends one of our PowerPoint courses.

Please come dressed however you are most comfortable.

Most of our delegates come wearing casual clothes.

All of our MS PowerPoint training courses use PowerPoint 2016 (2019 version).

If you’re using Office 365, PowerPoint 2019, 2013 or 2010 don’t worry. Very little has changed in the recent versions of Microsoft PowerPoint and so the training will be highly applicable to you. Our tutor will be able to answer any questions you have on those versions of PowerPoint as well.

Our London training centre is very centrally located in the City of London.

It is a 3-minute walk from both Blackfriars tube station and Thameslink station.

See this link for full details of the facilities at our centre if you book London Training Centre.

Yes. We provide post-course support for 6 months after your Powerpoint course.

If you get stuck on anything that was covered in your course simply let us know what you are stuck on and we’ll get your trainer to contact you as soon as possible to help you out.

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