Course Details

This advanced Microsoft PowerPoint training course will make you an expert PowerPoint user.

By the end of this course, you will be able to create tables, graphs and organisation charts; present, build and animate slide shows; work with Multimedia within a presentation; use PowerPoint with the Internet and customise toolbars.

These courses are very hands-on and ensure that you practice the techniques that you are being taught. They are led by highly experienced PowerPoint trainers who give you lots of practical PowerPoint tips and tricks.

We train everyone on version 2016 as all versions are similar. Please get in touch if you’d like us to organise a different version of PowerPoint.

We run scheduled courses in London (nr Bank tube station) and Guildford. Please select the relevant drop down option above the dates shown. We also frequently run courses at our client’s offices.

Click here for details of our introduction to PowerPoint course, and here for details of all of our Powerpoint courses.

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The aim of this course is to show delegates how to use PowerPoint’s most advanced tools to allow them to quickly and confidently create impactful presentations. Amongst other topics it covers, working with tables; creating charts; animations and customising PowerPoints toolbars to make frequently used tools more accessible, creating and using media and action buttons.

This course assumes that you have a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint to the level covered in our Introduction/Intermediate PowerPoint training course.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to approximately 4.15pm. While you are with us we are focused on offering you a relaxed and productive learning environment. When you book a course with us you get the following:

  • A full colour training manual/book.
  • The exercises that you have worked on during your course to allow you to practice afterwards.
  • USB stick to take the exercises away.
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Freshly prepared lunch.
  • Refreshments throughout the day.
  • Training in fully air conditioned facilities from an experienced instructor.
  • Understanding Electronic Presentations
  • Applying a Theme
  • Typing Text Into a Slide
  • Saving a Presentation
  • Inserting New Slides
  • Typing Text Using the Outline Pane
  • Inserting an Online Picture
  • Presenting a Slide Show
  • Printing Handouts
  • Safely Closing a Presentation
  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Reusing Slides
  • Adding Sections
  • Adding Notes to Your Slides
  • Slide Numbers
  • About Hyperlinks
  • Creating an Internal Hyperlink
  • Creating a Hyperlink to Another Presentation
  • Creating a Hyperlink to Another Application
  • Keyboard Shortcuts for Navigating Slide Shows
  • Using Resume Reading
  • Presenting a Slide Show

The ability to use images to demonstrate key points is one of PowerPoint’s key strengths. This session covers all aspects of advanced image management within PowerPoint. It covers how to use PowerPoint to correct and recolour an image as well as applying effects to pictures. It also look at using screenshots and other images.

The key topics trained include:

Understanding Picture Enhancements

  • The Format Picture Pane
  • Removing an Image Background
  • Applying Colour Corrections
  • Recolouring an Image
  • Applying a Picture Style
  • Applying Picture Effects
  • Applying Artistic Effects
  • Cropping an Image


Animations can bring a presentation to life, although they should be used carefully. This section will show you how to add animation to your presentation whether it’s text or other objects. It will also show you how to control the timing and path of an animation as well as how to animate SmartArt.

  • Understanding Animation
  • Animating Text
  • Animating Objects
  • Applying Multiple Effects
  • Applying Motion Paths
  • The Animation Pane
  • Setting the Timing
  • Animating SmartArt Graphics
  • Using Slide Transitions

Breaking up presentations with videos and audio clips can be a very effective way to make a point. PowerPoint makes working with video and audio clips very simple. This session shows you how. It also covers how to compress your clips so that your PowerPoint files don’t be come diffcult to work with.

The key topics trained include:

  • Understanding Media in PowerPoint
  • Inserting an Online Video
  • Inserting an Online Audio Clip
  • Formatting Media Clips
  • Editing Audio Clips
  • Optimising and Compressing Media
  • Understanding Action Buttons
  • Inserting Action Buttons

A slide master stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation. Again they can be resused and so can save heavy PowerPoint users from recreating them from scratch each time.Understanding Slide Masters

  • Viewing the Slide Master
  • Changing the Master Font
  • Modifying Bullets
  • Inserting an Image
  • Applying Slide Transitions to the Slide Master
  • Inserting Slide Numbers
  • Creating Custom Slide Layouts
  • Modifying Slide Layouts

Templates allow attractively presentations to be quickly and consistently produced in PowerPoint. A template is a file that usually includes a background, layouts, fonts, and other design elements. These are combined into a template which creates the basis for an attractive presentation. Once created templates can be reused, which saves large amounts of time. We look at all aspects of creating, customising and controlling a template in this section of the course.

  • Understanding Templates
  • Setting a Custom Templates Location
  • Using an Existing Template
  • Creating a Template From a Template
  • Saving a Custom Template
  • Creating a Template From a Theme
  • Modifying a Template
  • Using a Custom Template

Once you have completed your PowerPoint presentation you will need to present it. PowerPoint obviously makes this very straightforward and offers a number of different ways that you can do this. This session covers creating self-runing presentations. It includes how to record a slide who and also how to set up a speaker-led presentation.

The key topics trained include:

  • About Self Running Presentations
  • Recording a Slide Show
  • Setting Up a Self-Running Presentation
  • Rehearsing Timings
  • Setting Up a Speaker-Led Show
  • Creating a Custom Show
  • Understanding Presenter View
  • Using Presenter View


Having completed your presentation you will want to save it and probably share it as well. We look at saving and recording presentations to cd, PDF and video in this session. We also look at distributing and broadcasting presentations.

  • Packaging Presentations for CD
  • Saving a Presentation as a PDF Document
  • Saving a Presentation as a Video
  • Sending a Presentation via Email
  • Presenting a Slide Show Online
  • Saving to a Storage Device

This looks at working with objects in other Microsoft Offices pacakages. We look at how you can easily link elements of your presentation to other Microsoft Office files as well as copying and linking to tables and charts in Excel and Word.

The key topics trained include:

  • Understanding Object Linking and Embedding
  • Copying Word Tables as Embedded Objects
  • Inserting a New Excel Table
  • Copying and Linking Excel Tables
  • Copying and Linking Excel Charts
  • Understanding Themes
  • Applying a Theme
  • Changing the Theme Colours
  • Creating Custom Theme Colours
  • Changing the Theme Fonts
  • Changing the Slide Background
  • Saving a Customised Theme
  • Using a Customised Theme
  • Deleting a Customised Theme

Tables are a very good way to present factual information that is related. This session covers all aspects of working with and presenting tables in PowerPoint. It covers everything from inserting a table to formatting, styling and editing it. It also shows you how to add effects like shadows to the table and how to control the presentation of the data within the table cells.

The key topics trained include:

  • Adding a Table to a Slide
  • Table Tools – The Design Tab
  • Table Tools – The Layout Tab
  • Formatting and aligning table data
  • Applying a table style
  • Inserting rows and columns
  • Merging and splitting cells
  • Resizing and positioning a table
  • Applying borders
  • Applying shading
  • Adjusting column width
  • Adjusting row height

Charts are an extremely good way to present data. They allow relationships between variables to be very simple demonstrated. This session shows you how to insert a chart into a PowerPoint presentation, and then how to control all elements of that chart. From the chart itself to the data series it presents and how the data is presented, this session shows you how to get your chart looking exactly as you would like it to.

The key topics trained include:

  • Understanding Charts
  • Inserting a Chart Using the Ribbon
  • Changing the Chart Type
  • Chart Elements
  • Using Quick Layouts
  • Understanding Chart Buttons
  • Changing the Layout of Chart Elements
  • Applying a Chart Style
  • Understanding the Chart Format Panes
  • Formatting Chart Elements
  • Editing a Data Series
  • Hiding Data Series
  • Working With Pie Charts
  • Planning a Presentation
  • Make It Readable
  • The Four Pillars of Great Design
  • Perfect Presentation Layouts
  • Presenting Polished Presentations
  • Presentation Methods and Hardware
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£295 (+VAT)

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