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Payment Of Invoices

For bookings from established businesses, we do not require payment at the point of booking.

We will send you an invoice which you can submit to your accounts payable system.

Purchase Orders

If your employer uses a purchase order (P.O.) system to manage supplier invoices that is no problem.

  • If you already have a P.O. number when booking add it to the PO number box on the booking form, and we will include it on your invoice.
  • If you need an invoice to generate a P.O. number in your accounts system, please book the course as normal and add a note in the PO number box – to be provided
  • We will send you an invoice (without a P.O.) which you can use to generate a P.O..
  • We will then re-issue your invoice with your P.O. included when you provide us with it


You are not able to pay directly online at the time of booking, we issue an invoice for all bookings.

We accept payment either via direct bank transfer or card

Our invoices contain our bank details if you would like to pay by bank transfer and there is also information on how to pay by card.

Please note, if you are using a business card there is a surcharge of 2% to cover the payment processing charges.

This 1-day advanced Microsoft PowerPoint training course will turn you into an expert PowerPoint user.

It is a hands-on course and includes lots of time to experiment with the techniques you are being taught and ask questions.

By the end of this course you will be comfortable:

Creating tables, graphs and all sorts of diagrams.
Building and animating slide shows.
Customising your PowerPoint toolbar.
Creating and using media, the internet and action buttons

The Trainer

Lucinda is one of our regular PowerPoint trainers and has been training Microsoft PowerPoint for over 20 years.

She is a certified Microsoft Office trainer, a certified life coach and also works as a teaching assistant working at a primary school one day per week.


Course Details

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Click on the sections below to see the full syllabus that this course covers. 

The opening session of this course reviews some of the basics of using PowerPoint before introducing some more advanced topics.

  • 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

This session looks at the techniques to ensure that you set up a new presentation correctly so that it is quick and simple to create and manage going forward.

  • 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 looks 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 become difficult 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. They can be reused again and so can save heavy PowerPoint users from recreating them from scratch each time. Understanding Slide Masters includes:

  • 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 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 that creates the basis for an attractive presentation.

Once created, templates can be reused which saves large amounts of time whether they are slide templates that you’ve created yourself or downloaded from other sites. For example, is one of many sites that offers free PowerPoint templates.

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-running presentations. It includes how to record a slide 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 packages. 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 simply 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 a 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

Am I Ready For This Course?

This course assumes that you are already a basic PowerPoint user.

It assumes that you have a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint to the level covered in our introduction to PowerPoint training course.

Not sure if this is the right level course for you?

Our PowerPoint course level adviser takes less than 60 seconds to complete.

Alternatively, give us a call, we’d be delighted to help.

On The Day

We include everything that you’ll need for your course with your booking.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments and biscuits throughout the day.

Also, you’ll receive:

A full-colour manual which covers everything in the course.
Your course exercises so that you can practice at home.
A Certificate of Attendance.


Online Training Requirements

To attend this PowerPoint course online, you will need:

PowerPoint on your Windows PC with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.