Presenting with Powerpoint

Presenting with PowerPoint

 Description:  This interactive workshop enables professionals to develop and refine their presentation techniques using PowerPoint. There is a high level of student participation including the delivery of presentations.
 Objectives:  At the end of the course students will be able to plan, outline, and create a PowerPoint presentation and be able to recognise and apply effective presentation techniques.
 Pre-requisites:  This can be taken as 1 or 2 day course. If delegates have no knowledge of PowerPoint then full 2 day course is required. If delegates have a basic knowledge of PowerPoint then ‘Presentation Skills’ is only required.


DAY 1 – PowerPoint Essentials

Getting Started          

Working with Text Slides

Designing & creating a new presentation

Entering and navigating text

Selecting, inserting and deleting text

Moving, copying and importing text

Formatting Text Slides

Formatting and aligning text

Paragraph and line spacing

Bullets and numbers

The Format Painter

Editing a Presentation

Understanding objects

Undo, redo and repeat edits

Reordering in Slide Sorter view

Pictures and Drawings

Using clipart

Drawing and WordArt

Text tool

Changing object properties

Selecting & grouping multiple objects

Designs and Templates

Using templates and design templates

Adding footers

Understanding master slides

Adding background objects

Creating a Slide Show

Setting up and delivering a slide show

Annotating slides

Animation effects and custom animation

Printing Slides and Hand-outs

DAY 2 – Presentations Skills


Getting Acquainted with your Audience

Gathering audience information

Gathering Data

Sources and types of data

How to chose and present data

Organising your Information

Introductions and Conclusions

Techniques that get attention

Finish with a purpose

The Presentation Environment

Using Notes that Work for You

Preparing and practising with your notes

Using notes during the presentation

Dealing with Nervousness

Sources of fear

Methods to combat fear and cover up nerves

Verbal Communication

Barriers to good communication

Using your voice and language

Non-verbal Communication

Elements of non-verbal communication

Your body language and reading others’

Persuading an Audience

Five steps to persuasion

Are there any Questions?

When to take questions

Techniques for fielding questions