Presentation Development

In-Person Courses

This workshop gives you the tools to create an effective, engaging presentation by focusing on preparation, practice and techniques to improve your public speaking and sharing information. This workshop also covers how to properly use visuals in your presentation to help convey your message, instead of distracting from it.

This is a two day session.

Online Courses

Learn the basics of creating engaging presentations with PowerPoint 2016. This course first explores the interface and helps viewers create and format great PowerPoint presentations on a Windows PC. Author Garrick Chow then shows how to best work with text, images, and multimedia and use the presentation tools to deliver a compelling presentation. The course wraps with instructions for sharing and exporting the finished presentation.

Topics include:
  • Creating a new PowerPoint presentation
  • Adding slides and sections
  • Adding and formatting text
  • Adding video, audio, pictures, and hyperlinks
  • Changing themes
  • Working with transitions
  • Presenting and navigating your slide deck
  • Printing slides and notes
  • Sharing and collaborating with others

This course is the perfect introduction to PowerPoint for Mac 2016. The course first explores the interface and helps viewers create and format great PowerPoint presentations. Author Garrick Chow then shows how to best work with text, images, and multimedia and use the presentation tools to deliver a compelling presentation. The course wraps with instructions for sharing and exporting the finished presentation.

Topics include:
  • Creating a new PowerPoint presentation
  • Adding slides and sections
  • Adding and formatting text
  • Adding video, audio, pictures, and hyperlinks
  • Changing themes
  • Working with transitions
  • Presenting and navigating your slide deck
  • Printing slides and notes
  • Sharing and collaborating with others

In PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training, author David Diskin demonstrates how to engage an audience with images, video, sound, charts, and diagrams in professional presentations. The course also covers a variety of methods to share presentations with others, and provides comprehensive tutorials on how to design presentations that successfully deliver a quality message. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:

  • Using the Office 2010 Backstage View
  • Using and customizing the Office 2010 ribbon
  • Starting a presentation from scratch
  • Applying slide layouts for consistency
  • Rearranging slides
  • Running a presentation for an audience
  • Formatting with font, color, bullets, and alignment
  • Adding and customizing photos, clip art, shapes, audio, and video
  • Applying picture effects such as background removal, brightness, and color effects
  • Modifying slide masters
  • Adding a logo to the background
  • Adding and customizing tables, charts, diagrams, and data from Excel
  • Printing a presentation
  • Sharing a presentation with others through video, the web, SharePoint, and PDF

 

In this course, author Jess Stratton teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. The course shows how to build a slideshow from scratch, or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess shows how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, video, PDF, or email.

Topics include:

  • Touring the PowerPoint interface
  • Creating a presentation
  • Adding, removing, and rearranging slides
  • Adding and formatting pictures
  • Working with bullet points
  • Inserting tables from Excel
  • Adding shapes and creating diagrams
  • Inserting audio and video clips
  • Delivering your presentation
  • Reusing and sharing a presentation

 

Learn how to best create, edit, and share presentations with PowerPoint 2016, the popular presentation platform. Jess Stratton shows how to build a slideshow from scratch or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. Jess then demonstrates how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes and transitions to ensure a smooth delivery. Plus, discover how to collaborate on changes and then share the final presentation via print, PDF, or a recorded slideshow.

Topics include:
  • Connecting PowerPoint to OneDrive
  • Creating presentations from themes and templates
  • Using and editing slide masters
  • Changing the layout or theme
  • Adding pictures and objects
  • Working with bullet points, text boxes, and tables
  • Adding shapes, diagrams, and charts
  • Incorporating video, audio, and animation
  • Adding speaker notes and comments
  • Running a slideshow
  • Reusing and sharing PowerPoint presentations