How to make an impressive PowerPoint presentation!
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How to make an impressive PowerPoint presentation!

A guide to making an excellent Power Point presentation with step-by-step help in every aspect of the presentation.
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Last updated 10/2017
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create your own, unique, and enthusiastic PowerPoint presentation to be used at work or as an assignment.
  • Gain confidence in public speaking.
  • Enhance communication skills.
  • Get the message across with its intended purpose.
  • To be thorough in your subject matter by presenting your data.
  • Experience in public speaking is a plus
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint is helpful

This is a Course in creating your own PowerPoint presentation in excellent quality in such a way that it leaves an impression on the audience. This can be done by providing the presenter with insights and strategies related to the presenter himself or herself, to the PowerPoint slides, to the talk, and to the audience. It is based on proven work done by the author that has earned her several awards.

Who this course is for:
  • Those at work or in studies who are either required or asked to give a PowerPoint presentation related to a specific topic.
  • Those who own their own business and would like to expand it through seminars.
  • Graduate students who are about to give a thesis or dissertation seminars.
  • Not intended for those who have other means of communicating the same message.
  • Anyone who wants to overcome timidity while speaking in front of an audience.
Course content
Expand all 8 lectures 01:41:01
+ Introduction
1 lecture 04:36

This first video introduces the listener to PowerPoint software and to the main purpose of the Course. It also provides information on the experience and awards won by the Presenter of the Course attesting to her proficiency in giving presentations and mastery in public speaking. 

Preview 04:36
+ Outline of the Course
1 lecture 09:09

This lecture gives an overview of the entire course as an outline. It also describes the topic, delivery and content aspects of the presentation.

Preview 09:09

The Topic of the presentation is related to which of the following?

A) Interest

B) Presenter

C) Audience

D) Take Home Message

E) All of the above

Outline of the Talk, Topic and Delivery
3 questions
+ Preparation
1 lecture 08:44

This lecture gives details of how to prepare for a talk by using an outline for the whole presentation, by setting the slides in order so as to make a story, by placing transition slides when needed, and by practicing.

Preparation - outline, order, transitions and rehearsals
1- Come up with a Title for your talk 2- Have an outline of the entire talk (does not need to match number of slides) 3- Order your slides - mainly titles; making it into a story and being aware of the sequence 4- Place transition slides if needed 5-Choose background and font size and colors
Slide Preparation for a Presentation
1 question
+ Timing and Confidence
1 lecture 06:52
Time awareness and Confidence-building strategies

Usually, the attention span for a talk is 20 minutes. True or False?

It is good to assign an average of 5 minutes for each slide. True or False?

There are no icons in PowerPoint for us to record time/talk and do rehearsals. True or False?


Timing and Confidence
1 question
+ Choices and Examples
1 lecture 12:07
Choices in Designs, Colors and Fonts and Example slides
1 - Choose different background and font colors and mix and match to see which ones will be best for your talk. 2- Choose different designs for your talk making sure that the data is not compromised (occluded/hidden/out of sight) 3- Choose font size and test in slide show and look for consistency
Choices to be made
1 question
+ 2 Example Talks
2 lectures 25:16
The History of Microbiology in a Nutshell
The Debate over Spontaneous Generation
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 02:21
Some observations and overall conclusion
The time has come for your talk. Follow the guidance given in this course to prepare a seminar by using as many of the strategies given here as possible, including recording in PowerPoint 2013 or 2016 and then exporting it to the Video presentation mp4 mode.
Your talk, your time!
3 questions