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PowerPoint - Impactful Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations

Engage Your Audience by Creating and Presenting Impactful PowerPoint Presentations
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Created by Kyle Pew
Last updated 8/2016
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* Topics covered work in PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2013 and PowerPoint 2016

Join us and learn how to not only create, but deliver a presentation that will knock the socks off your audience members.

But Beware, enrolling in this course will forever change the way that you look at PowerPoint presentations. This course will walk you through the various techniques of creating and delivering an engaging, dynamic presentation with PowerPoint as your tool. But PowerPoint is only one part of creating an effective presentation. This course will also focus on you. The presenter. The facilitator. The subject matter expert. You will learn how to take command of the room and deliver a presentation that will not soon be forgotten.

This is course is broken into two main sections, each with relative, supporting sub-topics. (With plenty of exercises on each topic)

  1. Creating an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation
  2. Presenting an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation

So, what are you waiting for? Join us now to forever change the way you approach creating and delivering a PowerPoint presentation. Oh, and don't forget to hold onto your socks, they just might get blown off.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course was developed for those that are looking to create and deliver world class presentations that will rock the house and blow the socks off the audience members. If that describes the type of presentations that you’d like to create and present, then you’re in the right course. If, on the other hand, you’re happy with mediocre, bland presentations that put audience members to sleep, then this course is not for you.
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to make design decisions that will enforce the presentations message rather than detract
You will learn to choose appropriate PowerPoint tools to enhance your presentation
You will learn what it takes to create PowerPoint presentations that keep the audience engaged
You will begin to understand how to connect with the audience not just deliver a PowerPoint presentation
You will understand how to use PowerPoint animation that leads the audience members
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  • You should have a desire to create and deliver presentations that no one will forget, and having PowerPoint installed would be good as well
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 21 Lectures Collapse All 21 Lectures 01:35:15
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 05:07

During this video Kyle will introduce not only himself but also the topics you will cover throughout this course.

Preview 05:07
Creating an Impactful Presentation - PowerPoint
10 Lectures 38:36

During this lecture Kyle will walk you through various tips and techniques that you can use to create an engaging presentation. From design of the presentation (font, color, images) to the amount of content on a slide.

Preview 08:03

During this exercise you will be asked to view a PowerPoint presentation, provided within the course, analyzing the presentation to identify what works and what doesn't work. As you view the presentation with new eyes on what makes an effective presentation, elements of the presentation will begin to pop out at you that'll either make you smile with delight or cringe. You'll never be able to look at a PowerPoint presentation the same way after learning and identifying what makes an impactful presentation.

Things to look for:

  1. Use of colors
  2. Proper use of animation
  3. Amount of content
  4. Presentation of content (Bullets, Images, Diagrams, etc..)
Exercise 1: PowerPoint presentation analysis

During this lecture Kyle will introduce you to a relatively new feature in PowerPoint called Themes. A quick, efficient way of creating consistency throughout your presentations formatting by using some out of the box styles.

Selecting and Customizing PowerPoint Slide Masters

During this exercise you will be asked to create a two slide PowerPoint template using PowerPoint's Master Slide feature. The Master Slide allows you to create an efficient method a creating consistentcy throughout the following:

  1. Slide fonts (Colors, Size, Styles)
  2. Background graphics
  3. Logo placement
  4. Footer info (Page numbers, Dates, Titles)
  5. and more...
Exercise 2: Create consistentcy by using a Master Slide
6 pages

Pictures provide a visual that the audience can connect with and describe on their own. During this lecture Kyle will demonstrate and further explain how using picture effectively can command the audiences attention.

The Power of a Picture in your PowerPoint Presentations

During this exercise you will be asked to search for images, online, that fit into specific categories, such as:

  1. Work
  2. Play
  3. Stress
  4. Busy
  5. School
  6. Process

A single image can invoke many different thoughts from our audience members. Perhaps more then we can describe in just a few bullet points on a slide.

Exercise 3: Image search and present

During this lecture Kyle will introduce you to using PowerPoint animation effectively to enhance the presentations message and not detract from the presentation.

The Art of Animation in Microsoft PowerPoint

During this exercise you will take an existing PowerPoint presentation, provide within the course, and animate a bullet list. By animating it properly you will engage and lead the audience as you present the material. Remember keep it simple.

Exercise 4: Animating a bullet list to engage your audience
7 pages

Audio and Video can provide a strong contrast from the normal PowerPoint slides. During this lecture Kyle will introduce you to the behind the scenes options of working with both Audio and Video in your PowerPoint presentations.

Working with Multimedia (Audio/Video) in PowerPoint

During this exercise you will take an existing PowerPoint file and add a video to slide. This will expose you to several features that you can use to control the Playback of the video during your presentation.

Exercise 5: Adding Multimedia to a Presenation
5 pages

Test yourself on what it takes to create an impactful PowerPoint presentation

Section 1 Quiz: Creating an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation
6 questions
Delivering an Impactful Presenation - PowerPoint and YOU!
9 Lectures 28:49

During this lecture Kyle will walk you through various tips and techniques you can use to present your presentation in a clear, engaging way. Keep the audience on the same page as you and keep them awake.

Preview 09:13

This quiz will present you with different scenarios that can and will occur during a presentation. You will need to select the best possible answer for how to deal with these scenarios.

Delivering a Presentation
2 questions

As a presenter it becomes your responsibility to engage the audience. During this lecture Kyle will demonstrate a few techniques you can use to keep audience on the same page as you and on the edge of their seats.

Engaging and Leading your Audience as You Present

During this exercise you will be asked to take an existing presentation, provided within this course, animate a set of bullets and practice delivering those bullets to an imaginary audience or maybe a friend or your dog/cat/bird/rabbit or maybe your goldfish.

Exercise 7: Practice with bullets

You can never rehearse enough. Get to know your presentation like the back of your hand. During this lecture Kyle will introduce you to the rehearsing tool within PowerPoint.

Preparing and Rehearsing Your Presentation

You can never rehearse too much. During this exercise you will practice taking a fully developed concept, break it down to a single bullet point and then rehearse delivering that bullet point. You will do this with 3-4 concepts.

Exercise 8: Prepare and rehearse

A presenter should be focused and prepared, not fumbling through printed notes or reading the content word for word from the slides. During this lecture Kyle will demonstrate using PowerPoints presenter view to keep you on track and organized while presenting.

Using PowerPoint's Presenter View Effectively

During this exercise you will be asked to view an existing presentation, provided within this course, in Presenter View. By becoming familiar with the Presenter View you will be better prepared on focusing on your audience and the presentation and not your printed notes.

Exercise 9: Presenting with Presenter View

There are many ways to run a presentation created in PowerPoint. During this lecture Kyle will introduce you to a few shortcut keys that can used during a presentation.

Presentation Short-Cut Keys during a Presentation

A PDF of some of the common and not so common short-cut keys that can be used while delivering a presentation using PowerPoint.

Preview 4 pages

Test the skills you have learned on delivering and presenting an impactful PowerPoint presentation.

Delivering an Impactful PowerPoint Presentation
4 questions
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Kyle is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) and a certified Microsoft Office Master Instructor and has been teaching and consulting for the past 10+ years on various computer applications, including;

  1. Microsoft Office Suite 1997, 2000, XP, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
    1. Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access and Visio
  2. SharePoint End-User 2007, 2010, 2013
  3. VBA (Excel and Access)
  4. Adobe Suite
    1. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  5. Maya (Modeling and Animation)
  6. Unity3d (Game Design)
  7. HTML, CSS and JavaScript
  8. Crystal Reports

Kyle is a graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute in the Media Arts and Animation Program. He has worked as a Game Designer for Electronic Arts, designing on games such as Nerf N-Strike, Nerf N-Strike Elite, both for the Wii, and a Sims 3 Expansion Pack for the PC.

Kyle has facilitated courses that range from 1-on-1 interactions to large scale groups of 100+ participants, including; live in person classes, webinar style classes online and live online full courses. He is consistently ranked top in reviews for each of the courses he teaches.

Some of the clients Kyle has provided training for include:

  • Brocade
  • Chevron
  • Genentech
  • Facebook
  • Levi Strauss
  • PMI Mortgage Insurance
  • State Fund
  • Bank of the West
  • VISA
  • Walmart
  • and many more...

What Students have said about Kyle:

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In his 10+ years of training (corporate training, 1-on-1 consulting and college courses), Kyle has taught 1000's of courses and 10's of thousands of students all the while maintaining a high level of delivery and satisfaction from the student he has taught.

Teaching Philosophy:

Kyle believes that student’s best learn through the application of real-life business situations through exercises. Allowing students to guide the class with their specific situations allows for the quickest and easiest adaptation to new technology and skills.

In His Spare Time:

Kyle enjoys spending time with his family (6 children). When he’s not busy entertaining his kids, you will find him cheering on his favorite hockey team, the San Jose Sharks, this is their year!

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