PowerPoint Alchemy: Career, Entrepreneurship & Sales Videos
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PowerPoint Alchemy: Career, Entrepreneurship & Sales Videos

A-Z guide on advancing your career, rocking business pitches, creating PPT videos & masterminding $20k products
4.6 (72 ratings)
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Created by Digi Strats
Last updated 8/2015
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What Will I Learn?
  • Use PowerPoint including the keyboard shortcuts, slide master & SmartArt graphics like a ninja
  • Create videos, webinars & wireframes from scratch or using our templates
  • Create well-designed PowerPoint presentations or leverage a secret source of done-for-you PowerPoints
  • Use our rapid insertion photo album creation method to create PowerPoint Photo Albums in seconds
  • Sharpen their corporate presentations with SWOT Analysis, Porter's 5 Forces & Gantt Charts
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Over $100,000 of Actual PowerPoint Products Sold

Want to create ninja PowerPoints that blow your boss away and advance your career? PowerPoints that have the power to close client deals and that can turn into captivating videos?

Guarantee: By the end of this course you'll be a PowerPoint ninja with the ability to create mind-blowing presentations, wireframes for developers and even sales videos!

My name is Eric Weiss and I want to welcome you to our PowerPoint Alchemy course. We've done over $100,000 of sales selling actual PowerPoints.

As an ex-Investment Banker working in Mergers & Acquisitions, PowerPoint put my career on steroids and now as an Internet Entrepreneur it helps me drive sales, build course content & create videos for my multiple million dollar businesses.

During the next 3 days I'm going to turn you into a PowerPoint Alchemist by not only teaching you the fundamentals like the keyboard shortcuts, SmartArt graphics & LIVE presentation mastery but we'll dive into real world applications and case studies including:

-Our PowerPoint Mixology Framework to completely revamp your PowerPoint in less than 30 minutes

-How to steal SWOT Analysis, Porter's 5 Forces & Gantt Charts to sharpen your corporate presentations

-My Investment Banking M&A Experiences and a Goldman Sachs PowerPoint Case Study

-How we created multiple PowerPoint Products that generated over $20,000 each

-How to create PowerPoint Wireframes for 6-Figure Software Development Projects

-How to use our 15-minute PowerPoint Video Insta-Creator to create mind blowing PowerPoint videos like the one used for this promo video

Plus you'll receive 3 Bonuses...

-Bonus #1: The 50+ Slide PowerPoint Deck we used to build out content for this course - you can reuse it in your job or business to gain that competitive edge

-Bonus #2: Our 49 Slide Wireframe Template we use internally to develop 6-figure products

-Bonus #3: Our Copy & Paste Webinar Presentation that we've used to sell $1.9 Million of Products

If you want to learn the fundamentals, secret tricks and practical real world applications of PowerPoint with the actual templates we use in our business on a daily basis then this is the course for you!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Corporate professionals aiming to advance their career with razor sharp PowerPoint skills
  • Entrepreneurs desiring to improve their business by creating sales videos in PowerPoints and top quality presentations
  • Investment bankers and consultants who use PowerPoint on a daily basis
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Curriculum For This Course
87 Lectures
Day 0: Introduction to PowerPoint Alchemy
9 Lectures 25:52
  1. Welcome to the 3-day PowerPoint Alchemy course
  2. Practical applications of PowerPoint to advance your career, create sales pitches, webinars, videos, sell PowerPoint services & even create PowerPoint products
  3. Released 4 PowerPoint products personally and helped 2 of our students create PowerPont products that have grossed in total over $100,000
  4. Our company mission is to to turn as many nine to fivers into six-figure marketers
Preview 04:23

  1. Black Art Secret Facebook Community
  2. Black Art Secret YouTube Channel
  3. Overview of value-add case studies on the DigiStrats site
Preview 02:30

  1. Personal 1-on-1 strategy session once you complete the course
  2. Complete the course and take action to get your bonus worth $125
Preview 01:05

  1. Overview of the 3 days
  2. How to study the course - follow along & take action
Overview & What PowerPoint Alchemy Is All About

  1. Leveraging PowerPoint to advance your career
  2. Making money with PPT through webinars, sales videos & creating Udemy courses
  3. Using PowerPoint with entrepreneurial ventures such as products, brochures, flyers, lobbies in your brick & mortar businesses & wireframes
PowerPoint Potential - Corporate Workplace, Webinars, Videos, Products, Udemy

  1. 2 different types of PowerPoints
  2. The "Presentation" PowerPoint - minimize text, graphics & objects focusing on the presenter
  3. The "Investment Banking" PowerPoint - creating pitch books
"Presentation" versus "Investment Banking" PowerPoints

  1. I suck at PowerPoint
  2. I can outsource PowerPoint creation
  3. One small change takes hours
  4. I can present without PowerPoint
  5. I can't use these PowerPoints & strats in my job
PowerPoint Limiting Beliefs - I Suck at PowerPoint & Outsourcing

  1. Top 3 Applications– Write down the top 3 applications of PowerPoint for you!
  2. Facebook– Join the FB group and introduce yourself
  3. Day 1– Jump into Day 1!
Action Step: PowerPoint Applications
Day 1: PowerPoint Mixology Framework
7 Lectures 36:09
  1. The top 4 secrets of PowerPoint - if you do nothing else watch these!

  1. Choosing your color pallet, scheme and design
  2. You'll want to do this for every PowerPoint - it's like fashion you don't want to have rainbow colors so it's best to start off with an image or an idea
  3. Most of the time you're starting off with a color or a logo that the PPT should be based around - for example a product line, the logo of the client, etc.
PowerPoint Mixology Framework #1: Turning Lead into Gold with the Color Pallet

  1. Secret resource of PowerPoint templates
  2. Don't forget to install the fonts
PowerPoint Mixology Framework #2: The Alchemist's Secret Lair for Templates

  1. Done-for-you PowerPoint presentation template for your pitches, job, webinars or any other purpose
Physical Deliverable: Alchemy PowerPoint Done-For-You Presentation Deck

  1. Concept of layering
PowerPoint Mixology Framework #3: Automating Transmutation with Slide Masters

  1. Always double check the slide ratio from the beginning
  2. The difference between 16:9 and 4:3
  3. In general use 16:9
PowerPoint Mixology Framework #4: The "Slide Ratio" Mirage

  1. Download Template – Use ours or find one to follow along
  2. Double Check– Go into the slide master, double check that slide sizes are 16:9 and stick to the color pallet!
Action Step: Concoct Your PowerPoint Alchemy Potion
Day 2 - PowerPoint Alchemy Fundamentals
45 Lectures 02:38:25
  1. Step 1 - Shortcuts
  2. Step 2 - Concepts
  3. Step 3 - Exercises
  4. Step 4 - Images

  1. Overview of the ribbons
  2. The main keyboard shortcuts
Alchemist's Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. PDF of the main keyboard shortcuts to be printed and referenced on a daily basis for the next week or two
Physical Deliverable: Alchemist's Keyboard Shortcut Cheatsheet
3 pages

  1. When a direct shortcut doesn't exist and you need to do repetitive tasks
  2. Scenario: Placing images into slides & changing pictures
Automating Tasks - Quick Access Toolbar

  1. Quick check that your fonts are installed
  2. If not install and then restart PowerPoint
My PowerPoint Looks Like Crap - Installing Fonts

  1. Changing the background in the master
  2. Creating unique backgrounds and using patterns
Deconstructing Backgrounds

  1. Creating layouts and changing them only in the slide master
  2. Resetting slides like magic
Building Layouts in the Slide Master & Done-for-You Slides

  1. Pasting from Word or the Internet
  2. Keyboard shortcut for paste special
  3. Example from the DigiStrats site
#1 MS Office Thorn in the Side - Paste Special

  1. Using theme colors with shapes
  2. Eliminating the stroke
  3. Ungrouping and second layers of shapes
  4. Creating PowerPoint shapes
"Shaping" Your PowerPoint - How Shapes Are Created

  1. Grouping and ordering shapes
  2. Goldman Sachs PowerPoint deck to illustrate various concepts
Grouping & Ordering featuring Goldman Sachs Case Study

  1. Distributing shapes after grouping them
  2. Aligning top and center
Distribution & Alignment Secrets

  1. Holding shift when drawing lines to create vertical or horizontal lines
Crooked & Perfect Lines with Mathematical Precision

  1. Using guides, gridlines and the ruler when dragging and aligning objects
Perfect Alignment - Turning on Guides & Gridlines

  1. Using the format painter with images
  2. Double clicking on the format painter
#1 Automation Technique - Format Painter

  1. Different types of bullets
  2. Matching the color of bullets to the theme colors
  3. Consistency with bullets
Bullets - Your Ammo for Rapid Fire Points

  1. Matching tables to the theme colors
  2. Merging cells
  3. Formatting the background - individual vs whole
"Dinner Table" Secrets - Creating Tables

  1. Adding words like Udemy to the dictionary
  2. Squiggly lines and what they mean
  3. Additional font options
Cool Features - Superscript, Subscript & Autocorrect

  1. Working with logo images - transparent & PNGs
  2. Resizing the logo
  3. Creating the "My Past Clients" slide
Working with Logos & "My Past Clients" Slides

  1. Resizing shapes
  2. Locking aspect ratios
  3. Circle example
Resizing Shapes - Avoiding the Smushy

  1. Using the PowerPoint screen clipping tool with websites and programs
The "Snap" Method - Using Screen Clippings

  1. Using flaticons
  2. Replacing images
  3. Recap of format painter and the Quick Access Toolbar
Alchemist's Secret Sources of Icons

  1. Taking proof shots using PowerPoint, Jing or Snagit
Bonus: Graphics Part 1 - Jing, Snagit & PowerPoint from Webinar Alchemy

  1. Using real images
  2. Using stock images
  3. Mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars
Bonus: Graphics Part 2 - Warning $10k+ Fines! from Webinar Alchemy

  1. Using comments when collaborating with co-workers
  2. Inserting notes / scripts
"Hidden" Comments & Notes - Watch Out!

  1. How to use presentation mode for webinars and live presenting in front of a crowd
  2. Using dual monitors
  3. Using the presenter view with notes
Pitch Time - Presentation Mode & How to Present

  1. Outline view for easy insertion
  2. Slide sorter view to move slides
Building Video Sales Letters: Different Views & Rapid Slide Creation

  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video PowerPoint
  2. Just replace the text and start recording
Bonus Physical Deliverable: Video Sales Letter (VSL) Insta-Creator Tool

  1. Recording "timings" in PowerPoint
  2. Timing the PowerPoint with photo albums, kiosks at tradeshows and presentations in the lobby of your brick & mortar business
Perfect Timing of Presentation for Photo Albums, Tradeshow Kiosks & Lobbies

  1. Creating a video like a sales video or even a YouTube video
  2. "Record slide show" records your voice and if you keep it checked it will record the slide and animation timings to prepare it for creating the video
  3. Using it for rehearsing
PowerPoint Videos - Narrations for Video Sales Letters & YouTube Vids

  1. How to create the PowerPoint
  2. Recommend PowerPoint if you don't have Camtasia
  3. Limitations are you can't edit audio, can't record outside of PowerPoint, can't record in higher resolutions and can't do too many edits - it's really the quick and dirty way to produce videos which can still be very effective
Creating the Video & Camtasia versus PowerPoint

  1. Timing the animations
  2. Using "on-click"
  3. Ordering animations
  4. Using animations with the Slide Master
Spiking Engagement - Animations

  1. Timing the transitions
  2. Using "on-click"
  3. Using transitions with the Slide Master
Alchemist Flow - Transitions

  1. Print to PDF and how to use it to see a "print" view
  2. Save to PDF when distributing the pitch book
Creating a Pitch Book - Print to PDF

  1. Overview of charts and graphs
  2. Constructing charts from scratch
Genius Mirage - Charts & Graphs

  1. How to use organizational charts for HR tasks and to construct an org chart
HR Applications - Hierarchy Organizational Charts

  1. Using the SmartArt Graphics
  2. Why WordArt should be used very seldom
Looking Intelligent - SmartArt & WordArt

  1. How to use flowcharts in PowerPoint to build process flows for bank projects and to map out processes when you can't use Visio
Flowcharts & Process Flows


  1. Linking action buttons to external URLs
Action Buttons & External URLs

  1. Overview of the equations and how to use them instead of building equations from scratch
1 + 1 = Equations (Taylor Series, Pythagorean Theorem & Integrals)

  1. Embedding external media into your point
  2. Different types of embedding options
Fusing External Media - External Excel, Word, PPT Files, Videos & Audio

  1. Exporting slides as a PNG to be used for Animoto videos or FB
  2. Importing other presentations to merge into one
Exporting & Importing - PNGs for Animoto, Websites & FB and Merging

  1. Create a photo album by inserting multiple photos from a folder
Rapid Insertion Method - Creating Photo Albums

  1. Source of PowerPoint templates
  2. Why other templates are better than the Microsoft ones
Microsoft Supplied PowerPoint Templates

  1. Follow Along – Did you follow along and play around with every concept that we covered?
  2. Real World Applicatoin: Create PowerPoint – Select one project in your business or at work and use all of these concepts to create a PowerPoint
  3. Share – Share it in the Facebook group
Action Step - Becoming an Advanced PowerPoint Alchemist
Day 3 - Corporate Ladder & $10k PowerPoint Applications
22 Lectures 01:10:02
  1. Part 1 - Advanced Diagrams
  2. Part 2 - Case Studies
  3. Part 3 - Creating products, videos & webinars using PowerPoint
  4. Part 4 - Bonuses

  1. Looking smart at work by using Venn Diagrams & Corporate Charts
Venn Diagrams, Corporate Charts & Data

  1. Building a SWOT Analysis using SmartArt Graphics
  2. Finding Porter's 5 Forces and Gantt Charts online
Harvard Business School Strats - SWOT Analysis, Porter's 5 Forces & Gantt Charts

  1. Corporate case studies
  2. Printing out PowerPoints and painful proof reading
  3. The proper way to print out pitch decks - Kinkos and binding them
Investment Banking M&A Experiences - Pitch Books, Proofreading & 80 Hr Days

  1. Putting your name in the meta data of the PowerPoint
  2. Saving as PDF if you're distributing
Distribution Strategies - Meta Data Secrets

  1. Leveraging slideshare.net for inspiration
  2. Researching topics and learning from other presentations
Inspiring the Alchemist - Slideshare.net

  1. Embedding demo videos into the PowerPoint
  2. The problem when systems go down and how to avoid it
Video + PowerPoint = Embedding Demos (When Technology Fails)

  1. How to buy and resell PowerPoints
  2. Secret resource of 1,000s of quality products to turn into $20k+ launches
  3. PowerPoint niches: Real Estate, social, webinars, local and sales videos
  4. Customers want mutliple colors, content and graphics
Bonus: Easiest Product: Flipping PowerPoints from Product Alchemy

  1. Introduction to bonus videos on the Video Sales Letter Creation process
PowerPoint Video Sales Letter Creation Bonuses

  1. How to fill in the template
  2. Cutting words during the second and third iterations
Bonus: Step #1: 10-Min Sales Script: "Fill-in-the-Blank" Template (Copy Alchemy)
8 pages

  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video Copy Template to create quick sales videos
Bonus Phys: "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Vid Copy Template from Product Alchemy
4 pages

  1. Creating quick PowerPoint sales videos
  2. How to use animations
Bonus: Step #2: Creating Simple 15-Minute PowerPoint Videos from Copy Alchemy

  1. The "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video PowerPoint
  2. Just replace the text and start recording
Bonus Phys: "Fill-in-the-Blank" Sales Video PPT Template from Copy Alchemy

  1. How to record in Camtasia
  2. 720x1280 recording dimensions for Udemy
  3. Correct audio settings
Bonus: Step #3: Quick Vids - Recording in Camtasia from Copy Alchemy

  1. Selling PowerPoint services on Fiverr
  2. Buying PowerPoint Fiverr gigs to save time
Fiverr Cash Cow: Selling & Leveraging PowerPoint Services on Fiverr

  1. How we use PowerPoint to create webinar presentations
$50,229 PowerPoint Webinars

  1. The PowerPoint template used with this course in a fill-in-the blank "pitch presentation" format
Bonus Physical Deliverable: $1.9 Mil PPT Template from Webinar Alchemy

  1. How we use PowerPoint to build out our content for our Udemy courses
7-Day "Alchemy" Udemy Course Creation in PowerPoint

  1. How we publish our Udemy course content on slideshare.net
Marketing & Promotion - Driving Traffic By Publishing on Slideshare.net

  1. What are wireframes
  2. Sample wireframe PowerPoint and walk through
  3. Using the whitelabel framework within the wireframe
Bonus: Crafting Wireframes and Drawings from Product Alchemy

  1. Our proprietary wireframe template for developing softwares
Bonus Physical Deliverable: $100k PPT Wireframe Template from Product Alchemy

  1. Real World Application: Create PowerPoint – Select one project based on these applications in your business or at work and create a PowerPoint based on what you learned
  2. Share – Share it in the Facebook group
Action Step - Corporate Ladder or $10k PowerPoint Real World Application
Conclusion & Next Steps
4 Lectures 06:01
  1. Congratulations
  2. Taking action with PowerPoint and next steps

  1. Recap– Did you do all the action steps?
  2. Create It– Create at least 2 PowerPoints based on the concepts in this course.
  3. Listen – Re-visit the course
Final Action Steps

Final Exam
3 questions

Secret Discounts

Sources & References for Images Used
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About the Instructor
Digi Strats
4.2 Average rating
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29,638 Students
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Software Investor|Digital Marketing Strategist

Digital Asset Investing

Focusing on digital asset investments including a portfolio of companies that include:

-Part of investor consortium that executed buyout of a 7-figure SEO SaaS investment
-Select investment increased bottom line by 40% in less than 6 months

Digital Marketing

With over 50 product launches from information and software products, DigiStrats uncovers the true secrets of success of top marketers.

Product Creation

A specialist with multiple product launches in the fields of:

-Social Media & Facebook Marketing
-Wordpress (html5, UI/UX, themes)
-List building

Some marketing achievements include:

-Strategist behind multiple successful software brands
-Creating webinar sequences & funnels
-Selling 1,000 units of a software product in under 45 minutes

Traveling & Internationalization

-Master at lifestyle design mixing online ventures with perpetual travel
-Lived in 5 different countries across 4 different continents
-Knowledgeable in 5 languages
-Managing remote staff members with primary operations in the Philippines and India