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PowerPoint is the most widely used presentation software. It is also the most abused. Knowing how to use PowerPoint the right way will give a greater visual impact, keep your audience from being overwhelmed, and make your speech more memorable.
Visualize yourself giving presentations that people love!
When you have completed this course, you will be able to do just that! You will know how to properly use PowerPoint animations and slide transitions to enhance your presentation. You will recognize how to WOW your audience and not overwhelm them.
Why This Course Will Help You
This course will teach you how to use animations and transitions properly so you will excite your audience and make sure your message is delivered. You will learn how to apply animations to all types of objects ~ text, pictures, charts, and even SmartArt.
This course is broken down into short lessons so that you are learning only one concept at a time.
Learn to Create WOW-Worthy Slides
You will learn:
Contents and Overview
You will start off by learning how to work with animations and timings. You will understand how to use entrance, emphasis, and exit animations and how to use more than one of these on a single object.
You will learn how to add and animate charts using the most important information ~ the things your audience wants to know.
You will understand the categories of SmartArt, how each is used, and how to animate it for effectiveness.
And you will know how to use slide transitions and timings in a way that will not overtake the message of your presentation.
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Lecture 2||1 page|
|ACTIVITY: In this activity, you will create basic slides for a presentation you will be working with throughout the course. Included in the Resource section will be a PDF of what the screens should look like.|
|Section 2: Working with Animations|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to add animations to text, pictures, and clipart.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to use the animation pane to adjust the settings of your animations and to change the order and timing of your animations.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to use an emphasis effect to draw more attention to an object that is already on the screen. You will also learn how to use an exit effect to remove an object from the screen.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to apply multiple effects to a single object. You will also learn how to remove an animation effect from an object.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to quickly copy animation effects from one object to another.|
|Lecture 8||1 page|
|ACTIVITY: In this activity, you will add animations to the slideshow that you created and work with the timings of these animations.|
|Section 3: Animating Charts|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to add a chart to your presentation.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to animate your chart to show exactly which data you want to emphasize.|
|Lecture 11||1 page|
|ACTIVITY: In this activity, you will add and animate a chart.|
|Section 4: Working with SmartArt|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to add SmartArt to your presentation to give it visual appeal.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to animate your SmartArt to make it more interesting.|
|Lecture 14||2 pages|
|ACTIVITY: In this activity, you will add and animate SmartArt in your practice presentation.|
|Section 5: Working with Transitions|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to apply transition effects to your slides.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to add timings to your slide transitions and how to adjust the timings so the animations have time to finish.|
|In this lesson, you will learn how to rehearse and record your transition timings so that your presentation will run smoothly.|
|Lecture 18||1 page|
|ACTIVITY: In this activity, you will apply slide transitions to your presentation and work with the slide timings.|
|Section 6: Conclusion|
Here is an example of the project you have been working on throughout the course. This project has no audio; it is just a video of the PowerPoint with animations. It's ok if yours looks different!
|This lesson gives a wrap-up of the course.|
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