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How to Create an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation

Learn to create a PowerPoint 2013 presentation in under an hour, with tips and tricks to make your speech professional.
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Created by Shelly Downey
Last updated 9/2016
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn how to craft a PowerPoint slideshow from scratch
You will understand how to add effects to your show that will impress your audience
You will discover hints and tips to creating an effective presentation
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  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013
  • An understanding of basic computer commands, like cut and paste

Part of giving an effective presentation is using your presentation software properly.

Visualize yourself using PowerPoint 2013 to give a GREAT presentation.

When you have completed this course, you will be able to do just that! You will know how to properly use PowerPoint to enhance your presentation. You will recognize how to WOW your audience and not overwhelm them.

Why This Course Will Help You

This course is not only designed to teach you the basics of PowerPoint 2013; you will also discover tips and tricks to make your slides more audience-friendly. In less than an hour, you will learn to create a professional, effective, high-impact presentation.

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

We will start right from the beginning. You will learn:

  • How to create a PowerPoint from scratch
  • How to add pictures and other effects to emphasize your main points
  • Tips and tricks to make your presentation memorable

Contents and Overview

You will start off by learning how to create a slideshow and how to work with slides and content. You will learn how to add pictures and apply effects to make them stand out.

You will learn how to add motion to your slides without going overboard.

And you will know how to present your slideshow in a professional manner.

Also included are tips and tricks to create a slideshow that your audience will remember.

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Give us an hour ~ we will give you the skills!

Enroll now by clicking on the “Take This Course" button above!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to learn PowerPoint 2013
  • Anyone upgrading from a previous version of PowerPoint
  • Anyone who wants hints and tips to create a high-impact presentation
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 19 Lectures Collapse All 19 Lectures 53:08
Introduction to the Course
1 Lecture 03:01

In this lesson, you will learn what goes into creating a great presentation.

Preview 03:01
Adding Slides and Content
7 Lectures 11:09

In this lesson, you will learn how to open a blank PowerPoint presentation.

Opening a New Slideshow

Outline for the Presentation

In this lesson, you will learn how to add slides and how to add content to those slides.

Preview 02:14

About Text
1 page

In this lesson, you will learn how to work with bullets and numbering in a text object.

Preview 05:17

In this lesson, you will learn about the different presentation views in the View tab. You will also learn how to change the order of your slides.

Slide Views

In this lesson, you will learn how to save your presentation.

How to Save Your Work

Adding Slides and Content Quiz
4 questions
Improving Your Slideshow
4 Lectures 10:30

In this lesson, you will learn how to add pictures and clip art to your slides.

Adding Pictures

In this lesson, you'll get to practice adding a picture to a slide. You'll also practice moving objects on a screen.

Let's Practice!

In this lesson, you will learn how to add a design theme to your presentation.

Adding a Design Theme

In this lesson, you will learn how to change the background of selected slides.

Background Styles

Improving Your Slideshow Quiz
3 questions
Adding Interest to Your Presentation
5 Lectures 25:56

In this lesson, you will learn how to add text boxes and shapes.

Text Boxes and Shapes

In this lesson, you will learn how to align objects and add picture effects.

Picture Effects

In this lesson, you will learn how to animate the objects on your slides.

Animating Objects on a Slide

In this lesson, you will practice adding animations to the title slide.

Animating the Title

In this lesson, you will learn how to transition from one slide to the next.

Adding Slide Transitions

Adding Interest to Your Presentation Quiz
4 questions
The Presentation
1 Lecture 01:14

In this lesson, you will learn how to run a presentation for your audience.

Running the Presentation
1 Lecture 00:20
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