PowerPoint: The Complete Step X Step PowerPoint Course! 6HR
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PowerPoint: The Complete Step X Step PowerPoint Course! 6HR

Learn PowerPoint Step x Step With PowerPoint Screen-share & Learn By Doing Fast! For 2013, 2010, & 2016, 365 PowerPoint!
4.2 (61 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
712 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2016
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create PowerPoint slide decks in an easy and fast manner so they can focus on their presentations or other items in their worklife
  • Use all the features of PowerPoint and know when to use each item properly and quickly
  • Create presentations that are visually appealing and communicate your ideas without distractions from poor slide design
  • Use presentation tips that are incorporated throughout the course as a bonus
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  • Have Microsoft PowerPoint on their computer. Course taught using PowerPoint 2013 on a PC but PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2016 is acceptable
  • Have basic computer skills such as opening files and using a mouse.

"This is an excellent course to get anyone up and running with Powerpoint - great value for the money, and the instructor has been responsive to my questions. I learn very quickly and usually teach myself new things, but it's really helpful to have someone with more experience take you through each function in a methodical way and then have fun practicing each skill between lessons. "--Camille

Learn fast with direct follow along step x step learning and no filler. 

Microsoft PowerPoint is a critical tool that any business professional needs to master and is an expectation in today's work world.

Unfortunately many people are not fully skilled in the use of PowerPoint, missing out on key features, or try to learn it themselves, which is not as effective and wastes a lot of time which puts them at a professional disadvantage.


"PowerPoint, if used well, would ideally reflect the way we think."--Steve Pinker

Course Highlights Include:

  1. Step X Step how to fully use PowerPoint and all its features.
  2. How to create visually appealing slides that connect with your audience.
  3. Bonus tips on presentation skills as we go through the course.

Course is designed so you can watch demonstration of short individual lessons through computer screen-sharing that you can then practice and apply immediately and build your own skills!

Course can take someone from a complete beginner to an expert...FAST!

In this course you will learn:

  • How to use the navigational tool-bars.
  • How to layout and setup a presentation.
  • Adding and manipulating text.
  • Inserting objects such as pictures, shapes, SmartArt, tables, charts, and more.
  • Inserting and formatting Video and Audio into you PowerPoint.
  • Proper use of Transitions and Animations (Builds)
  • Using the Slide Sorter and other special viewing options
  • Commenting and managing multiple versions.
  • Creating an effective slideshow and the use of slideshow controls such as the laser pointer and pen tools.
  • Printing handout options and Exporting to a PDF.
  • Plus much more.

Taught by a top Udemy instructor with an executive and training background who uses PowerPoint extensively and can help you learn PowerPoint fast. 

Plus...backed by Udemy's 30 day money back guarantee so have nothing to lose and everything to gain by moving your skills and career forward.

Thanks for your interest in the course and the next step is to click the button to enroll in the course.

Many thanks and I look forward to seeing you in your first lesson.

Steve B

Who is the target audience?
  • Great course for Beginner to learn all the aspects if creating PowerPoint slides and presentations
  • Also great for an Intermediate user who wants to take their skills to a higher level
  • Not ideal for an Advanced user of PowerPoint as course designed to take a novice to the expert level with fast and easy training
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Curriculum For This Course
47 Lectures
5 Lectures 26:39

Follow along Step x Step to learn PowerPoint Introduction.

Preview 02:15

Start creating slides in your first lesson to get used to navigating and working inside PowerPoint.

PRACTICE ACTIVITY: Creating a Basic PowerPoint Slide Together Fast & Easy

The key area when using PowerPoint to find all the tools you need plus comparison to other PowerPoint versions.

Preview 06:04

Used for common tasks plus you will learn how you can customize this Tool Bar specifically for you. 

Preview 05:43

Make quick edits such as bold, underline, font style and size with this pop up toolbar.

Mini Tool Bar For Common Fast Edits

Quiz: Introduction

Quiz: Introduction
2 questions
Creating A Presentation Layout
5 Lectures 45:23

Learn how to use and manipulate pre-made themes and templates that are available which can make your presentation look terrific and be a big time saver.

Easy Setup With Pre-made Themes And Templates

Working with items such as pictures, shapes, charts, and other items are found under this tab that you will use quite a bit.

Preview 07:33

Very important to get this right before you do a lot of work on your presentation or you may have a lot of re-work.

Critical: Setting Slide Size (16:9 Vs 4:3) At The Start

Learn how to customize your background and see how important a nice background is to your audience and not a distraction.

Formatting Your Background And Best Practices

PowerPoint gives you many choices on how to view your work-space when creating, editing, and manipulating your PowerPoint. Learn how to choose the right view to make it easy on you.

Viewing Options That Work Best When Creating Your PowerPoint

Quiz: Presentation Layout

Quiz: Presentation Layout
2 questions
Building Your Presentation Slides
5 Lectures 38:31

Save time with simple tricks.

Quick And Easy Adding & Copying Slides

Using text quickly and properly is key to any PowerPoint slide development.

Adding And Editing Text To Slides

Using the best formatting options without going overboard.

Formatting Text Options

Big time saver when working with large presentations and insuring consistency.

Save Time With The Find And Replace Text Option

Moving items and manipulating placeholders in PowerPoint.

Using Placeholders: Selecting And Formatting

Quiz: Building Your Presentation Slides

Quiz: Building Your Presentation Slides
2 questions
Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Tables, Charts And More!!
12 Lectures 01:34:25

How to insert pictures.

Pictures And Images Insertion

Make your pictures look great by properly formatting them.

Picture And Image Formatting Part 1

Extra formatting you can do with pictures.

Formatting Pictures Part 2

How to insert shapes.

Selecting And Inserting Shapes

Make your shapes look great by properly formatting them.

Formatting Shapes

Make really professional looking objects with tons of customization with SmartART.

Using SmartArt To Create Custom Shapes Fast And Easy

Learn how to freehand create your own shapes and squiggles.

Custom Drawing Shapes Inside PowerPoint

Easily create a table without having to use a spreadsheet program like Microsoft Excel.

Tables: Creating, Formatting, And Inserting Into Your PowerPoint

Easily create and insert charts in PowerPoint.

Creating A Chart Part 1

Take your charts to the next level with part 2.

Creating A Cool Chart Part 2

Make your text to look real fancy and stand out but caution, do not overdo. 

WordArt: Fancy Text That Acts Like A Shape

How to organize the items on your slide and stack items on top of each other and placement.

Arranging Items On The Slide

Quiz: Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Tables, Charts And More!!

Quiz: Pictures, Shapes, SmartArt, Tables, Charts And More!!
2 questions
Working With Video & Audio In PowerPoint
3 Lectures 20:11

Learn advanced techniques easy with working with video.

Video: Insertion And Manipulation Options

Learn how to do video formatting and editing without purchasing a video editing program by using PowerPoint.

Video: Formatting And Special Editing

Insert and manipulate audio files inside your PowerPoints.

Audio: Quick And Easy Insertion, Formatting, And Editing

Quiz: Video And Audio

Quiz: Video And Audio
2 questions
Slide Transitions & Animations (Builds)
2 Lectures 27:00

Have your slides look more dramatic with appropriate transitions.

Transitions: Basics Such as Fade To More Exciting Such As Honey Comb

Have your text and images in your slides do extra cool things when you are presenting.

Using Animations Also Known As Builds

Quiz: Slide Transitions & Animations (Builds)

Quiz: Slide Transitions & Animations (Builds)
2 questions
Slide Sorter And Slide Master In Depth Plus The Ad-Ins Tab
3 Lectures 20:12

Getting closer to the final presentation then use the slide sorter to organize your slides quickly and see an overview of your entire project.

Slide Sorter: Fast Way To Organize Your Presentation

Setting up a Slide master for common slide setups.

Using A Slide Master View For Re-Accuring Slides And Decks

How PowerPoint can integrate with other programs.

The Add-Ins Tab And What May Appear There

Quiz: Slide Sorter And Slide Master In Depth Plus The Ad-Ins Tab

Quiz: Slide Sorter And Slide Master In Depth Plus The Ad-Ins Tab
2 questions
Polishing Off Your Presentation To Look Its Best
3 Lectures 09:58

Real easy but the Spell Check feature can be hidden. Learn where it is and how to use it.

How To Check Spelling

Nice feature built in to PowerPoint when you are looking for the perfect word.

Using The Thesaurus

Great for basic and fast language translation.

Using The Built In Translator

Quiz: Polishing Off Your Presentation

Quiz: Polishing Off Your Presentation
2 questions
Commenting And PowerPoint Version Creation
2 Lectures 16:33

Great for teams that are reviewing PowerPoint's and giving feedback. How to track and edit.

Adding And Using Comments To A PowerPoint That Is Being Reviewed By Others

Easily compare between versions and import from previous versions.

Comparing PowerPoint Versions And Quick Editing Between Versions.

Quiz: Commenting And PowerPoint Version Creation

Quiz: Commenting And PowerPoint Version Creation
2 questions
Running A Presentation In Slide Show Mode
2 Lectures 22:14

The big day has arrived and this lesson will teach you how to run your actual slideshow plus extra tips.

Slide Show Starting And Navigation

Unused tools you will learn about so you can be a presentation star by using built in items such as a laser pointer with your mouse and a free hand drawing pen to highlight items and more.

Presentation Controls: Pen Tool, Laser Pointer, And Presentation Tips

Quiz: Slide Show Mode

Quiz: Slide Show Mode
2 questions
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About the Instructor
Steve Ballinger, MBA
4.4 Average rating
2,413 Reviews
55,825 Students
18 Courses
Millionaire Investor & Professional Skills Teaching 53,000+

Dedicated to delivering online skill based development training where people can apply what they learned to immediate use. Steve has 25 years of experience in various leadership and management positions with a focus on training and development as well as direct international sales and operations management.

Founder Skill Build Online

Website dedicated to professional skill development in areas such as business practices and investing by leveraging online learning program development.

Director of Global Training and Program Development

Responsible for all certification training delivered in person and online for IDEAlliance which is an industry association focused on standards and best practices in the field of graphic and digital communications.

Adjunct University Instructor

Teach courses in leadership, management, and sales to University students as a part time instructor.

Public Speaker

Hired to speak at large international industry conferences and events plus lead training seminars at a variety of events.

Other Experience

Provided management consulting in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, marketing plan development, vertical market analysis, niche market analysis, and sales and other training. Plus wide area management expertise managing regional and international areas where needed to lead and manage other managers.

MBA from the University of ST Thomas Opus College Management and BSB from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management. Professional level member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD-Formally ASTD)