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Microsoft Powerpoint : Introduction

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One Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


This course is ideal for complete novices, those who have basic knowledge of Powerpoint or are self-taught. The course will provide you with the skills you need to work quickly and produce effective and beautiful presentations.

This course is often used to benchmark MS Powerpoint skills and ensure a level of understanding for new starts at companies.

Delegates will leave feeling confident about creating professional presentations with the software and be able to navigate the interface intuitively and productively.

Delegates attending the public scheduled course will be using Office 365 on PC only.

What are the five things you will get out of this course?
• Avoid common mistakes when creating PowerPoint decks
• How to create "the right slide"
• Understanding text, shapes and SmartArt
• Work with Animation Effects and Slide Transitions
• Create Speakers notes and Handouts

You need no previous experience of using Powerpoint to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing


London Bridge


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Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Getting To Grips With The Basics
    • The PowerPoint Interface (Ribbon, Quick Access Toolbar, Dialog Boxes, Status Bar)
    • Creating, Opening, Saving & Closing Presentations
    • Switching Between Open Presentations

    The Right Slide
    • Inserting Title Slides
    • Inserting Title And Content Slides
    • Changing The Layout Of A Slide
    • An Introduction To The Slide Master

    Wrapping Your Head Around Text
    • Adding, Editing And Formatting Text
    • Editing Placeholder Textboxes
    • Managing Text In A Placeholder With Autofit
    • Converting Text To SmartArt - Boring Bullets No More!
    • Changing Bullet And Numbering Styles

  • Visually Enhancing Your Presentation
    • Using SmartArt (Includes Making An Organisation Chart)
    • Creating Bar/Column/Pie Charts
    • Inserting, Formatting And Arranging Shapes
    • Inserting And Manipulating Pictures

    Get Ready To Present…
    • Adding Transitions
    • Adding Animation
    • Previewing A Slide Show
    • Adding Speaker Notes
    • Using Presenter View

    Printing Your Slides
    • Printing Speaker Notes Pages
    • Printing Slides
    • Printing Handouts
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20757 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20757
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.6%

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"Trainer was lovely and friendly. The vibe was relaxed and well paced. "

"This was my first 1-to-1 course and it was of great benefit to me, as I was a real beginner. I feel I learnt a great deal. Sonal was very friendly, patient and accommodating. Each section of the course was just the right length, with regular breaks evenly spaced, so that I could keep my focus. I had a tremendous amount of practical work to do throughout the course, which enabled me to learn much quicker. I am very pleased that I was able to create my own set of slides and I feel it was certainly money well spent."

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