Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers

PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3

Course Details

Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)

Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions:  2010 | 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)

Delivery Methods: Instructor-led classroom (ILC) | Virtual classroom (VC)

Course Dates: August 26, 2020 (Virtual) | View schedule Course schedule

Virtual Classroom: Avantix Learning courses are available in a virtual classroom format. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information.

Course Fee: $225 CDN per person + HST (virtual classroom), $245 CDN per person + HST (bring your own device) or $295 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device)*

Note: Public scheduled courses are delivered as live instructor-led classroom training or virtual classroom training (as indicated). Bring your own device rates apply to live classroom courses.

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Course Overview

Learn how to make your presentations stand out using design techniques in your PowerPoint slides. During this hands-on course, students will learn about typography, color, layout, hierarchy and techniques for using pictures, shapes and overlays to create better, more impactful presentations. Key concepts will be introduced to help you create PowerPoint decks that will engage your audience. Themes, masters and templates will also be created and applied to various presentations in different ways. Learn to add animations to help guide the audience and to visualize data using charts and infographics. Throughout this course, the instructor will include numerous tips, tricks and shortcuts. Each student will also receive a full course manual.

Prerequisite: Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate / Advanced or equivalent knowledge and skills.

Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held in downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time).

Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at info@avantixlearning.ca for more information including savings for custom group training.

Related training: View all Microsoft PowerPoint courses >

INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

  • Comprehensive course manual
  • Keyboard shortcuts quick reference
  • Sample and exercise files
  • Refreshments (for classes conducted in Avantix Learning classrooms)
  • Certificate of completion
  • Follow-up email support

Course Topics

Key Concepts

  • Common mistakes in PowerPoint presentations
  • Psychology concepts you can apply to PowerPoint presentations
  • Engaging the audience in different ways
  • PowerPoint best practices – using slide masters, layouts and themes
  • Editing the default slide master and layouts for consistency
  • Themes and their effects on masters and PowerPoint objects
  • Resetting layouts

Typography

  • Importance of typography/font choices in PowerPoint design
  • Common typography issues
  • Ensuring consistent fonts throughout a presentation
  • Typographic terms
  • Choosing fonts and sizes
  • Controlling spacing
  • Using type as an image

Choosing Colors

  • Psychology of color
  • Choosing colors
  • Using the RGB color model
  • Issues with color
  • Ensuring sufficient contrast
  • Applying, editing and creating color themes
  • Picking up colors from images and applying them to shapes (2013 and later versions)

Basic Design Concepts for PowerPoint

  • Hierarchy of elements
  • Contrast
  • Negative space
  • Framing
  • Adding lines
  • Rule of thirds

Working with Images

  • Key recommendations for choosing images
  • Placing images in different ways
  • Using creative cropping techniques
  • Placing images in different types of placeholders
  • Tips for inserting images in masters and layouts
  • Quickly resizing pictures to be the same size
  • Using overlays with images
  • Making the background of an image transparent
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Combining black and white and color in images
  • Using blurred images to create interesting design effects

Designing Slides with Masks and Overlays

  • Creating overlays to create contrast or consistency
  • Masking images
  • Creating image and text masks

Creating SmartArt and Custom Shapes

  • Inserting different types of SmartArt
  • Converting multiple images into SmartArt
  • Changing SmartArt into shapes
  • Using grid layouts as an alternative to SmartArt
  • Merging shapes
  • Creating, editing and formatting custom shapes

Enhancing Engagement  with Animation

  • Engaging audiences with different types of animations
  • Recommended animations

Visualizing Data

  • Visualizing data using charts
  • How themes affect charts
  • Considerations when choosing chart types and colors
  • Common charting issues
  • Formatting charts to focus attention
  • Alternatives to charts

Register Now for a public course at our downtown Toronto location at 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building), Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Course
Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers (Toronto course)
Location
Avantix Learning, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801 (Toronto Star Building),Toronto, Ontario,Canada
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August 26, 2020
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August 26, 2020

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