Microsoft PowerPoint: Design for Non-Designers
PowerPoint Training Series | Level 3
Duration: 1 day (9 am – 4 pm)
Microsoft® PowerPoint® Versions: 2013 | 2016 | 2019 | 365 (Windows)
Delivery Methods (Instructor-led): Live classroom (LC) | Virtual classroom (VC)
Course Dates: August 16, 2021 (Virtual classroom) | View schedule
Course Fee: $275 CDN per person + HST (Virtual classroom), $295 CDN per person + HST (Bring your own device for live classroom courses) or $345 CDN per person + HST (Avantix Learning provides device for live classroom courses)*
Timing: Public scheduled courses run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).
Virtual classroom courses: Our instructor-led virtual classroom courses are delivered in a virtual classroom environment. Students will be sent a virtual classroom invitation prior to the course.
Live classroom courses: Our instructor-led live classroom (in-person) courses are held in downtown Toronto at the Toronto Star Building, 1 Yonge Street, Suite 1801. Some courses are also held at an alternate downtown Toronto location.
Custom training: This course may be delivered at your site or ours as an instructor-led or virtual classroom solution. Contact us at email@example.com for more information including savings for custom group training.
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
Location and timing: Public scheduled courses are held online in virtual classroom format or n downtown Toronto and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern Time).
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
Key PowerPoint 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
- 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
- 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
- Negative space
- Adding lines
- Rule of thirds
Working with Images
- Key recommendations for choosing images
- Placing images in different ways
- Using creative cropping techniques
- Quickly resizing pictures to be the same size
- 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
- Placing images in different types of placeholders
- Tips for inserting images in masters and layouts
- Creating different types of picture layouts
Using 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 and Video
- Engaging audiences with different types of animations
- Recommended animations
- Using video in different ways to increase engagement
Using PowerPoint Designer (2019 or 365 Users)
- Turning PowerPoint Designer off and on
- Changing slide composition using Design Ideas
- Creating timelines using the Designer
Applying the Morph Transition (2019 or 365 Users)
- Applying the Morph transition between two slides
- Using Morph with shapes, pictures or text
- Using Morph with pictures
- Morphing between different types of objects
Using Data Visualization Techniques
- 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
*Prices subject to change
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