PowerPoint Tips And Tricks for Business Presentations Training Course
Having knowledge of Microsoft PowerPoint is not enough to create a professional looking presentation. This is why it is advised to take some tips from the best in the business to polish your presentation skills. PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations is a course by Lynda.com that provides a practical framework for building and delivering business presentations.
This course is presented by David Diskin who covers tips and tricks for engaging an audience by presenting data in of your presentation in an interesting manner. Unlike other PowerPoint courses offered at the Lynda website (e.g. PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training Course and PowerPoint 2010 Power Shortcuts Training), this course aims more at providing tips to create professional slide designs, using white space, reducing unwanted text, applying transitions, using colors and fonts more efficiently and more. The first section of the course comes with a welcome video, followed by a video providing details regarding the use of exercise files. These are the same files which are used by the trainer during the course. Lynda subscribers can download these files for personal use to facilitate practicing the methods shown in the training course.
Five Quick Tips For PowerPoint
Chapter one details with five quick tips related to Microsoft PowerPoint, including tips related to adding white space, applying transitions, reducing text, selecting objects more conveniently and how to start a professional presentation.
Composing a Powerful Message
Getting your message across effectively to the audience is not easy. Whether you are selling a product or need to look convincing before company directors, you need to have a game plan to get your message across in an appropriate manner. Chapter two deals with providing tips related to getting your message across in a befitting manner to your audience.
Successful Slide Design
Coming to the aesthetics, the “Successful Slide Design” section of the training course provides tips related to understanding design requirements, maintaining a consistent pattern, using images, sharing data with charts and making your designs more meaningful.
Intermediate Slide Design
Breaking the slide in to sections, fine tuning shapes and your text boxes to enhance the look of your presentation is essential for grabbing the attention of your audience. This section deals with all of the aforementioned aspects, as well as provides help with using bullets, photos, objects, music and other audio elements.
Chapter five is all about teaching the utility of using the available technical resources in an appropriate manner for your presentation. Whether it is your display resolution, use of hidden or custom slides, use of handouts or other types of technical aspects for uplifting your presentation, this section has it covered.
Delivering With Confidence
Delivering your presentation with confidence is the key to convincing your audience. However, confidence requires having something useful to present. This requires planning, covering up errors during a presentation, sharing your message, taking up questions from your audience and dealing with distractions. Chapter 6 covers all these aspects and a lot more.
This is the last chapter of the training course and mainly deals with subjects like creating photo slideshows, keyboard and mouse tricks, etc. Chapter seven is followed by the Conclusion which includes two quick videos to sum up the course, including a recap of what you’ve learned.
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