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Escalate Your Presentation Skills with Powerpoint Training

Learn to create beautiful, compelling presentations with Gump Training’s comprehensive one-day courses. Choose from three standard courses, or build your own course to meet your specific needs.

Training takes place at your office – in your meeting room, on the dates that work best for your team. We can also bring in laptops for the course.

 

1 day of training at your office, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support

PowerPoint is an extremely powerful and complex program. This course will teach you the very basics so you can edit and create presentations quickly and effectively. Course Prerequisites: knowledge of basic Windows use and ability to use keyboard and mouse.

What you will learn:

  • Overview
  • Working With Text
  • Adding Clip Art & Other Pictures
  • Drawing Tools (Basic Overview)
  • Graphs
  • Master Pages & Themes
  • General Topics

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1 day of training at your office, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support

Once you have the basics down, it’s time to add a little spice to your slides! Learn how to use animations, lay out your information in a visually striking manner and keep your audience focused by controlling the flow of information. Course Prerequisites: understanding of PowerPoint Level 1 topics.

What you will learn:

  • WordArt
  • Drawing Tools (Advanced Look)
  • Advanced ClipArt
  • Themes
  • Organization Charts
  • Advanced Templates
  • Speaker Notes
  • Creating a Photo Album
  • Background Styles
  • SmartArt Graphics
  • Introduction to Transitions & Animations
  • Adding Sounds & Movies
  • Slide Shows (Basic Overview)

Full Course Outline

1 day of training at your office, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support

Good presentations aren’t simply thrown together, and powerful tools like PowerPoint are easy to abuse. There is a whole world of theory behind the layout of slides, use (and misuse!) of animation and preserving a careful balance between the amount of information delivered on screen and in your speech. This course will take a step back from the technical side of PowerPoint and examine all of these skills in-depth so you can create a beautiful, professional PowerPoint presentations that are sure to impress even the pickiest of clients and bosses. Course Prerequisites: solid understanding of PowerPoint Level 2 topics.

What you will learn:

  • Part One – Slide Shows
    • Animations & Transitions
    • Review of Sounds & Movies
    • Action Buttons
    • Slide Shows (Advanced)
  • Part Two – Effective Presentations
    • Design & Planning
    • The Content
    • Multimedia
    • Colours
    • Fonts
    • Handouts
    • Rehearsing & Packaging
    • Technology

Full Course Outline

1 day of training at your office, reference manuals and 30 days of technical support

Have specific needs, or just want a more personalized experience? Simply send us your list of topics or we can work with you to create a full-day course. Mix‑and‑match beginner, intermediate and advanced topics to ensure every person gains valuable knowledge.

Every “build your own course” includes customized reference manuals with your selected topics.

This course is offered in a 2 day full version (all topics shown), and a 1 day compressed version

It is said that a truly great presentation can stand on its own even when you remove the slides. Even the most beautiful of slide decks will fail to engage your audience if the information is presented poorly.  Our Presentation Skills Workshop will teach you all the essential skills to deliver a confident, professional presentation which speaks to the target audience.

This workshop will teach participants how to:

  • Gain rapport with your audience
  • Reduce nervousness and fear
  • Recognize how visual aids can create impact and attention
  • Create a professional presence
  • Prepare and organize information in different ways

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Does Your Team Need PowerPoint Training?

Learn from the professionals in instructor‑led training

If your team is using PowerPoint now, maybe they can already create half-decent presentations, but shouldn’t they be really good? 

Professional training from Gump will give your team the skills they need to make their presentations really pop. With animation, interesting ways to show points, and the ability to keep your audience focused by controlling the flow of information, we’ll show you how to battle the number one thing that keeps your point from getting across — boredom.

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Choose The Company With 30 Years Of Experience & Top Industry Instructors

At Gump Training, our instructors are all career professionals with extensive corporate training experience. We pride ourselves on having the best instructors in the industry and our loyal clients are proof that our training solutions work. That's why we’re still here after 30 years.

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Get Started With Our Training Assessment

Ensure you choose the right course for your team by using our free PowerPoint training assessment. This fillable form will show you what each person already knows in PowerPoint and the features they would like to learn more about. We can evaluate the results and work with you to select the right standard course level, or build the right custom course for your team. All at no charge.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A private meeting room with enough space for each person attending and a TV or Projector for the Instructor to use. Some classes also require connection to the internet.

The ideal class size is up to 10 people. We can teach as many as 15, but more than that is simply too many people to provide enough personal attention. Also, as the class size increases, the amount of material that can be covered decreases. We cover topics at the pace of the group – we never leave anyone behind.

Yes! This is essential. To be successful, the training session must be hands-on, with no computer sharing. If you do not have enough (or any) computers available for training, we can bring in laptops for a fee of $ 50 /ea.

Yes. Our “build your own” course program is an entirely new approach to customized training. Simply send us your list of topics or choose from our ‘Master List’ and we will work with you to create a full‑day course that matches your team’s exact needs. Each “build your own” course also includes custom reference manuals tailored to your specific curriculum.

Yes. We offer discounts for groups of 6 or more and for multiple training days. Please contact us for details.

No, we do not have training facilities. Training takes place at your office, in your company meeting room.
We do not have a training center location. Our Instructors travel to you to teach your team at your office – anywhere in the GTA and most places in Southern Ontario.
Yes. We are a corporate training company. We provide training to both private and public sector organizations.
Since we bring the training to you, we do not have pre-set dates. The dates are completely up to you.  
Most standard courses are a full day in length, from 9am to 4pm (6 hours of training). For custom training, the course length is up to you; however, our minimum rate is a full day. If you are looking for courses that are less than a full day, we can run multiple classes in a single day – e.g. two half-day classes, or three two-hour classes, etc.

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