Microsoft PowerPoint Courses

Our live PowerPoint courses provide in-depth knowledge for all skill levels. Pick the one that's right for you, or contact us to design your own!

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Our live classes are flexible and accommodating. Click one of the three buttons below to browse courses that suit your delivery needs.

Live Online Courses (Public or Private)

Online classes are 3 hours in length and include a course reference manual and 30 days of technical support. Public courses are $95/person, and private courses are a $795 flat rate for up to 15 people. Volume discounts are available for both public and private. Please contact us for details.  

Learn more about our Online Courses.

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Level 1: Creating Slides

Learn all the essentials to create presentations quickly and easily.    We cover working with objects (text, pictures and illustrations), as well as using Master Slides to create a consistent look to your slides.

Quick Look At
-Add, Duplicate, Delete Slides
-Add & Format Text

Drawing Tools
-Review of Adding Shapes
-Copy & Duplicate
-Group, Ungroup, Regroup
-Forward & Back, Rotate & Flip
-Nudge, Align & Distribute
-Merge Shapes
-Grids & Guides / Smart Guides

Pictures
-Colour Correction
-Effects & Transparency
-Remove Picture Backgrounds
-Crop and Compress

The Selection Pane
-Show/Hide Objects
-Re‐order / Rename

Master Slides
-Edit Slide Master & Layouts
-Design Ideas

Course hours are EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Wed Dec 9 (2pm to 5pm)
Wed Jan 27 (2pm to 5pm)
Tue Mar 2 (9am to 12pm)

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Level 2: Presenting Slides

This course looks at the presentation of your slides, from transitions, animations and customized slide shows to tips on ways to design your slides that effectively communicate your ideas and information.

Transitions
-Add Transitions
-Set Options

Animations
-Add Animations / Animation Pane
-Effect Options / Copy Effects
-Preview & Auto Preview
-Animate Charts / Motion Paths

Adding Zoom Slides (365)

Slide Shows
-Basic Slide Shows
-The Slide Show tab
-Presenter View / Speaker Notes
-Rehearse Timings
-Record Slide Show
-Custom Slide Shows
-Slide Show Setup Options
-Present Online
-Turn into a Video

Effective Presentations
-Amount of Content
-Transitions & Animation
-Fonts & Colours
-Design Ideas

Course hours are EST (Eastern Standard Time)

Thu Dec 10 (9am to 12pm)
Wed Feb 10 (2pm to 5pm)
Mon Mar 8 (9am to 12pm)

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Build Your Own (Private Online)

Use our Master Topic List to select the topics you would like included in your course. $895 flat rate for up to 15 people for a 3-hour session (volume discounts available). Learn more about build your own courses.

Private In-Person Courses

In-Person private training is held at your office, in your company meeting room. Choose one of our pre-set 1-day courses or build a completely customized course for your team. For pricing information, please contact us.

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Level 1: Getting Started

If you’re new to PowerPoint this course is for you. We look at the very basics so you can edit and create presentations quickly and effectively (working with slides, text, objects and charts).    

  • Overview
  • Slides
  • Working With Text
  • Working with Pictures
  • Drawing Tools (Basic Overview)
  • Charts
  • Files
  • Basic Slide Shows
  • Printing

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Level 2: Get Creative

Once you’ve learned the basics it’s time to learn more about how PowerPoint works.   Here we look more closely at working with objects and creating uniform slide designs.

  • More About Drawing Tools
  • More About Pictures
  • Themes
  • Using the Selection Pane
  • Speaker Notes
  • Organization Charts
  • Master Slides
  • Templates
  • Creating a Photo Album
  • SmartArt Graphics
  • More Images/Illustrations
  • Adding Comments

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Level 3: Professional Presentations

The final step in creating your slides is to get them ready to present.   We’ll show you subtle and effective uses of features like animations while ensure good design.

  • Part One – Slide Shows
    • Transitions
    • Animations
    • Sounds
    • Videos
    • Actions
    • Slide Shows 
  • Part Two – Effective Presentations
    • Preparing a Presentation
    • The Content
    • Fonts & Colours
    • Pictures
    • Design Ideas
    • Getting Ready to Present

Contact Us or Register to book the most convenient time for your team!

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Build Your Own (Private In-Person)

Use our Master Topic List to select the topics you would like included in your course. Each section shows the approximate time required in minutes or hours. A full day course is 6 hours (360 minutes). Learn more.

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