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Creating Effective Presentations Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
(Microsoft Training Course: 4007) - 0.5 day - £600 exc VAT



> Target Audience
This course is designed to offer students a practical, hands-on demonstration of how they can use Microsoft PowerPoint to improve the quality and effectiveness of their presentations. It is designed for individuals who rely on presentations to communicate to other people for a range of purposes, including informing, persuading and inspiring.
> Course outline
  1. Presenting Clearly and Confidently with PowerPoint
  2. Maximizing the Use of the Notes Page View
  3. Summarizing the Main Idea of a Slide
  4. Using the Full Screen Area to Display Graphics
  5. Applying Five Overlooked Techniques to Your Presentations


Module 1: Presenting Clearly and Confidently with PowerPoint
  • What Is an Effective Presentation?
  • Demonstration: Presenting with a Conventional Bullet Point Presentation
  • Discussion: Analyzing the Presentation Case Study
  • Expert Video: Presenting with Clarity and Confidence
  • Making Presentations More Effective
Skills
  • Identify the business outcomes of effective presentations.
  • Recognize common problems that result from reading bullet points from PowerPoint slides.
  • Assess how desired business outcomes relate to common presentation problems.
  • Identify presentation techniques that can serve as alternatives to reading bullet points from slides.
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Module 2: Maximizing the Use of the Notes Page View
  • The Importance of Moving Spoken Text Off the Screen
  • Maximizing the Use of the Notes Page View
  • Exercise 1: Making Use of the Notes Page View in a Student Example
  • Exercise 2: Presenting with a Slide Designed in Notes Page View
Skills
  • Develop Microsoft Office PowerPoint presentations by using the Notes Page view.
  • Reduce cognitive overload by shifting narrated text into the Notes Area.
  • Balance projected images and spoken words by planning both together.
  • Set the stage for a visual approach by clearing the slide area of excessive text.
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Module 3: Summarizing the Main Idea of a Slide
  • How a Summary Headline Assists Both Audience and Presenter
  • Demonstration: Summarizing the Main Idea of a Slide
  • Exercise 1: Summarizing the Main Idea of a Slide in a Student Example
  • Exercise 2: Presenting with a Summary Headline
Skills
  • Identify how a summary headline helps the presenter remember the main idea at hand.
  • Describe how a summary headline helps the audience understand the main idea the presenter wants to communicate.
  • Summarize the main idea of a slide in a student example.
  • Demonstrate how a clear headline increases the confidence of a presenter by reducing the need to read all of the text from a list of bullet points.
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Module 4: Using the Full Screen Area to Display Graphics
  • The Power of Showing Instead of Telling
  • Demonstration: Using the Entire Slide Area to Display a Graphic
  • Exercise 1: Displaying a Graphic in the Entire Slide Area in a Student Example
  • Exercise 2: Presenting with a Full-Screen Graphic
Skills
  • Examine existing PowerPoint slides for visual elements that can be expanded.
  • Make visuals easier for the audience to see and understand by expanding them to fill the entire screen.
  • Present a PowerPoint slide using a graphic as a visual prompt rather than relying on text on the screen.
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Module 5: Applying Five Overlooked Techniques to Your Presentations
  • How Five Overlooked Techniques Can Make a Big Difference
  • Demonstration 1: Applying Five Overlooked Techniques
  • Exercise: Applying the Five Techniques in a Student Example
  • Demonstration 2: Presenting with the New Trey Research Slides
  • Discussion: Putting It All Together
Skills
  • Type a slide number on the keyboard to quickly navigate to a slide.
  • Black out the screen for increased emphasis during a presentation.
  • Create a slide with a large question mark and no other text to encourage conversation.
  • Use a screen capture to illustrate a point.
  • Show a picture over a plain white background to let the picture speak for itself.
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> Pre-Requisites
Before attending this course, students must have the following pre-requisites:
  • Familiarity with the fundamental components of a presentation.
  • Hands-on experience with PowerPoint.
> Purpose
After completing the course, students will be able to identify common problems in presentations and identify the common goals of any effective presentation; summarize the main idea of each slide by using a complete sentence in the Title area; maximize the use of the Notes Page feature in PowerPoint; make use of the entire slide area to present graphics and photographs; apply powerful techniques within PowerPoint that can have a big impact on the effectiveness of the presentation.