Course Overview and Aim

By the end of this course delegates will have gained the necessary user skills on how to effectively use MS PowerPoint both personally and in a business environment.

This is a practical “learn by doing” course and contains realistic examples as well as “quick wins”.


A basic understanding of how to use MS PowerPoint is required and attendees must also have a good working knowledge of other MS Office applications e.g. MS Excel and MS Word.

Course Type

In-House, Expert Instructor led and guided.

Please note: Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 is used as the primary application during the course for demonstration purposes.


1 day course – Start time 9.00 a.m. Finish 5.00 p.m.

It is recommend all attendees to aim to arrive, at least 15 mins, before the start of the course, to ensure all pre-course administration and set-up is completed in a timely manner.

Course Content

Understanding the PowerPoint Screen, Ribbon and View
Customising the Quick Access Toolbar

Presentation creation – 10 steps
Creating Title Slides
Creating Bullet Slides
Customising the Indents
Adding Tabs to Slides
Moving and Sizing Text Boxes

Editing Text Slides in Outline View
Promoting and Demoting Text
Moving Text and Bullets
Moving Slides
Creating Sections

Adding a Template/Design
Understanding the Importance of the Slide Master
Adding Images to all Slides
Customising the Layouts of Slides
Customising the Bullets, Fonts and Colour and Formatting
Changing the Background Colour

Animation Effects – Using Entrance, Emphasis and Exit Animations
Adding Sound and Multimedia Effects
Slide Transitions

Tips and Tricks whilst presenting in Slide Shows
Hyperlinks to other slides and external files
Keyboard Shortcuts for Presentations

Linking Excel to PowerPoint / PowerPoint Dashboards
Creating a presentation from a Word Document
Superanimation and SuperCropping Demonstration
Creating Speaker Notes
Creating Handouts the easy way

Contact Us For More Details

For more details please contact us on +44 (0)1865 515255 or email

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