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Awesome PowerPoint Techniques for Effective Presentations

Class Code Date Delivery Method Cost
  • Thu Jun 27, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Live Online - 1 session $300

Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.



In this session you will have the opportunity to learn best practices to boost your productivity and create professional presentation slides in PowerPoint.


A passing knowledge of PowerPoint is ideal, but not required. If you have used any presentation authoring or graphic design tool you should be fine and the interface will feel familiar. You will need a computer running PowerPoint 2016, 2019, 2021, or Office 365.


Boost your productivity and create better, clearer, more professional presentation slides more quickly and easily using PowerPoint.


  • Boost productivity with keyboard shortcuts, toolbars and hidden functions in PowerPoint.
  • Apply graphic design principles to slides with clear layouts.
  • Use image formatting techniques to quickly create more visual slides.

You probably think PowerPoint is slow and tedious, but, amazingly, it can be a joy to use. In this session you will see a whole host of ways to boost your productivity with keyboard shortcuts, toolbars and hidden functions that you will wonder how you ever lived without.

You will also see how to create slides that clearly communicate your ideas, incorporating core graphic design and layout principles to ensure that your slides look professional and are easy to understand.

And you will look at how you can manipulate and use images to bring your content to life to start your journey towards true visual storytelling.

With a few advanced tips to really enhance your presentations, this highly practical hands-on course will have you creating effective presentations quickly and easily.

Richard Goring

Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He enjoys helping people create engaging content and communicate effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points.

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