PowerPoint: Power Up PowerPoint

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Almost anyone can piece together a PowerPoint presentation. This Power Up PowerPoint training course offers a great way to learn how to “amp up” your presentations and deliver your message with the power and authority required to communicate effectively.

Giving A Presentation? If You Want To Avoid Boring Your Audience To Tears, This Course Is A Must

Length: 2 hrs 18 min

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With Power Up PowerPoint, You’ll Stop Boring Audiences, And Learn The Art Of Creating Awesome Slides

Knowing how to create a PowerPoint slide is one thing. Knowing how to create an effective slide is something all together different! As Roger Courville, author of The Virtual Presenters says – PowerPoint doesn’t teach you to do effective slides anymore than Microsoft Word teaches you how to be a good writer. But this course will! During Power Up PowerPoint, you’ll see and experience how creating effective slides will improve your presentations.

Specifically, you’ll learn:

  • Why the default settings are hurt the effectiveness of presentation slides
  • The step-by-step process for creating effective slides
  • How to revise existing slides to be more effective
  • How to increase audience retention through the design of your slides
  • Where to find free and low cost photographs for your presentations
  • The Rule of Thirds and other practical techniques to make slides look their best
  • Why there’s no such thing as too many slides
  • Other exciting things you can do to liven up your presentation slides
  • You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create beautiful, effective slides. Learn how to ditch the default setting and Power Up Your PowerPoint.

Most presentations are filled with bullet point lists, thick paragraphs of text, and the occasional picture in a desperate attempt to break up the monotony … but you can do better than that! This course shows you ways to turn standard content into something that’s ACTUALLY INTERESTING to your audience.

Objectives. You will be able to:

  • Describe the benefit of planning your presentation
  • List free and paid sites for acquiring presentation graphics
  • Discuss the role of the “Rule of Thirds” in creating appealing slides

Sample clip


Introduction (12:35)
The Process (8:56)
Choosing Images From Paid Sites (12:23)
Choosing Images From Free Sites (13:18)
Picture Quality (5:03)
The Rule of Thirds (12:01)
The Rule of Thirds, Part II (6:27)
The Rule of Thirds, Part III (5:57)
Working With Colored Backgrounds (5:07)
Direction of Photos (3:13)
Using Text on Slides (12:07)
Charts and Graphs (10:27)
Corporate Templates (3:20)
Convincing Your Boss or Client (3:53)
Animations and Transitions (4:01)
Fun With PowerPoint, Part 1: Polls (8:05)
Fun With PowerPoint, Part II: Games & Video (10:34)
Conclusion (0:53)

Kelly Vandever headshotIn an attention-deficient, entertain-me-now, wait-while-I-post-that-on-my-Facebook-page kind of world, the typical business presentation is lame. Professional speaker, trainer, coach, tweeter and blogger Kelly Vandever is on a mission to eliminate boring business presentations from the face of the earth. An award winning speaker herself, Kelly helps organizations crank up their content to connect and interact with their audiences using old school and hi-tech techniques all while annihilating bullet points and making this world a better place for business audiences everywhere.

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