PowerPoint for Business
Learn how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.
As technology continues to change the way that we engage in business communications, the art of presenting has also undergone a shift. Presenters cannot rely solely on their spoken words to deliver their messages. Now, audiences expect to see multimedia slideshows that both inform and entertain. Learn how to plan and design effective slideshow presentations using Microsoft's PowerPoint software. Review practical tips and examples for mapping the presentation, incorporating research, using templates, selecting visual elements, and delivering the presentation.
Approximately 3 hoursUp to 3 months to complete coursework
$79No additional materials required
Ways to Learn
.3 CEUsTechnical PM 1.75 PDUs | 3 SHRM credits
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As a student, you will:
- Describe the qualities of a well-designed slideshow presentation
- Identify common problems when using PowerPoint to design slideshows
- Differentiate between effective and ineffective PowerPoint slides
- Discuss the importance of having a clear purpose or goal for your presentation
- Explain the four components of goal-oriented communication
- Consider the importance of understanding your audience
- Conduct audience analysis
- Map your presentation using the Forecast, Present, Echo structure
- Incorporate research into your presentation
- Assess websites for reliability and credibility
- Use slideshow templates effectively
- Select images that are professional and well-designed
- Choose visually appealing colors and fonts
- Consider how design trends can be applied to slideshows
- Define the minimalist approach to design
- Identify the signs and symptoms of speaking anxiety
- Describe methods for managing speaking anxiety, including relaxation strategies
- Design a PowerPoint presentation that features recommended design principles
Who Should Enroll?
- Adult learners who want to learn how to develop engaging and effective PowerPoint presentations.
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