Workshop: Make Visually Stunning PowerPoints

I’ve been using PowerPoint since I was in middle school; I was kind of a weird kid and thought it was fun to make presentations. After so many years of using PowerPoint, I’ve learned a few tricks. My current company is pretty big on internal training so I developed this course to teach my colleagues how to use PowerPoint as an expert. I start with some examples to get them excited about the possibilities and then I take them through step-by-step demos with the slide master, text, autoshapes, images, animations, and action buttons. After each topic I gave attendees time to play around with the feature and ask questions. I’ve taught the workshop 4 times, and my colleagues all had super positive feedback about the experience. The course had a 3.7 out of 4 rating.

I’ve uploaded all of the materials to

  • Lecture presentation, including demo slides that are distributed to workshop attendees so they can follow along (embedded below)
  • Training companion that summarizes the workshop content (embedded below)
  • PowerPoint cheat sheet, shows the different ribbons in PowerPoint 2010 and highlights different features




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