Desktop Computer Skills
Microsoft Office 2016: PowerPoint Best Practices
Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations
Using Slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Course Number:
mo_bppw_a01_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

  • start the course
  • describe how to design and present an effective PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • identify PowerPoint 2016 design tools and presentation add-ons for speedy design
  • describe the presentation process when designing PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • recognize the role of the presenter in imparting PowerPoint 2016 presentation content effectively
  • apply design principles that help ensure long-term retention of your message in PowerPoint 2016
  • create a clear message and establish credibility in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • recognize how to deliver a message clearly and effectively in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • fully engage with and persuade your audience when delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • describe how the brain processes visual input and what this implies for effective slide design in PowerPoint 2016
  • make effective use of sound and images in PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • use guides, alignment, and grouping to create a professional PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use color to increase the effectiveness of PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • apply consistent styles to slides in PowerPoint 2016
  • identify the Gestalt principles and how visual input is received by humans
  • apply best practices for designing and delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation

Overview/Description
To be effective, a presentation has to capture your audience's attention and deliver a compelling message. In this course, you'll learn design principles for creating engaging presentations in PowerPoint 2016. You'll also learn how to ensure your message is clear and persuasive, and how to use sound, images, color, and styles to optimize the visual impact that a presentation has on your audience. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers best practices when using PowerPoint 2016.

Target Audience
Anyone who is familiar with the PowerPoint 2016 interface and tools and want to improve their presentation design and communication skills.

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Course Number:
mo_bppw_a01_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

  • start the course
  • describe how to design and present an effective PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • identify PowerPoint 2016 design tools and presentation add-ons for speedy design
  • describe the presentation process when designing PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • recognize the role of the presenter in imparting PowerPoint 2016 presentation content effectively
  • apply design principles that help ensure long-term retention of your message in PowerPoint 2016
  • create a clear message and establish credibility in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • recognize how to deliver a message clearly and effectively in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • fully engage with and persuade your audience when delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • describe how the brain processes visual input and what this implies for effective slide design in PowerPoint 2016
  • make effective use of sound and images in PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • use guides, alignment, and grouping to create a professional PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use color to increase the effectiveness of PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • apply consistent styles to slides in PowerPoint 2016
  • identify the Gestalt principles and how visual input is received by humans
  • apply best practices for designing and delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation

Overview/Description
To be effective, a presentation has to capture your audience's attention and deliver a compelling message. In this course, you'll learn design principles for creating engaging presentations in PowerPoint 2016. You'll also learn how to ensure your message is clear and persuasive, and how to use sound, images, color, and styles to optimize the visual impact that a presentation has on your audience. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers best practices when using PowerPoint 2016.

Target Audience
Anyone who is familiar with the PowerPoint 2016 interface and tools and want to improve their presentation design and communication skills.

Using Slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact

Course Number:
mo_bppw_a02_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Using Slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact

  • start the course
  • use a slide master to reflect company branding in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • create a visual timeline using PowerPoint 2016
  • use charts effectively in PowerPoint 2016
  • distinguish between simple lines and connectors, and use connectors in diagrams in PowerPoint 2016
  • use Lock Drawing Mode to create shapes efficiently in PowerPoint 2016
  • use shapes to maximize impact in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use PowerPoint 2016 panning and zooming techniques to engage an audience
  • use animation tools to simulate pop-up boxes in PowerPoint 2016
  • control audience attention through timing and layout in PowerPoint 2016
  • recognize best practices for using hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • use hyperlinks to capture attention or add interactive elements to a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use Presenter View and speaker notes as presentation aids in PowerPoint 2016
  • control file and image size in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • apply best practices for delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use a slide master and slide elements to maximize the effectiveness of a PowerPoint 2016 presentation

Overview/Description
Proper use of slide masters and slide elements like timelines, charts, shapes, animations, and hyperlinks can simplify the design process and enhance a PowerPoint 2016 presentation. In this course, you'll learn how to create and customize a slide master and how to use a range of elements to add impact to presentation slides. You'll also learn best practices for delivering a presentation. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers best practices when using PowerPoint 2016.

Target Audience
Anyone who is familiar with the PowerPoint 2016 interface and tools and want to improve their presentation design and communication skills.

Using Slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact

Course Number:
mo_bppw_a02_dt_enus
Lesson Objectives

Using Slide Masters and Slide Elements to Optimize Impact

  • start the course
  • use a slide master to reflect company branding in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • create a visual timeline using PowerPoint 2016
  • use charts effectively in PowerPoint 2016
  • distinguish between simple lines and connectors, and use connectors in diagrams in PowerPoint 2016
  • use Lock Drawing Mode to create shapes efficiently in PowerPoint 2016
  • use shapes to maximize impact in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use PowerPoint 2016 panning and zooming techniques to engage an audience
  • use animation tools to simulate pop-up boxes in PowerPoint 2016
  • control audience attention through timing and layout in PowerPoint 2016
  • recognize best practices for using hyperlinks in PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • use hyperlinks to capture attention or add interactive elements to a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use Presenter View and speaker notes as presentation aids in PowerPoint 2016
  • control file and image size in a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • apply best practices for delivering a PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • use a slide master and slide elements to maximize the effectiveness of a PowerPoint 2016 presentation

Overview/Description
Proper use of slide masters and slide elements like timelines, charts, shapes, animations, and hyperlinks can simplify the design process and enhance a PowerPoint 2016 presentation. In this course, you'll learn how to create and customize a slide master and how to use a range of elements to add impact to presentation slides. You'll also learn best practices for delivering a presentation. This course is one of a series in the SkillSoft learning path that covers best practices when using PowerPoint 2016.

Target Audience
Anyone who is familiar with the PowerPoint 2016 interface and tools and want to improve their presentation design and communication skills.

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