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PowerPoint Design Class Online August 19, 2022

PowerPoint Design Course

Fri, Aug 19 2022
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
American Graphics Institute American Graphics Institute
Online Training
American Graphics Institute AGI Training Online Online

2015-03-09 10:13:29 $495.00

This PowerPoint design class teaches participants how to improve the design of PowerPoint presentations. Course participants learn the process and skills necessary to build powerful and well-organized content for presentations. Attendees discover how to take advantage of visual design principles for creating professional-looking presentations. This interactive and dynamic class offers you the opportunity to work on your own project to apply PowerPoint design principles immediately to your work. In addition to information and visual design, course participants also discover how to maximize their efficiency in PowerPoint software to complete presentations more easily.

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PowerPoint Design Course Topics

Understanding the creative thinking process for PowerPoint slide design

  • Starting your project before using PowerPoint
  • Organizing your thoughts with a mind map
  • Establishing your goal: what will the deck be great at?
  • Designing powerful PowerPoint slide deck
  • Mapping the flow of your deck
  • Using creative thinking skills to build content.
  • Verifying your story

Building information architecture for your PowerPoint Design

  • Information Hierarchy: Focusing on the key message
  • Determine critical content
  • Structure and edit content using easy, low-tech options
  • Testing the structure of your PowerPoint content and design

Learning the PowerPoint workspace for design

  • Taking advantage of alternate views
  • Locating features you need for PowerPoint design

Using Outline Mode for Designing PowerPoint Content

  • Working in outline mode to fine-tune text
  • Rehearsing presentations
  • Converting to navigation mode

Critical basics of PowerPoint for Design

  • Cloning slides and content
  • Using rulers and positioning
  • Using guides
  • Changing the arrangement of your elements
  • Playing a PowerPoint deck
  • Naming and saving your deck
  • Changing PowerPoint slide sizes
  • Design solutions for text running long

Using Outline mode when designing in PowerPoint

  • Working in outline mode to fine-tune your text
  • Rehearsing your presentation
  • Converting to navigation mode

Essential principles of Presentation design

  • Understanding space and proportion in slide design
  • Mathematical tricks for designing PowerPoint slides
  • Tips to building better visual design
  • Understanding and using asymmetric layouts in PowerPoint
  • Utilizing the grid, and understanding its importance in design

Typography for PowerPoint slide design

  • Understanding type hierarchy
  • Adjusting font styles and sizes
  • Updating styles within a PowerPoint Design
  • Using master slides to change all text
  • Putting text on top of images and videos

Taking advantage of master slides when designing in PowerPoint

  • Establishing text styles for your PowerPoint Design
  • Establishing guides
  • Inserting text and image placeholders
  • Understanding underlying slide structure
  • Using master slide layouts
  • Making changes to your master
  • Making changes to multiple slides
  • Changing background colors

Using images in PowerPoint slide designs

  • Finding your presentation size for images
  • Cropping images in PowerPoint
  • Enhancing images used in slide designs
  • Removing backgrounds from images
  • Rotating and sizing images within PowerPoint
  • Preferences and settings that effect imagery
  • Creating animations
  • Resources for locating high quality images

Build Ins, Actions, and Build Outs

  • Effectively using animation and transitions in PowerPoint
  • Using the Animation pane
  • Changing order and timing transitions

Creating, editing and designing PowerPoint charts and graphs

  • PowerPoint Data visualization options
  • Creating a standard chart
  • Editing Chart data
  • Changing the Chart (colors, fonts and more)
  • Changing the value slide’s style
  • Creating and editing Interactive charts

Creating and editing tables in PowerPoint

  • Editing the number of rows and columns
  • Changing text format
  • Changing colors and borders in cells
  • Using table styles for consist design within PowerPoint

Adding video and audio to PowerPoint presentations

  • Getting video into your presentation
  • Accepted formats for interactive content
  • Overlaying text on your video
  • Adding audio to a slide
  • Looping

Importing and exporting a PowerPoint deck

  • Saving your file
  • Saving your PowerPoint deck as a PDF