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PowerPoint Design Training Class

PowerPoint Design Course Information

This PowerPoint design class is focused on the needs of professionals looking to create successful, well-designed presentations using PowerPoint. This class emphasizes the design approach necessary for creating impactful slide presentations that clearly convey their intended message. In this course you work with design concepts and exercises which enable you to make confident design decisions. Learn to organize and present your content effectively and with greater impact.

This PowerPoint design course teaches design principles for creating great looking presentations that communicate your message clearly with impact. Participants also learn techniques for implementing design decisions using PowerPoint. This course covers both design principles and PowerPoint features necessary for creating well-designed presentations. This course is available as a public course for individuals or as a private course it can be delivered to a group or organization. Use our contact form to contact us to learn more about this presentation design course using PowerPoint. For those interested in focusing exclusively on the PowerPoint application itself, American Graphics Institute also offers an introductory PowerPoint course. This is a one-day course.


Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Fri, Jan 01 2016 - Online

PowerPoint Design Course Topics

  • Overview, critical Basics
  • Designing powerful slide decks
  • Information Hierarchy-Focusing on the key message
  • Mapping out the flow of your deck
  • Using creative thinking skills in order to build your content.
  • Rehearsing your deck, verifying your story
  • Taking advantage of themes to build more quickly and consistently
  • Becoming familiar with how design of the past affects the present
  • Using the International Typographic Style
  • Tips to building better visual design
  • Understanding and using asymmetric layouts
  • Really understanding typography
  • Solutions for text running long
  • Building a type hierarchy
  • Understanding principles that relate to spacing of content
  • Understanding balance and proportion
  • Utilizing the grid, and its importance in design
  • Presentation size and how to adjust
  • Creating backgrounds for your slide
  • Removing backgrounds from your images
  • Importing images and other art
  • Cropping and masking your images
  • Effectively using animation and transitions
  • Taking advantage of data visualization in PowerPoint
  • Locating resources for free stock imagery


PowerPoint Design Course Prerequisites

This course covers presentation design principles using PowerPoint. It is helpful to have a basic understanding of PowerPoint before participating in this course. If taking this class in our classrooms, a computer with PowerPoint is provided. We suggest you also have the PowerPoint application before starting the class to practice after the course.

PowerPoint Design Course Materials

You will receive a comprehensive presentation design book for this PowerPoint design class developed by the instructors at American Graphics Insitute.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced UX professionals who have extensive professional and training experience, and also work in our UX consulting practice