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This course explores how to use PowerPoint effectively in the business environment.  The course not only covers the features of PowerPoint, but also how to use the features to create presentations that stand apart and engage the audience.

In this course we explore how to use PowerPoint as an effective visual aid to supplement any presentation.  We also discuss how PowerPoint can be used to create our own graphics and customize imagery to share our ideas visually with our audience. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to prepare presentations using all the major features of PowerPoint
  • Recognize how to develop multi-media assets using the various features of PowerPoint
  • Identify best practices for using PowerPoint as a visual aid for any presentation
Last updated/reviewed: August 05, 2015

37 Reviews (91 ratings)Reviews

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Great class! The Bonus presentation is fantastic- will definitely be using that format. I am also excited to utilize his method for creating graphs in ppt using shapes rather than copying over from excel.
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Anonymous Author
Blair Cook does it again with another engaging and effective presentation. What I liked the most was how Blair highlighted the strategic aspects of creating a great presentation to get your message across. This course is a must for anyone who needs to create a professional looking presentation.
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Blair Cook one of the finest presenter.All projects, Present & Future need presentation.This course equips with mid-level mastery in a very cohesive manner.Bonus lesson in end caters for the advance audience in running polls during or end of your presentation.No Pdf included for this Course
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The teacher did a great job sounding interested in the subject matter and definitely had a powerful mastery of powerpoint. Definitely gained some useful information about powerpoint from this class! Would recommend to anyone who uses powerpoint often.
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Liked : Screensize 16:9, presentation mode. Dislikded: The downloaded slides ... there are hardly 10 slides? What about the rest... I thought its incomplete. 5 Starts if you make a good attachment.
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Anonymous Author
Great points to consider about improving presentations. A very engaging presentation in its own right. I literally laughed out loud in my office at a couple of points during the course.
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Anonymous Author
Instructor was very effective and structured the course in an organized, easy to follow manner. This approach kept me engaged and allowed me to easily retain the key concepts.
5
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Excellent short and informative presentation!!!! Anyone interested in making a PowerPoint presentation should definitely watch this video presentation.
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I like this course so much because it includes some good tips on PowerPoint presentation that I did not know previously. I like the bonus lesson most.
5
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I found this course entertaining as well as informative. The instructor demonstrates many methods to help make Powerpoint presentations engaging
5
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Exactly what I need it! Thanks a lot Professor Cook! I really enjoy learning more about presentations and Powerpoint new features.
5
Anonymous Author
I like this course so much because its a step by step procedures on how to make your presentation useful to the audience.
5
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Excellent course that will be of enormous practical use in improving my PowerPoint presentations...starting tomorrow!
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Anonymous Author
Good hints for effective use of PowerPoint's features. Would like to have a PDF or outline of entire presentation.
5
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I am not a user of Powerpoint and this was a great intro and provides a great foundation to learn more!
5
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This course provides useful and insightful tools and methods to increase the quality of a presentation!
5
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Very informative and interesting. I got a lot from this course that I can share with my co-workers.
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Anonymous Author
I really like this course. I want to have more powerpoint related trainings. Very good speaker.
5
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A lot of good ideas. I plan to use this info to improve my monthly meeting presentations.
5
Anonymous Author
Another great course by Blair Cook. I have not had a bad course yet on performative.com
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Lots of tips and tricks to create a professional and engaging presentation.
5
Anonymous Author
Nice pace and practical instruction/ tips on improving presentations.
5
Anonymous Author
Great presentation skills. Useful info. Cool family feud game.
5
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Good to learn specially if you're into a lot of presentations.
4
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Some good tips on Powerpoint that I did not know previously.
4
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Very Useful Course. I have picked some pieces of advice!
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Anonymous Author
Some unknown posibilities of PPT. Good to know.
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Anonymous Author
Clear explanations and easy to use references.
5
Member's Profile
Great tips to quickly edit presentation.
5
Member's Profile
Useful PowerPoint tips and tricks.
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Anonymous Author
The course is very helpful
5
Anonymous Author
Definitely interesting
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nice tips
5
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Great!
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Good
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Good
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Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Foundational

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
Contact:
For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
Planning, Orientation, Design
  8:47Planning a PowerPoint Presentation
  8:15Get Oriented with PowerPoint
  10:20Slide design
Visual Aids
  4:45Visual aids: Text
  4:17Visual aids: Charts
  9:31Visual aids: Pictures
  2:20Visual aids: Embedding audio and video
  3:49Visual aids: Creating graphics
Delivery
  2:13Delivery enhancement - transitions
  5:34Delivery enhancement - animation
CONCLUSION
  4:25Using presentation mode
BONUS
  8:00Bonus Lesson
Continuous Play
  1:17:46Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
  PDFPowerful PowerPoint Presentations Glossary Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM