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Giving a PowerPoint presentation is always a daunting experience, but a PowerPoint presentation with extensive numbers content poses its own special set of challenges – a set of challenges rarely addressed by conventional presentation training programs.  This course identifies the problems and issues specifically related to presenting quantitative information in PowerPoint, teaches how to determine the optimum numbers content of each slide and how to present that content, and suggests slide design tactics and presenter behaviors that will make the numbers understandable and meaningful to the audience.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine how much numerical information to put on a PowerPoint slide without endangering audience comprehension
  • Make intelligent choices about when to present numbers graphically rather than in tables
  • Ensure the words on your slide, artwork, and animation can work together with your numbers to make your most important points stand out
  • Ensure your pre-presentation preparation and your demeanor while presenting affect the credibility of your information
Last updated/reviewed: April 12, 2018

33 Reviews (77 ratings)Reviews

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Anonymous Author
Great refresher to remind everyone that just because your PowerPoint is chock full of data, it does not mean that the audience got the things that you wanted them to see in the data. Presenters need to make sure they know their audience and what are the most effective ways to get the point across to them.
5
Actually quite gripping! I've done a lot of public speaking, gotten training, etc, but there are quite a few nuggets of wisdom and technical details in here that I've never heard before. I'm quite impressed by this; it's a must-take for anyone who is prepping a board package!
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I liked that he gave specific rules and guidelines to making a PowerPoint. I think there is more I could learn in this department. The best tool I will take away from this webinar is the 8H Rule.
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The most interesting part of the course was the 8H rule. I had hoped the course would include features/functionality of PP; however, the information presented was very basic.
4
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A good reminder to make the best use of limited space and time by creating concise presentation slides that provide the key information your audience needs to know.
5
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Good course. Mr. Bolten had some very good points, and he did a good job presenting them. I will definitely use a lot of his ideas for my next presentation.
5
Member's Profile
Excellent course and helpful in many ways. Can there be another course from this instructor on how to handle Q&A when presenting financial information?
4
Member's Profile
This course hit some important, often overlooked, concepts. Bolten emphasized that the slide show is about communicating meaning in the numbers.
5
Member's Profile
Randall Bolten made the time go by so fast and easy. Each section was informative. I will look for more of Mr. Bolten's courses.
5
Anonymous Author
There were some good basics in here. Appreciated the reminder about the audience's perspective. Recommend this course.
4
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Lots of good tips on how to effectively present numbers in a presentation and things to watch out for and avoid.
5
Member's Profile
Very good tips and practices to use when presenting figures and numbers, and how to highlight your message.
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Anonymous Author
I like some of the animation examples. Overall good points to keep in mind when presenting.
4
Anonymous Author
Good refresher, but presenter was talking too slow and didn't seem to have much enthusiasm
Anonymous Author
Perhaps good points but painfully boring. I expected more from this course, to be honest.
4
Anonymous Author
Direct and to the point, great tips on slide presentation as well as physical delivery.
4
Anonymous Author
Good overview of presenting financial information in a manner that is very effective.
4
Anonymous Author
Lot of good tips in here on how to present so your slides look more professional
4
Anonymous Author
It was an informative course about giving presentations that are meaningful.
4
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good reminders and review of how to best represent data in powerpoint
5
Anonymous Author
Common sense approach that gives insights from audience view.
4
Member's Profile
Good perspective from someone who has the experience!
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Anonymous Author
Some good information but seemed a little too basic.
4
Anonymous Author
The audio doesnt seem good since it creates echo
4
Member's Profile
Good pointers on creating a clear presentation.
4
Member's Profile
Good tips. Practical examples.
5
Member's Profile
Good point. valuable leason
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Anonymous Author
Felt it was too basic.
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Great information.
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Helpful flyover
5
Member's Profile
Good course
5
Anonymous Author
Very good.
5
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Nice!

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Exposure to corporate accounting and reporting

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

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
Space Problems
  5:36Space Problem A
  7:08Space Problem B
Adding Charts and Graphs
  5:16Pie Charts
  8:06Graphs
Headings, Help, and Final Production
  6:05Headings
  6:16Other Help
  9:16Behavior and Wrap Up
Continuous Play
  54:26Excel-ing When Your PowerPoint Is Loaded with Numbers
SUPPORTING MATERIALS
  PDFSlides: PowerPoint is Loaded with Numbers
  PDFPowerPoint is Loaded with Numbers Glossary/Index
REVIEW & TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM