Learn how to create inspiring, effective presentations that get buy-in on our PowerPoint course
PowerPoint training suitable for anyone who has a grip on the basics of PowerPoint and wants to learn how to create truly compelling presentations.
This isn't a technical course, nor is it about the delivery of a presentation.
It is about fine-tuning the way you present ideas to create impact and the outcomes you seek.
Our key messages will be around content, visuals and support:
How to shape your PowerPoint content.
How to best exploit the visual strengths of the medium.
How to really support your key messages.
- Creating Compelling and Engaging Content
- How to Tell Gripping Stories
- Focussing your Key Messages
- Getting Audience Interest
- Flexible Presentation Structure
- Persuasive Ideas
- Breathing Life into your Values
- Encouraging Buy-in and Commitment
- Using Storyboards to Build a Presentation
- Troubleshooting Worst-case scenarios
- Making your Presentation Flexible
We tailor all our courses to reflect the needs of the delegates.
We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.
How do you feel about presenting using PowerPoint?
How much is expected of you?
What do you want from the day?
Death by PowerPoint
We’ll look at the experiences we’ve had as presenters and listeners.
This will be an opportunity to define what makes for the best and worst PowerPoint presentations.
Bringing PowerPoint to Life
We unpick what we already know about how communication works and how that applies specifically to PowerPoint communications.
We will start by acknowledging those things which already work for us when using PowerPoint.
Things that we can use in our PowerPoint presentations.
We will ask delegates to put their hands up to the traps we all fall into.
Why do you want it?
What does it really mean?
We’ll look at how to use PowerPoint to make an impact.
We will prastice an easy way to kick-start PowerPoint content and structure ideas.
We will explore logic trees to consider how best to sell our ideas.
We’ll also explore easy ways to shape our ideas into clear, logical and compelling structures that can be quickly amended to suit professional time constraints.
We look at focussing PowerPoint presentations on key messages.
Our aim is to ensure that our audience will receive the key message we intend them to receive.
Engaging your Audience
How can you engage your audience?
We will look at how visuals can help and how we can connect on an intellectual and emotional level with our audience.
Without conviction, even the most polished PowerPoints can sink without trace!
Where can you inject passion and emotion into your presentation?
Where are the moments of excitement, tension and humour that you can exploit?
Miscommunication, misunderstandings and misinterpretations are often a direct result of the fact that everyone sees the world differently.
Using visuals, we'll help you experience viscerally what you already know intellectually.
The ability to see a situation from various points of view is crucial to powerful communication.
So part of preparing for your next PowerPoint is to research exactly what’s going on for your audience.
You will identify your key messages and, on a deeper level, what brand values your PowerPoint presentation needs to demonstrate.
This will be an opportunity to reflect on the drafting of your ideas.
How well do you support yourself through the written word and visuals?
We will use storyboards to help shape impactful PowerPoint presentations.
In this exercise, you will become your own best editor.
You'll learn to transform your PowerPoint presentation as a visual medium to enhance your key messages.
We will explore the many ways you can support yourself through a presentation, from technical to personal strategies that help to overcome the nerves of presenting.
We’ll look at the role of handouts and pre and post-presentation material.
We’ll consider the role of PowerPoint within the continuum of communication available to most presenters.
Homework – Redrafting, Refreshing and Polishing
After a quick warm up and refresher, we’ll get started on the main business of the day.
Having a Go
All our participants will present their polished PowerPoints to the group.
There will be an opportunity for intensive and personalised feedback for each delegate.
Constructive and supportive this feedback will naturally reflect upon the mnemonic identified on day one.
Everyone will receive written feedback on their strengths and how they can polish their revamped presentations.
Depending on delegate needs, we may also spend time looking at dynamic presentation openings and effective endings.
In this optional clinic, each presenter can enjoy the focussed attention of a trainer and up to three of their peers, as we will divide the group of in half.
We will revise some simple and easy ways to bolster future writing effectiveness and presentation confidence.
There’s usually one!
We will look at ways to handle difficult or resistant audiences and consider ways to handle the sod’s law of presentation scenarios.
Participants will identify what specific strategies they will use in the future and how they might develop their unique presentation style.
What further support might they need or want?
Any further insights will be useful for their development continuum, whether to inform follow-up workshops or in-house mentoring needs.
Our participants will be given a variety of useful handouts as reminders of our top tips.
Participants are given a web link to their videos from the course
PowerPoint Presentations Course
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The PowerPoint Presentations - Impact Factory team:
- Caitlin ShannonCaitlin has insight, natural warmth and bags of energy to engage with delegates and bring the work to life
- Katie KensitKatie she is passionate about helping others find their spark and enthusiasm by building confidence and embracing individual positive strengths.
- Tom BodellTom's expertise is in Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling. He also has a fondness for Time Management.
Attend this PowerPoint Course risk-free
We are so confident in our trainers and the quality of our PowerPoint Presentations Course that we guarantee it will make an impact.
If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.
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