Microsoft PowerPoint Basics: An Introduction to Creating Engaging and Powerful Presentations

Duration: 90 minutes

If you’ve been blown away by a presentation with fantastic PowerPoint slides OR if you’ve ever stared blankly at a terrible plain white slide with far too much type, you know that Microsoft PowerPoint can do both harm and good.

A poorly crafted PowerPoint presentation is the quickest way to devalue your message—and no matter how genius your spoken presentation is, the overall impression on the audience is bleh.




But a dynamic, carefully put together slide deck can immediately elevate your presentation, tell the audience that that you’re dedicated and well prepared, and add a layer of polish to your performance that only great visual aids bring.

If you’ve considered creating slides to go along with your presentations, or if you use PowerPoint now but feel you could be using it better, we invite you to join us for this introductory class.

Microsoft Expert Mitizi Katz will explain the basic tools and functions in PowerPoint. And she’ll show you what to do--- and what NOT to do—to create a presentations that WOW instead of ZZZZzzzz.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This program will help you: 

  • Learn the basic components of PowerPoint 
  • Plan a design that makes sense – graphically and logically
  • Organize your data using Sections
  • Build and integrate Layouts, Masters, and Backgrounds into your presentations
  • Share slides among presentations
  • Understand and integrate Transitions and Animations
  • Incorporate built-in graphic elements like Shapes and SmartArt
  • Manage text effectively using proper spacing and alignment
  • Integrating PowerPoint with Word

            ABOUT THE SPEAKER

            Mitzi Katz has developed coveted training solutions, and has educated thousands of end users, for the past thirty-five years. Mitzi holds a Master's degree in Education, with an emphasis in special education classroom and administration.

            Early in her career, Mitzi taught a variety of special education classes in Kansas, Montana, and Alaska. When the first personal computers were introduced into the market, Mitzi became passionate about technology. As an innovator, she made a change in careers from public school education to professional educator, where she began providing private computer training. Mitzi has been teaching software ‘best practices’ ever since.

            According to Mitzi, “It's the people part of the business that keeps me involved. I love learning and teaching! The most fun I have professionally, is working with students as 'the light comes on'. I have always prided myself in offering 'gentle' instruction with the goal of assisting the student while they capture and retain the information.” When Mitzi is not teaching, she can be found in the garden, hiking, bicycling, or skiing with her family.

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