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PowerPoint

Learn to Create Professional Presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint has long been the industry standard for creating presentations, and this class will help you understand how to use this powerful program to its full potential. We will help you quickly master the basics, creating several layouts, customizing text, importing media, using placeholders and more! Then we will delve into the features that will bring your presentations to the next level, including charts, tables, gradients, transitions and animations.

Students will create dozens of slides, master slides, charts, and animations. This class is designed to jumpstart you into the world of presentation design, and will include tips on good design practices.

This class is for Mac and Windows. It will be taught with PowerPoint 2016, but many of the instructions will work with previous versions of PowerPoint.

  • 12 Hours
  • Mac or PC provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Register for a class

$650 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online

What You’ll Learn

  • Create layouts and master slides
  • Learn to customize text, import media, and use placeholders
  • Add charts, tables, gradients, transitions, and animations
  • Learn tips and tricks to enhance your presentation designs
View full syllabus

PowerPoint Class Syllabus

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Setting Up Master Slides

Topics

  • Adding Background Images
  • Editing Text
  • Adjusting Bullets & Indents
  • Creating Effective Color Themes
Editing Placeholders on Master Slides

Topics

  • Positioning Placeholders
  • Cleaning Up the Slide Masters
Using Images In PowerPoint

Topics

  • Preparing Images For PowerPoint
  • Inserting Images
  • Adding Shapes
Testing Master Slides

Topics

  • Deciding How Many Slides To Style
  • Testing The Master Slide Set

Section 2
Formatting Pasted Text

Topics

  • Pasting Content into a Template
  • Copying and Pasting Entire Slides
  • Creating a Custom Layout
  • Arranging Text Boxes and Shapes
Laying Out a Quote Slide

Topics

  • Setting Up the Content
  • Formatting Lines
  • Adding Credentials
  • Formatting Grouped Text Boxes
  • Adding Quotation Marks
Picture Slides

Topics

  • Crop Techniques
  • Using Shapes as Custom Placeholders
  • Preserving an Image’s Aspect Ratio
Logos

Topics

  • Distributing Multiple Objects
    • Aligning Multiple Objects
Section 3
Shapes

Topics

  • Advanced Bevels & Gradients
  • Grouping Shapes
Divider Slides

Topics

  • More Shadow Settings
  • More Shape Groups
  • Emphasizing the Current Section
  • Line Styles: Compound Types
Tables

Topics

  • Creating a New Table
  • Adding/Copying Content into a New Table
  • Auto-Adjusting Size & Distributing Cells
  • Table Styles & Formatting
  • Custom Table Header
  • Using Drawing Guides
Contact Slide

Topics

  • Aligning Multiple Text Boxes
  • More Shape Formats
  • Resize Shape to Fit Text
Section 4
Line Chart

Topics

  • X-Axis & Y-Axis
  • Legend
  • Gridlines
  • Data Labels
  • More Line Styles
Pie Chart

Topics

  • Inserting & Formatting a Doughnut Chart
  • Editing Chart Data in Excel
  • Legend
  • Data Labels
  • Using Shapes to Enhance Appearance of Chart
  • The “Age Groups” Label
Bar Chart

Topics

  • Styling a Converted Chart
  • Adding Value Labels to Clarify Data
Transitions and Animations

Topics

  • Applying a Transition to All Slides via Master Slides
  • Overriding the Master Slides’ Transition
Map Slide

Topics

  • Complex Line and Shape Groups
  • More Gradients & Shadows
  • Internal Margins & Autofitting Text Boxes

Create Professional Presentations in PowerPoint

This 12-hour class will teach you to create professional presentations in PowerPoint. This class covers masters, templates, charts and animations in-depth. Learn these skills with step-by-step exercises in a small class led by a professional PowerPoint instructor.

  • “All of the information was very applicable to any corporate setting, and our instructor (Dan) personalized the class to make sure that we learned how to do anything that we had the intention of learning within PowerPoint.”

    Sarah Simone

    Attended the two-day PowerPoint class

  • “I took this class after trying to figure it out using a textbook. PowerPoint is not an intuitive program. The instructor introduced the program in such a way that it was easy to grasp and the exercises reinforced what we learned. I now feel comfortable in PowerPoint and confident that I can successfully create a deck from scratch.”

    Faith Deutsch

    Learned to create professional presentations with PowerPoint

  • “The Noble Desktop PowerPoint training 2-day session was informative, casual, fun. The instructor, Scott, was knowledgeable and helpful and patient with us as we navigated our way around PPT. It was a good course and I highly recommend it for anyone in need of brushing up or just the basics. Thanks for a helpful experience.”

    Richard Cali

    Learned PowerPoint over two fun days

Learn then Practice

In our PowerPoint class you’ll learn through projects. First by watching a short demo, then by actually practicing on presentations that utilize master slides, graphics, and charts.

Students practicing PowerPoint skills in a class at Noble Desktop

Step-by-step PowerPoint Workbook Included

“If you've never used PowerPoint and were afraid to try, this is the class for you. Step by step instruction, plus an awesome workbook that you get to keep, will give you a solid working knowledge and enable you to practice at home.”
Sarah Edgar, Feb 8, 2018

Every PowerPoint class comes with a custom workbook

Register for PowerPoint

$650 Discounts Policies

NYC or Live Online