Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Self Paced
Filed under: Service Wide Skills
Where: Online


To be effective, a presentation has to capture your audience’s attention and deliver a compelling message. In this course, you’ll learn design principles for creating engaging presentations in PowerPoint 2016. You’ll also learn how to ensure your message is clear and persuasive, and how to use sound, images, color and styles to optimize the visual impact that a presentation has on your audience.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Design and present an effective PowerPoint 2016 presentation
  • Identify PowerPoint 2016 design tools and presentation add-ons for speedy design
  • Describe the presentation process when designing PowerPoint 2016 presentations
  • Recognize the role of the presenter in imparting PowerPoint 2016 presentation content effectively
  • Apply design principles that help ensure long-term retention of your message
  • Create a clear message and establish credibility
  • Recognize how to deliver a message clearly and effectively in a PowerPoint presentation
  • Fully engage with and persuade your audience when delivering a PowerPoint presentation
  • Describe how the brain processes visual input and what this implies for effective slide design
  • Make effective use of sound and images
  • Use guides, alignment and grouping to create a professional presentation
  • Use color to increase the effectiveness of a presentation
  • Apply consistent styles to slides
  • Identify the Gestalt principles and how visual input is received
  • Apply best practices for designing and delivering a PowerPoint presentation


Target Audience: Anyone who is familiar with the PowerPoint 2016 interface and tools and wants to improve their presentation design and communication skills

Course Duration: 0.8 Hours

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