Microsoft PowerPoint Training Course

PowerPoint Training when you need it

Microsoft PowerPoint is used to create professional looking slideshows that can be displayed on projectors or big-screen TVs. During a presentation, PowerPoint slides are used as backdrops to reinforce the key points made by the presenter and to add visual information. Slides can also be sent to attendees to provide extra information before or after the presentation.

PowerPoint presentations are equally suitable for large or small groups and are typically used for marketing, training, educational and other purposes.

Discuss your needs. (03) 9999 7780

Want training on your site? We travel to you.

Training delivered right to your office on a day that works best for your team.

Get fully interactive, hands-on experience.

Professional instruction, lots of practice time, and solutions for your PowerPoint concerns.

We have everything you need to succeed.

Fill out our free assessment and we will determine the right course content for your team.

No Computer?
No problem, use ours.

If you’re short on computers, we will gladly supply a laptop for each person.

Custom Computer Training Course- Build Your Own Course

Build your own custom course

Any of our courses can be tailored to the unique requirements of your team. Our Off the Shelf courses are modularised with this option in mind, which means that you could mix and match from a selection of existing topics, or we can work with you to develop something specific to your organisation. Either way, we are on hand for advice on the best way to structure your customised training course.

To help you with your customised option, you can choose from our extensive list of course topics. We can then help you to assign the appropriate amount of content based on your training timeframe, and the best order of topics to ensure your training flows well. Our aim is to help every participant gain valuable knowledge and skills.

microsoft powerpoint training

Standard 1 Day Microsoft PowerPoint Courses

Comprehensive training manual with exercise files. Lifetime post-course support.
Pricing
 from: $480 / per participant. 

Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction

Make your presentations pop using the best features of PowerPoint, using Outlining to focus on your content before adding graphical elements to your presentations. You will add charts and tables, then use transitions and animations to create visual indicators for your audience.

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Workshop

Make your presentations stand out by using Slide Masters and fine-tuning your animations. Build custom shows for your audience and trigger them with action buttons. After building your slides you will rehearse and fine tune your presentation, and use presenter view to help you stay focused.

Standard ½ Day Microsoft PowerPoint Courses

Comprehensive training manual with exercise files. Lifetime post-course support.
Pricing
 from: $350 / per participant. 

Getting Started with Microsoft PowerPoint

Learn the fundamentals of PowerPoint by building and Formatting slides, then using Graphics and SmartArt to enhance the visual appeal of your slides. You will then learn the best ways to show your presentations.

Animations with Microsoft PowerPoint

On this course, you will build on your existing skills by incorporating Advanced Animations and Transitions before moving on to Slide Masters and setting up Custom Shows for different audience groups.

Microsoft PowerPoint Introduction

Overview

Participants on this Microsoft PowerPoint 1 day course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of PowerPoint, including creating presentations from templates, applying different layouts and formatting slides for presentations. You will be given a solid foundation of skills upon which to build.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of PowerPoint, however, you will also benefit from attending this course if you are currently editing presentations created by others.

Call us on (03) 9999 7780 to discuss your invoice requirements, such as a Purchase Order Number or information about our Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Reviews

Fantastic Course which has definitely “doubled my productivity” when it comes to creating PowerPoint presentations.

S. Taylor

Upcoming Courses

Course Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Duration: One Day
  • Time: 9am-4pm (approx)
  • Class Size: 10 Students (max)
ratings 4.6

Course Instructors

Course Content

PowerPoint Orientation

  • The PowerPoint Interface
  • Finding and using Commands
  • Navigating Presentations

Creating Slides

  • Creating a Presentation
  • Adding Slides
  • Working with Slide Layouts
  • Using Autofit

Formatting Slides

  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Bullets
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Adding Fill & Border Formatting

Working with Slide Outlines

  • Understanding Outlines
  • Using the Outline Pane
  • Creating an Outline
  • Reordering Slides
  • Using Slide Sorter View

Adding Graphics

  • Working with Graphics
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Moving and Resizing Graphics

Using SmartArt

  • Working with SmartArt
  • Modifying SmartArt
  • Using SmartArt Styles

Applying Themes

  • Understanding PowerPoint Themes
  • Applying Themes
  • Changing Themes
  • Modifying Theme Elements

Working with Animations

  • Animating Text
  • Animating Objects

Transitions

  • Applying Slide Transitions
  • Modifying Transitions
  • Transition Timing

Creating Tables and Charts

  • Adding Tables to Slides
  • Editing and Formatting Tables
  • Creating Charts
  • Adding Chart Data
  • Modifying Charts

Showing Presentations

  • Presenting with PowerPoint
  • Presentation Options
  • General Shortcuts

Printing Slides

  • Printing Handouts
  • Adding Speaker’s Notes
  • Printing Speaker’s Notes

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Workshop

Overview

Participants on this Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced 1 day interactive workshop will build on their existing knowledge of the fundamental principles of PowerPoint to work with Advanced Animation settings, Custom Shows, and the Presenter View. You will discuss your own presentations and receive tips on fine-tuning. Get involved in the discussion, participation is the key!

The course assumes you have a working knowledge of PowerPoint, however, people who are self-taught or currently working with slides created by others will also benefit from attending this course.

Call us on (03) 9999 7780 to discuss your invoice requirements, such as a Purchase Order Number or information about our Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Reviews

Great knowledge of advanced PowerPoint techniques. Best outcomes were the relationship between PowerPoint and other Microsoft products.

H. Nicholls

Upcoming Courses

Course Details

  • Skill Level: Inter / Advanced
  • Duration: One Day
  • Time: 9am-4pm (approx)
  • Class Size: 10 Students (max)
ratings 4.7

Course Instructors

Course Content

Slide Masters

  • Viewing Slide Masters
  • Modifying Masters
  • Working with Placeholders
  • Adding Slide Numbers

Advanced Animations

  • Applying Custom Animations
  • Using the Animation Pane
  • Effect Timing
  • Reordering Animations

Combining Shapes

  • Grouping Shapes
  • Merging Shapes

Photo Album

  • Creating a Photo Album
  • The Album Dialog Box

Zoom

  • Using Zoom
  • Creating a Summary Zoom

Rehearse Timings

  • Setting up the Slide Show
  • Rehearsing Timing
  • Recording the Slide Show

Action Buttons

  • Adding Action Buttons
  • Action Button Settings

Custom Shows

  • Understanding Custom Shows
  • Creating Custom Shows
  • Running Custom Shows
  • Linking Custom Shows

Presenter View

  • About Presenter View
  • Using Presenter View

Microsoft PowerPoint – Getting Started with PowerPoint

Overview

Participants on this half-day Microsoft PowerPoint – Getting Started with PowerPoint course will gain an insight into the fundamental aspects of PowerPoint without having to be away from the office for a full day.

The course assumes no prior knowledge of PowerPoint, however, people with limited exposure to the software and those who are working with presentations created by others will also benefit from attending this course.

Call us on (03) 9999 7780 to discuss your invoice requirements, such as a Purchase Order Number or information about our Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Reviews

Great course run by very experienced and knowledgeable trainer who was able to answer all my questions thoroughly and clearly. It was excellent to be able to go into other topics that weren’t PowerPoint related but were very helpful for my day to day tasks at work.

S. Lyama

Upcoming Courses

There are no upcoming events at this time.

However, we can add extra courses on demand. This generally occurs once 3 or more people are interested in a course.

Call (03) 9999 7780 or email us with your contact details if you would like us to get in touch when we have enough participants to run the course.

Course Details

  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Class Size: 10 Students (max)
ratings 4.7

Course Instructors

Course Content

PowerPoint Orientation

  • Exploring the PowerPoint Interface
  • Finding and using Commands
  • Navigating Presentations

Creating Slides

  • Creating a Presentation
  • Adding Slides
  • Working with Slide Layouts
  • Using Autofit

Formatting Slides

  • Formatting Text
  • Formatting Bullets
  • Using the Format Painter
  • Adding Fill and Border Formatting

Adding Graphics

  • Working with Graphics
  • Inserting Graphics
  • Moving and Resizing Graphics

Using SmartArt

  • Working with SmartArt
  • Modifying SmartArt
  • Using SmartArt Styles

Showing Presentations

  • Presenting with PowerPoint
  • Presentation Options
  • General Shortcuts

Microsoft PowerPoint – Animations with Microsoft PowerPoint

Overview

Participants on this Microsoft PowerPoint – Animations with PowerPoint half-day course will build on their existing skills by incorporating advanced animations before moving on to Slide Masters and setting up Custom Shows.

The course assumes that you have a working knowledge of PowerPoint, people with limited exposure to the software and those who need to build slides for others to present will also benefit from attending this course.

Call us on (03) 9999 7780 to discuss your invoice requirements, such as a Purchase Order Number or information about our Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

Reviews

Mark Finney was excellent. Very thorough and made the presentation easy to follow as well as entertaining. I really enjoyed the course, Thank You.

J. Nedanovska

Upcoming Courses

There are no upcoming events at this time.

However, we can add extra courses on demand. This generally occurs once 3 or more people are interested in a course.

Call (03) 9999 7780 or email us with your contact details if you would like us to get in touch when we have enough participants to run the course.

Course Details

  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Duration: Half Day
  • Class Size: 10 Students (max)
ratings 4.8

Course Instructors

Course Content

Working with Animations

  • Animating Text
  • Animating Objects

Transitions

  • Applying Slide Transitions
  • Modifying Transitions
  • Transition Timing

Advanced Animations

  • Applying Custom Animations
  • Using the Animation Pane
  • Effect Timing
  • Reordering Animations

Rehearse Timings

  • Setting up the Slide Show
  • Rehearsing Timing
  • Recording the Slide Show

Slide Masters

  • Viewing Slide Masters
  • Modifying Masters
  • Working with Placeholders
  • Adding Slide Numbers

Custom Shows

  • Understanding Custom Shows
  • Creating Custom Shows
  • Running Custom Shows
  • Linking Custom Shows

Frequently Asked Questions

What is PowerPoint?

Microsoft PowerPoint is a presentation software package created by Microsoft. Users can create a presentation by designing a series of slides. It is also simple to import documents from other Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word or Excel into PowerPoint. Presentations can be built by selecting from the available templates or starting from a blank page. Users can import audio, video, graphics and text into PowerPoint to make more interesting and dynamic presentations to help engage the audience.

Who uses Microsoft PowerPoint?

PowerPoint is almost ubiquitous in the business world as it can be used in virtually any environment where presentations are required. Users can include conference keynote speakers, team leaders, sales professionals, training facilitators and many more.

Microsoft PowerPoint can be used to create just about any kind of presentation you can think of. This might be sales presentations, brainstorming sessions, keynote presentations, or team reporting to name just a few. Any of these presentations can be created in PowerPoint.

Some significant features of Microsoft PowerPoint are:

  • Thousands of Templates
  • Themes for consistent formatting
  • Animations and transition effects
  • Presenter View

These are just some of the features of PowerPoint, but of course, there are many more. If you need to create just about any kind of business presentation then you will probably need to use Microsoft PowerPoint.

Should I buy a PowerPoint for Dummies book or attend a Training Course?

Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use software by someone at work. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error, unfortunately, involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.

At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find a PowerPoint for Dummies book to help solve some of those tricky issues. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that it still takes time to find the information you need.

Our Microsoft PowerPoint courses are designed to target the key features and tools included in the applications to help you get back to work and apply them right away.

Why should I attend a Microsoft PowerPoint Training Course?

A training course with Keystroke Learning can set you up to take full advantage of your software. We want Microsoft PowerPoint to work for you, not the other way around. We also make a point of passing on the best of our knowledge and experience to help you save time in your daily work. We know lots of shortcuts for your software applications, and we want you to know them as well.

Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.

Can I change the formatting for all my Headings at once?

Absolutely, you just need to be using the slide masters. We find that many people go to each slide and format the headings one by one. This is a slow and cumbersome way of doing things. In PowerPoint, you need to go to the slide master view, select the heading on the slide master and modify the formatting. Changes made to the slide master include font formatting and alignment, colours, spacing, and more.

Once this is done, return to the presentation slides and the headings for every slide based on the slide master will be updated accordingly.

I need my team to review my slides. What’s the best way?

PowerPoint has some useful collaboration features built in, however, the specific options will depend on the PowerPoint version you are using. Any version of PowerPoint will give you the ability to add comments to slides. Once added, comments can be saved with the slide if needed.

If you use a tablet device you can use a stylus to write directly on to the screen, and you can also save your comments with the slides.

Finally, if you are using Office 365 you can save your presentation to OneDrive or SharePoint Online for Office 365 and then work on a presentation at the same time as your colleagues. If someone else views or works in the presentation, their thumbnail picture appears in the top-right corner of the ribbon. If someone makes changes in the presentation, you can easily choose the changes you want to keep.

Can I build a branching presentation?

Of course, you can. You may need to follow a different branch depending on the audience, or when you are anticipating extra questions at various points of your presentation. If this is the case you can build custom shows. These shows draw from the same pool of slides while allowing you to branch for the different situations.

For example, you might have some extra slides that you want to use to provide more detail about particular topics. If you get a question from the audience, you can quickly jump to the custom show and display your extra slides. If you don’t get a question you can choose to bypass the extra content and continue with the regular slides.

Can I create a presentation that automatically runs when I email it?

Yes, you can. First, build your presentation as normal. Then, once you are done, you can save your file as a PowerPoint Show. By saving as this format instead of a regular presentation, your presentation will automatically open in presentation mode. The recipient will not need to run the show and it will close automatically once the last slide has been viewed.

Is there a faster way to build my slides?

The problem is that the default view in PowerPoint is slide view. This gives you a large view of the slide and for most people, that’s a trigger to immediately start thinking about the design of their slides instead of the content. But as Bill Gates suggests, “Content is King”.

To resolve the problem, you should probably be using outline view. This gives you an overview, or outline of your presentation, allowing you to focus on the content, structure, and flow of your presentation before you start worrying about how it looks. This method can save you a huge amount of time and will give you a simpler and more efficient way of reordering your content to get the best result. The time you save can then be used to rehearse your presentation so you can really get your message across during that important keynote.

Where to from here?

Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.

If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Microsoft PowerPoint, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.

We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.

Keystroke Learning

Learn Today with Keystroke Learning

As you can see, we have a wide array of top computer courses. Out training approach is professional yet friendly, motivating participants to learn quickly and easily. When you complete our training, you will be ready to apply your new skills right away. Course prices are listed on the Upcoming Courses page alongside the relevant course.

If you have a customised training solution in mind, please call us for a quote.

To schedule our popular computer courses, call (03) 9999 7780 or email us @ [email protected]