Powerful Presentation Skills with Powerpoint | Free Course | Alison

Create Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint

Create powerful presentations and enhance your PowerPoint skills with this free online PowerPoint course.

Free Course
This free online PowerPoint Presentation course will introduce you to the art of creating impactful presentations with engaging content in Microsoft's PowerPoint. You will learn the most important principles of presenting, the modality and redundancy principles, and the 6 key qualities to make an idea stick in the audience's mind. You will also study how to work with mind maps, avoid a cognitive backlog, and more.
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive






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In this free online course Powerful Presentations with PowerPoint in Business you will be introduced to the art of creating impactful presentations with engaging content through PowerPoint. Finance executives are being called on more and more to deliver presentations inside and outside the organization. How you deliver these presentations is ultimately a reflection of your executive presence, and in this course you will learn how to deliver an inspired presentation. 

The course begins by explaining: how to plan and organize your presentation; how to tell your message in a way that your audience will remember it and act up on it; and how to deliver your presentation with poise and confidence. Leadership is a key attribute of the modern finance executive and being a successful leader in part hinges on your ability to communicate your ideas in a way that people will follow. This course has been tailor-made for you as a financial professional working in today’s business world.

The second half of this course covers how to use PowerPoint. The course not only covers the features of PowerPoint, but more importantly how to use the features to create presentations that stand apart and engage the audience. In this course we will learn how to use PowerPoint as an effective visual aid to supplement any presentation. We will discuss how PowerPoint can be used to create our own graphics and customize imagery to share our ideas visually with our audience. So, why wait? Start the course today and by the end of the week you will have the skills and knowledge needed to create powerful presentations with PowerPoint.

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • List the most important principles of presenting
  • Identify how to work with mind maps
  • Outline how to avoid cognitive backlog
  • Recognize how to create an opening that develops rapport
  • Identify the 6 key qualities to make an idea stick in the audience's mind
  • Define the modality and redundancy principles
  • Identify how to create powerful powerpoint presentations
  • Recognize how to incorporate the multimedia principle to create engaging presentations
  • Discuss the use of charts to summarize numeric data
  • Recognize how to work with videos and graphics to create appealing content
  • Identify when to use transitions and animations to enhance presentations


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