PowerPoint and Presentation Skills

Most businesses run on presentations, in fact, hardly anything of importance gets done without them. In every business, presentations are used for a multitude of activities such as: approval for strategies; reporting; communicating operational or changes; presenting performance results; and reporting project status.

Instruction Dates: For booking availability, please use the contact us form to get in touch.

AB Gov’t funding may be available: Employers in Alberta can apply for government funding for professional development training. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is an employer-driven training program where employers and government share the cost of training new and existing employees to increase their knowledge and skills to meet the needs of Alberta’s changing economy. Check the CAJG Applicant Guide for details.


Description: This is a hands-on seminar where participants will gain better operational knowledge of PowerPoint and its most important features so they will be able to use PowerPoint as an effective presentation tool. Topics include navigating PowerPoint, design philosophy, business presentation skills and a practice session. Participants will be able to create professional-looking PowerPoint presentations for different purposes and enhance their business presentation skills through confidence and targeted messaging.

Main Topics:

  1. Presentation Skills 1 – The Presenter
    1. Characteristics of great presenters
    2. Addressing the fear of public speaking
    3. How to improve body language
  1. Presentation Skills 2 – The Message
    1. Matching the message to the audience
    2. How to be persuasive
      1. The power of stories
      2. The golden circle
  1. Presentation Skills 3 – The Tool (Basic PowerPoint)
    1. Effective use of PowerPoint
    2. Basic navigation
    3. Working with Text
    4. Working with Images
    5. Working with Video
    6. Working with Colours
    7. Creating custom templates
  1. Presentation Skills 4 – The Tool (Advanced PowerPoint)
    1. Working with Shapes
    2. Creating Flowcharts
    3. PowerPoint SmartArt
    4. Working with Tables
    5. Working with Charts
  1. Animation in PowerPoint
    1. Effective use of animation
    2. Basic PowerPoint Animation
      1. Entrance and Exit effects
    3. Advanced PowerPoint Animation
      1. The Animation Pane
      2. Triggers
      3. Timing

Duration: 1-day (8 hours)

Prerequisites: None

Price: $495/person


General Information:

Class Capacity: Standard bookings require a minimum of 5 and maximum of 10 people per class (for groups of 6 or more, an assistant instructor will be provided to help facilitate and ensure everybody receives sufficient hand-on support throughout the course). If you have larger or smaller groups requiring training, please use the contact us form to let us know about your requirements. In many cases we are able to customize our offerings in order to help you access the training and support you require.

Location: Pricing for all courses is for delivering the course in the client’s offices. If a training room or suitable boardroom with the required equipment is not available, alternate arrangements can be made to book a suitable facility. If Azura Consulting handles the facility booking, it will be charged for at the cost of the booking plus a 5% administrative markup.

Equipment needed: A room equipped with a computer for each participant, along with a projector or large digital screen that can be utilized for delivering presentation material from the instructor’s computer or USB drive.  Participants can use either PC desktop computers or PC laptops, as long as they have MS PowerPoint for Windows pre-installed.

What version of PowerPoint?
This workshop will use the standard version that most corporations use today, MS PowerPoint 2010 but if participants are using PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2013/2016, the workshop facilitator will help participants bridge the gap between versions as there are not many differences in the versions.

Inquire about Enrollment: For booking availability, please use the contact us form to get in touch.