Great Presentations (Despite Using PowerPoint)

We have all been there. We have attended conferences with one ‘death-by-PowerPoint’ presentation after another and wondered if there was another way. The good news is that there is. There are techniques to use the strength of PowerPoint (visual reinforcement) without making it a bland reading of bullet points.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

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Course Location

Happy London, Aldgate or at your premises.

Course Requirements

Delegates must be confident in PowerPoint at a basic level. You should be able to create simple slides and add WordArt and pictures.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Identify the common characteristic of good and bad presentations
  • Break free from restrictive use of PowerPoint
  • Identify why bullet points get in the way of effective presentations
  • Simplify your presentation to make it more effective
  • Use techniques, like the rule of 10, that engage the audience
  • Recognise the importance of audience involvement
  • Use questions to stimulate audience reaction
  • Be confident in creating involvement
  • Use story telling to increase the appeal to the audience
  • Take old presentations and transform them into more effective events
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Session 1

Initial Presentations, Our Experience: the Best and the Worst of PowerPoint Presentations.

Session 2

PowerPoint Slides: What works and what doesn’t. Simplifying Presentations: Techniques that Work, Kawasaki’s Rule of 10, To bullet point or not to bullet point.

Session 3

Involvement: Ask the Audience, Creating Debate, When to Break into Groups. The Power of Story Telling.

Session 4

Putting it into Practice: Improving Your Presentation, Presentations.

Intensive Courses from Happy

Intensive courses have been created specifically for those who need to learn a great deal of content at a faster pace. Each one is focused on increasing your productivity, and building a substantial expertise in just a single day. These courses will be longer, faster and more intensive than a standard classroom course. If you can keep up, the rewards will definitely be worth the effort.


The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9:15am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 20 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Your Course Trainer

Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart

Henry Stewart is founder and Chief Executive of London-based training business Happy Ltd. Happy was rated one of the top 20 workplaces in the UK for 5 successive years and now helps other organisations create happy workplaces. In 2011 Henry was listed in the Guru Radar of the Thinkers 50 list of the most influential business thinkers in the world. "He is one of the thinkers who we believe will shape the future of business", explained list compiler Stuart Crainer. His book, The Happy Manifesto, was published by Kogan Page in January 2013.