PowerPoint for Advanced Users

This fast-paced one-day course is for anyone who has used PowerPoint to create basic slides and wishes to fully master the capabilities of PowerPoint, quickly create slideshows without the faff and control how slides appear. This course is for those who want to be able to quickly and easily create presentations that look well designed, fit the corporate branding and fully utilise animation, sound and video to good effect.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

What you will learn

After this advanced one-day PowerPoint training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of a great presentation
  • Create well-designed slides that are simple and effective
  • Avoid the faff and quickly create new presentations that meet your design needs.
  • Create templates that make creation of your presentations easy
  • Create and adjust master slides to control the look of your presentation
  • Integrate slides from other presentations, either keeping the original formatting or applying your style
  • Understand where to find free or low-cost images and be able to manipulate them
  • Use animation to control how slides are displayed
  • Add hyperlinks to allow you, or somebody receiving the slides, to move easily to other slides.
  • Create an automated quiz, using PowerPoint slides
  • Insert and edit sound and video files into your presentation
  • Create a video using PowerPoint, based on a set of slides and a voiceover, which can then be distributed to others.

Course Timetable

Session 1

Creating Great Presentations:

  • Key Principles
  • Simplicity
  • Slide Design
  • Use of Story

Session 2

Slide Control:

  • Creating Templates
  • Design Themes
  • Master Slides

Session 3

Integration:

  • Combining slides from different sources

Session 4

Sourcing & Using Images:

  • Free & paid sources
  • Image Manipulation

Session 5

Animation:

  • Annotation
  • Hyperlinks
  • Charts
  • Creating a Quiz

Session 6

Sound & Video:

  • Insert and edit audio & video
  • Record a video in PowerPoint

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.

Information for Mac users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

This course is currently only being held remotely via Zoom as a Live Online Learning session. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Private and Tailored IT Group Courses page for more information.

Which PowerPoint course is right for you?

Making sure you’ve booked the right course isn’t always easy.

Luckily we have a handy survey to help you decide.

And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

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Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

Find out more
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Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of four 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am 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 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Mac Users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Policy

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are working to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines.

Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

Did you know...

...we also run a series of presentation skills workshops?

If you know how to use PowerPoint, do you have the skills and confidence to deliver your presentation? Or do you know how to design great looking slides for your presentation that are also effective?

Our two presentation skills courses will help, covering these additional areas to make your PowerPoint presentations really shine!

Engaging PowerPoint Presentations to enable you to create great presentation slides. Find out more

Expert Presentation Skills (2 day) to enable you to present to any audience with confidence. Find out more