PowerPoint for Intermediate Users

This intermediate level one-day course is for anyone who has used PowerPoint before to create and alter simple presentations and would now like to develop their skills in order to create more dynamic presentations. By the end of the course, you will be confident in using PowerPoint to create professional looking presentations using master slides for consistency and adding different multimedia such as YouTube videos.

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.

See our Master Slides Bitesize Live Online Learning page for details of our interactive 90-minute PowerPoint webinar.

Course Overview

This PowerPoint for Intermediate Users course can be held either in the classroom or online as Live Online Learning. The outline for both formats is the same, however the classroom session offers more time with the trainer to work on exercises, ask questions and complete activities.

We are currently only able to offer private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

 

 

What will you learn

By the end of this advanced level one-day PowerPoint course, you will be able to:

  • Create a visually exciting and stimulating PowerPoint presentation for your audience.
  • Make global changes to your presentation using master slides.
  • Create your own layouts to speed up the creation of presentations.
  • Apply corporate colours and logos to your slides.
  • Apply custom animation, including animating SmartArt and Charts.
  • Use hyperlinks and hot spots to make your presentations interactive.
  • Insert or link to video or audio clips, and decide which suits your needs best.
  • Embed videos or YouTube clips in your presentation.
  • Alter the way your sound and video plays back – including trimming, bookmarking, looping and splitting clips across slides.
  • Troubleshoot when the clip doesn’t work in your presentation or with your computer set up. Look at compatibility across versions of PowerPoint.
  • Possible fixes for poor playback quality.
  • Set up Custom Shows so that one presentation can be adjusted and used for multiple audiences.
  • Use Presenter View to stay ahead of your audience.
  • Turn your presentation into a movie which can be sent and played independently of PowerPoint.

Course timetable

Session 1: Ensuring Consistency in your Presentations

Do you want to learn how to make your presentation shine? Then this session can help you. Make global changes to your presentation, and reuse/import slides from another presentation.

  • Creating Great Presentations
  • Reusing Slides
  • Themes
  • Master Slides: change colour schemes, bullets, alignment, adding a logo
  • Creating New Layouts
  • Saving your Design Theme to the Gallery

 Session 2: Images, Sound and Video

Learn how to cut out a few bullets by taking a boring slide with bullet points and turning it into a professional diagram in seconds. Learn how to insert and trim your video so key points are remembered.

  • Inserting Pictures
  • Using SmartArt
  • Inserting Sound
  • Inserting and Trimming a Video
  • Embedding Objects

Session 3: Finishing Touches

This session will teach you how to make your presentation more dynamic and more memorable by adding appropriate animation and pleasing transitions. Learn how to create visual effects on your slides as you take your audience through a journey. You will also learn to run your presentation with all slides or just a few.

  • Slide Transitions
  • Custom Animation
  • Animating charts and SmartArt
  • Hyperlinks
  • Hide Slides
  • Preparing for your Presentation
  • Setting up a Custom Slide Show
  • Slide Show Set Up

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.

 

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.

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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 three 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 offer a beginner level PowerPoint course, which is perfect if you've never used PowerPoint before or just haven’t used it in a long time?

The one day course covers all the basics including using template master slides, using the drawing tools, and adding special effects. Or if you've looking for something more advanced, Happy has you covered there too.

Introduction to PowerPoint to enable you to use the essential features of PowerPoint to create and alter simple presentation slides. Find out more

PowerPoint for Advanced Users to enable you to quickly and easily create well-designed presentations, fit the corporate branding and utilise animation, sound and video to good effect. Find out more