PowerPoint vs Sway for Presentations
This one-day course has been designed to give an introduction to Microsoft Sway, a digital storytelling app that allows you to create interactive reports, newsletters and presentations.
By the end of this course you will understand the key differences between PowerPoint and Sway, and will be able to choose the right application for the right task. You will also be able to create a basic presentation in Sway and share it with others.
What you will learn
By the end of the course you will have an understanding of the key differences between PowerPoint and Sway and you will be able to choose the right application for the right task.
You will also be able to create a basic Sway presentation and share it either for collaboration or for its audience to view it.
Session One — PowerPoint vs Sway
- PowerPoint vs Sway – a comparison
- When to choose each application?
- Best practice examples
Session Two: What makes an effective presentation?
- What makes effective presentation slides
- Making PowerPoint slides effective for a presentation delivered by a presenter
- Designing an effective stand-alone Sway document
Session Three: Creating PowerPoint Presentations
- Recap if needed: Inserting slides, layouts, inserting images
- Master Slides to ensure consistency
- Inserting sound and video
- Transitions and animations
Session Four: Using Sway
- Navigating in Sway
- Creating a new Sway from an existing document
- Inserting titles, text and images
- Altering layout
- Create a Sway from scratch
- Share your Sway for collaboration
- Share your Sway for viewing
This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions.
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.
What is it like to learn with Happy?
Our facilitators make learning interactive and fun. In this video, Maureen delivers a session on Formulas and Functions in Excel at Happy's HQ in London.
Trusted Customer26 days ago
I enjoyed the training and as there was only 2 of us in the class it felt like a 1-1 session. Sal was an excellent teacher and understood that we had little knowledge and was very patient and very helpful. I am not over keen on the manual that was bound on one side and not easy to open up the pages and follow. Wire bound would be better.
The Small Print
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.
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.
Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed until 29th May.
We have developed a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We understand that for many people this will be the first time that they have worked from home and so we have developed short 1.5-2 hour sessions to help you adjust to this new situation. You can see details of our IT Skills live online learning sessions here and our Personal Development sessions here – or we can adapt any of our classroom training into webinar format for you.
For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your post-course support package
- 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
- Included in the price of our training sessions
Did you know...
...we also offer a range of PowerPoint courses, stretching from beginner to advanced?
Our beginner course is perfect for people who have never used PowerPoint before. Our advanced level course will show you how to create well-designed slides that are simple and effective, and leave you with an understanding of what constitutes a great presentation.
Beginner PowerPoint Core Level 1 to enable you to use the essential features of PowerPoint to create and alter simple presentation slides. Find out more
Intermediate PowerPoint Core Level 2 to enable you to develop your skills in order to create more dynamic presentations. Find out more
Advanced PowerPoint in a Day 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