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.

Course Overview

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.

Course timetable

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

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 at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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PowerPoint vs Sway
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

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.

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

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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