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.

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

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

PowerPoint vs Sway

  • PowerPoint vs Sway – a comparison
  • When to choose each application?
  • Best practice examples

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

Creating PowerPoint Presentations

  • Recap if needed: Inserting slides, layouts, inserting images
  • Master Slides to ensure consistency
  • Inserting sound and video
  • Transitions and animations

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 is only available for private bookings and can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing.

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.

 

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 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 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