Engaging PowerPoint Presentations

We have all been there. We have attended conferences with one ‘death-by-PowerPoint’ presentation after another and wondered if there was another way. The good news is that there is. There are techniques to use the strength of PowerPoint (visual reinforcement) without making it a bland reading of bullet points.

This course does not teach PowerPoint features, but instead how to use your slides in a more engaging way so that your presentation is memorable and effective.

This workshop is currently only available online, delivered as an interactive webinar via Zoom. See below for the full outline and upcoming dates.

Course Overview

Currently all of our classroom sessions have been suspended until we receive further government guidance. We have converted this classroom workshop into an interactive webinar delivered via Zoom.

What you will learn

At the end of this one-day workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the common characteristic of good and bad presentations
  • Break free from restrictive use of PowerPoint
  • Identify why bullet points get in the way of effective presentations
  • Simplify your presentation to make it more effective
  • Use techniques, like 30-20-10 and the rule of 10, that clarify your slides
  • Recognise the importance of audience involvement
  • Use questions to stimulate audience reaction
  • Be confident in creating involvement
  • Use story telling to increase the appeal to the audience
  • Take old presentations and transform them to be to be simpler and clearer

Please note that this course does not teach PowerPoint features, but instead how to use your slides in a more engaging way so that your presentation is memorable and effective.

If you would like to learn how to use PowerPoint, please take a look at our range of PowerPoint training courses. If you would like to learn how to deliver a better presentation, please see our Expert Presentation Skills workshop.

5 out of 5 stars

Easy to book easy to join and really efficient and informative.

Amanda Adegoke1 day ago

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

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

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What's it like to learn with Happy?

We offer complete individual involvement and participation on all of our workshops. In this video, Nicky delivers a short session about the different Communication Styles, and how they affect the way you work with and manage others.

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The Small Print

For Face-to-Face Live Online Learning

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.

Each of the Zoom sessions will be roughly 2 hours long and include a short break. You should reserve out 10am to 4.30pm in your diary for the learning. This will allow you to join the interactive workshops and have time to reflect and do the assignments in between. We believe immersing yourself in the content for a whole day will create deep learning and lasting impact. 

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.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera — if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

The course will run from 10am to 4:30pm (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.

Coronavirus Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our workshops are being held online via interactive face-to-face live online webinars, held via Zoom or GoToTraining.

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 hello@happy.co.uk.

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Did you know...

...Happy also offers a range of programmes that'll show you how to get the most out of PowerPoint?

There's a course for total beginners providing a rundown of the essential features, as well as courses focused on more advanced techniques. 

Beginner PowerPoint Core Level 1 is perfect if you've never used PowerPoint before, or if you haven’t used PowerPoint in a long time and are feeling a bit rusty. Find out more

Intermediate PowerPoint Core Level 2 to enable you to create professional looking presentations using master slides for consistency and adding different multimedia such as YouTube videos. Find out more

Advanced PowerPoint in a Day to enable you to create presentations that look well designed, fit the corporate branding and fully utilise animation, sound and video to good effect. Find out more