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 course will be held at Happy’s HQ in London from November onwards. In the meantime, visit the Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour and full-day online sessions that cover specific Leadership and Personal Development skills such as managing remote teams, hosting engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

Course Overview

  • Standard Price

    £350*
  • Public Sector Price

    £225*
  • Charity < 15 Staff

    £125*
  • Charity 16-30 Staff

    £175*
  • Charity 31+ Staff

    £225*
  • *per person, excluding VAT
  • Duration

    1 day
  • Class size

    6 approx.
  • Location

    London
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  • Requirements

    In this one-day course, you will learn how to use your slides in a more engaging way so that your PowerPoint presentations are 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.

Course Overview

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.

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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 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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Engaging PowerPoint Presentations
There are currently no upcoming course dates available. Please contact our team on 020 7375 7300 or email hello@happy.co.uk to enquire and find out availability for private groups.

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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 4:30pm (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 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 hello@happy.co.uk.

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