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Beginners Guide To Business Presentations And Powerpoint

Learn to create professional PowerPoint slides for business and deliver them with maximum impact online or in person

4.15 (40 reviews)

288

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2 hours

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Dec 2020

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What you will learn

Principles of slide composition and design using palettes and templates for maximum visual impact

Why Amazon has banned PowerPoint and the importance of a clear and concise narrative for each slide

Presenting using virtual meeting platforms like Teams and how you can use collaboration features while presenting

Why you shouldn't use animations or transitions and how they distract from your content

How pictures and diagrams can be misinterpreted and how to avoid that in your presentations

Presenting in a physical setting and how to maximise your impact by understanding the room setting

The importance of a well prepared executive summary and how it supports your preparation

Getting started in Powerpoint using key features to build and layout different elements such as shapes, tables, charts

How to deal with people who are busy on their phones or laptops while you are presenting

How to avoid cluttering a slide with too much detail and how to keep the number of slides down

Why Mark Twain was thinking about PowerPoint slides when he said "I was going to write you a short letter but I didn't have time, so I wrote you a long letter"

Different presentation settings and reasons for presentations and why that matters for your slides

How to maximise a public presentation by understanding the room and engaging your audience


Description

"Having to know the different types of presentations, when and how to use them and the purpose of using and knowing these different forms of presentations. How to set up good presentation slides and which content to include on those slides and also how to set up a powerful virtual and physical presentation that will grab your audience attention and also how to use the different editing format that will help you make a killer power point presentation." - Nosipho Khumalo

"This is the best course that shows you how to do quality presentations which is exactly what I needed to know, absolutely valuable and helpful for my personal growth." - Josephine Mahlangu

"Excellent thus far! Thank you Peter, once again your lesson and course have given me so much knowledge and understanding about this topic. Really enjoyed" - Werner van Wyk

In this course I will teach you how to prepare and present powerful business presentations using Powerpoint. The course includes techniques for presenting online so that you still maximise the impact of your presentation if everyone is working from home. I've presented to thousands of people in all kinds of settings during my 20 year career which includes 10 years as a management consultant and 10 years in leadership roles at large financial institutions. Your career success will depend on how well you can communicate and delivering presentations is a crucial method of communication in the workplace. Learn these skills today to make you a more powerful PowerPoint presenter for business.

I will teach you about the following

  • Different presentation settings; conferences, executive meetings, small team meetings

  • Reasons for presentations; status updates, executive reviews, approvals, business cases, projects

  • Understand why Powerpoint is banned at Amazon and how you can avoid abusing Powerpoint

  • How agendas are set and presentations are compiled and distributed before a meeting

  • How to combine text, graphics, data, charts and other visual material in aesthetic slides

  • Using Powerpoint from scratch and the techniques of creating your first basic slide

  • Why Mark Twain was thinking about Powerpoint when he said "I was going to write you a short letter but I didn't have time, so I wrote you a long letter"

  • How to avoid cluttering a slide with too much detail and how to keep the number of slides down

  • The importance of an executive summary and how this helps you deliver a better presentation

  • How pictures can easily be misinterpreted and why an unambiguous narrative is critical

  • Why you shouldn't repeat words on a slide and what a title and sub-title should achieve

  • The "so-what" box and how you must incorporate this element on your most important slides

  • How virtual meetings allow you to add a bit more detail onto slides

  • Different views in Powerpoint as well as adding shapes, text, doing alignment and keyboard shortcuts

  • Drawing tools, tables, charts, smart art, borders, fill, outline, grid and guides

  • Transitions and animations and why you should avoid using them in business presentations

  • Why you shouldn't use gradients, mix pictures and text or use curly fonts that are too small

  • How to use all the collaboration features of online meeting tools while you are presenting

  • Why you shouldn't ask people if they can see your slides or hear you when you start presenting

  • Presentations in a physical setting and the importance of understanding the room beforehand

  • How to deal with people who are busy on their phones or laptops while you are presenting

  • Why you should tell people what you are going to tell them before you actually tell them

  • Why it doesn't matter if you don't actually present your slides and why that's sometimes important

You can become a powerful powerpoint presenter by following the lessons in this course, locking in the learnings with the worksheets and applying what you have learnt in your next presentation.


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Beginners Guide To Business Presentations And Powerpoint
Beginners Guide To Business Presentations And Powerpoint
Beginners Guide To Business Presentations And Powerpoint
Beginners Guide To Business Presentations And Powerpoint

Content

Introduction And Watch Two Of Peter's Public Business Presentations

Introduction And Why Presentation Skills Are Crucial For Your Career Success

Watch Peter Alkema Do Powerful Public Business Presentations Using Powerpoint

Master Your Approach To Being A Powerful Business Presenter With Powerpoint

Understand The Different Types Of Presentations And Settings You Will Experience

Important Principles Of Preparing & Delivering Powerful Business Presentations

Learn Powerpoint Features, Tips, Shortcuts And See Examples Of Terrible Slides

Walk Through Of Powerpoint Basic Features For Business Presentations

Slide Creation And Layout Techniques To Maximise Visual Impact And Aesthetics

Examples Of Terrible Slides And How Not To Develop PowerPoint Presentations

Presenting Your Slides With Powerful Delivery That Maximises Your Preparation

How To Deliver Powerful Business Presentations In Virtual Meetings

In Person Delivery Of Powerpoint Slides To Maximise Physical Presence



Reviews

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Caitlin1 February 2021

It was very informative and instructive for someone without presentation experience. Keyboard shortcuts were useful tips and the section on how to present was also well demonstrated.

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Mohamed17 October 2020

Too basic. I thought it will provide more depth on the business presentations. The course title would read PowerPoint for beginners instead.

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Malesela25 August 2020

I always thought I understood PowerPoint but this course has given me more light and understanding. I am definitely ready to create my own slides and presents.

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Abid6 August 2020

Peter has a good way of explaining the content of the course and it makes a lot of sense to me so far.

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Lorna2 August 2020

Great information. Provides a good introduction to power point and presenting for those who may be less familiar with them and also provides some knowledge and tips for those who are more familiar with power point and online presenting. The two examples of presentations given by the instructor are great inspiration of what can be achieved with some preparation and know how.

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Josephine31 July 2020

This is the best course that shows you how to do quality presentations which is exactly what I needed to know, absolutely valuable and helpful for my personal growth.

N
Nosipho31 July 2020

Having to know the different types of presentations, when and how to use them and the purpose of using and knowing these different forms of presentations. How to set up good presentation slides ant witch content to include on those slides and also how to set up a powerful virtual and physical presentation that will grab your audience attention and also how to use the different editing format that will help you make a killer power point presentation.

W
Werner31 July 2020

Excellent thus far! Thank you Peter, once again your lesson and course have given me so much knowledge and understanding about this topic. Really enjoyed. Werner van Wyk

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Janet31 July 2020

Peter certainly practises what he preaches! The live examples and practical demonstrations are brilliant and establish Peter's credibility for teaching the course. The material is targeted and relevant for giving an effective presentation, with no unnecessary detail. I love Peter's humour and honest no-nonsense approach to coping with what will go wrong.



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