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PowerPoint Essentials Training

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Event Type: General

Join Training and Development in Zoom ( for Microsoft: PowerPoint Essentials on Wednesday, Sep. 28 from 1 – 4 p.m.

By taking advantage of the tools that PowerPoint has to offer you will be able to create presentations that not only stand out from the crowd, but also don’t take up all of your time to create. You will be able to remain consistent in your content and understand the importance of Presenter View to help you focus and connect with your audience.

Learning Objectives:

After this training, you will be able to:

  • Understand the PowerPoint interface and common terminology
  • Create basic presentations using text, bullet points and speaker notes
  • Apply animations and transitions to enhance your presentation
  • Use and understand the different  content placeholders

Basic Course Outline:

  1. Understanding the PowerPoint interface
  2. Creating a blank presentation
  3. Your first presentation
    1. Adding slides
    2. Using a content placeholder
    3. Adding speaker notes
    4. Adding text
    5. Using SmartArt
  4. Formatting text
  5. Adding pictures
    1. Inserting a picture from a file
    2. An introduction to the picture tools tab
    3. Resizing, moving, and deleting a picture
  6. Formatting tasks
    1. Changing slide layout
    2. Changing the theme and variants
    3. Changing the slide size
  7. Working with transitions and animations
    1. Adding a slide transition
    2. Setting slide options
    3. Adding a basic animation
  8. Setting up your slide show
    1. Previewing your slideshow
    2. Starting your slideshow
    3. Understanding the Presenter views
    4. Recording a narration
  9. View options
    1. Presentation views
  10. Backstage View

Sign up in HealthStream, search the Catalog for Microsoft: PowerPoint Essentials, and click Enroll or Choose Class to register.

For questions regarding Microsoft: PowerPoint Essentials contact Training and Development at or call 907-729-1301.