Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations and eLearning Certificate

One Online Session Coming in 2021! Go here and we will let you know when registration opens!

Register early. Course size is limited!

Certificate Overview

Certificate Overview

PowerPoint is the basis for much of the training material you use, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. Learn to revolutionize the way you use it to make your presentations and other training material more effective using visuals, diagrams, and animation and discover how to immediately do something new and different in PowerPoint. You’ll receive productivity tips on creating content, quick formatting, and easy animation and learn to enhance your content with better design techniques, image manipulation, animation combos, and precise motion paths. And you will be inspired to create sophisticated interactive content with triggers, hyperlinks, and custom content. Examples of the approaches in real-life training materials are also included, across a range of different topics and formats, to inspire you to use the ideas for your next training course or presentation. Attend this certificate and become a PowerPoint Legend!

See important 'Technical Requirements' below.

Bonus Items:

  • PowerPoint toolkit of 20+ slides with layouts, icons, and maps
  • How-to guides with step-by-step instructions for the core PowerPoint techniques and visualization processes
  • 25+ video tutorials showing you precisely how to use the ideas from the session
  • A 100+ page PowerPoint workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course
  • PowerPoint Quick Access Toolbar download to boost productivity (Windows users only)

Course Details:
The session will be a mix of presenting (theory, processes, and best practices), live demonstration of the techniques, and exercises using a PowerPoint workbook so that you can follow along in real time and apply the techniques. You will be given specific tasks to do and more open exercises using the tools and functions discussed. There will be two-way screen sharing, allowing you to share your screen to showcase what you’ve achieved, or get group input on what might help to improve your content. Bringing some of your own presentation content to improve will be useful, but not essential.

This certificate courseco is for those with at least a basic knowledge of PowerPoint. You should be familiar with the layout of PowerPoint and some of the basic/key functions.

Who Should Attend:
This certificate is for anyone who uses PowerPoint and would like to improve the quality and effectiveness of their presentations or for those looking to make the most of a tool they already have for different purposes – such as animated video or visual eLearning creation.



Richard Goring

Richard Goring

Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points.

Technical Requirements

Technical Requirements

The session will be run from a Windows computer with Office/PowerPoint 365 (the latest version). There is some variability in layout between different versions, but most recent versions will look very similar. You will need a computer with PowerPoint installed (PowerPoint 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, or 365 for Windows or PowerPoint 2016, 2019, or 365 for Mac). PowerPoint 2007 for Windows and PowerPoint 2014 for Mac may be used, but some techniques are not compatible with these versions. Mobile versions of PowerPoint (Android, iOS) will not be covered.

Bring a proper mouse:
Relying on a laptop trackpad will be too slow and awkward for the techniques being covered, as they use a combination of mouse and keyboard input.

The session will be run in Windows, and Mac users will find that the layout varies considerably. Also, some functionality that will be discussed, such as Trigger Animations, is not available for Mac. Sorry. It’s just a Microsoft thing. Most functionality is fine though.

Course Objectives

Course Objectives

In this certificate you will learn to:

  • Create visual slides using the full range of PowerPoint’s tools to generate your own graphics
  • Manipulate photos within PowerPoint (with no need for Photoshop), so that they convey meaning
  • Use custom highlighting to focus attention and make your point clearly
  • Use animation – including sophisticated animation – to tell your story effectively
  • Create, edit, format, and animate live graphs and charts quickly and easily
  • Create interactive visual content to engage your audience, whether in person or online
  • Develop navigable presentations so that you can respond to your audience
  • Build slides faster by using toolbars and shortcuts

Course Dates

2021 Course Dates

Register early. Course Size is limited.

Register by 30 days prior to the course start date and automatically save $150 with our Early Bird rate.

ONE SESSION:  Coming in 2021!

This certificate is 4 hours in length.

This certificate starts at 12:00 noon Eastern Time (New York time). Here are the certificate start and end times listed in various time zones:

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm Pacific Time (PT)
  • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Mountain Time (MT)
  • 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Central Time (CT)
  • 12:00 noon - 4:00 pm Eastern Time (ET)

For times in other cities, visit this link. All sessions are recorded. In order to earn your Certificate of Completion, you must log in for and participate in each live course and successfully complete any homework assignments by specified deadlines. The session recording is intended for review purposes only.

Course Rates

Course Rates

Register early. Course size is limited!

  • Early-Bird Registration 30+ days prior to course start date: $545.00
  • Registration within 30 days of course start date: $695.00

Train as a Team and Save!
For questions on group discounts please go here. 

Course Equipment

Course Equipment

IMPORTANT - You'll participate in online and collaborative activities in a number of ways, each designed to provide a unique means to interact and learn from experts and colleagues. All course delivery software operates at Internet connection speeds of 56.6 kbps or better, on PC, Mac and Unix platforms. Courses will use teleconferencing or VoIP (voice over Internet Protocol.) The login instructions emailed to you approximately one week prior to the start of the course will outline platform use as well as any headset requirements or suggestions. Each registrant must provide their own laptop or desktop computer and other equipment (such as a headset, if noted in your login instructions) in order to fully and successfully participate in the course. Please test your login information a minimum of 48 hours in advance on your course start date on the computer you will be using for the course.

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Certificate of Completion and eBadge

After successfully completing your online certificate course, you will receive a professionally produced Certificate of Completion and an eBadge. eBadges are transforming how your hard-earned achievements are recognized, shared and rewarded. You can showcase eBadges in your email signature or on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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