Get Polished in PowerPoint

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Course Description

When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you

  • Pretend it's a Word document in landscape?
  • Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up?
  • Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together?

It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides.

In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast., we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different?

  • It's practical. The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share
  • It's fast; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time
  • It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach

Discounts?

Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off

Who this course is for:

  • Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans

Course content

9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length

Expected Outcomes

  1. A critical eye for what makes a slide good or bad A habit of planning presentations using a storyboard The ability to write polished presentations, fast Techniques to present well and to engage your audience Pre-built, ready-to-use slide templates Requirements PowerPoint installed on your PC or Mac Familiarity with Microsoft Office Description When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you Pretend it's a Word document in landscape? Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up? Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together? It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides. In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast. , we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different? It's practical . The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share It's fast ; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach Discounts? Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off Who this course is for: Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length Expand all sections Setting the scene 2 lectures • 2min Introduction Preview 00:51 Once upon a time Preview 01:22 Getting ready to use PowerPoint 3 lectures • 13min Writing a storyboard Preview 04:54 Storyboarding 1 question Customizing powerpoint with slide master 06:46 Guiding principles for slide writing 01:39 Principles 1 question Slide titles 2 lectures • 12min Writing snappy slide titles I Preview 01:27 Writing snappy slide titles II 11:00 Slide titles 1 question Saving time 1 lecture • 5min Moving fast and being efficient Preview 05:11 Text slides 1 lecture • 12min Writing text slides that aren't ugly 11:54 Text slides 1 question Tables and charts 3 lectures • 32min Making great tables 08:08 Tables vs Charts 1 question Chart excellence I 09:58 Charts 1 question Chart excellence II 13:43 Live polling 1 lecture • 5min How to use live polling 05:26 Finalizing your presentation 3 lectures • 14min Reviewing your work 05:03 Using animations to focus your audience 05:04 A quick guide to presentation skills 03:30 Conclusion 2 lectures • 4min Top tips and takeaways 01:04 Appendix 02:29 Instructor Kieran Luke Co-COO, General Assembly 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,602 Reviews 5,019 Students 2 Courses Kieran is the co-Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly (GA), the world leader in reskilling and upskilling. GA offers employer-defined, practitioner-taught training in fields like coding, data, design, marketing and product. Prior to GA, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served clients, led undergraduate hiring and trained new consultants on topics including spreadsheet modeling, slide writing and presenting. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67812650af740682',m:'6e4f32f8d6d01b59ae264aa1a8cb55f6ae6f6f36-1627842753-1800-AaZM6CTihJpoNaeELNgLOHhHGgRcxXIfb6wKCtmVNIfhYzPuiAcYyo27Hlw7F3WoFJA//FB9R6/+oJWwlkUUFJk1QncPzgYYdxWquWQZ7oy9/Cy6dQjhOINyKIjoNVJRFtYllKZENzPbRbz1b7jM9GP1M+VKVcZh8oC8KXMkSRne',s:[0x71619b8232,0x37a5fcbe1c],}})();
  2. A habit of planning presentations using a storyboard The ability to write polished presentations, fast Techniques to present well and to engage your audience Pre-built, ready-to-use slide templates Requirements PowerPoint installed on your PC or Mac Familiarity with Microsoft Office Description When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you Pretend it's a Word document in landscape? Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up? Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together? It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides. In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast. , we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different? It's practical . The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share It's fast ; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach Discounts? Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off Who this course is for: Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length Expand all sections Setting the scene 2 lectures • 2min Introduction Preview 00:51 Once upon a time Preview 01:22 Getting ready to use PowerPoint 3 lectures • 13min Writing a storyboard Preview 04:54 Storyboarding 1 question Customizing powerpoint with slide master 06:46 Guiding principles for slide writing 01:39 Principles 1 question Slide titles 2 lectures • 12min Writing snappy slide titles I Preview 01:27 Writing snappy slide titles II 11:00 Slide titles 1 question Saving time 1 lecture • 5min Moving fast and being efficient Preview 05:11 Text slides 1 lecture • 12min Writing text slides that aren't ugly 11:54 Text slides 1 question Tables and charts 3 lectures • 32min Making great tables 08:08 Tables vs Charts 1 question Chart excellence I 09:58 Charts 1 question Chart excellence II 13:43 Live polling 1 lecture • 5min How to use live polling 05:26 Finalizing your presentation 3 lectures • 14min Reviewing your work 05:03 Using animations to focus your audience 05:04 A quick guide to presentation skills 03:30 Conclusion 2 lectures • 4min Top tips and takeaways 01:04 Appendix 02:29 Instructor Kieran Luke Co-COO, General Assembly 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,602 Reviews 5,019 Students 2 Courses Kieran is the co-Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly (GA), the world leader in reskilling and upskilling. GA offers employer-defined, practitioner-taught training in fields like coding, data, design, marketing and product. Prior to GA, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served clients, led undergraduate hiring and trained new consultants on topics including spreadsheet modeling, slide writing and presenting. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67812650af740682',m:'6e4f32f8d6d01b59ae264aa1a8cb55f6ae6f6f36-1627842753-1800-AaZM6CTihJpoNaeELNgLOHhHGgRcxXIfb6wKCtmVNIfhYzPuiAcYyo27Hlw7F3WoFJA//FB9R6/+oJWwlkUUFJk1QncPzgYYdxWquWQZ7oy9/Cy6dQjhOINyKIjoNVJRFtYllKZENzPbRbz1b7jM9GP1M+VKVcZh8oC8KXMkSRne',s:[0x71619b8232,0x37a5fcbe1c],}})();
  3. The ability to write polished presentations, fast Techniques to present well and to engage your audience Pre-built, ready-to-use slide templates Requirements PowerPoint installed on your PC or Mac Familiarity with Microsoft Office Description When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you Pretend it's a Word document in landscape? Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up? Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together? It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides. In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast. , we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different? It's practical . The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share It's fast ; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach Discounts? Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off Who this course is for: Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length Expand all sections Setting the scene 2 lectures • 2min Introduction Preview 00:51 Once upon a time Preview 01:22 Getting ready to use PowerPoint 3 lectures • 13min Writing a storyboard Preview 04:54 Storyboarding 1 question Customizing powerpoint with slide master 06:46 Guiding principles for slide writing 01:39 Principles 1 question Slide titles 2 lectures • 12min Writing snappy slide titles I Preview 01:27 Writing snappy slide titles II 11:00 Slide titles 1 question Saving time 1 lecture • 5min Moving fast and being efficient Preview 05:11 Text slides 1 lecture • 12min Writing text slides that aren't ugly 11:54 Text slides 1 question Tables and charts 3 lectures • 32min Making great tables 08:08 Tables vs Charts 1 question Chart excellence I 09:58 Charts 1 question Chart excellence II 13:43 Live polling 1 lecture • 5min How to use live polling 05:26 Finalizing your presentation 3 lectures • 14min Reviewing your work 05:03 Using animations to focus your audience 05:04 A quick guide to presentation skills 03:30 Conclusion 2 lectures • 4min Top tips and takeaways 01:04 Appendix 02:29 Instructor Kieran Luke Co-COO, General Assembly 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,602 Reviews 5,019 Students 2 Courses Kieran is the co-Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly (GA), the world leader in reskilling and upskilling. GA offers employer-defined, practitioner-taught training in fields like coding, data, design, marketing and product. Prior to GA, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served clients, led undergraduate hiring and trained new consultants on topics including spreadsheet modeling, slide writing and presenting. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67812650af740682',m:'6e4f32f8d6d01b59ae264aa1a8cb55f6ae6f6f36-1627842753-1800-AaZM6CTihJpoNaeELNgLOHhHGgRcxXIfb6wKCtmVNIfhYzPuiAcYyo27Hlw7F3WoFJA//FB9R6/+oJWwlkUUFJk1QncPzgYYdxWquWQZ7oy9/Cy6dQjhOINyKIjoNVJRFtYllKZENzPbRbz1b7jM9GP1M+VKVcZh8oC8KXMkSRne',s:[0x71619b8232,0x37a5fcbe1c],}})();
  4. Techniques to present well and to engage your audience Pre-built, ready-to-use slide templates Requirements PowerPoint installed on your PC or Mac Familiarity with Microsoft Office Description When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you Pretend it's a Word document in landscape? Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up? Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together? It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides. In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast. , we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different? It's practical . The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share It's fast ; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach Discounts? Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off Who this course is for: Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length Expand all sections Setting the scene 2 lectures • 2min Introduction Preview 00:51 Once upon a time Preview 01:22 Getting ready to use PowerPoint 3 lectures • 13min Writing a storyboard Preview 04:54 Storyboarding 1 question Customizing powerpoint with slide master 06:46 Guiding principles for slide writing 01:39 Principles 1 question Slide titles 2 lectures • 12min Writing snappy slide titles I Preview 01:27 Writing snappy slide titles II 11:00 Slide titles 1 question Saving time 1 lecture • 5min Moving fast and being efficient Preview 05:11 Text slides 1 lecture • 12min Writing text slides that aren't ugly 11:54 Text slides 1 question Tables and charts 3 lectures • 32min Making great tables 08:08 Tables vs Charts 1 question Chart excellence I 09:58 Charts 1 question Chart excellence II 13:43 Live polling 1 lecture • 5min How to use live polling 05:26 Finalizing your presentation 3 lectures • 14min Reviewing your work 05:03 Using animations to focus your audience 05:04 A quick guide to presentation skills 03:30 Conclusion 2 lectures • 4min Top tips and takeaways 01:04 Appendix 02:29 Instructor Kieran Luke Co-COO, General Assembly 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,602 Reviews 5,019 Students 2 Courses Kieran is the co-Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly (GA), the world leader in reskilling and upskilling. GA offers employer-defined, practitioner-taught training in fields like coding, data, design, marketing and product. Prior to GA, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served clients, led undergraduate hiring and trained new consultants on topics including spreadsheet modeling, slide writing and presenting. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67812650af740682',m:'6e4f32f8d6d01b59ae264aa1a8cb55f6ae6f6f36-1627842753-1800-AaZM6CTihJpoNaeELNgLOHhHGgRcxXIfb6wKCtmVNIfhYzPuiAcYyo27Hlw7F3WoFJA//FB9R6/+oJWwlkUUFJk1QncPzgYYdxWquWQZ7oy9/Cy6dQjhOINyKIjoNVJRFtYllKZENzPbRbz1b7jM9GP1M+VKVcZh8oC8KXMkSRne',s:[0x71619b8232,0x37a5fcbe1c],}})();
  5. Pre-built, ready-to-use slide templates Requirements PowerPoint installed on your PC or Mac Familiarity with Microsoft Office Description When you write PowerPoint presentations, do you Pretend it's a Word document in landscape? Stick objects on a page until the white space is filled up? Write a bunch of slides, then think about how they go together? It's easy to get the basics in PowerPoint but hard to write compelling stories that your audience will find memorable and meaningful. Don't let insights you've discovered get lost in a maze of mediocre slides. In this 90-minute primer you'll go from slide monkey to slide master. We'll take an accelerated 'learn-by-doing' approach: picking up where we left off in Use Excel Like a Pro. Fast. , we'll design a PowerPoint template, write a storyboard and craft a polished presentation. Along the way, we'll unpack the principles of great slide writing and cover time-saving shortcuts. What makes this course different? It's practical . The instructor worked in management consulting at BCG for eight years. That's a lot of real-world experience to share It's fast ; only 90 minutes. You'll have what you need in no time It uses the case-method pedagogy. By teaching in the context of an example, retention is far higher than a traditional approach Discounts? Check out Kieran Luke's blog to get 20% off Who this course is for: Students, professionals and entrepreneurs who regularly write PowerPoint presentations to communicate ideas, results or plans Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 18 lectures • 1h 39m total length Expand all sections Setting the scene 2 lectures • 2min Introduction Preview 00:51 Once upon a time Preview 01:22 Getting ready to use PowerPoint 3 lectures • 13min Writing a storyboard Preview 04:54 Storyboarding 1 question Customizing powerpoint with slide master 06:46 Guiding principles for slide writing 01:39 Principles 1 question Slide titles 2 lectures • 12min Writing snappy slide titles I Preview 01:27 Writing snappy slide titles II 11:00 Slide titles 1 question Saving time 1 lecture • 5min Moving fast and being efficient Preview 05:11 Text slides 1 lecture • 12min Writing text slides that aren't ugly 11:54 Text slides 1 question Tables and charts 3 lectures • 32min Making great tables 08:08 Tables vs Charts 1 question Chart excellence I 09:58 Charts 1 question Chart excellence II 13:43 Live polling 1 lecture • 5min How to use live polling 05:26 Finalizing your presentation 3 lectures • 14min Reviewing your work 05:03 Using animations to focus your audience 05:04 A quick guide to presentation skills 03:30 Conclusion 2 lectures • 4min Top tips and takeaways 01:04 Appendix 02:29 Instructor Kieran Luke Co-COO, General Assembly 4.5 Instructor Rating 1,602 Reviews 5,019 Students 2 Courses Kieran is the co-Chief Operating Officer of General Assembly (GA), the world leader in reskilling and upskilling. GA offers employer-defined, practitioner-taught training in fields like coding, data, design, marketing and product. Prior to GA, he was a Principal at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he served clients, led undergraduate hiring and trained new consultants on topics including spreadsheet modeling, slide writing and presenting. Originally from Australia, Kieran has called New York home since 2010. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'67812650af740682',m:'6e4f32f8d6d01b59ae264aa1a8cb55f6ae6f6f36-1627842753-1800-AaZM6CTihJpoNaeELNgLOHhHGgRcxXIfb6wKCtmVNIfhYzPuiAcYyo27Hlw7F3WoFJA//FB9R6/+oJWwlkUUFJk1QncPzgYYdxWquWQZ7oy9/Cy6dQjhOINyKIjoNVJRFtYllKZENzPbRbz1b7jM9GP1M+VKVcZh8oC8KXMkSRne',s:[0x71619b8232,0x37a5fcbe1c],}})();