PowerPoint Intro and Intermediate Course

This course is designed to provide participants with the fundamental skills needed to create effective presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. From basic slide creation to more advanced features, participants will learn how to design visually appealing and engaging presentations suitable for various purposes.


  1. Overview of PowerPoint interface
  2. Creating a new presentation
  3. Understanding slides and slide layouts
  4. Basic text formatting
  5. Adding and arranging slides
  6. Saving and opening presentations

Working with Text and Objects

  1. Formatting text: fonts, sizes, styles
  2. Adding bullets and numbering
  3. Inserting and formatting shapes
  4. Working with text boxes
  5. Aligning and grouping objects
  6. Using guides and grids for precise placement

Enhancing Slides with Graphics and Multimedia

  1. Inserting and formatting images
  2. Using SmartArt for visual representation
  3. Adding audio and video
  4. Customizing slide backgrounds
  5. Applying themes and templates
  6. Using the Slide Master for consistent design

Sections and Page Layout

  1. Divide your document into sections for better control over formatting (e.g., different headers/footers, margins, page orientation, etc.).
  2. Change page orientation within the same document (e.g., portrait and landscape) using section breaks.

Images and Graphics

  1. Insert images and graphics to enhance your document.
  2. Use text wrapping options to control how text flows around images.
  3. Crop, resize, and position images for better visual appeal.

Advanced Formatting Techniques

  1. Use columns to create newspaper-style layouts or to organize content effectively.
  2. Apply drop caps to the beginning of paragraphs for a decorative touch.
  3. Utilize text boxes for special emphasis or to highlight important information.

Adding Transitions and Animations

  1. Applying slide transitions
  2. Timing and controlling transitions
  3. Adding entrance, exit, and motion path animations
  4. Customizing animation effects
  5. Using animation painter
  6. Animating charts and graphs

Advanced Features and Collaboration

  1. Creating and editing charts
  2. Incorporating hyperlinks and action buttons
  3. Reviewing and commenting on presentations
  4. Sharing presentations online
  5. Protecting presentations with passwords
  6. Tips for effective presenting and public speaking

Who Should Attend

The PowerPoint Intro and Intermediate course is suitable for a wide range of individuals who want to enhance their presentation creation skills. Potential attendees include: Professionals: Individuals working in various industries who need to create presentations for meetings, conferences, or client presentations. Students: High school or college students who want to improve their presentation skills for academic projects, presentations, or assignments. Entrepreneurs and Business Owners: Those who run their own businesses and need to create professional presentations for pitching ideas, business proposals, or marketing purposes. Educators: Teachers, professors, or trainers who want to learn how to create engaging presentations for lectures, workshops, or training sessions. Administrators and Office Staff: Personnel responsible for creating internal reports, training materials, or informational presentations within organizations. Anyone Interested in Presentation Design: Individuals interested in learning the basics of presentation design and wanting to create visually appealing and effective presentations for personal or professional use.


Basic computer literacy: Participants should have a basic understanding of how to operate a computer.


Upon completion of the course, participants will:

  1. Gain a solid understanding of the PowerPoint interface and basic functions.
  2. Be able to create, format, and manipulate slides effectively.
  3. Possess skills in adding and formatting text, images, and multimedia elements to enhance presentations.
  4. Understand how to use transitions and animations to create engaging slideshows.
  5. Have knowledge of best practices for designing visually appealing presentations.
  6. Learn techniques for collaboration and sharing presentations with others, both online and offline.