Target audience – Professionals with some experience with PowerPoint who want to enhance their skills in designing visually appealing and engaging presentations and delivering them confidently.

Pre-requisites – Prior knowledge of PowerPoint to a basic level is essential. Trainees will benefit from having a second screen available for the training, as this is a hands-on course.

Delivery – online via Zoom, with a recording available for seven days after each session.

Date - 14th, 21st and 28th September, 10 am till 12 noon. The trainer will be available after each session to answer any specific questions.


Session 1 – PowerPoint Fundamentals: Essential tools for creating professional slides

Learn how to create business infographics. The session will cover the following;

  • Arranging, grouping and positioning objects
  • Image editing and recolouring
  • Advanced cropping tools
  • Advanced shape options
  • Working with icons


Session 2 – Data Visualisation: Display Data Effectively with Charts and Tables

Learn how to create charts and tables that display your data effectively. The session will cover the following;

  • Design principles for effective data visualisation
  • Appropriate visualisation for different data types
  • Common mistakes to avoid
  • Best practice for tables and charts
  • Selling your data story


Session 3 – Overcoming Presentation Anxiety: Tools to Boost Confidence for Delivering Successful PowerPoint Presentations

Learn and practice tools to help improve your confidence when presenting with PowerPoint. The session will cover the following;

  • Rehearsing tool to ensure you deliver your presentation within the allocated timeframe
  • Presenter Coach, an AI tool that gives live feedback on your delivery (Microsoft 365 only)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for presenting
  • The unknown secrets of the Presenter View (second screen required)
  • PowerPoint Live (in Microsoft Teams)

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Start Date September 14, 2023
Duration 3
Delegate Price €240 (+VAT)
Contact fiona.fennell@ibec,ie