PowerPoint – intermediate

A one-day workshop

This one-day workshop is designed to enhance your PowerPoint skills to achieve dynamic presentations that work with you, making it easier to deliver a polished, professional presentation. You will learn advanced PowerPoint skills that will save you time and elevate your presentations.

Learning objectives

This course will help participants:

  • Create custom shows to personalise presentations for individual clients
  • Make the Slide Master work collectively with slide layouts and themes
  • Seamlessly interact with external content using links
  • Work with advanced animations and transitions, and video/audio tools


  • Participants need to be familiar with the PowerPoint environment and will have created basic presentations before attending this course.
  • Designed for Office 365 versions: 2016, 2013 and 2010


A very practical, interactive one-day session for a maximum group size of 12. Comprehensive materials provided.

Expert trainer

The course is led by our expert trainer, Mike Linton, who has over 25 years’ experience in delivering software training to different cohorts of learners from a variety of organisations. With an easy-going nature and using a variety of learning methods, Mike aims to create a fun and interactive learning environment.

1 Themes and Masters

  • Add a Design theme to a presentation
  • Make changes to the Slide Master
  • Delete layouts from the slide master
  • Saving a slide master with themes as a template

2 Advanced graphics and diagrams

  • Drawing, duplicating and resizing shapes
  • Grouping, aligning and stacking shapes and graphics
  • Using SmartArt for diagrams and organisation charts

3 Graphs and charts

  • Inserting and formatting a chart
  • Linking an Excel chart to a slide
  • Linking Excel tables to a slide
  • Animating charts

4 Video, Custom animation and Hyperlinks

  • Adding and editing video
  • Animating pictures and drawings
  • Hyperlink to another Slide or Website
  • Compressing and optimising media

5 Presenting

  • Reuse slides
  • Hide slides
  • Rehearsing timings
  • Enabling a presentation to run continuously

Any questions? Please just give us a call on 01582 463463 – we’re here to help!