_____________________________ LATEST: Updated October 2014 with brand new content! This course now includes over 50 slides layouts you can download and use in your own professional presentations today. ______________________________ You know how PowerPoint can be time intensive and frustrating... ...especially when your managers and co-workers suggest "minor" changes that can take hours to fix and drive you up the wall! This course solves this! In this course, I'll show you how top performing professionals build high quality slides used to pitch business in a fraction of the time it takes everyone else without breaking a sweat. The secret isn't just working harder or spending more hours at your desk; it's learning how to approach the program in a completely different way, using specific strategies and techniques to crank through the repetitive tasks that bog everyone else down. _____________________________________________________________________ Why Should You Care about Being 3 Times Faster at PowerPoint? Being 3 times faster at PowerPoint means you can:
- Build better presentations that will impress your colleagues, clients and bosses
- More easily meet deadlines and avoid all-nighters at the office
- Invest your freed up time solving client issues and taking on more tasks so that you can get promoted faster
- Become a highly contributing and irreplaceable member of your team
_____________________________________________________________________ COURSE HIGHLIGHTS
- Learn to build professional PowerPoint slides like those used by consultants
- Packed full of time-saving tricks and strategies you can only learn after years working on the job
- Glowing reviews from VERY satisfied students
- Re-watch the material at any time with free lifetime access
- 1,569 students who are taking their PowerPoint skills to the next level
- Free previews from the actual course below so you can see exactly what you’re getting into
- Iron-clad 30 day money back guarantee, no questions asked!
______________________________________________________________________ Where Are You Currently At? Are you the go-to person
at your company for PowerPoint, and looking for new strategies and techniques that will make you EVEN better? Are you an analyst bogged down at your job
creating and editing PowerPoint presentations, and you want to learn how to fast track through your decks so that you can spend your time on higher value added tasks that will actually get you promoted? Are you an undergraduate or MBA student looking to get into
investment banking or consulting, and you want to get a jump start on that "proficient at PowerPoint" line on your resume so that you can hit the ground running when you land the job? ______________________________________________________________________ Enroll in this Course Today, and Learn How to: Spend Less Time Formatting:
40% or more of people's time in PowerPoint is currently wasted on repetitive formatting and alignment tasks…I'll show you how to eliminate many of these. Become a Keyboard Jockey:
Everyone knows that power users use their keyboard for just about EVERYTHING…I'll show you exactly when and where to use your keyboard, and help you build the muscle memory so that it sticks. Make Better Deck Decisions:
Many great "dream" slides become re-haul "nightmares" when you have to update or rework them later…I'll teach you how to make better decisions on the front end of your deck so that your slides are easy to update and manage when things change…as they always do. And Much, MUCH More:
It takes people years of trial and error sitting at their desk to pick up great PowerPoint hacks and tricks…I'll save you the trouble and show you the best of the best that I've collected over the years. ______________________________________________________________________ What Students Are Saying:
- "You'll Never Make Slides the Same Way Again" - PowerPoint Spice
- "The Best Time-Saving Guide for Heavy PowerPoint Users" - Yong
- "Tremendous course, especially for aspiring consultants!" - John
- "Great for maximizing your efficiency in PowerPoint!" - Jeff
- "Best PowerPoint course I've ever taken" - Sven
______________________________________________________________________ Enroll in this Course Today to Get:
- 4.5 hours of invaluable hands-on training and guidance
- Blank and filled exercise decks to follow along with and compare your work to
- Our customized QAT, designed and tested to cut down repetitive tasks
- A cheat sheet of the 30 + shortcuts covered in this workshop
- 50 + slides you can immediately use in your own professional presentations
__________________________________________________________________ Workshop Outline Unit 1: Getting Intimate with the PowerPoint Environment -
To be 3X Faster at PowerPoint, you need to understand how to best leverage the PowerPoint environment. We've spent years testing ways to minimize repetitive tasks and optimize the environment for speed. This unit will show you exactly how to get things done fast. Unit 2: The Challenge Slides -
Using the core building blocks to build and edit professional grade slides quickly. Unit 2 is packed full of strategies, tips, tricks and techniques to build professional grade slides in the quickest and most efficient way possible. In this unit we'll develop the core strategy of Respecting Both Ends of the Deck.
Unit 3: The Ninja Line Academy -
- Part #1: The Challenge Slides: a step-by-step walk through of how to build both challenge slides, from scratch, in less than two minutes.
- Part #2: More Complicated Layouts: overcoming common problems associated with building and editing content heavy slides.
Introduces our Secret Weapon, the Ninja Line, which allows us to pull off otherwise impossible alignments. The Ninja Line is what will make your slides perfect and a cut above the rest. Unit 4: Making the Connection -
A deep-dive on how to use lines in hierarchies and flow processes. Unit 4 includes exercises for dealing with the many inconsistencies of lines, as well as a step-by-step re-haul of a real world connector slide gone wrong. __________________________________________________________________ Frequently Asked Questions:
Is this a workshop about all the different features of PowerPoint, how to save a presentation, where to find the picture formatting tools, etc.? We assume you're already computer savvy and know how to find your way around. Unlike many other courses out there, this workshop focuses entirely on how to use PowerPoint in the real world, rather than simply where all the different features are located. Each unit is packed full of strategies and techniques you can use every single time you work in PowerPoint. If it isn't useful for completing tasks today, we don't cover it. Does the workshop include public speaking tips, crafting a better presentation (how many slides, how many bullets, etc.), story-boarding, or general tips on how to develop a better message? This workshop focuses specifically on the technical applications of being 3x Faster working in PowerPoint. For all intents and purposes, this workshop assumes that you already know what you want to include in your presentation, and focuses on showing you how to build it as quickly as possible. If you are looking for guidance on how to build and deliver a "Steve Jobs" presentation, this workshop is not for you. Is the workshop about building "warm and fuzzy" slides that entertain or dazzle an audience? This workshop assumes your job is to build professional grade slides to impress your boss or colleagues in professional settings, not to build slides to show your holiday photos to friends on the weekend. Will I learn how to create animations and slide transitions? This workshop focuses on content heavy slides that are sent via email or printed for review...the types of slides where animations and slide transitions are irrelevant and a waste of time. I've been using PowerPoint for 9 + years, will I learn anything? If you can complete our Speed Challenge in less than two minutes, then you do not need to take this course. Otherwise, you will learn a repeatable system you can use to build slides, like those in our Speed Challenge, in record timing. How fast can I become? How much you get out of this workshop depends on how much you put into it. The goal is to teach you a systematic, repeatable system to quickly build content. If you are willing to learn our system and follow along with us, you'll have all the tools to build slides like the Challenge Slides in less than two minutes. To get a sense of how fast you are now, take our Speed Challenge (download or watch below), and compare your time to ours. Why the focus on shapes, lines and textboxes? We focus on improving the speed with which you accomplish everyday tasks in PowerPoint, using the core building blocks of professional presentations: shapes, lines and textboxes. These objects account for at least 80% of all the objects used in content heavy slides in the professional world, so being able to manipulate these core building blocks quickly and effectively is critical. My company uses set templates. Will I still be able to get something out of this workshop? Absolutely. Most templates are built using shapes, lines and textboxes, so learning our system will help you become an expert at manipulating your templates. Can I take this course if I'm using a Mac? Although a PC version of Office is used to teach this course, students have taken the course using the Mac version of Office and been extremely happy. The primary difference between the two versions is the quick access toolbar and the keyboard driven ribbon, so a number of the speed tricks covered do not work on a Mac. That said, all the strategies and techniques for building your slides are 100% applicable to the Mac version of PowerPoint and will save you time. If you are using a Mac version of Office, I encourage you to try the course as is and if you are not satisfied for whatever reason, refund the course within 30 days of purchase. Which version of PowerPoint do I need to follow along? You can follow along with PowerPoint 2007, 2010 or 2013. Throughout the workshop, we'll use PowerPoint 2013, but we’ll make note of any differences between the versions so that you can follow along regardless of which version you are using.