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PowerPoint for Busy People - Make PowerPoint Work For You!

Course Summary

3x Your Results in PowerPoint - Build Better Slides, Impress Your Clients and Pitch More Business (2007, 2010 or 2013)

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    Course Syllabus

      • Promo Video
    • Start Here
      • Four Things Your Didn't Know You Could Do in PowerPoint
      • Important - Download these first
      • Take our PowerPoint Speed Challenge
      • Workshop Orientation
    • Unit 1 - The Setup
      • The Lay of the Land: Getting Initimate with the PowerPoint Environment
      • Starting Your Decks on the Right Foot: Formatting Guides
      • Your Main PowerPoint Tool: The Ribbon
      • It's All About Options: Shortcut Types and Smart Guides
      • The Top Secret of Top Performers: The QAT, Part I (2010 & 2013)
      • The Top Secret of Top Performers: The QAT, Part I (2007)
      • The Top Secret of Top Performers: The QAT, Part II
    • Unit 2 - The Challenge Slides, Part 1
      • Let's Prepare for Our Exercise: The Challenge Slides Review
      • Challenge Slide #1: Getting Shapes Onto Our Slides
      • Challenge Slide #1: Rapidly Formatting and Manipulating Shapes
      • Challenge Slide #1: Understanding Layering
      • Challenge Slide #1: Working with Lines and Alignment
      • Challenge Slide #1: Adding in Text and Perfecting the Layout
      • Challenge Slide #2: Your PowerPoint Insurance Policy
      • Speed Demonstration: How Fast You Can Really Be
      • Challenge Slide #3: Taking it to 3 Columns and Thinking in Groups
      • Challenge Slide #3: Adding Bullets and the Format Painter
      • Challenge Slide #3: The 'Format Dipper'
      • Challenge Slide #4: Time-Saving Tips for Working with Multiple Lines
    • Unit 2 - The Challenge Slides, Part 2
      • Spicing Up the Layout: Introducing the Ninja Line
      • Spicing Up the Layout: Testing Layouts with the Rand Function
      • Spicing Up the Layout: Text Alignment and Best Practices
    • Unit 3 - Ninja Lines
      • Ninja Line Crash Course: The Limitations of the Alignment Tool
      • Aligning the 'Un-Align-Able': Distributing Across Shapes
      • Aligning the 'Un-Align-Able': Distributing Across 'Hidden' Elements
      • Aligning the 'Un-Align-Able': Aligning to Odd Sides of Shapes
      • Ninja Line Shadowing Technique: Using Smaller Objects as Anchors
      • Ninja Lines as Snap Grid: Resizing Shapes into Perfect Position
    • Unit 4 - Connectors
      • Lines as Connectors 101: Understanding Proper Connections
      • Lines as Connectors 101: Working with Multiple Connectors
      • Lines as Connectors 101: Fixing Hierarchy Nightmares
      • Lines as Connectors 101: Important Tip for Elbow Connectors
      • Lines as Connectors 101: The Fastest Draw in the West
      • Reworking a Slide: Standardizing the Shapes and Positioning
      • Reworking a Slide: Adding the Connectors
      • Reworking a Slide: Rearranging the Graphic for Better Readability
    • Workshop Wrap Up
      • Bonus Trick + Conclusion
    • BONUS - Bullet Busting Mini-Series
      • Lesson #1 - Working in groups and categories
      • Lesson #2 - Working around non-duplicate categories
      • Lesson #3 - Working with hierarchies and flow processes
      • Lesson #4 - Breaking out visual elements
      • Lesson #5 - Mix and matching techniques for sophisticated visual layouts
      • Lesson #6 - How to quickly get yourself back to the beginning
      • Mini-Series Slide Layouts

Course Fee:
USD 98

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1 - 4 hours / week

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