Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint is an excellent visual design program for creating slides and visual aids. Unfortunately, it gets a bad rap for being boring and tedious – let’s fix that. Learn not only how to push the right buttons, but what constitutes a good presentation.


  • The PowerPoint Interface
  • Presentations and Slides
  • Inserting and Formatting Text
  • Backgrounds and Color Schemes
  • Themes and Templates
  • ClipArt, WordArt, TextBoxes, Shapes, and Photos
  • Transitions and Animations
  • Running a Slideshow
  • Speaker Notes
  • Printing


  • Custom Themes, Color Schemes, and Backgrounds
  • Presentation Design Theory
  • Headers and Footers
  • SmartArt
  • Charts
  • Linking and Embedding
  • Advanced Animation
  • Automation
  • Audio and Video
  • Hyperlinks and Custom Shows
  • Online Presenting
  • Best Practices / Q&A