Presentation and Communications - Knack Training


Presentation Design
and Delivery

Successfully communicating – and ultimately motivating actions you want – is the core to success in business. In these descriptions, you’ll find the full stack of tools and skills you need to make things happen.

What we can teach

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

Most businesspeople believe that ‘design’ is about choosing colors and fonts – mostly irrelevant details to their day-to-day operations. In fact, design is just another word for communication – the most critical business skill. A properly designed element will communicate its message more quickly and effectively, creating more of the result you’re looking for.

Design Principles

  • Signal and Noise
  • Patterns in Communication
  • Repetition and Contrast
  • Understanding Hierarchy
Fine Skills

  • Creating Images
  • Typography
  • Understanding Shape and Color
  • Composition
Direct Applications

  • Email and Documents
  • Spreadsheets, Charts, and Dashboards
  • Presentations and Motion

Designing a successful presentation is about much more than the beauty of the slides – in fact, it often includes turning off the presentation software! In this class, we’ll learn to build a presentation – a communication experience that reaches the audience where they are, and moves them to where you want them to go.


  • Understanding Purpose
  • Audience Profiling
  • Finding Current State
  • Defining Future State
  • Working with Restrictions

  • Hero’s Journey Structure
  • Finding a Relatable Hero
  • Current-Future State Tension
  • Defining Action

  • Repetition and Contrast
  • Color Theory
  • Rhythm and Balance
  • Visual Thinking

Successful delivery of a presentation is not the removal of ‘ums’ and ‘uhs’ – it is in finding a way to connect with your material and the audience. Great presenters don’t all sound like movie announcers, they don’t wear pinstripe suits, and they’re not billionaire CEOs. Great presenters are a particular version of themselves.


  • Establishing the Dynamic
  • Working with Nerves
  • Body Language and Dynamism
  • Preparation
  • Segment the Presentation

  • Planning and Strategy
  • Setting the Room
  • Organizing Q&A
Additional Tools

  • Adapting Talks
  • Presentation Styles
  • PowerPoint Tricks

The team at Knack Training customizes every hands-on training to the world and requirements of the attendees.

  • Live Classroom Training
  • Seminar and Conference Sessions
  • Web-Based Training
  • Video Courses
  • Consulting
The team at Knack Training customizes every hands-on training to the world and requirements of the attendees.

Have any questions?
We’ll be happy to answer

Have any questions?
We’ll be happy to answer