The course has been designed to equip participants with creative features of MS Power Point, for use in Data Story Telling instances, and in conveying visualizations and insights that requires action. In this hands-on training workshop, participants would be able to understand the DO’s and DON’T’s of presentations, as well as being able to apply the right visualization for the right reason.

Professional techniques in presentation would focus on understanding tested and proven techniques in presentations, as well as applying visualization (using images or charts as applicable) to these presentations. 
Part of the training includes the capability to perform embedding Excel data and charts, with automatic links to the Excel source, so that the Power Point slides automatically update their data, as the Excel data is in-priori, updated. 
Participants will also be able to create animations, and slide transitions, applying proper techniques to such animations and transitions, so that the right reaction and appreciation from the audience can be achieved. 
This 1-day training workshop, includes tips and guidelines on data story telling (more on the presenter’s skills sets), but mainly used as an aid to the presenter’s skill sets focusing on the application (MS PowerPoint). The engagement of these techniques will enable the participants to deliver persuasive and engaging presentations, that will be enlightening to the audience.

Learning Objectives

  • At the conclusion of this 1-day training course, participants are expected to be capable of using MS Power Point in an intermediate mode. Likewise, they should be able to “link” Excel as a data source for, to derive visualizations using the Source’s data, and applied with existing source visualization (Excel’s) or using MS Power Point charting features.
  • participants must have understood the concept of the Master Slide, and how it affects the presentation. 
  • participants must be able to “annotate” the slide for what it stands for, and be capable of participants should also be capable of creating presentations with carefully crafted animations, and visually appealing transitions, that will guide their audience to the climatic conclusions of their presentations. 
  • participants, much like in a cinematographic environment, will experience role of a director, proving background to the story to be told, and highlights of the story, as well as animation, and final conclusion or challenges of the story. 
  • participant must also be conversant to the “embedding” of “data from various other sources” into Power Point (i.e., Videos, Audio, GIF, and similar types of files), to “give life” to the presentation (as the need arises). 
  • hyperlinking slides would enable the participant/director to move to any point in the presentation, using linking tools. 
  • grouping of slides (using the section command) would be important, and 
  • participants must be able to “group by type/function” for the various slides that they will create. This would mimic the director’s concept of a story line, and enable a seamless and lucid presentation of the story

Topics to be Discussed

The following are the subjects to be taken up during the workshop proper

  • Foundation for Intermediate Techniques 
  • About the Intermediate MS Power Point Cheat Sheet 
  • Understanding the MS Power Point Slide Master Feature 
  • Updating Slide Master Presentation 
  • Creating Slide Groups in Power Point 
  • Using Existing Power Point Structures for Improved Guides 
  • The Importance of using the built-in slide features 
    • Creating Slides 
    • Applying Slide Footer, Header, Number using the slide Master 
    • Enhancing Slide Master using graphics 
    • Embedding personalized information in Slide Master
  • Creating a general outline of your story 
  • Giving your story a unique and compelling title 
  • Phrasing the Content Subject Matter Correctly 
  • Learning how to “hook” the audience to the presenter 
  • Understanding the role of Power Point and the Presenter 
  • Using the right type of slide for the right data visualization 
  • Applying the techniques of the master presenter 
  • Using good graphics and images to convey the right message for your presentation 
  • Applying and timing slide transitions
  • Using built-in animation for each chart
  • Creating Hyperlinks
  • Animations