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We offer a 1-day beginner, 1-day intermediate and a 1-day advanced PowerPoint training course

We currently offer public PowerPoint training courses and in many cities around the country. Private course are available on-site, online or at a venue in city near you. Please click on the schedule link above to see a complete list of our PowerPoint courses .

You can register for these courses by clicking on the link at the top of this page or by clicking on the register link next to the scheduled dates on the right.

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Our PowerPoint training and support team have over 10 years experience developing and teaching Microsoft applications.

Please contact our PowerPoint training and support team at training@americanmediatraining.com for more information regarding our PowerPoint courses.

PowerPoint Logo   PowerPoint Beginner Class

Have something to say? Make yourself heard with Microsoft PowerPoint, today's foremost presentation tool used in companies and classrooms all over the world. Whether you are an educator, sales director, new media guru, or a marketing professional, the latest version of PowerPoint is your answer to quickly creating high-impact, dynamic presentations for any audience. Microsoft PowerPoint classes have been crafted to help you build proficiency with both PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010, so that you will be equipped to develop compelling presentations on either version of the software.

Get up and running quickly with our intensive Introduction to PowerPoint training course. We'll guide you through the new interface in either PowerPoint 2007 or PowerPoint 2010, make sure you know how to use the latest features like the updated Tables and SmartArt tools, and teach you the essential skills including slide masters and timed slideshows.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Course outline

Getting Started with Microsoft Powerpoint

  • The updated menu format that includes a new Office button for all your file-storage needs
  • A variety of slideshow controls
  • A number of viewing options that facilitate the design process as you build your presentation
  • The Help menu for questions that need a quick answer


Creating New Presentations with Powerpoint

  • Plan your presentation and then turn placeholders into real text and graphics
  • Quickly add, delete, and rearrange slides
  • Easily integrate slides from other presentations
  • Save time by setting up and saving your own custom slide layouts
  • Fine-tune mouse controls for slide editing
  • Duplicate, delete, move and resize text, images, charts and diagrams


Formatting Slides in Powerpoint

  • Easily copy styles to other parts of your presentation
  • Create an automatic list with the symbols and spacing you want
  • Use the Find and Replace tool for quick global changes
  • Use the Clipboard Pane to add in items from other Office applications
  • Artfully align text, and design line spacing and indentation


Drawing Objects in Powerpoint

  • Insert, resize, and rotate objects from the Shapes gallery
  • Make a point stand out by adding WordArt effects to your text
  • Create a shadow or bevel effect with the click of a button
  • Align objects according to a grid or relative to one another
  • Add and modify text within an object


Using Graphics in Powerpoint

  • Incorporate WordArt text objects for attention-grabbing headlines
  • Refine images, for example, by adjusting brightness and contrast
  • Add unique picture borders to generate a framing effect
  • Make certain parts of your image "see-through" with the Recolor tool
  • Crop and resize images to fit your slide layout
  • Group several items in order to lock their relative positioning


Creating Tables in Powerpoint

  • Insert a new table with four quick and easy methods to choose from
  • Use your mouse efficiently to move, adjust, or select table components
  • Append pictures, text boxes, shapes and more to your table
  • Incorporate charts based on Excel spreadsheets
  • Use SmartArt to create high-impact and dynamic diagrams, like workflow, relationship, or hierarchies


Adding Finishing Touches

  • Establish master settings for font, size, color, style and alignment of your text
  • Format and redesign all your pages at once using a slide master
  • Add time and date markers that update automatically
  • Insert special effect transitions to add dimension and visual appeal
  • Record timings automatically as you rehearse your speech
  • Elaborate on key points hidden from your audience by adding speaker notes


Proofing & Delivering PPT Presentations

  • Eliminate errors using Spell Check and AutoCorrect functions
  • Create winning phrases with synonyms in the Thesaurus
  • Run your slideshow from user-defined starting points
  • Modify which slides are shown depending on your audience
  • Print out your presentation in a variety of formats


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

PowerPoint Logo   PowerPoint Intermediate Class

Intermediate PowerPoint class will help you take your PowerPoint proficiency to the next step. You will learn the techniques that professionals use to create eye-catching, interactive presentations with sound and video. Microsoft PowerPoint classes have been crafted to help you build proficiency with both PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010, so that your training will serve you regardless of the version your organization uses.

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Microsoft PowerPoint Course outline

Working with Pre-Built Templates & Themes

  • Use templates when creating new presentations
  • Change your presentation's look by applying color and font themes
  • Work with the confusing slide master options


Adding Images, Photos, Sounds, & Music in Powerpoint

  • Insert, crop, and resize photos
  • Find and insert clip art
  • Add sound and music clips


Adding Videos & Animation in Powerpoint

  • Integrate video clips
  • Animate text, shapes, and charts
  • Create a Photo Gallery presentation


Formatting your Text into SmartArt Graphics & Tables

  • Convert your text into the appropriate diagram
  • Understand the different types of shape diagrams
  • Format tables


Creating an Interactive Powerpoint Presentation with Action Buttons

  • Add navigation action buttons so you can page backward and forward or navigate to a specific slide
  • Add action buttons that launch animation effects so you can interact with the items on a specific slide


Sharing, Reviewing, & Distributing Powerpoint Presentations

  • Set review options and post comments on a presentation
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Finalize and password-protect presentations
  • Save presentations as a CD packages, individual image files, or web pages


Integrating Powerpoint with Word & Excel

  • Create a presentation using a Word outline to establish structure and flow
  • Embed and link content between different types of Microsoft Office files
  • Create a hyperlink on a slide to open other Office documents


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

PowerPoint Logo   PowerPoint Advanced Class

Know how to produce a good slideshow, but still have some lingering questions? Our PowerPoint 2007/2010 advanced course class continues where PowerPoint 2007/2010 Intermediate left off and completes your PowerPoint training. Microsoft PowerPoint classes have been crafted to help you build proficiency with both PowerPoint 2007 and PowerPoint 2010. As a result, you will become adept at adding voice narration, confidently using master slides and managing multiple slide shows efficiently.

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Slide Masters - The Next Level

  • Create a new slide master
  • Preserve a slide master
  • Restore Placeholders within a slide master
  • Learn to create custom layouts


Working with Advanced Hyperlinks

  • Use invisible, unobtrusive hyperlinks
  • Incorporate hyperlinks into a Table of Contents


Embed/Add Video to Presentations

  • Insert a video from a website
  • Upload and add video from a file
  • Experiment with playback and formatting tools


Advanced Animation Techniques

  • Animate charts and SmartArt graphics
  • Explore multiple animation effects
  • Adjust the timing for animation effects
  • Use animation triggers
  • Add bookmarks and video triggers


Advanced File Collaboration

  • Understand the differences between embedded and linked objects
  • Determine if an object is embedded or linked
  • Effectively manager linked objects


Tips and Tricks for Advanced Formatting

  • Analyze and replace fonts
  • Embed a custom font
  • Customize indentation
  • Hide background graphics in or out of master
  • Work with SmartTags


Advanced Slideshow Options

  • Create custom slideshows
  • Work in kiosk mode
  • Record voice narration


Finalize a PowerPoint Presentation

  • Perfect a presentation with the slide inspector toll
  • Create a slide library
  • Publish a slide-to-slide library
  • Protect your PowerPoint presentation file


Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical course. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular course.

Sorry at this time we have no public Level One courses scheduled, please call or email us to see if we can arrange a private course for you. training@americanmediatraining.com

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PowerPoint training courses offered all cities

We can offer you customized on-site training courses in PowerPoint wherever you are in the USA:

Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami, Philadelphia, Orlando, Charlotte, Houston, Richmond, Washington DC, New York, Boston, Columbus, Cincinnati, Memphis, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Dallas, Austin, Phoenix, Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach, Sacramento, St Paul/Minneapolis

We also provide PowerPoint training courses in the following cities:

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