Creating excellent slides is essential to any good presentation. This workshop focuses on techniques to prepare memorable, understandable and attractive slides that add depth to the message of your presentation.

You will use the workshop concepts to progressively create a set of your own slides. At the end of the workshop you will present your slides to the workshop group.

The workshop focuses on the design of slides, not the technicalities of using presentation software. Your workbook will however, show you ‘how to guides’ which demonstrate various PowerPoint software tools.

Who should attend?

Anyone who prepares slides or gives presentations.


• Create slides with increased visual impact

• Communicate your message more clearly

• Transform dry data into meaningful images

Learning Objectives

• Apply the principles of slide design

• Edit your slides for relevant content

 • Learn how to use text, images and animation effectively

Course Outline

Make it Memorable

• Know your purpose and outcome

• What's in it for me?

• Presentation structures

• Analogue mode

• Software options

Slide Design

• Structuring slides

• Bullet points

• Key words

• Fonts

• Background

• Colour

• Creating contrast

Diagrams and Data

• Displaying data

• Tables

• Graphs

• Large amounts of data

Images and Animation

• Using images and animation effectively

• Animating text

• Animating objects

Course Information

Length: 1 day

Maximum group size: 16