S-leer is offering an e-learning course in MS PowerPoint. This course will enable you to compile presentations that are effective and of good quality. For more information about this course, click here.
By Reon Janse van Rensburg
TIP: It is important for any employee to know the steps that must be taken to make an effective presentation and to know which presentation skills are the most important to employers. If you apply this right, it can hold countless benefits for your career.
Whether you are an executive manager or an administrative assistant, the development of your presentation skills is important for you climb the corporate ladder. Managers make decisions based on the information offered in the presentation and almost no business will change their plans without seeing a convincing presentation. Thus, it is extremely important that you present this presentation perfectly because it is often the first and last impression you make.
Not all presentations take place in a formal meeting. A lot of presentation skills is relevant in one-on-one consultations. The purpose however is that your presentation still does the necessary talking.
Although that which you say during a presentation is important, employers also appreciate the ability to create supporting material, such as slides. Your employer may require of you to do various tasks where you need to talk in front of an audience. These tasks include, presenting information sessions, reporting to colleagues, and presenting training sessions, presenting information to clients or several other tasks.
Although your voice counts just as much, lots of stress can be avoided if your presentation does most of the talking. Microsoft PowerPoint is able to do a lot of things and you will be surprised as to how you can utilise this programme to grab your audience’s attention and keep it to the end.
Most people have used MS PowerPoint at some in their training or career. It is rather easy to utilise the basic functions of the programme for simple presentation, and information can easily be conveyed using bullet points and images on different slides. Most people, however, do not dive deeper into the broader functionality of the programme, but those who are interested in business management and those who want to expand their knowledge and even careers should explore everything that PowerPoint has to offer.
Potential benefits of utilising PowerPoint for presentations, include:
Save time; build complete presentations in a few hours
The first immediate effect on your work is the reduced time you will be spending to decide what you should put in your presentation and how to build the slides to help you sell your service or product. If you are familiar with PowerPoint, it saves a lot of time that allows you to focus on the right content that should be used in your presentation instead of wondering how the basic components of the programme work.
As with any other aid for design, PowerPoint has a learning curve and as soon as you understand the basic and advanced techniques and are familiar with how to apply it, your presentation will shape faster than ever.
With excellent presentations come huge opportunities
To offer excellent presentations you first need to learn familiarise yourself with the tools and learn how to use them. PowerPoint offers a lot of design flexibility and functionality, and powerful software usually takes time to learn how you can make the most of the programme.
The visual impact an effective slideshow offers is beneficial in many ways. It helps the audience to be focused. It also strengthens interaction and spontaneity.
Whether it is to sell a product, to raise money, to analyse something or for a conference, the presentation software will make the business model and business proposal of the business striking.
Presentations help collaboration between people to come forward with ideas and solutions
With presentations team members can work together on ideas to improve the flow or design elements. The presentation is then streamlined.
Every team member can make use of PowerPoint setting to offer valuable insight. One such a setting is available on the review bar. This allows team members or participants to leave comments on the presentation.
Presentations has a visual impact
A captivating PowerPoint presentation contains a combination of graphics, animation and multimedia. The ideas are transformed into effective business communication.
The overall addition of audio, video and visual images provides a visual impact that hits the audience out of the park. For the presenter the combination of animation, visuals and text build interaction. Interaction is necessary so that your product or service has a better chance to be bought or used.
Simplify the process and help with decision making
With the custom features of scalability, accessibility and creativity, PowerPoint helps to analyse different aspects of the content presented, to streamline the process and help with decision making.
Where can I learn more about using MS PowerPoint?
S-leer offers an e-learning course from basic to advanced. The e-learning course is divided into several videos with different themes being discussed in each.
Overview of the content:
Video 1: Get familiar with PowerPoint
Video 2: Create new presentations and save
Video 3: Reorganise slides
Video 4: Format text, bullet lists and WordArt
Video 5: Draw, edit and format shapes (objects)
Video 6: Clipart, photos and SmartArt
Video 7: Adding tables and working with tables
Video 8: Adding graphs
Video 9: Compile slides from Word
Video 10: Add an MS Office document
Video 11: Links within a presentation
Video 12: Using themes
Video 13: Slide Master
Video 14: Transitions
Video 15: Animation
Video 16: Speaker notes
Video 17: Adding sections
Video 18: Clipboard
Video 19: Purposeful slideshows
Video 20: Save as a video
To find out more about the e-course, visit the following link: https://s-leer.co.za/courses/microsoft-powerpoint-basies-tot-gevorderd/
This course enables you to compile professional presentation that will not only grab your audience’s attention but also offer you the opportunity to impress your manager with your new knowledge. Register today and complete it in the comfort of your own house or office.
Five key Benefits of a business PowerPoint Presentation – https://medium.com/@marketingmanegoa/five-key-benefits-of-a-business-powerpoint-presentation-b05a6365a211
Important Presentation Skills for Workplace Success – https://www.thebalancecareers.com/list-of-presentation-skills-2059695
The importance of PowerPoint in business – https://www.newhorizons.com/article/the-importance-of-powerpoint-in-business
Why PowerPoint presentation skills are so important for career success ? – https://visualsculptors.com/powerpoint-presentation-skills-important-career-success/