Advanced PowerPoint for Business

Advanced PowerPoint Training in NYC

In this advanced PowerPoint class, you’ll create a reusable PowerPoint Template, make an easily updatable, engaging, consistent presentation, import charts from Excel, use multimedia and layered objects, and record a slideshow.

This class includes our revolutionary PowerPoint video suite with several hours of premium content. Review the course materials with high-quality video with lifetime access on desktop, tablet or mobile, a $95 value, included free.

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$209 7 Hours Mac and PC provided 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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Aug 22 Thursday, 10am–5pm
Aug 26–27 Mon–Tue, 6–9pm
Sep 26 Thursday, 10am–5pm
Oct 30 Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Nov 3 Sunday, 10am–5pm
Dec 2–3 Mon–Tue, 6–9pm
Dec 11 Wednesday, 10am–5pm

What You'll Learn

  • Slide Master
  • Commenting
  • Navigation
  • Charts from Excel
  • Recording Slideshows

Full Course Syllabus

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  • Slide Masters
  • Themes and Templates


  • Using Outlines
  • Reusing Slides


  • Adding Comments
  • Replying to Comments


  • Hyperlinks
  • Action Buttons

Using Multimedia

  • Video
  • Audio

Charts from Excel

  • Paste
  • Paste Special Paste
  • Paste Special Paste Link

Tables from Excel

  • Paste
  • Paste Special Paste
  • Paste Special Paste Link

Custom Shows

  • Building Custom Shows
  • Running Custom Shows

Recording a Slideshow

  • Slide Timings
  • Narration

Detailed Course Overview

PowerPoint for Business Level 2 is a great class for those that want to continue to advance their skills beyond the first course, or for those that currently build presentations but want to become more sophisticated with the tools they use.

We begin with a discussion of the Slide Masters, which allows the user to format either all slides in the presentation or all slides of a specific layout, the same way. A typical presentation consists of slides with varying layouts (title slide, content/layout slides, etc.), so using the slide master is a very efficient way to ensure that the overall presentation is fluid and unbroken.

Collaborating and commenting is covered next. In collaborating we discuss how to take an outline created in Microsoft Word and import it into PowerPoint—thereby allowing the software to properly allocate the information to its appropriate placeholders. Students also learn how to reuse slides, which facilitates the importing of slides from other presentations. In commenting, we experience the very interactive method of creating and replying to comments within our presentations.

A section on Navigation follows in which hyperlinks and action buttons are explained. Hyperlinks allow users to access websites or email addresses within a presentation, whereas action buttons allow movement within a presentation. Elements such as these transform a presentation from a lecture into a much more interactive experience.

Incorporating multimedia within a presentation is taking on greater importance, nowadays. PowerPoint makes it easy to embed both audio files and video files that can be triggered by a mouse click, or a scroll over. Music can be made to play across several slides, or an entire presentation and media files can be easily edited within the software, without harming the original.

As in the first course, a section each on tables and charts is included, but this time the focus is on importing from another Microsoft program, which allows for much more sophistication. Various methods are examined that carry out various results.

We end the course with exercises on custom shows and how to record a slideshow. Custom shows let the user take one presentation and create several alternatives within the same file. For example, a presentation on medical benefits could contain 20 slides in total but may consist of custom shows for staff, managers, or executives, in which only the relevant slides would be shown to each group. Recorded slideshows are often used for kiosk presentations, where information is looped for people to view at their leisure.

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