PowerPoint for Business

PowerPoint Classes for Beginners in NYC

In this beginner PowerPoint course, you'll create and run dynamic presentations; add images, shapes, animations, and layered objects; create tables and charts; prepare the slideshow for a presentation.

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 with the course.

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

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Aug 21 Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Sep 12 Thursday, 10am–5pm
Sep 15 Sunday, 10am–5pm
Sep 25 Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Oct 2–3 Wed–Thu, 6–9pm
Oct 10 Thursday, 10am–5pm
Oct 29 Tuesday, 10am–5pm
Nov 2 Saturday, 10am–5pm
Nov 13 Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Nov 25–26 Mon–Tue, 6–9pm
Nov 27 Wednesday, 10am–5pm
Dec 10 Tuesday, 10am–5pm
Dec 22 Sunday, 10am–5pm
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What You'll Learn

  • Create presentations using the Outline View
  • Add images, SmartArt, and shapes
  • Work with layered objects
  • Insert tables, charts, and animations
  • Run a presentation in Presenter View

Full Course Syllabus

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  • User Interface
  • File Management

Creating Presentation

  • Adding Text Using Outline View
  • Adding Slides


  • Getting Images
  • Placing Images
  • Adjusting/Styling Images


  • Building Diagrams
  • Styling Diagrams
  • Converting Bullet Lists to SmartArt


  • Creating Shapes
  • Styling Shapes
  • Adding Text to Shapes
  • Adjusting Shapes
  • Text Boxes
  • Connectors

Layered Objects

  • Aligning
  • Distributing
  • Grouping


  • Creating Tables
  • Designing Tables


  • Creating Charts
  • Designing Charts
  • Saving Chart Templates

Proofing and Editing

  • Spell Check
  • Using Slide Sorter View
  • Printing


  • Slide Transitions
  • Slide Animations

Running a Presentation

  • Starting and Stopping a Presentation
  • Presenting to an Audience
  • Navigating
  • Annotating
  • Using Speaker Notes
  • Using Presenter View

Detailed Course Overview

PowerPoint for Business is a great place to start for those interested both in learning how to use PowerPoint, as well as those that want to learn how to use it better. The course is as much about functionality, as it is about efficiency, so even those users who say they already know “the basics” can walk away with a toolkit of skills to significantly increase their effectiveness with the software.

Naturally, the course begins with basic features and such, but then quickly moves into alternative methods for developing a presentation: using the outline view. The outline view involves building a text-based outline in PowerPoint while allowing the software to populate the text within appropriate placeholders on each slide simultaneously.

Next, we cover different types of objects: images, SmartArt diagrams, and drawing shapes. Each lesson involves both creating your own example, as well as editing pre-existing ones. Tables and charts are also explained, with the focus being on how to create a table or chart from scratch (as opposed to importing one from another program).

Time is then devoted to proofing, editing, and printing (not just how to print, but what to print based on the situation). Printing can greatly enhance a presentation, as the presenter can choose from a variety of printouts: full page slides, notes pages, outlines, or audience handouts.

Transitions and animations each receive their own lesson, as well. Transitions define how each slide progresses (or transitions) to the next one, regarding effects. Does the current slide fade out slowly, as the next one fades in? Is it pushed from left-to-right? Or maybe wiped from top-down? Animations dictate how the contents of a slide react. Does each bullet point appear in rapid succession? Or does one exit, before the next one enters? Transitions and animations, when used appropriately, can have a strong impact on those viewing your presentation.

Finally, we spend some time discussing how to run a PowerPoint presentation, by covering such topics as navigating, annotating, and the advantage of using Presenter View.

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