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Advanced PowerPoint Training
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6h 7m

This course is designed for those interested to learn the basics of PowerPoint, up to advanced level, learning specific strategies and techniques to quickly build and untangle high quality, scalable slides that are easy to update and manage when things change, without using third party software.

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6h 7m



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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Busy professionals who live in PowerPoint and build content heavy, professional presentations to pitch business
  • Professionals looking for a big breakthrough in their PowerPoint productivity
  • Professionals with 3+ years of PowerPoint experience looking to build advanced PowerPoint skills

What you’ll learn: 

  • learn how to leverage the four types of keyboard shortcuts to fast track everything you do in the Microsoft Office suite (PowerPoint, Word and Excel) 
  • learn the 60 PowerPoint shortcuts that drive eighty percent of your build time with specific examples and targeted exercises.
  • discover five PowerPoint commands that free up forty percent of your time in the program by eliminating the most common and repetitive tasks you don’t need to perform.  
  • discover the secrets to building low maintenance slides that your bosses and clients can update on their own without you.  
  • uncover hidden PowerPoint features and learn how to creatively use them to build your presentation slides faster.
  • strategically setup your environment for speed in just a couple of minutes  
  • and MORE!


  • A basic working knowledge of how Microsoft PowerPoint works

Software version used in the course:

  • This course works for all PC versions of Microsoft PowerPoint, including PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016 and the latest version too, PowerPoint 2019 (the Microsoft Office 365 subscription). 

Are you drowning in PowerPoint slides? Are you finding that the slides you build, and those of your colleagues and clients require an enormous amount of time, energy and frustration to build, update and edit? Are your colleagues and clients constantly asking you to make updates and changes to their PowerPoint presentations?

The reason that most people struggle in PowerPoint and waste away in the office past their bedtimes, is that they go about building and editing their slides the wrong way!

Yes, they more-or-less know where all the PowerPoint commands are, but they lack specific strategies and techniques to quickly build and untangle high quality, scalable slides that are easy to update and manage when things change.

That’s how this unique and proven Advanced PowerPoint training system will double, and even triple your productivity in PowerPoint, as soon as you start using it.

Advanced PowerPoint includes seven hours of sequenced videos teaching you a step-by-step unique methodology to quickly build robust, scalable slides for the corporate environment. In Advanced PowerPoint, you’ll build the skills and habits to do exactly that without using any third party software, whiz-bang templates or over-hyped add-ins, you don’t need them anyway. 

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned advanced PowerPoint.

10 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Workshop Orientation 00:00:00
Four Things Your Didn’t Know You Could Do In PowerPoint 00:00:00
Downloadable Materials – Advanced PowerPoint Training 00:00:00
Section 2 - The Set-up
The Lay Of the Land: Getting Intimate With The PowerPoint Environment 00:00:00
Starting Your Decks On The Right Foot: Formatting Guides 00:00:00
Your Main PowerPoint Tool: The Ribbon 00:00:00
It’s All About Options: Shortcut Types And Smart Guides 00:00:00
The Top Secret Of Top Performers: The Quick Access Toolbar, Part I – 2010 And 2013 00:00:00
The Top Secret Of Top Performers: The Quick Access Toolbar, Part I – 2007 00:00:00
The Top Secret Of Top Performers: The Quick Access Toolbar, Part II 00:00:00
Section 3 - The Challenge Slides
Let’s Prepare For Our Exercise: The Challenge Slides Review 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 1: Getting Shapes Onto Our Slides 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 1: Rapidly Formatting And Manipulating Shapes 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 1: Understanding Layering 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 1: Working With Lines And Alignment 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 1: Adding In Text And Perfecting The Layout 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 2: Your PowerPoint Insurance Policy 00:00:00
Speed Demonstration: How Fast You Can Really Be 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 3: Taking It To Three Columns And Thinking In Groups 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 3: Adding Bullets And The Format Painter 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 3: The Format Dipper 00:00:00
Challenge Slide 4: Time-Saving Tips For Working With Multiple Lines 00:00:00
Spicing Up The Layout: Introducing The Ninja Line 00:00:00
Spicing Up The Layout: Testing Layouts With The Rand Function 00:00:00
Spicing Up The Layout: Text Alignment And Best Practices 00:00:00
Section 4 - Ninja Lines
Ninja Line Crash Course: The Limitations Of The Alignment Tool 00:00:00
Aligning The Un-Align-Able: Distributing Across Shapes 00:00:00
Aligning The Un-Align-Able: Distributing Across Hidden Elements 00:00:00
Aligning The Un-Align-Able: Aligning To Odd Sides Of Shapes 00:00:00
Ninja Line Shadowing Technique: Using Smaller Objects As Anchors 00:00:00
Ninja Lines As Snap Grid: Resizing Shapes Into Perfect Position 00:00:00
Section 5 - Connectors
Lines As Connectors 101: Understanding Proper Connections 00:00:00
Lines As Connectors 101: Working With Multiple Connectors 00:00:00
Lines As Connectors 101: Fixing Hierarchy Nightmares 00:00:00
Lines As Connectors 101: Important Tip For Elbow Connectors 00:00:00
Lines As Connectors 101: The Fastest Draw In The West 00:00:00
Reworking A Slide: Standardizing The Shapes And Positioning 00:00:00
Reworking A Slide: Adding The Connectors 00:00:00
Reworking A Slide: Rearranging The Graphic For Better Readability 00:00:00
Bonus 1: Odd Placed Connectors 00:00:00
Bonus 2: Adding New Connection Points 00:00:00
Section 6 - Boxing Things Up
Defaulting Shapes To Speed Up The Boxing Technique 00:00:00
Core Mechanics Of Quickly Building Boxed Layouts 00:00:00
Boxing Speed Challenge 1: Polishing A Slide In Less Than Two Minutes 00:00:00
Boxing Speed Challenge 2: Building A SWOT Analysis In Less Than Two Minutes 00:00:00
Alternate Boxing Layouts – Anything Can Go Into A Box 00:00:00
Using Flying Carpets To Build Implied Boxes 00:00:00
Supplemental Materials 1: Additional Boxing Exercises 00:00:00
Supplemental Materials 2: Additional Boxing Exercises 00:00:00
Bonus 1: Building Odd Shaped Boxes With The Combine Shapes Tool 00:00:00
Bonus 2: Blast To The Past Technique – Layering Up Odd Shaped Boxes 00:00:00
Section 7 - Workshop Wrap Up
Course Conclusion Plus Bonus Trick 00:00:00