Business Excellence Skillnet

 Business Excellence Skillnet

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DATES: 20th February 2013

TIME:  9. 30 am – 4.30pm

COST:  €95.00 members €130.00 non members


Programme Overview

No previous experience of Microsoft PowerPoint is necessary, but candidates should have a good understanding of computer basics and be familiar with the Windows operating system.

A large part of each course is spent with a set of specially prepared exercises and projects so that those attending gain firm foundations through their own practical experience. Professionally presented course notes are provided and these may be retained for reference afterwards.

Programme Objectives

At the end of the Microsoft PowerPoint course, attendees will be able to:

  • Create a presentation file and add presenter notes to slides
  • Insert slides with different layouts
  • Apply a theme to a presentation
  • Insert illustrations: Charts, SmartArt, Shapes, Images, ClipArt and WordArt
  • Set up animations and transitions
  • Set slideshow options
  • Print slides, slide notes, and slide hand-outs

For a full list, see the programme content below

Programme Content


  • Opening a presentation
  • Navigating between slides
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Changing PowerPoint views
  • Using Help
  • Saving a presentation
  • Compatibility issues when saving a presentation
  • Closing a presentation



  • Creating a new presentation
  • Inserting a new slide
  • Applying a theme to a presentation
  • Using PowerPoint Notes



  • Inserting slides with a particular slide layout
  • Modifying the slide layout
  • Moving / copying slides within a presentation
  • Deleting a slide or slides
  • Changing the background colour of slides



  • Selecting text
  • Copying / Moving text between slides
  • Deleting text



  • Font formatting options
  • Character spacing
  • Changing case
  • Clearing text formatting

  • Text alignment Modifying bullet point formatting
  • Using numbering
  • Using the Format Painter



  • Inserting Illustrations within PowerPoint
  • Selecting an illustration
  • Moving / copying an illustration
  • Deleting an illustration
  • Resizing an illustration
  • Inserting text into a shape



  • Formatting shape options
  • Modifying arrow line shapes and size
  • Rotating or flipping an illustration
  • Layering illustrations to the front or back
  • Aligning illustrations



  • Changing the chart type
  • Changing the background colour in the chart
  • Changing the column, bar, line or pie slice colours in the chart



  • Slide show transition effects
  • Slide show animation effects
  • Setting up a slideshow
  • Running a slide show



  • Selecting your output format
  • Printing slide notes
  • Printing a presentation


Training Company Name and Website

Citrus Training & Consulting Ltd

Trainer Name and Bio

Name:          Mike Derham.

Position:      Corporate Trainer.


Recent PowerPoint Courses:

  • Pharmaceutical Company

Design and delivery of advanced Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 training.

  • Food & Drinks Company

Design and delivery of customised Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 training.

  • Healthcare Company

Design and delivery of Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 training.

  • Pharmaceutical Company

Design and delivery of customised Microsoft PowerPoint 2007 training.

(Feedback available on request.)


Recent Employment History:

Citrus Training & Consulting, 2009 - Present

Corporate Trainer

Responsible for the design of all training programs, delivery of Microsoft and European Computer Driving Licence, (ECDL), courses, and delivery of Train The Trainer and Presentation Skills programs. ICS-Skills Certified Training Professional, ECDL Expert, and Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor.


Educational Details:

  • Higher Certificate in Science & Computing, 2006 to 2009
  • Irish Computer Society Certified Training Professional, 2005 – 2006
  • Microsoft Office User Specialist Master, 2002


IT Experience:

Microsoft Access, Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Visio, Expression Web , Outlook, Internet Explorer, SkyDrive, Windows. (All Versions)

Lotus Notes, Adobe Acrobat Professional, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Documentum, Norton Ghost, Google Drive, Dropbox

COBOL, HTML, C++, VBA, JavaScript


Microsoft PowerPoint Experience:

Mike has been a regular Microsoft PowerPoint user since the 1997 version was released. He has delivered regular training courses at corporate companies in Ireland and England. He has experience of working with documents in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, architectural, construction, healthcare, and many other industry sectors. Mike’s Microsoft PowerPoint skills are kept up to date with each new version released which ensures that no matter what version of Microsoft PowerPoint is being used, he will be able to offer help, advice, and tips.

Target Audience

This is a course with a high level of practical content, aimed at those who have not used Microsoft PowerPoint before. It is designed for candidates with widely differing experience and skill levels.

The Business Excellence Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

For more information on Skillnets Ltd, please visit

We are pleased to be able to offer a limited number of free places for jobseekers on our network programmes subject to funding being available. Please click on the following link to check if you meet Jobseekers eligibility criteria

Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills



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