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Date:               15th & 16th June

Location:        Dublin

Cost:                 €325


Programme Overview

This course combines the perfect balance of theory with practical presentation techniques along with the use of MS PowerPoint over 2 days resulting in a comprehensive training course giving participants the skills required to deliver effective presentations in a clear, concise and confident manner.

This course will help the participant understand presentation techniques and how to effectively use various visual aids including PowerPoint. A practical hands-on approach is taken, allowing participants to practice and deliver their presentations a number of times throughout the 2 days. Two of these sessions will be recorded and feedback will be offered.


In addition to theory and practical presentation techniques participants will also learn to use MS PowerPoint effectively – Learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of using PowerPoint as a presentation tool ensuring that MS PowerPoint enhances and does not distract from the presentation!


Programme Objectives

This program has been designed to blend the skills required to effectively design and deliver an effective presentation in a clear, concise and confident manner with the practical skills and competencies to effectively use Microsoft PowerPoint. This will fully equip participants to produce and deliver effective and engaging presentations.



Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to deliver clear, concise and engaging presentations whilst making the most of MS PowerPoint.

Participants should have basic computer skills, e.g. should be familiar with the use of other computer applications such as MS Word.

Participants should choose a presentation topic prior to the training course. Initially we will work on the structure of the presentation (around your chosen topic) and this is then delivered at the end of day one. On day two, a PowerPoint presentation is created to support and enhance the presentation that was created on day one. Participants will deliver the presentation a second time at the end of day two (this time utilising MS PowerPoint).


The duration of your presentation will be approximately 10 minutes.

Programme Content – Day One


 Introduction to Presentation Skills / Communication

 The Role of the Presenter

 Listening Skills

 Recall and Retention


 Set Realistic Objectives

 Know your audience

 Gathering Presentation Content – Mind Mapping

 Work on Content – The “IT Method”

 Enhancing Content

 Presentation Format / Structure


Practical – Define Objectives, gather content and structure and enhance your presentation.


 Face the Fear

 Manage your environment

 Avoid Techno-Terrors

 Rehearsing

 Some practical advice


Practical – Deliver your presentation on a 1-1 basis (Run-through)


 What has the most impact?

 Body Language & Eye Contact

 Using your voice

 Handling Q & A Sessions

 Dealing with Difficult Audiences

 Delivery habits to avoid


Practical – Deliver the presentation. This will be recorded and written feedback will be given from all participants. Individual participants will have time to evaluate their own performance privately with feedback from the instructor.

Programme Content – Day Two


 The Do’s and Don’ts of PowerPoint

 Run through Basics

 PowerPoint Speed Keys


Working With Slides

 Creating a new slide / slide layouts

 Working with Bullet Points

 Navigating the presentation

 Moving & resizing placeholders / objects


Formatting the Presentation

 Formatting text, fill colours and lines

 Copying formats

 Changing the background colour of a slide(s)

 Working with the slide master

 Creating a Header / Footer / Slide Numbers

 Adding floating text

 Applying a standard design template


Logos / Clipart / Pictures

 Inserting a logo on a slide / slide master

 Inserting Clipart & Pictures

 Editing / Cropping images etc.

Working with Charts

 Creating Charts

 Formatting chart elements

 Changing the chart type

 Working with the chart toolbar

Editing a chart SmartArt

 Inserting SmartArt

 Editing & Formatting SmartArt

 Changing Layout / Design etc.


Drawing Tools

 Working with drawing tools

 Grouping / ungrouping objects

 Re-Order Objects

 Working with WordArt



 Inserting Audio Clips

 Inserting Movie Clips


Adding the Finishing Touches

 Working in slide sorter view

 Creating notes pages


Creating a Slide Show

 Applying Transitions & Builds

 Working with custom animation – Entrance / Exit / Emphasis / Motion Paths

 Running the slide show

 Options available when running a show

 Tips & Tricks


Other Presentation Output

 Printing the presentation – Slides / Handouts / Notes Pages



On the afternoon of the second day, participants will be given the opportunity to put their new/enhanced PowerPoint skills into practice by designing a PowerPoint Slide show to enhance the presentation that was created on day one.

 Design a PowerPoint presentation to enhance the presentation.

1-1 assistance will be available with any specific queries that participants might have.


Final Practical – Deliver the presentation using MS PowerPoint as a Visual Aid to enhance the presentation. This presentation will also be recorded and will be given to each participant (mini-DVD Format) on completion of the course.


Trainer Profile Qualification & Relevant Experience

Marieanne O’Driscoll – Director (E-Bridge Training Limited)

 MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master Instructor – Office 2003

 MCAS (Microsoft Certified Application Specialist) – Office 2007

 MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master Instructor – Office 2010 / 2013

 MMI TT – Microsoft Master Instructor – Train the Trainer Certification

 JEB (Joint Examining Board) – Teachers Diploma in Information Technology

 IMI Master Trainer Diploma (FAS Recognised)

 Director of e-bridge since 2001

 Sales, Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

 Development of new customised and blended training programmes

 Manages team of trainers to ensure consistency through constant training and upskilling.


Lorraine O’Connor –Senior Trainer

 Teacher Training Diploma in ICT Skills (JEB – Joint Examination Board Certificate)

 MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master Instructor – Office 2003 / 2007 / 2010 / 2013

 MMI TT – Microsoft Master Instructor Train the Trainer Certification

 ECDL Teachers Training Teachers Certificate


Aileen Leahy – Senior Trainer

 MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master Instructor – Office 2007 / 2010 / 2013

 Train the Trainer Diploma – IITD (Institute of Training and Development)

 Co-ordination and delivery of customised and bespoke training programmes Diploma in Media – DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology)

 Project management

 Diploma in Marketing – IMI (Irish Marketing Institute)

 BA Hons Degree – UCC (University College Cork)


Sinead Goggin – Senior Trainer

 MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) Master Instructor – Office 2007 / 2010 / 2013

 Microsoft Expert Certification

 FETAC Level 6 – Train the Trainer

 Bachelor of Multimedia – CIT (Cork Institute of Technology)

 Diploma in Marketing – IMI (Irish Marketing Institute)

 Project management

 Co-ordination and delivery of customised and bespoke training programmes

 Sales, marketing and customer relationship management


 Training Company Name and Website

E-Bridge Training Ltd. W: