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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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LS308 Eighteen Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wednesday, March 22


International North

PowerPoint is often the basis for much of the training material you use and the eLearning and mLearning content you create, and yet it’s text-heavy, dull, and boring. This is not effective; it results in disengaged students and click-through eLearning.

In this session, see how you can revolutionize your presentations and other training material using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, with some helpful how-to guides and a collection of awesome PowerPoint tricks. You will see examples of the approaches in real-life training materials across a range of different topics and formats. Get inspiration to apply these ideas to your next training course or presentation.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to delight your audiences with compelling visual slides
  • How to manipulate photos within PowerPoint (no need for Photoshop) so that they convey meaning
  • How to use animation to tell your story effectively
  • How to create, edit, format, and animate live graphs and charts quickly and easily

Intermediate to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Microsoft PowerPoint (2007 and later).


Richard Goring



Richard Goring is a director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to create thousands of presentations and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points.

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