MS PowerPoint – Advanced Techniques for Better Presentations

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MS PowerPoint – Advanced Techniques for Better Presentations

Speaker: Brian Smith

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  • Duration

    110 min

Learn how to leverage advanced features of PowerPoint to take your presentations to the next level.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn how to make your presentations more engaging by adding slide transitions and animation
  • Bring your presentations up to modern day standards by incorporating multimedia audio and video files
  • Learn how to link your Excel spreadsheet data and charts into a presentation to present financial information
  • Establish your organisation's brand by creating a custom theme with slide layouts tailored to your style

£79.00 (CIMA members only)


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Product information


Learn how to leverage the advanced features of PowerPoint to take your presentations to the next level.

You’ll create more effective presentations by reviewing advanced features, including slide transitions and animations, leveraging the full capability of SmartArt, embedding audio and video content into your presentations, customising the master layouts, building your own theme and slide layout template, and slideshow presentation techniques.

Topics discussed:

  • Using slide transitions and animation
  • Customising the slide layout, handout and notes masters
  • Customising your own theme
  • Inserting Excel charts and data
  • Integrating audio and video files into your presentation
  • Useful add-on tools and reference materials

Who should take this course?

  • Accounting and finance professionals

Professional development

All learning resources available in the CGMA Store qualify for CPD for CIMA members.

Field of study: Computer science
Programme level:Intermediate
Duration:110 min
Access:This is a digital product. You will have access to the content for a year after purchase date.

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  • Bryan Smith, CPA, CITP, CISA

    Bryan serves as a trusted adviser to CPAs in public accounting, as well as business and industry, on all aspects of information technology. Bryan’s expertise includes in-depth knowledge of paperless work flow solutions, the impact of technology on internal controls, strategic IT infrastructure design and information security best practices. As a nationally recognized author and presenter on information technology issues impacting CPAs, Bryan is passionate about the opportunities for CPAs to benefit from safe and secure computing.

    Qualifications and Experience:

    • Leadership role in IT consulting services for a top 10 and two top 100 firms over the past 25 years.
    • Nationally recognized speaker on technology issues impacting the CPA profession, with an emphasis on internal controls, disaster recovery planning and information security.
    • Specialized knowledge in project management systems
    • Charter member of the Masters of Science in Information Assurance (MISA), Walsh College, Troy, Michigan
    • Treasurer of the Microsoft Project Users Group - Michigan
    • Member of the AICPA CITP (Certified Information technology Professional) Credential Committee
    • Past Chair of the Michigan Association of CPAs Information
    • Technology Committee and Leadership Committee