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PowerPoint: From Outline to Presentation

with Richard Harrington

Video: PowerPoint: From Outline to Presentation: Welcome

Build effective PowerPoint presentations from a strong outline.
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  1. 2m 30s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Related courses on
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 9m 55s
    1. Setting and achieving a goal
      2m 31s
    2. Working in stages
      6m 4s
    3. Building a schedule
      1m 20s
  3. 14m 29s
    1. Why create an outline?
      1m 21s
    2. The impact of a theme on your outline
      2m 25s
    3. Using Microsoft Word to create an outline
      5m 1s
    4. Using Microsoft PowerPoint to create or modify an outline
      2m 8s
    5. Collaborating with a team on the outline
      3m 34s
  4. 14m 7s
    1. Converting the outline into an initial slide deck
      1m 55s
    2. Changing the format of slides
      3m 21s
    3. Modifying a slide in Outline view
      2m 37s
    4. Adjusting the layout of a slide master
      3m 23s
    5. Tips on changing templates and themes
      2m 51s
  5. 26m 22s
    1. Formatting text with the format bar
      5m 28s
    2. Stylizing text
      5m 16s
    3. Creating a table
      8m 55s
    4. Adding presenter notes
      2m 26s
    5. Fixing spelling errors
      4m 17s
  6. 26m 59s
    1. Adding a photo
      2m 29s
    2. Cropping a photo
      3m 36s
    3. Adjusting a photo
      4m 50s
    4. Adding a video
      3m 34s
    5. Creating a chart
      3m 56s
    6. Modifying a chart's appearance
      2m 39s
    7. Adding a web page
      1m 54s
    8. Adding SmartArt
      2m 40s
    9. Reducing a presentation's file size
      1m 21s
  7. 13m 42s
    1. Creating a text build
      2m 28s
    2. Revealing a chart
      3m 56s
    3. Revealing a photo
      4m 6s
    4. Adding a transition
      2m 22s
    5. Adding multiple transitions
  8. 7m 36s
    1. Testing your presentation
      3m 51s
    2. Consolidating your presentation
      2m 46s
    3. Rehearsing your presentation
  9. 48s
    1. Wrapping up

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Sometimes presenters get so wrapped up in creating the perfect slideshow, they forget its job is to support their talking points. In this course, Rich Harrington shares his workflow for building an effective PowerPoint presentation, starting with a strong outline. Learn to create the outline, get input from collaborators, and then transition that outline to an initial slide deck. Once you're in PowerPoint, Rich will show you how to format your slides; add tables, graphics, movies, and animation (like transitions and reveals); and prepare and rehearse your presentation for your final audience.

This course was created and produced by Rich Harrington.

Topics include:
  • Setting a schedule and goals
  • Working in stages
  • Building an outline
  • Using an outline to create your initial slides
  • Formatting text
  • Changing templates and themes
  • Using photos, shapes, and charts in PowerPoint
  • Adding video
  • Animating your slideshow
  • Consolidating, testing, and rehearsing you presentation
Richard Harrington


Hi, my name's Rich Harrington, and thanks for joining me. We're going to be taking a look today at using PowerPoint. But not just clicking buttons or dropping things in, rather how to take an organized approach to building a presentation. Whether you're a brand new user, or you've been using the program for awhile. I'm going to present to you the workflow that I use to get a presentation made. It all begins with an outline, and once you've got a solid outline, that can easily be converted into a slide deck.

Once there, we'll take advantage of some other features in PowerPoint to add in graphics, movies, other enhancements to really bring the presentation to life. Remember though, the goal is to create effective speaker support. So the whole idea here is not to focus on the slides, but building a great presentation and then adding slides that support that presentation. With this in mind, let's jump in and explore the process of going from an outline to a presentation inside of Microsoft PowerPoint.

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