Create Impactful Powerpoint Presentations that Captivate & WoW Your Audience
Have you ever wondered how to effectively engage your audience and spur them to action after a presentation?
There are two essential components to every successful presentation – a charismatic, knowledgeable speaker and an intuitively comprehensive and visually engaging presentation. Most professionals today have the former covered – however, most presentations today are cluttered, messy and lack a fluid flow. This leaves audiences disengaged after the first few slides and without a clear course of action after the presentation.
Effectively designed presentations (known as decks) on the other hand, keep your audience engaged from start to finish and more importantly, comprehend the information you communicate with them. This holds true for all presentations – regardless of whether you are conducting a pitch to investors, selling a product or service to prospective customers, or communicating insights and findings with company directors.
So – How do you turn a stack of messy slides into a professionally crafted and engaging deck?
Through our hands on and content-packed 2-days workshop, you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to design impactful PowerPoint slides, empowering you to ace those important presentations and achieve the success you want.
Note: This course is not a PowerPoint fundamentals course. Participants are required to have working knowledge of PowerPoint. Participants are required to bring their own laptop with MS PowerPoint installed to the course.
Comprehensive and completely up to date, this 2-day masterclass will provide you with all the tips and pointers that you need to turn your Ideas into captivating Presentation Design and Delivery
By the end of the workshop you will:
- Better understand what bores audiences and kills good presentations and comprehend the essential qualities which all powerful presentations embody.
- Acquire a systematic toolset to identify and prepare the must-haves to create impactful presentations and learn how to conceptualize presentation experiences to effectively engage different stakeholders and target audiences.
- Acquire the know-how to craft unique, visually engaging presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint from scratch, without relying on templates.
- Know how to use layouts to guide how your audience processes and retains information within slides.
- Develop the acumen to effectively identify, filter and accentuate key facts and figures to present them with greater impact.
- Acquire a framework for assessing, identifying, selecting and repurposing images and graphics to illustrate key facts, figures, and concepts in your presentation
- Gain access to online image, video and graphic resources
Who will Benefit?
This workshop is highly suitable for executives and managers whom needs to Present, Pitch, Influence, Story tell, Persuade, Engage, Motivate, Lead, Inspire and Connect with their audience and clients.
- Business development, Sales and marketing executives
- Professional trainers, teachers, consultants and coaches
- Managers or supervisors, HOD
- CEO and business owners
- Professionals from accounting, legal, compliance, IT and Support staff
“Ezekiel is exceptionally knowledgeable on PowerPoint and is able to explain the tips well! Thank you!!! The course enables one to be more sensitive to the nuances to what makes a great deck. Useful to me at work in creating PowerPoint slides.”
Mara Lim, Training Facilitator at Elections Department
“Ezekiel provided a lot of practical and relevant tips, very applicable to the actual work context. Enjoyed his course tremendously. I’d consider my Powerpoint skills to be pretty proficient, but this course still surprises me. It is among one of the best Microsoft Office courses I have ever attended, highly recommended.“
Esther Lim, Assistant Director at Health Promotion Board
“Ezekiel is very knowledgeable on tips and tricks for ppt, and very patient in guiding us along and providing guidance. He also made it a point to check in with participants frequently, which assured me of the progress of my learning.“
Gwendolyn Wong, Assistant Director at Ministry of Home Affairs
“Ezekiel is highly proficient in the art of weaving design, storytelling and brand vision into visually compelling and emotionally engaging decks. He recently conducted a workshop and consultation session for our Accelerator Program where he shared his framework for creating effective presentations with the Startups in the program and met with them individually to provide greater insights for their decks. With his guidance, the Startups were able to elevate the design, story and brand vision of their decks and are now better prepared to take on future pitching sessions with their improved decks.”
Robbert Groenen, Director at One to Watch Myanmar
“Ezekiel conducted a presentation design workshop for us on 28th June 2019. During the workshop, Ezekiel provided insights on how we can improve our future decks. By using one of our previous decks for case studies, we were able to gain several actionable tips, such as How to attract and engage audiences from the start of the presentation, How to better structure the timeline for our decks, and How to use layouts to make content intuitively comprehensive for audiences. The management team which attended the seminar was very impressed with how structured the program was and being able to be applied immediately to any type of presentation. Ezekiel has created a truly masterful program. The WFA team would like to thank Ezekiel for the insights and will continue to send the middle management for this masterclass in the near future.”
Edmund Lim, Director at Wong Fong Academy
Personal Coaching by Industry Specialist: Mr Ezekiel Ho
Highly motivated and self-directed, Ezekiel believes in taking on challenges by the horns and overcoming self-imposed limits. He is a passionate advocate of continued Education and training, and effectively engages learners of all ages using creative facilitation methods.
A creative by heart, Ezekiel possesses close to 20 years of experience with Microsoft PowerPoint. He excels in designing creative presentations which showcase the strengths, brand heritage and unique selling points of businesses and professionals, and training speakers to channel their inner showman to create impactful presentation experiences for their audiences.
As the founder of MEISTERKLASSE, Ezekiel believes in helping professionals transform how they create and conduct presentations. To achieve this, he has participated in local and international conferences, as well as conducting workshops both locally and in Myanmar.
Here are the topics covered in this 2-day hands-on power-packed workshop:
5 presentation design mistakes people are still making in 2019
To understand how exceptional presentations are created, first we must understand what bores our audiences. We’ll begin by taking a tour of a typical presentation designed to current industry standards. On this short and simple journey, we shed light on 5 common pitfalls and snooze buttons in presentations which result in bored, disengaged audiences.
Five fixes to make good presentations great
Knowledge of the 5 pitfalls in the previous segment gives us greater clarity in identifying the next steps to make good presentations great. In this segment, you will be introduced to the 5 essential qualities of great presentations. Using one of the most iconic presentations of our time, we will introduce the role each of these 5 qualities has in making a presentation great.
Identifying the factors which make or break a presentation
Every competent presentation designer knows that success in a presentation is dependent on both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. In this segment, we explore the common causes of hiccups and blunders which cause audiences to lose interest in a presentation and identify remedies and countermeasures to prevent them from occurring.
Conceptualizing an audience-centric presentation
Most presenters emphasize heavily on their presentation content but forget the most important component in a presentation – the audience. In this segment, you will be introduced to a framework for identifying your target audience and tailoring your presentation to effectively capture and retain their attention.
Fundamentals of crafting a unique deck without relying on templates
The secret behind highly impactful presentations is simple – the decks used are heavily customized. These decks are usually created from scratch and do not rely on templates. In this segment we explore the pros and cons of ready-made presentation templates and customized decks. You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of crafting your own unique deck from scratch.
Utilizing layouts to present content effectively
Gone are the days where content is presented in a single column format – understanding content layouts are essential in today’s presentations if you want to pique your audience’s interest and keep them engaged from start to finish. In this segment, you will acquire the know-how to create different types of professionally designed layouts and have a better understanding of how layouts can be used to guide your audience as they process content shown in your slides.
Creating clutter-free, information-rich slides
Slides overflowing with information are like a good pillow – both put your audience to sleep in no time. Having learnt how to establish the design language and create layouts for your deck, this segment will introduce you to a framework for identifying, filtering and populating your slides with essential information, facts and figures without overwhelming your audience.
The rules of visual engagement for an impactful presentation
It’s no secret that visuals are key in a presentation. Most presentations today, however, only place emphasis on visuals for the cover slide – and many times, even this is not done well. In this segment, you will be introduced to the fundamental rules of effective visuals for creating engaging presentations.