Presentation Skills And Powerpoint For Biz

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 5 Conc £0 Full £5 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Saturday 10:30 - 14:30 1 MAC 20/07/2019 20/07/2019 NHB23

What will the course cover?

How to make a simple but effective presentation using PowerPoint. The need to look at the colour scheme, design themes, transitions of each slide, together with font colour. Some presentation skill tips. Build confidence whilst presenting. Understand the impact of body language in presentations.

Who is the course for?

People needing to do public speaking for their own business, or just starting out to do presentations to a large group of people, and needing to know where to start. Those that run or work in businesses, but also social enterprises, charities and societies, that want to understand how to make a great presentation and develop presentation skills.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Basic computer ability and some beginning knowledge of PowerPoint. An idea for your own presentation.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Create a simple presentation and confidently present to the group. Identify the use of transitions and designs. Be aware of the key concepts that make a presentation effective.

How is the course organised?

Group and individual instruction. Explanations, demonstrations, discussions.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Online research and reading relevant books will help you take the learning from this session forward.

How will my progress be assessed?

Informal feedback will help you decide what else you need to learn or practise.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

You could look at joining a more in-depth PowerPoint Class to develop your technical skills, or join a longer Public Speaking course to hone your presentation skills.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

A pen and notebook. Some notes on the presentation you would like to produce during this session.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley ( to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or reception staff.