Following winning a national Innovation & Best Practice award in 2017 for his university school presentations, James Wilmshurst "The Greatest PowerPoint Showman" has been delivering interactive presentation training to organisations across the UK.
The training helps you and your team to get the most out of Microsoft Powerpoint introducing you to functions and capabilities that you perhaps didn't know existed. The Greatest PowerPoint Showman will show you how to make your presentations more engaging and memorable through better designs, topical themes, incorporating interactivity, elements of gamification and competition as well as how to use and embed multimedia.
As a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the training is now being delivered successfully online over Zoom. The training has also been adapted to include training on how to create interactive presentations for remote viewing and delivery
Training for teams delivered online or in person
NOTE: In the half day training you can opt to cover advanced animations OR remote presentations. Self teaching resources for both are still provided. For the full day package both topics are covered in full with more time for Q&A. Full day training can be delivered over 2 half days.
Who is the training for?
Anyone who wants to improve their presentation design and PowerPoint skills
The Greatest PowerPoint Showman training has been delivered to educational institutions, businesses and individuals from all sectors.
What are the prerequisites?
You don't need to be a graphic designer
Just a competent user of IT. A basic understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint is beneficial but many of the basics are covered as part of the training session.
You will need access to a computer/laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint.
What will I learn?
How to improve your presentations for your work but also for your own personal development e.g for job interviews
You will learn how to plan and design a PowerPoint presentation with audience interaction in mind. As part of this you will discover some neat little PowerPoint design hacks and learn how to create non-linear, dynamic presentations that put your presentation into the hands of your audience. You will also learn how to use PowerPoint as a fun tool by developing your animation skills.
The Greatest PowerPoint Showman has worked with organisations all over the UK and including...Aston University, Barnsley College, Univeristy of Hull, Higher Education Liaison Officer's Association, University of Leicester, Leeds Trinity University, National Collaborative Outreach Programmes, Oxford Brookes University, Solent University, Stannah Stairlifts, Newcastle University, University of Westminster and more!
What people have said about the Greatest PowerPoint Showman
"The training was brilliant, even for a technological dinosaur like me, it was awesome!"
Sheffield Hallam University
"I've recently had the pleasure of speaking on a panel event with James. Wow! He blew my mind when it came to gamification in presentations and is truly the king of PowerPoint! If you want to make your presentation more engaging I can 100% recommend that you get in touch with James"
Award Winning LinkedIn Trainer
"The feedback from the team was extremely positive. They all found the training interactive and engaging and took a lot of practical skills away from the session"