Effective Business Presentations with PowerPoint Course

Provider

Coursera

Cost

Free to Audit

Level

Beginner

Duration

Approx. 12 hours to complete

This course is part of the Data Analysis and Presentation Skills: the PwC Approach Specialization

Course Overview

This course will teach you on how to structure a presentation by includes supporting data and to design a presentation with effective visuals on slides. The instructor, Alex Mannella also give a lot of tips on how to visualize data in the presentation according to audience needs. This course makes approach findings in presentation easier especially if your job related with data analytic field.

Course Syllabus

  1. Preparing a Presentation

This course is about presenting the story of the data, using PowerPoint. You’ll learn how to structure a presentation and how to include insights and supporting data. You’ll also learn some design principles for creating effective PowerPoint slides with visuals displaying data. Though application based exercises, you’ll gain foundational communication skills – including public speaking, professional presence and compelling storytelling. Finally, you’ll be given a client profile, a business problem, and a set of basic Excel charts, that you will use to create a presentation. You’ll receive peer feedback that you can use to enhance future presentations. This course was created by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP with an address at 300 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10017

  1. Communication styles

You’ll start off by gaining an understanding of your personal professional presence and learn how to maximize it. You’ll learn about verbal and nonverbal communications, and strategies to enhance your questioning and listening skills. We will also discuss how differences in culture can impact how you communicate.

  1. Creating effective slides using PowerPoint

You’ll learn about the tools available within PowerPoint, how to structure your storyline, create storyboards, identify primary elements of slide design, display data and finalize your slide presentation. There is a peer review activity where you will apply the skills learned and create a storyboard. Finally, you will also get a chance to identify errors in a presentation to test your knowledge of standard industry practices.

  1. Delivering a presentation

You will create a presentation of about 10 slides, employing the guidelines and industry best practices that have been discussed in this course. You can use the presentation storyboard that you created last week, which your peers have reviewed and given you feedback on. Review what you’ve developed so far, and make changes or additions that you think will enhance the presentation. Once you’ve finalized your presentation, you will present it in a video using your smartphone or computer.