Microsoft PowerPoint: Functionality and Application

In this course, learn the functionality of PowerPoint and techniques for making a great presentation.


June 8, 2016
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Includes tuition, course materials, parking and meals.


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Maps & Directions

This course is designed for PC users and uses Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. A limited quantity of laptops are available to borrow.

About the Program

Does PowerPoint mystify you?  Have you wondered how to make your PowerPoint presentation better?  Have you thought about how to better interact with your slides?  Have you considered ways to organize your presentation so your ideas are communicated more effectively?

In this course, we will learn about the functionality of PowerPoint, including:

  • How to Create a Basic Presentation
  • Planning and Preparing a Presentation
  • Illustrations and Infographics
  • Enhancing with Multimedia
  • Creating Text, Charts, Tables, and Graphs
  • Animation: Engaging the Audience
  • Customizing the Slide Show
  • Collaborating, Preparing, Securing, and Sharing a Presentation

Then, we will learn techniques for making a great presentation including:

  • Creating Ideas, not Slides
  • How not to put all of your words on the Slides
  • Planning your presentation
  • Thinking like a Designer
  • Telling your story
  • Difference between a speech and a presentation
  • Including your audience

Course Faculty

David Ravetch has been a UCLA accounting faculty member for over 25 years. He has received numerous teaching awards as well as the California Society of Certified Public Accountants' Faculty Merit Award. He was named as the director of the undergraduate accounting program by the Anderson School, where he served for seven years. Ravetch has taught several Executive Education classes at the Rady School, including the popular Accounting and Finance for Non Financial Managers.


*The Rady School of Management Center for Executive Development (CED) may change, postpone or cancel a class at any time.  We do not provide refunds for any fees related to travel, including but not limited to gas, bus fare, train tickets, airline tickets, etc.  Certificate requirements may also change. We will provide as much notice as possible should this occur.