I have been using PowerPoint for over 20 years, mostly because my jobs required of it of me.
I started off being a temporary employee, and was contracted to work at Kraft Foods where later I was offered a job. Had I not had PowerPoint skills; I would have never ended up there.
In addition to creating decks for Kraft & Post Foods, I also was the Special Events Coordinator for my local JDRF Chapter. JDRF is a fundraising organization and every year we held a Gala, Golf tournament and a Walk. For all of the events we needed to have PowerPoint presentations which were seen by up to 500 people at a time. Try holding the attention of people during dinner; oh my! But these PowerPoints helped us have our first ever $1 Million Gala.
Also, I got to hone my presentation skills by volunteering with a local trade association for Project Managers; PMI. Being part of the event committee we were in charge of the monthly meeting, and in charge of the opening deck. When the PowerPoint got turned over to me, the others on the committee were impressed how I was able to enhance the presentation.
After leaving Project Management, I went off on my own and bought into a franchise called Young Rembrandts. Even through as part of franchise you are provided many resources, I still needed to create some marketing materials and boy did PowerPoint ever come in useful for that.
Also, through Young Rembrandts, I learned how to be a teacher. It was an After-School Enrichment program. Once a week for one hour I would show kids a picture and then take them step-by-step through the picture to drawn their own.
Using this same methodology; I will show you how to get your PowerPoint decks from boring to bling in just 3 short hours.
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