August 17, 2011 in Tips and How To (E)
[prMac.com] Toronto, Canada - A new Microsoft Powerpoint 2011 training video course released by Infinite Skills Inc explores presentation planning, design and distribution on the Mac. Titled Learning Powerpoint 2011, the full training series includes 87 separate lessons spanning a range of application functionality and workflow advice.
"Using Powerpoint on the Mac comes with its own challenges, especially for users who are new to the program or looking to give their presentations a lot more impact," said Colin Boyd, director of sales at Infinite Skills. "In this tutorial series, we're looking to level the field and help users get more productive, no matter what their level of expertise."
The Learning Powerpoint 2011 Tutorials begin with a complete run-through of a simple presentation from start to finish, included to give viewers an instant familiarity with basic Powerpoint functionality and offer a frame of reference for the more detailed lessons which follow. Building on the techniques shown in the initial lessons, the next section teaches how to create effective sales presentations. The tutorials go from template selection and customization to using to adding charts, notes and enhanced graphics that will keep audience attention where other presentations fail. Further subjects addressed within the Powerpoint tutorial include narration and background music, web broadcasting, digital distribution and using Microsoft's SkyDrive hosting service.
The Powerpoint 2011 Tutorial uses a format that combines real-time demonstrations of application functions with narrated explanations of technique and background information. In addition, the course comes with work files that can be used by viewers to reproduce onscreen examples while they watch. The lessons themselves are short and focused to allow easier browsing between topics and give customers more control over pace.
"The training is set up for maximum convenience, especially when it comes to learning time," said Chris Johns, content specialist for Infinite Skills. "Everyone learns at a different pace, and often people are quite busy. We've made it so you can learn during a few free minutes every day, or whole hours at a time. It's always easy to pick up right where you left off."
Learning Microsoft Powerpoint 2011 is narrated by Guy Vacarro, a professional software consultant and trainer with more than fifteen years of experience. Instructor Vacarro is an expert level user of the entire Microsoft Office suite as well as database and web design frameworks. In addition to Powerpoint 2011, he has authored training videos for all programs in Microsoft 2011 for Mac.
Pricing and Availability:
The training can can be purchased on a cross-platform compatible DVD-ROM or as an instant download from the Infinite Skills website. The retail price is $99.95 (USD) for both editions. More information and free demo tutorials can be found on the product page.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Infinite Skills is a leading provider of computer based training for individuals, businesses and educational institutions. Combining content delivery innovation with a strong emphasis on customer service, the provides cost effective training solutions for the world's most popular creative and productivity software platforms and programming languages. Infinite Skills continues to release new tutorials and expand the formats in which its training can be accessed, from DVDs to mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2011 Infinite Skills Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.