Design a Professional PowerPoint

Craft PowerPoints that will support your presentations with polish and professionalism. Work smarter not harder, by planning your presentation before even opening PowerPoint.

In this hands-on, half-day class, you will learn technical design tips and standards and have an opportunity to design and work with an actual presentation. If you are someone who is responsible for designing PowerPoint presentations for yourself or others in the workplace, this class will provide you with some practical tools and resources. This class is offered at least once a quarter.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop your content by careful planning before working in PowerPoint
  • Build your knowledge and application of general design guidelines
  • Use PowerPoint themes effectively
  • Use PowerPoint slide layout tools
  • Insert and modify different graphical objects
  • Design and critique PowerPoint presentations in class

Intended Audience

UB faculty and staff


Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and experience with creating, editing, and formatting PowerPoint presentations or, attended the Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint class. This class is also a companion class for those who have taken Effective Presentations.



Class Schedule and Registration

Log in to UB EDGE to view class dates and register. (Don't have a UB EDGE account? Search for dates on the UB Calendar and email or call 716-645-4459 to register.)

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E. Suzy Shallowhorn

Instructor & Course Developer

Organizational Development & Training

Phone: 716-645-4489


Contact for Questions

Kerry Lynch

Kerry Lynch

Program Coordinator

Organizational Development and Training

Phone: 716-645-4459


The University at Buffalo is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with any disabilities. If you require accommodations to participate in this session, please contact Organizational Development & Training (OD&T) at (716) 645-4459 or prior to attending the class. Please allow ample time for OD&T to work with the Office of Accessibility Resources to arrange accommodations.