Editing for Effective PowerPoint

Presenter:   Kerry Cathers

Length:   1.5 hours

Language:   English

Level:   Intermediate

Type:   Informational

Member price:   $60

Non-member price:   $100

As a result of attending the session, attendees will be able to format slides to enhance learning, and to improve visuals.

Ninety percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual. Half the brain is dedicated to processing visual stimuli. Sixty-five percent of learners are visual learners. With these statistics, PowerPoint is an excellent medium for education. PowerPoint is an essential, and near-universal tool for teaching, but many people get it wrong. Too many words, text that’s difficult to read, cluttered slides, or trivial information rather than key points. When done right, PowerPoint is an effective means through which to relay ideas and information. This seminar teaches how to create and how to edit PowerPoint. With an understanding of how people learn, of how information should be grouped, and how the mind process visual information, editors can increase retention and comprehension.











Kerry Cathers has been working with businesses for over 20 years creating and improving their communication. She brings clarity, purpose and strategy to business writing along with style. She provides a comprehensive style guide for brand consistency through all communications. She works with companies to create strategies for all communications. Kerry has produced reports, procedural manuals, HR documents, employee packages and brochures for such companies as KPMG, Assante, Aon Reed Stenhouse, Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs, and the British Government.

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