Influential PowerPoint Presentations

A well-thought-out and constructed PowerPoint presentation can be an extremely effective way of communicating complex information quickly and efficiently to a range of audiences including senior officials and decision makers. Hence, the ability to prepare and deliver effective PowerPoint presentations is a foundation skill for many in both the public and private sectors.

A combination of examples, discussions, and hands-on exercises will be used to assist participants in drafting presentations that are well organized, logical in terms of delivering content and messages, and easy to follow. Templates and checklists for planning, drafting and editing presentations will be reviewed and provided to participants.

Note: this course focuses on the development and organization of content for a PowerPoint presentation and not on the technical capabilities of PowerPoint software.

  • Topics
  • Audience
  • Instructor
  • What constitutes an influential PowerPoint presentation?

  • Types of presentations (information, discussion, decision)

  • Planning the presentation: identifying the audience, the intent of the presentation and desired outcome

  • Key components of a presentation: issue summary, background, current status, options/recommendations, considerations, conclusion and next steps

  • Finding the right balance between detail and conciseness

  • Elements of style

  • Key challenges and lessons learned: eliminating unnecessary content, developing messages that resonate, collaborative writing, working with tight deadlines, etc.

  • Communications, program and policy analysts and managers, professional writers or anyone who is called on to prepare and deliver effective presentations

Walid Ayoub, B.Com, CPA, has worked for over eight years in the Federal Public Service. His diversified experience ranges from course facilitator at Algonquin College, negotiating data requirements as Enterprise Portfolio Manager at Statistics Canada, and conducting program reviews of government departments and agencies. Passionate about training and fluently bilingual, Walid has an outstanding ability to engage his audience while promoting an environment of positive classroom interaction.

“A very useful, interesting and practical workshop. I look forward to applying what I have learned.”

Online Distance Learning 

Certain sessions of this course are now offered online via live video conferencing. Online session are indicated in parenthesis in the box below.

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Influential PowerPoint Presentations (Online Session)
October 21, 22, 2021
9:00 - 12:00
Influential PowerPoint Presentations (Online Session)
February 22, 23, 2022
9:00 - 12:00


This workshop is part of our new Certificate in Knowledge Management

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This workshop is also a part of our new Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector.

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