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Training your employees is important. One tool that you may find useful is Microsoft PowerPoint, as it allows you to create an engaging and informative training program.
Here, we’ll review the benefits that using PowerPoint can bring, as well as what you will want to include in the training materials you create.
PowerPoint is an effective training tool for a variety of reasons - not the least of which is that it is effectively a multimedia platform. Allowing you to present information both visibly and via spoken word, PowerPoint gives you a platform to really reinforce the lessons you want to impart.
Now, while there are many tools that PowerPoint includes to assist users in presenting whatever materials they have more effectively, we’re going to focus on one particular web-based feature: Presenter Coach.
Presenter Coach does more or less what it sounds like it would do: it allows a user to practice their presentation, catching them as they fall back on undesirable public-speaking habits. The official video from the Microsoft Office 365 YouTube account explains it best:
So, in a way, PowerPoint can not only help you train your users... it can help you improve your own abilities to train others.
To activate it, open up the presentation in PowerPoint for the web.
On the Slide Show tab, click Rehearse with Coach. (This option is also under the View tab for some users).
Of course, regardless of how well you present it, your training is only as effective as the content that goes into it. As you are creating your materials, it is important that you do so in an organized fashion. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
Give these tips a try, and feel free to reach out to BNMC for more assistance with your productivity tools.