• Post category:Udemy (Sept 2021)
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A practical guide on how to create slides fast & efficiently during consulting projects

What you will learn

How to create fast and efficiently slides in PowerPoint during consulting projects

How to move, copy and rearrange objects in PowerPoint

How to create animation in PowerPoint

Hot to create charts in Excel

How to create charts in PowerPoint

How to use transition to animate objects

How to create templates in PowerPoint

How to use Smart Arts in PowerPoint

Description

What is the aim of this course?

In consulting you will be spending plenty of time browsing through documents and doing calculations in Excel to estimate the impact of potential improvements. However, in the end, you have to produce a presentation that you can show to your customers. That is why it’s essential to master PowerPoint. This skill will help you finish your work on time. In this course, I will teach how to produce fast and efficiently slides in PowerPoint during consulting projects.

In the course you will learn the following things:

  1. How to create slides from a scratch
  2. How to be fast and efficient in PowerPoint
  3. How to create simple and intermediate animations in PowerPoint
  4. How to create charts in Excel
  5. How to create charts in PowerPoint
  6. How to create or modify templates
  7. How to animate charts in PowerPoint

This course is based on my 15 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting firms and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, performance improvement, and turn-arounds in the biggest firms from Retail, FMCG, SMG, B2B, and services sectors that I worked for. I have carried or supervised over 90 different performance improvement projects in different industries that generated in total 2 billion of additional EBITDA. On the basis of what you will find in this course, I have trained in person over 100 consultants, business analysts, and managers who now are Partners in PE and VC funds, Investment Directors and Business Analysts in PE and VC, Operational Directors, COO, CRO, CEO, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members, etc. On top of that my courses on Udemy were already taken by more than 100 000 students including people working in EY, Walmart, Booz Allen Hamilton, Adidas, Naspers, Alvarez & Marsal, PwC, Dell, Walgreens, Orange, and many others.

I teach through case studies, so you will have a lot of lectures showing examples of analyses, tools that we use. To every lecture, you will find attached (in additional resources) the Excels as well as additional presentations, materials shown in the lectures so as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made analyses that can, with certain modification, be applied by you or your team in your work.

Why have I decided to create this course?

During consulting projects, you will spend up to half of your time in PowerPoint creating slides. That’s why it’s vital to be using PowerPoint fast and efficiently. Once you master tricks and hacks that will help you do the slides much faster, you can spend more time understanding the business and building relationships with the customers. This, in turn, will help you get promotions much faster. Most firms, don’t give you the full toolbox that you need. This may lead to huge frustration during consulting projects and a lot of inefficiencies.

Therefore, I have decided to create this course that will help students learn essential PowerPoint or refresh their knowledge of PowerPoint. We will concentrate on the things you need during consulting projects. The course will give you the knowledge and insight into real-life case studies that will make your life during a consulting project much easier. Thanks to this course, you will work much faster with PowerPoint and produce better, more consistent slides.

To sum it up, I believe that if you want to become a world-class Management Consultant or Business Analyst you have to have pretty good at PowerPoint. That is why, I highly recommend this course to Management Consultants or Business Analysts, especially those that did not finish business school or Economics. The course will help you, master PowerPoint, on the level of McKinsey, BCG, Bain, and other top consulting firms.

In what way will you benefit from this course?

The course is a practical, step-by-step guide loaded with tones of analyses, tricks, hints that will significantly improve the speed with which you understand, analyze the businesses. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. Our intention is that thanks to the course you will learn:

  1. How to create slides from a scratch
  2. How to be fast and efficient in PowerPoint
  3. How to create simple and intermediate animations in PowerPoint
  4. How to create charts in Excel
  5. How to create charts in PowerPoint
  6. How to create or modify templates
  7. How to animate charts in PowerPoint

You can also ask me any question either through the discussion field or by messaging me directly.

How the course is organized?

The course is divided currently into the following sections:

  • Introduction. We begin with a little introduction to the course as well as some general info on how the course is organized
  • Essentials. In this section, we will discuss how to do basic things in Excel like insert slides, align objects, insert objects, bring and send objects, use smart art.
  • Animations. In this brief section, I will show you how to do different types of animations. We will use not only basic animation but also the animation of charts and through the transition.
  • Templates. In consulting you will be using a lot of templates. In this section, I will show you how to create and modify them.
  • Essential Charts in Excel. In this section, I will show you how to insert and edit great charts in Excel. This will help us, later on, repeat it in PowerPoint.
  • How to create charts in PowerPoint. In the last section, I will show you how to create and modify charts in PowerPoint. We will use a lot of concepts that we have learned from Excel.

You will be able also to download many additional resources

  1. Templates and libraries of slides
  2. Additional resources
  3. Links to additional presentations, articles, and movies

At the end of my course, students will be able to…

  1. How to create fast and efficiently slides in PowerPoint during consulting projects
  2. How to move, copy and rearrange objects in PowerPoint
  3. How to create animation in PowerPoint
  4. Hot to create charts in Excel
  5. How to create charts in PowerPoint
  6. How to use the transition to animate objects
  7. How to create templates in PowerPoint
  8. How to use Smart Arts in PowerPoint

Who should take this course? Who should not?

  • Management Consultants and Business Analysts
  • Managers
  • Financial Controllers
  • Investment Analysts
  • Startup Founders
  • Project Managers

English

Language

Content

Introduction

Introduction

A little bit about me

How to deal with Blurry image

How to reach additional resources

Where can you find the slides for the exercises?

Essentials

Essentials – Introduction

How to add, remove and copy slides


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Copy objects

Move objects

Align & rearrange objects

Main objects that you will use – Introduction

Main objects that you will use – Exercise 1

Main objects that you will use – Exercise 2

Main objects that you will use – Exercise 3 – Data Collection Plan

Smart Art – Introduction

Smart Art – Which one you will use in consulting

Animations

Animations – Introduction

Basic Animations – Introduction

Basic Animations – Exercise 1

Basic Animations – Exercise 2

Basic Animations – Exercise 4

Animations using a sequence of slides

Animation using Transition option

Animation using Morphing – Part 1 – Funnels

Animation using Morphing – Part 3 – Transformation

Templates

Templates – Introduction

Standarize everything

Create templates

Create moduls

Slide Master & Layouts

Library of Slides

How to create charts in Power Point

How to create charts in Power Point – Introduction

Basics of creating a chart in PowerPoint

How to format charts in PowerPoint

Library of formatted charts

How to change the color of charts in PowerPoint

Chart Animation