Dinner: 25 Things You Didn't Know PowerPoint Could Do

  • 25 Apr 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Arlington Hilton, 950 Stafford St., Arlington, VA 22203


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Even though Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most ubiquitous software packages in the training world, many learning professionals merely scratch the surface of its capabilities.

In this fast-paced session, you’ll uncover some of the best features for customizing the look of slides, engaging your audience, and saving you time. Whether you present in the classroom, convert PowerPoint slides to eLearning, conduct webinars, or use PowerPoint for graphics to use elsewhere, this session will help you take your designs to the next level. We’ll move way past bullets flying in from the left and the right, which were the height of fashion...in 1997. Instead, you’ll learn to create graphics, animations, presentations, and courses that people won’t believe you did in PowerPoint. Plus, you’ll learn little-known shortcuts that will save you time in getting these great effects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to create custom graphics quickly in PowerPoint
  • How to create engaging instructional animations with PowerPoint
  • Time-saving PowerPoint techniques
  • How to customize the PowerPoint environment to your needs    

About the Speaker:

Diane Elkins is the co-founder of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development firm specializing in Captivate, Lectora, Articulate Studio, and Storyline. She has built a national reputation as an expert in graphic design and e-learning, speaking at conferences such as ASTD TechKnowledge and Learning Solutions.  In 2008, she was named one of the Top 10 Young Trainers in the country by Training magazine.  She is also co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.    

Program Agenda:

6:00 – Registration and Networking

6:30 – Dinner Service Opens

7:00 – President Opening Remarks, Participant Announcements for Job Opportunities or Seekers

7:15 – Program Begins

8:30 – Dinner Service Concludes

8:45 – Presentation Concludes, Metro DC ASTD Announcements

9:00 – Program Concludes    

Registration Fees

Chapter Members: Remember to login to receive the discounted member rate!

Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ASTD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.

Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email dir_programs@dcastd.org so that we can accommodate your needs.

This event is sponsored by Airlie Center, a leading conference and event destination set on a secluded 1,200 acre campus just one hour from D.C. The natural setting, distinguished meeting and guest rooms and distinctive cuisine all contribute to a truly memorable experience. With a commitment to green initiatives, Airlie holds Virginia DEQ’s E3 (Environmental Excellence) designation and Green Seal ‘Silver’ status. Visit www.airlie.com for more information on meetings and conferences, weddings and special events, and weekend getaways. 

PLEASE NOTE, Airlie Center is the sponsor for this event, not the location. This event is being held at the Arlington Hilton.