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Learning Technologies SIG: Erica Ruchman - PowerPoint Superstar

  • 05/14/2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Virtual
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  • Fort Worth Chapter Members
  • Any non-member or member of other ATD Chapters


ATD Fort Worth/Mid-Cities
Learning Technologies SIG 

Virtual -  Tuesday, May 14, 2024
6:00 - 7:30 PM (Central Time)

PowerPoint Superstar: Strategies to create slide decks that communicate and inspire

Presented by:  Erica Ruchman

Think you know PowerPoint? In this session we will pull back the curtain on the PowerPoint techniques and strategies graphic designers use to create better, more engaging presentations.

We'll kick off our session with an orientation introducing key PowerPoint design functions such as Master Slides and layouts to help youcreate repeatable, rapidly integrated compositions.

Next, we'll cover the image and icon tools to help you crop, recolor, and design like a pro. Finally, we'll cover some of the high-level visual design strategies that will help you make more memorable, more effective slide decks that will have people asking for your templates again and again. Happy designing!

After attending this session, learners will be able to:

  • Use master slides to create repeatable design elements
  • Leverage slide transitions to engage and surprise
  • Utilize native PPT tools to crop images and create amazing design elements
  • Reduce clutter to maximize retention and minimize cognitive overload
  • Create consistent, branded layouts
  • Rapidly develop slide decks using native layouts

About our Speaker: 

Erica is an learning experience and graphic designer who has served as a Senior Developer for companies such as IBM, FICO, and Edward Jones. She has been hooked on graphic design ever since coding her first Myspace page with sweet background music. Prior to transitioning to Instructional Design, Erica taught rhetoric, research, and writing as an adjunct and lecturer at several San Diego Universities. She lives in Burbank, California with her 11-year-old daughter.

Connect with Erica:
LinkedIn: Erica B Ruchman

Meeting Agenda:

5:55 pm - Log In

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm CT - Speaker Presentation + Q&A

All online reservations are OPEN the day of the meeting.

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