Lunch & Learn: Create Slide Decks that Communicate Insights and Inspire Action

  • 19 Oct 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Think you know PowerPoint?

Join us as Senior Developer Erica Ruchman pulls back the curtain on the PowerPoint techniques and strategies graphic designers use to create better, more engaging presentations.

Erica Ruchman

Expert in Learning Experience and Graphic Design

Erica will kick off our session with an orientation introducing key PowerPoint design functions such as Master Slides and layouts to help you create repeatable, rapidly integrated compositions.

Next, she'll cover the image and icon tools to help you crop, recolor, and design like a pro.

Finally, Erica will 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, you 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

This session addresses the following Capabilities from the 

ATD Capability Model

Building Personal Capability:  Lifelong Learning
Developing Professional Capability:  Technology Application
Impacting Organizational Capability: Performance Improvement

    Speaker Bio:

    Erica is a 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. 

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