By Design - How to use visuals and narratives to build better decks (C250)


Type: Classroom
Duration: 08:00 hours

By Design aims to help learners build better PowerPoint decks. The course teaches the importance of using good visuals and stronger narrative writing in combination, to help inform, build consensus, and drive change. It provides instruction on planning a deck, identifying and responding to audience needs, translating content into appealing visuals, and using tools and resources efficiently to maximize the deck's impact. It introduces storytelling fundamentals, practical design principles, and provides a primer in how to construct a narrative from complex information and data. Public servants in all categories and levels can use this information immediately to enhance their presentation decks.

Topics include:

  • apply 1-to-2 design principles to a PowerPoint deck
  • identify key audiences, and take steps to tailor your approach to them
  • translate complex content and data into narratives that tell a relatable and captivating story
  • learn about the available resources that can help improve and maximize the impact of decks
More about this course
  • Topics: Communications
  • Community: Employees
  • Business line: Transferable Skills
  • Provider: Canada School of Public Service

Upcoming offerings

All classroom courses have been suspended until further notice and have temporarily been removed from our catalogue. However, our online courses, including self-paced required training and language maintenance tools, remain available through your GCcampus account.

Note: GCcampus is accessible through public networks. You do not need to connect to the GC network to access it.



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