Learn the art of great slide design

Discover the theory behind great presentation design, then gain the skills to make it happen.

Through the 23 interactive videos in this 90-minute course, you’ll learn Duarte’s proven method for slide design, plus PowerPoint® tips and tricks to make professional-looking slides quickly and efficiently.

Register now, learn from the world’s best presentation designers, and transform the way you work in PowerPoint.


  • 90-minute course
  • 23 easy-to-reference video modules
  • Videos, quizzes, and exercises for effective learning
  • Searchable reference guide for post-workshop learning
  • Access anytime, anywhere (computer, smartphone, tablet) for a full year

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  • Feel confident and capable every time you open PowerPoint
  • Work efficiently and professionally when creating presentations
  • Improve visual communication  by making slides that direct the audience’s attention
  • Understand the design principles that form the foundation of beautiful slides
  • Say good-bye to stress and frustration when it comes to designing slides

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What Learners Think

You will not be disappointed in this class! I learned multiple new things I can immediately start using in PowerPoint to be more efficient in creating slides and more effective in conveying a message.
Jacqueline Jett Training Specialist, Edward Jones
This class gave me insights that I have never seen, and I am considered the PPT expert where I work—and now I really am!
Robert Bradley Sacramento Area Sewer District
Excellent insights about what makes a powerful presentation, together with practical tips.
Jay Krishna Sr. Technology Licensing Manager, VMware

Course Curriculum

A Beginner's Guide
  • User Interface Orientation
  • Customize the Quick Action Toolbar
  • Resize Shapes
  • Copy & Paste Style
  • Selection Pane
  • Reference Guide
Design Principles
  • Introduction to S.P.A.C.E.
  • Simplify
  • Plan
  • Arrange
  • Consistency
  • Emphasis
  • Applying S.P.A.C.E. Principles
  • Reference Guide
Why Grids
  • The History of Grids
  • Access the Grid
  • Arrange Elements Using Grids
  • Reference Guide
Photography in PowerPoint
  • Cropping Photos
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Reference Guide
Merge Shape Tools
  • Create Custom Icons
  • Reference Guide
Animations & Transitions
  • The Animation Pane
  • Entrance & Exit Animations
  • Transitions
  • Reference Guide
  • Final Thoughts

Meet Your Instructors

Laura Wall Klieves
Laura Wall Klieves

The daughter of an elementary school teacher, Laura’s first love is teaching. She brings a wealth of experience built over three decades as an agency marketing executive, which she artfully weaves into her teaching. Students love her energetic and easy-going style!

Tyler Lynch
Tyler Lynch

Tyler is an award-winning singer-songwriter who is passionate about design and music. His design talents and his 20 years of design experience shine through in every presentation he creates for Duarte clients. He is excited to share more about his preferred design tool–PowerPoint®.

Learn From our Experience

The Slide Design online course is rooted in The Duarte Method™ and in everything we’ve learned in over 30 years in the presentation business, working with thousands of clients. We’ve figured out what works and left the rest behind. Register now and learn how to bring your ideas to life!

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Help Your Entire Team Learn

Did you know that in addition to onsite communication skills workshops for your team, Duarte also sells bulk licenses to our online courses? We can help you help your employees build the soft-skills they need to succeed. Contact us to discuss bulk pricing and all your learning needs.