Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors 3: Make a Simple PowerPoint Presentation

Brian Jackson, Author/Publisher/Educator

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11 Videos (31m)
    • Introduction to Camtasia Studio 8 and Microsoft PowerPoint

    • Select a Template and Widescreen

    • Adding Slides and Content

    • Previewing Your Presentation

    • Configuring Slide Transitions

    • Adding Simple Slide Animation

    • Adding Pictures

    • Adding Text

    • Adding Shapes

    • Record Your PowerPoint Presentation with Camtasia Studio

    • Camtasia Studio 8 for Instructors


About This Class

Want to Take Your Training Presentations to a Whole New Level?

You may think you know Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, but you don't know jack if you don't how to use slide transitions and animation to bring your boring static slides to life.

Your PowerPoint slides may be information packed but may also lack visual impact if you're not familiar with the use of images and shapes.

You're presentations are going to collect dust on your computer if you don't learn how to produce them and share them on the Internet.

Hi, My Name is Brian, and I'd Like to Teach you Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

We'll begin by reviewing a set of orientation lectures that will familiarize you with the Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 window and screen layout.

Next we'll cover the basics of PowerPoint in which you'll learn to create simple, bulletted item based presentations.

Then we'll learn to insert visual elements into your presentations to add impact and help convey your message.

Next, we'll look into simple slide transitions and animation techniques and how you can record and share your finished presentations on the Internet.

Finally, we'll use the Camtasia Studio 8 Recorder to record our instructors presentation.

If You're Finally Ready to Learn Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, I'm Prepared to Teach You

In this course you'll learn everything you need to know to use Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 like a professional. I'll teach you the basics from the ground up, spice things up with some intermediate additions, and finish things off with automation and presentation production techniques. This course provides complete Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for beginner training.

You'll learn the basics:

  • Select a Template and Widescreen
  • Adding, Moving & Deleting Slides
  • Previewing Your Presentation
  • Configuring Slide Transitions
  • Adding Simple Slide Animation
  • Adding Pictures
  • Adding Text
  • Adding Shapes
  • Recording Your Presentation

Why Not Check Out the Course and See What You've Been Missing?

PowerPoint mastery is just a click away. Why not give yourself the gift of knowledge and come learn with me today?

So, what are you waiting for? Let's get started today.


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Good stuff and Brian is a great instructor!
This is a great course and I can't say enough about how much it helped me.
Sheina Yeheskal

Graphic Designer - and Granny





Brian Jackson


Born in Los Angeles in the middle of the last century, I have always wanted to be a writer. After twenty-five some odd years spent working in the computer industry in the heart of the Silicon Valley, first for Lockheed as a Systems Programmer and later for Cisco Systems as a test tool developer, I managed to retire early and begin my next career as a self-published author.

Along with writing and publishing my own novels I also publish the works of my wife, Melanie Jackson. During the past four years I’ve published well over 100 books in paperback and eBook formats. Oddly enough this includes eBooks on how to self-publish books and how to create professional looking book covers using the GIMP. I’ve also recorded and distributed a pair of audiobooks available for purchase on Amazon and Audible. Finally, I spend a portion of my time maintaining both my website and my wife’s website, which was developed using WordPress.

My last endeavor, begun in July of 2014, was to record training courses for distribution via Udemy. My goal was to provide low cost high quality screen cast based educational material focusing on my area of expertise; namely, self-publishing and book cover design using the GIMP. I then expanded my catalog to cover Web page development and Udemy course preparation.

My new goal is to begin recording custom material for distribution on SkillShare!!!

I currently live in the beautiful California wine country with my wife, published author Melanie Jackson, and Butterscotch the cat.