Employee Training Presentation
A little bit of background
Over the summer of 2019, I had the pleasure of working with Transport Canada in the Transportation of Dangerous Goods department as a Junior Analyst. During my time there, I not only performed data analysis as my main job, but I also had the opportunity to design a PowerPoint presentation to train Data Quality Analysts living in each Canadian region!
Since the training presentation was to last 2 full days, I wanted the PowerPoint to be visually engaging. As the content of the presentation is quite heavy and lengthy, it was important to engage the trainees with creative content organization. Oh and I forgot to mention the challenge: the only tool I could use was Microsoft Powerpoint...(I know, right? WOAH.)
The Ideas from my Brain
Here's how I made it work
The content that I had to work with was very lengthy, forcing me to use extreme creativity to make it more engaging to look at. I organized sections of content, such as areas where regulations were listed, into creative bullets. I also made sure to incorporate the already existing colour palette of Transport Canada's brand into the presentation. Since the colours were already so bright and diverse, it made the presentation a little bit more appealing to look at for a grand total of 2 full days.
By using imagery and strategic placement of type, I was even able to make lengthy definitions look interesting enough to read forever.
I utilized the widescreen format of the presentation by halving some of the slides. This separates the heavy content from respective titles. Colours are used also to create a more inviting feel. Though not initially visible, each colour throughout the presentation actually corresponds to each presenter. This helps the presenters recognize when it's time to begin speaking their part.
Transport Canada has an existing colour palette that consists of the above colours. To keep on brand, the existing colours were used throughout the presentation. The use of these colours throughout added an appeal to the presentation that detracted from the heavy content.
Arial Narrow was the prime choice for the headings, as it it was slim enough to fit the lengthier titles and suitable enough to pair well with the body copy. Arial as a body copy was clear and easily legible on a projector or television screen.
Here's what the finished product looks like
The final product consisted of 2 PowerPoint presentations for 2 training days; the first with 98 slides, and the second with 68 slides. Each slide was designed with the thought that they must be visually appealing in order to engage the trainees and keep them interested in the content.