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Unlocking the Power of PowerPoint for More Effective Learning


The way you present your visuals has never mattered more!

Despite this, many multimedia presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint fail to utilise the many useful functions of the platform and miss the fundamental principles of multimedia and graphic design. Too much text, poor image selection, unnecessary information, graphics and distracting animations– many multimedia designs actually increase cognitive load, hindering learning, retention and recall.

During this webinar Instructional Designer and Facilitator, Tony Kirton, will outline key principles for creating engaging multimedia presentations using programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint. He will reveal the hidden power of PowerPoint, drawing on principles from graphic design, photography and Richard E Mayer’s Principles of Multimedia Learning.

This session will show you how to:

  • Apply established principles of Graphic Design to your PowerPoint slides.
  • Use a fundamental photography technique to improve your slide layout and appeal.
  • Use text and images in a way that creates impact AND enhances learning.
  • Use one of PowerPoint’s most underutilised functions to keep your audience focussed on the key message.
  • Incorporate some of Richard E Mayer’s Principles of Multimedia Learning into your PowerPoint designs.


Webinar details

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020

Time: 11.00am AEST 

Duration: 1 hour

Investment: $55.00 inc GST.

 Book at least 7 days prior using the discount code  ENGAGE  to receive a 10% discount.

         Discount! for VET PD Series subscribers - Use your Voucher Code when registering.


Tony Kirton - Senior Instructional Designer & Facilitator at Engage Learning & Development

Tony is an instructional designer and workshop facilitator with more than twelve years’ experience in learning and development. Founder and senior designer at resource design consultancy Engage Learning and Development (formerly DES Learning), which contracts to the public and private sector, Tony develops traditional learning programs as well as e-learning using Articulate Storyline. Tony has extensive experience in the application of learning design theory, having designed many training programs and hundreds of assessment resources.

Tony’s recent instructional design projects include major programs for:

  • Update of Diploma of Government (Workplace Inspection) for SafeWork NSW.
  • Development of multiple assessment tools for ACE Training Centre (Toll Helicopters).
  • Design of assessment resources and templates for Connect Skills Institute (Real Estate qualifications).
  • Australasia International School - Designing learning tools for Diplomas of Leadership and Management and Project Management, specifically for students with English as a second language.

Known for his engaging and evidence-based approach to workplace learning, Tony also facilitates training with some of Australia’s leading training providers including the Velg Training, the Insources Group, the Australian Institute of Management, NSW Health and SafeWork NSW.

Continuing to extend his expertise and keep up-to-date with the latest practices in learning and development, Tony recently completed a four-month leadership program with the University of Michigan. He is currently completing an Instructional Design and Technology MicroMasters program with the University of Maryland (USA).


A Statement of Attendance is issued on completion of live event activities.


Note the video recording of the live event will be available to all participants for 30 days after the event.



The following statements are received when the course is completed:

Skills Education Statement of Attendance
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