Training With Focus

Specialized and advanced training for MS PowerPoint and Excel for consultants, analysts, and people

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Do you get annoyed when trying to make hashtag slides? I can teach you and your team the tips and tricks that will make PowerPoint less painful!

I've literally been told "this is the best training we've ever had" after a half day session! You'll learn how to work with master slides, how to make icons, how to align text and objects, how to make infographics, and much more!
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Used PowerPoint to make a quick contest poster for my wife's super bowl event!

Using Gradients in PowerPoint 01/21/2017

Using Gradients in PowerPoint

Learn how to use gradients to transition from picture to text!

Using Gradients in PowerPoint This article will teach you how to make custom looking graphics in PowerPoint by adding a "fade out" to images. A good example of what this would look


Ever wonder how to do quick alignment of shapes and text boxes? Do you know how to distribute shapes so they are equally spaced on the page? This video will use these tricks to make a quick example Agenda slide.


Creating an Animated Logo

Here is my first ever attempt at video animation. I was hoping to create a logo introduction animation for the video series (rather that just a splash screen). If you're interesting in learning how to do something like this, I followed the tutorial from the guys at Wistia (


I've gotten some fantastic feedback so far - please keep it coming! Here are some of the topics for upcoming quick tips and episodes. Please leave additional ideas in the comments!

Quick Tips: (< 3 mins)
- Aligning text / shapes
- Fixing spacing (distributing shapes)
- Change the slide size
- Making text spacing better

Episodes: (10+ mins)
- How to make an infographic
- How to make an internet meme (social media)
- How to make a complex shape (e.g., logo)
- How to make custom silhoettes
- How to make custom icons

PowerPoint Quick Tip: Custom Arrows 05/02/2016

PowerPoint Quick Tip: Custom Arrows

Here is the linked-in pulse article on custom arrows! If you like it, like it! Thanks!

PowerPoint Quick Tip: Custom Arrows I see a lot of ugly arrows in slide presentations - usually just the stock arrows from the shapes menu. In this quick tutorial, I go over how to quickly edit those arrows to make them custom using the

PPT Ninja Quick Tip - Making Arrows 04/29/2016

PPT Ninja Quick Tip - Making Arrows

Do you use the stock shape arrows in PowerPoint? If so, watch this quick tip to learn how to make customized arrows quickly and add a touch of "custom" to your PowerPoint presentations!

PPT Ninja Quick Tip - Making Arrows The stock version of arrows used in many PowerPoint presentations just aren't pretty! This quick tip will show you how to quickly edit those arrows so they l...


Wow! I've gotten some great feedback already on the first episode.

One of the first things i want to do is make some shorter "quick-tips" that show incredibly useful tips but in shorter segments, all less than 2 minutes. Then, I'll make longer episodes that combine those tricks to do something like make an infographic.

Keep up the commentary! Thanks for helping me get started!

PPT Ninja Ep1 Motivational Notecard 04/27/2016

PPT Ninja Ep1 Motivational Notecard

Our first episode is live on YouTube! Check it out and subscribe to keep getting toys and tricks for PowerPoint.

In this episode you'll learn how to make social media shareable pictures with quotes, light boxes, and more.

PPT Ninja Ep1 Motivational Notecard People are using amazing graphics in social media. We see, click on, and like motivational and inspirational messages. We come to expect content online to be...

Timeline photos 04/27/2016

Just recorded the first episode of PowerPoint Ninja. It's still going through a bit of post processing, but will be up soon. I'll show you how to make a motivational notecard. You'll learn how to make this one in the video. Link coming soon!

Timeline photos 04/27/2016

Thinking about getting some notecards made. Made a quick one of course, in PowerPoint. Time to make a video on how to do this!!!

Timeline photos 04/26/2016

Here is an infographic designed in PowerPoint. All icons, text, and images (except for the Schatz Hayes Homes logo) where created in PPT. All icons can be recolored and are scalable images.

Photos from Training With Focus's post 04/23/2016

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