Death by PowerPoint? Not Even Close

  • 10 Jun 2014
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • University of Arkansas Global Campus, 3300 Market Street Rogers, AR Room 423


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Do you find yourself wearing many hats, including graphic designer?

Are you a one person “department” with limited resources to purchase graphics or expensive graphics editing software?

Do you think that PowerPoint is the worst?

If you answered yes to any of these questions . . . this is the session for you!

This hands-on, interactive session will demonstrate how Microsoft PowerPoint can be a multi-functional, powerful image editing tool. You will learn to move beyond the slideshow to use PowerPoint for graphic design, desktop publishing, and more! Whether you are designing for e-learning, creating presentations, developing job aids, or even creating posters, you can incorporate these new skills and improve your PowerPoint fluency. Hands-on practice activities will include customizing a clip-art image, illustrating a custom graphic, creating PNG and EMF files, and editing photos. In addition, you will learn tips and tricks of working with the software and take home a handy resource list with a number of online tutorials and image sites.

Note: To fully participate, please bring a laptop with Microsoft PowerPoint installed on it. Version 2010 will be used for demonstration, but 2007 or 2013 will provide similar functionality.

Our presenter is Rebekah Massmann, Instructional Designer for the BNSF Logistics Learning and Development department. In this role, she wears the multiple hats of instructional designer, graphic designer, developer, project manager, and performance consultant. Her upcoming projects include a new hire orientation program and an account manager training program.

Rebekah’s background includes instructional design, technical writing, and performance assessment. Before relocating to the Fayetteville area, she worked for OptumRx in Costa Mesa, CA, as an instructional designer, where she designed and developed leadership, technical, and customer service training, in both e-learning and instructor-led formats. Rebekah holds a Master of Science in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from California State University-San Bernardino. Outside of work, Rebekah enjoys spending time with her husband and 18-month old son, being involved at her church, reading, and traveling.

*CPLPs can earn recertification credits by participating in continuing education activities that meet the ASTD Certification Institute Recertification Guidelines. Please review the CPLP Recertification Guidelines on the CPLP website,, for more information.

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