The basics

Here is a checklist of basic PowerPoint design skills. If you master these, you are all set to designing great business presentations:
  • Program your company colours in the theme
  • Set default shapes and lines to fit your company colours
  • Delete all slides in a template master until you have just the title page and an empty page left
  • Know how to add text to boxes
  • Know how to make compositions of text boxes (including aligning and distributing them)
  • Know how to crop images (instead of stretching them)
  • Know how to make basic bar and column charts in your company colours
No need to learn anything more...