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Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical design knowledge in presentation media. Three courses: Prezi, Photoshop for Presentations, and Graphic Design for Visual Presentations.
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Video marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Shoppers who viewed product videos were 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good SEO has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect people. Video also leads to an emotion ‘trigger’ that plain text cannot do. Two courses: Video Marketing and YouTube for Business.
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Looking for a solid foundation in the industry standard graphics and image editor, Photoshop? Learn the basics and much more in this online program. If you are a graphic/web designer, digital artist or a photographer, with little or no working knowledge of Photoshop, or even if you are already familiar with Photoshop, this is the course for you! Take the plunge and sign up today to learn how to master the world's number one image editing software! A 30-day trial is available for download. Students will need to have a copy of Photoshop. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $749.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Adobe-Photoshop-CC/266



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Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $495.00

Location : Online



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Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. Agenda Unit 1 Design Principles Contrast Alignment Proximity Repetition Compare effective visual presentations vs. poorly executed visual presentations Unit 2 Design Principles Part 2 Color Balance / Unity Page Layout Analyzing the work of a professional designer to draw inspiration Unit 3 Branding Your company’s brand, visually, core messaging (Analyze how to incorporate that into the presentation) Inspiration Board Concept / Theme of Presentation Stock Images and Illustrations that communicate to target markets Unit 4 Execute Your Visual Presentation Getting Critiques for Improvement Getting Feedback from Professional in your Industry / Target Expanding presentation to different formats – web, info graphics, in-person

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. Agenda Unit 1 Design Principles Contrast Alignment Proximity Repetition Compare effective visual presentations vs. poorly executed visual presentations Unit 2 Design Principles Part 2 Color Balance / Unity Page Layout Analyzing the work of a professional designer to draw inspiration Unit 3 Branding Your company’s brand, visually, core messaging (Analyze how to incorporate that into the presentation) Inspiration Board Concept / Theme of Presentation Stock Images and Illustrations that communicate to target markets Unit 4 Execute Your Visual Presentation Getting Critiques for Improvement Getting Feedback from Professional in your Industry / Target Expanding presentation to different formats – web, info graphics, in-person

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Did you know most electronic presentations are built for the presenter and not the audience? Add impact to your presentations by using the most effective designs. It’s not about the software. It’s about how your audience processes your information. You’ll find simple, key ideas that will maximize your presentation for all learning styles. These ideas you’ll not find anywhere else.

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Did you know most electronic presentations are built for the presenter and not the audience? Add impact to your presentations by using the most effective designs. It’s not about the software. It’s about how your audience processes your information. You’ll find simple, key ideas that will maximize your presentation for all learning styles. These ideas you’ll not find anywhere else.

Start date: 08/07/17

End date: 09/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Games are increasingly recognized as a tool that can serve many business purposes beyond entertainment. This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment. By completing this course, you can take the first steps into understanding game design, and how it can be applied in your field. Agenda Unit 1 What Makes a Game? - Practical Definition for Game -The Anatomy of a Game -Games and Play -Different Types of Games Unit 2 Essentials of Design -Getting Beyond a Game Idea -Game Verbs and Game Mechanics -Documentation -Test Early, Test Often Unit 3 Game Design: Solo and in Teams -Defining Development Needs -Roles in Game Design -Finding Design and Development Partners Unit 4 Serious Games & Gamification -Games Beyond Entertainment -Designing "Serious" Games -Gamification -Designing Gamification Systems

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. Agenda Unit 1 Files -Opening files and creating a new file -File properties: Resolution, mode and canvas vs. size -Saving files: methods and formats -Rulers, guides, and grids -Navigating layers: Create, edit, blend, and mask Unit 2 Basic tools -Brushes, fill, and eraser -Blur, smudge, clone, and heal -Shapes and lines, introduction to vector graphics -Adjustments and adjustment layers Unit 3 Managing text -Creating text: Font properties, alignment and color -Text boxes and paragraph properties -Character properties and spacing -Vertical text and text effects Unit 4 What the pros know -Creating swatches -Some filters are more useful than others -Create your own shapes and brushes -Save time with Photoshop actions

Start date: 07/03/17

End date: 07/28/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind! Take a journey into the world of creative presentations! Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. Agenda Unit 1 Create -Create an account -3 Steps to a successful Prezi -Front Page Controls -Templates -Inside Prezi Page Controls Unit 2 Insert -Inserting Media -Zooming & adding frames -3-D background -Diagrams & arrows Unit 3 Edit -Change/Move Media -Edit Path -Presenting -PowerPoint conversion Unit 4 Share -Meetings -Apps -Online vs desktop -Review

Start date: 06/05/17

End date: 06/30/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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