30+ years in business.


(172 Reviews)

Building Better PowerPoints and Visuals

If your team uses or creates visuals, whether for reports or oral presentations, they’ll learn how to create more effective visuals in our customized workshop!

Workshop Details

Workshop Description

We’ve all heard it: “A picture is worth a 1,000 words.” But…the question remains of how we choose the right visual so that our readers are engaged.

Which means you should be asking: how compelling are your team’s visuals and how well do they drive home the message?

If so, your team needs a better understanding of the role of visuals, whether used in their oral presentations, reports, or other client-facing documents. Effective visuals are based on solid design principles, not on what “seems” right or, what happens too often, what everyone else does.

In too many organizations, visuals are crammed with information, aren’t compelling, and are little more than snooze fest. But help is here! In our interactive, instructor-led workshop, your team will learn a science-based approach to build more engaging, compelling visuals.

Workshop Aims

Too often, images are added to PowerPoints and other mediums because of expectations; thus, little thought may be put into how visuals work and how they help drive home the desired conclusion. Your team will learn time-tested, proven strategies to use visuals effectively in this customized workshop.

Our workshops incorporate multiple opportunities to apply concepts and receive real-time coaching from the instructor.

The onsite workshops are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-day sessions. Virtual sessions are offered in two-hour blocks over time.

In this workshop, your team will learn how to:

  • Apply designer tips for non-designers
  • Create slides that are appealing and functional
  • Choose the right images and graphs to tell the story
  • Rebuild and simplify existing slides
  • Use contrast to emphasize key points
  • Reduce visual noise and amplify the message

A Team Who Knows How to Build Effective Visuals

Creating effective visuals is more than just slapping a picture on a slide; rather, visuals should augment text and have a real purpose. Your team will learn how to apply methodologies to ensure that their visuals are effective and engaging.

A Team Who Uses Visuals to Tell the Story

Too often, visuals are seen as “expected,” so presenters/writers may not put much effort into critically considering the role they play in engaging readers and telling the story. Your team will learn how to use visuals to tell the story to drive readers to the desired conclusion.

A Team Who Uses Visuals to Amplify their Message

Visuals play a crucial role in engagement and in supporting the writer/ presenter, but if the right visual isn’t used, the audience is distracted and, consequently, the writer/presenter can lose credibility. Your team will learn how to use visuals to effectively amplify the message.

Module - 01

Module - 02

Module - 03

Module - 04

Module - 05

Method of Instruction

Building Better PowerPoints and Visuals

What type of training are you interested in?

Your Workshop, Your Choice

Large teams typically choose to have the workshop delivered onsite or virtually.


One of our coaches will deliver our course at your facility.


Our courses are delivered via a virtual platform such as Zoom or Teams.

No matter what you choose, every workshop includes:

Completely Customized, White Glove Experience

Group Breakout Sessions Where Participants Practice And Apply Concepts

Customized Instructor Feedback And Solutions

Team Writing Exercises

And more! Hurley Write also offers self-paced online courses that are pre-recorded. These are great for individual team members. The self-paced course includes feedback on writing and, depending on your chosen package, personal coaching from one of our experts.

Frequently asked questions

What’s the format of the onsite and virtual workshops?
Our workshops are engaging, highly interactive, and completely customized! We use micro-learning techniques, in-class exercises, and collaborative breakout sessions to ensure a robust learning experience.
The onsite workshops run from two to five days, depending on the level of complexity of the documents your team writes and how much practice they need. The virtual sessions are typically 10 hours offered in two-hour segments; however, that can vary, depending on team size, team writing skill, and type of workshop.
We customize the course to focus on the types of documents your team writes and the skills they need to improve. Since all of our courses are based on readability studies, we provide your team with the latest tools and techniques to help them plan, write, and revise more effectively and efficiently.
The workshop provides multiple opportunities for participants to apply the concepts to their own writing. Practice sessions range from two to five per day in an onsite workshop and one per two-hour virtual session, depending on the workshop chosen and type of documents discussed.
We provide coaching services; we also help clients develop templates, style guides, and other types of reference documents. And we offer a communication audit, which can help you pinpoint your team’s real writing and review issues.

Explore Similar Workshops

Contact Hurley Write, Inc.

We’re here to help your team communicate better. Let us know how to reach you.
Prefer to chat? Call us at 877-249-7483
Prefer to chat? Call us at 877-249-7483

(172 Reviews)