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What It Takes to Give a Great Presentation
- Carmine Gallo
Five tips to set yourself apart.
Never underestimate the power of great communication. It can help you land the job of your dreams, attract investors to back your idea, or elevate your stature within your organization. But while there are plenty of good speakers in the world, you can set yourself apart out by being the person who can deliver something great over and over. Here are a few tips for business professionals who want to move from being good speakers to great ones: be concise (the fewer words, the better); never use bullet points (photos and images paired together are more memorable); don’t underestimate the power of your voice (raise and lower it for emphasis); give your audience something extra (unexpected moments will grab their attention); rehearse (the best speakers are the best because they practice — a lot).
I was sitting across the table from a Silicon Valley CEO who had pioneered a technology that touches many of our lives — the flash memory that stores data on smartphones, digital cameras, and computers. He was a frequent guest on CNBC and had been delivering business presentations for at least 20 years before we met. And yet, the CEO wanted to sharpen his public speaking skills.
- Carmine Gallo is a Harvard University instructor, keynote speaker, and author of 10 books translated into 40 languages. Gallo is the author of The Bezos Blueprint: Communication Secrets of the World’s Greatest Salesman (St. Martin’s Press).
50 Best PowerPoint Presentations (2023 Update)
This is the most complete list of the best PowerPoint presentations on the Web. Period.
In fact, you’ll find 50 presentation slide decks on this page.
So whether you’re looking to…
✅ Learn how to create amazing presentations, step-by-step ✅ Understand the latest trends – about marketing, social media, AI and more – and grab actionable strategies to grow your business ✅ Discover the best pitch decks that have helped companies like Youtube or Airbnb raise hundred of millions of dollars…
You’ll really enjoy this list.
50 Best PowerPoint Presentations That Teach You Things
Here are the different categories in which the selected slide decks fall into:
Presentation Skills Copywriting & Sales Online Marketing Business Innovation Pitch Decks Productivity
Presentation Skills: Tips, Resources & Inspiration to Become a Real Pro
In this section, you will find a comprehensive selection of slide decks that will help you plan, structure and design irresistible presentations, step-by-step.
Let’s jump right in!
1. Quick & Dirty Tips for Better PowerPoint Presentations Faster
This deck will teach you 7 simple, effective tips to build presentations faster, from start to finish.
Now, if you’re not following any process when making your own presentations, make sure to check out tip #7 (it’s the one I personally use and if you stick to it, you’ll save a huge amount of time).
Quick & Dirty Tips for : Better PowerPoint Presentations Faster from Eugene Cheng
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2. 8 Tips for an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation
In this deck, you’ll learn 8 simple effective slide design tips to make your presentations visually more appealing.
8 Tips for an Awesome Powerpoint Presentation from Damon Nofar
3. The Ultimate Freebies Guide for Presentations
Want to design more creative presentations ? This deck will give you access to some of the best useful resources and tools to create better slide decks (icons, fonts, infographics and more).
The Ultimate Freebies Guide for Presentations from Damon Nofar
4. Create Icons in PowerPoint
Icons are a great way to design presentations that are more appealing.
Wanna know the best part?
Designing your own icons.
This tutorial teaches you how to simply build your own, customized icons, step-by-step.
Create icons in PowerPoint from Presentitude
Pro Tip : If you prefer using standard icons that ou can still customize, head over to this post where I’m sharing my favorite presentation graphics and shapes.
5. 10 Powerful Body Language Tips for Your Next Presentation
Public speaking is not only about making a corporate speech in front of your company’s board members once every six months.
In fact, we’re facing situations where we have persuade, inform, or motivate others all the time .
And guess what, each of those moments requires us to impact with our words, our voice and our posture.
So if you’ve been looking to learn how to speak with more confidence, the deck below will provide you 10 simple tips to grab – and keep – the attention of an audience (tips #1 and #5 are so simple and powerful that you’ll be glad you learnt them today).
10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from SOAP
6. The Art of Saying No: Kenny Nguyen at TEDxLSU
I got you…
This is not a presentation. But it’s a killer speak you must watch.
Kenny Nguyen, the CEO of Big Fish Presentations, speaks about the power inherent in saying “no.” In this TEDx, he explains how “no” has affected him personally and professionally, but more importantly, how it can prepare one for the perfect time to say “yes”.
This speech will show you how to entertain an audience, grab their attention and tell powerful stories that stick.
The Art of Saying No from Big Fish Presentations
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Copywriting & Sales: Everything You Need to Turn More Leads Into Buyers
Copywriting = getting information into someone’s brain so they want to open their wallet and give you the money.
In other words, it’s is about convincing people to buy from you using your words .
And here we are:
What makes copywriting so powerfu l is the incredible number of things you can do with it. Write a sales page for your site, craft cold emails , presentations for prospects , or investors, or even put together video scripts…
All of these are literally made of… words.
Those who master the power of copywriting know how to use the right words to rouse interest, crush objections, activate the purchasing triggers of their target customers.
7. 17 Copywriting Do’s and Don’ts: How To Write Persuasive Content
This great introduction to the topic lists down the most common mistakes people are making when writing sales copy.
You’ll also learn 17 great tips to start writing better sales copy right now. Every piece of advise comes with clear, real-world examples that make this presentation very practical.
How To Write Persuasive Content de Henneke Duistermaat
Did you like this deck about copywriting? Then make sure to check out this one as well (Top 10 copywriting mistakes + how to fix them)
8. The 10 Best Copywriting Formulas for Social Media Headlines
The 10 Best Copywriting Formulas for Social Media Headlines from Buffer
Are you looking for proven advice that’ll help you turn more leads into customers? If so, I strongly recommend you to check out this course (It’s one the best online copywriting course I’ve ever taken).
9. 125 Clickass Copywriting Tips
This practical, gigantic guide is loaded with simple tips to write better sales copy.
You’ll also learn the exact questions you need to answer to be more persuasive in front of any audience.
125 Clickass Copywriting Tips from Barry Feldman
10. 107 Mind-Blowing Sales Statistics That Will Help You Sell Smarter
17% of salespeople think they’re pushy, compared to 50% of prospects.
Even if numbers never tell you the whole story, this deck has done a great job at highlighting the most important aspects of it.
107 Mind-Blowing Sales Statistics That Will Help You Sell Smarter von Sidekick
11. Tips On Selling From Ogilvy
“You can’t bore people into buying your product. You can only interest them in buying it”.
This deck condenses some of the best selling secrets from advertising tycoon David Ogilvy . Highly recommended.
Some tips on selling from Ogilvy from OgilvyOne Worldwide
12. Pitching Ideas: How to Sell Your Ideas to Others
This great deck explains you how to pitch ideas to others. It comes back to the fundamental questions you need to answer first – such as identifying your goal and the exact problems your idea is solving.
Pitching Ideas: How to sell your ideas to others from Jeroen van Geel
How to pitch an idea to any audience . Here are 21 research -backed strategies that’ll get you a YES! every time.
13. Your Sales Pitch Sucks!
Why most sales pitches don’t work and what you can do to fix yours.
Your Sales Pitch Sucks! from Slides That Rock
14. How to Pitch B2B
How do you convince a prospective customer?
This slide deck will teach you 9 essential steps to crafting a winning pitch (if you want them all resumed, check out the slide 62).
How to Pitch B2B from Slides That Rock
15. Social Proof Tips to Boost Landing Page Conversions
This deck is brought to you by growth marketing advisor and speaker Angie Schottmuller . It’s loaded with in-deep, social proof strategies you can use on your landing page.
Social Proof Tips to Boost Landing Page Conversions de Angie Schottmuller
Sugarman, Joseph. 2006. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America’s Top Copywriters (One of the best copywriting books out there, period).
The Ultimate Guide to Writing a Sales Page
How to Write Ads
The Anatomy of a Perfect Sales Email
How to Make Your Sales Copy 10X More Persuasive
Online Marketing: The Best Strategies and Tools to Stand Out & Grow Your Business
In this section, you will get access to top presentations that will teach you how to become a sharper business individual.
From the latest SEO trends to marketing strategies, tools and techniques, you’ll learn how to…
Better sell your products or services Stand out in a crowded market Create and distribute valuable, relevant content designed to attract customers And much more !
16. 2023 Global Marketing Trends
A must-read for all marketers. In 2023, Deloitte expects a rebalance of digital ad spending to include more brand-building and less over-targeting:
17. The SEO World in 2018
(Don’t be fooled by the 2018 publication date, this document contains pure gold.)
SEO (search engine optimization) is basically getting free Google traffic to your site. And guess what, if you want to get organic traffic to your website and stay on top of your game, you need to understand the ever-changing landscape about SEO.
This deck made by Moz will provide you a great, precise overview of the state of SEO in 2018. Yes, it’s not a latest SEO deck – but it will teach you core principles of how people actually search online, how Google is using “predictive intend” along with useful tips to better rank your content in the long run.
The SEO World in 2018 from Rand Fishkin
Interested about learning how you can get more traffic from Google? Backlinko is one of the best blogs on SEO out there.
18. The 150 Most Powerful Marketing & Sales Tools
These are the best tools available online to grow your business (everything about SEO, email, content marketing, social media, and more).
The 150 Most Powerful Marketing & Sales Tools from Brian Downard
19. Fast Track Your Content Marketing Plan
This deck breaks down the exact steps you needs to take to drive successful content marketing programs that’ll help you resonate in your market.
No fluff. No B.S.
Fast Track Your Content Marketing Plan de Barry Feldman
20. The Ultimate Guide to Startup Marketing
This deck wraps up what you need to do when starting a business – including the fundamental steps you should to take to kickstart your online marketing game.
The Ultimate Guide to Startup Marketing from Onboardly
21. AI, Machine Learning, and their Application for Growth
A great presentation done by Adelyn Zhou , previous CMO at TOPBOTS . TOPBOTS is a publication, community, and educational resource for business leaders applying AI to their companies.
In this deck, you will learn how, why and when both AI and machine learning can help your organization grow.
22. How to Increase Your Online Presence in 30 Minutes a Day
This Slideshare was realized by Sprout Social , a social media management software. This deck will teach you how to improve your online presence with simple steps that only take a few minutes each to implement.
Use the outlined process to boost brand awareness, grow your audience, increase your influence across the web and, most importantly, track the success of your initiatives.
23. Surf Your Way To Success in E-Commerce
This white paper put together by Ogilvy outlines the key principles and strategies to help you ride the e-commerce wave and come out to the top.
You will learn what are the driving forces of e-commerce, how to create a top-notch experience online, pin-point your customer desires and expectations, how to generate demand, and much more.
24 . 2022 Social Media Trends
HubSpot has put together a complete report that will give you useful pieces of data to understand the social media landscape today and upcoming trends, and how to tap into them to succeed for your business.
2022 Social Media Trends Report from HubSpot
25. Social Media Trends 2022
This presentation is a good complement to the #24. It outlines 7 social-led trends that will impact marketing over the next years.
Social Media Trends 2022 by Ogilvy
26. Email Marketing 101: The Welcome Email
This detailed deck explains the importance and psychology of welcome emails.
Email Marketing 101: The Welcome Email from SendGrid
Additional Email Marketing Resources
A Beginner’s Guide to Successful Email
How to Write a Good Sales Emaiil
27. Go Viral on the Social Web: The Definitive How-To Guide!
There’s too much noise out there.
And as a brand, failing at standing out is equal to being ignored.
This deck teaches you how to craft viral content that makes you stand out and motivates people to share what you’ve got to say.
Go Viral on the Social Web: The Definitive How-To guide! from XPLAIN
28. People Don’t Care About Your Brand
Don’t move another muscle until this become part of your D.N.A:
Nobody cares about you.
They care about what you can do for them.
In this deck, you’ll learn how to engage with customers and get them to come back for more.
People Don’t Care About Your Brand from Slides That Roc k
29. The Ultimate Guide to Conquering Content Marketing
This solid, expert-backed (and fun) guide was put together by Content Marketing Institute .
It’s jam-packed with useful tips from the top minds in content marketing and will teach you how to create epic content, amplify your message, and much more.
Whether you’re new to content marketing, need a refresher or are curious about where the trends are going to, make sure to check out this slide deck.
The best business podcasts:
The Smart Passive Income
Additional sales resources:
How To Write a Persuasive Sales Page
Laja, Peep. 2012. Useful Value Proposition Examples (and How to Create a Good One) . Conversion XL.
30. Growth Hacking
I am a big fan of growth hacking and if you’re not one yet, here’s your chance.
Growth hacking is every strategy, every tactic, and every initiative that is attempted in the hopes of growing a business. In this deck you will learn what is grow hacking, what metrics you should focus on and a simple 5-step lean marketing funnel to explode your business growth.
Growth Hacking from Mattan Griffel
31. 100 Growth Hacks 100 Days
In this deck, you will get your hands on detailed, time-framed (and wicked smart) tactics you can implement right away to grow your blog, startup or your website.
100 growth hacks 100 days | 1 to 10 from Robin Yjord
Patel, Neil and Aragon, Kathryn. The Advanced Guide to Content Marketing.
Patel, Neil and Puri, Ritika. “Launch Your Social Strategy”. The Beginners Guide to Online Marketing (Chapter 12).
Neil Patel and Bronson, Taylor. The Definitive Guide to Growth Hacking .
Business Innovation: Methodologies to Actually Move the Needle in Your Business
In this section, you will get access to expert-written presentations covering ways to build a stronger business. You will learn models and strategies to tackle challenges, and design a better innovation culture in your company.
Design thinking . How to you solve complex business problems more creatively.
The AARRR model . How applying a simple 5-step lean startup methodology can change your approach to doing business. Business model design . If you don’t know what it is yet, make sure to check out the deck !
32. Crash Course Design Thinking
This deck will teach why design thinking is important along with – in between other cool things – how to apply the 5x Why method to uncover – and understand the root causes of most business problems.
Introducing design thinking from Zaana Howard
33. Crash Course on Design Thinking
Crash Course Design Thinking from Board of Innovation
34. Startup Metrics for Pirates: AARRR !!!
Any business serious about growing should be using this model.
Startup Metrics for Pirates de Dave McClure
35. Business Model Design and Innovation for Competitive Advantage
Put together by Alexander Osterwalder , the author of the fantastic Business Model Generation , this slide deck lists down the 4 different types of innovation, their related benefits and real-world applications.
Business Model Design and Innovation for Competitive Advantage by Alexander Osterwalder
36. Business Model Innovation Matters
How to reinvent your business model, no matter which industry you are in.
Business Model Innovation Matters by Alexander Osterwalder
37. 10 Disruptive Quotes for Entrepreneurs
This beautiful deck was built by Guy Kawasaki , former Chief Evangelist of Apple. It will help you see things with a different perspective and, hopefully, shift your mindset.
10 Disruptive Quotes for Enterpreneurs from Guy Kawasaki
38. The Sharing Economy
The Sharing Economy from Loic Le Meur
39. ChatGPT: What It Is and How Writers Can Use It
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you already know about ChatGPT.
This slide deck presents what this AI tool can actually do about content creation.
A virtual crash course in design thinking
AARRR startup metrics
A free business model canvas
The Best Pitch Decks
How do you deliver a winning pitch deck that actually convinces investor to give you money?
In this section, you’ll discover:
- The 10-point, step-by-step outline for crafting a winning pitch deck. This is the exact flow Silicon Valley’s most respected venture capital firm Sequoia Capital recommends startups to use.
- Successful pitch decks from Airbnb, Youtube and more…
40. Sequoia Capital Pitch Deck Template
These are the exact points VC firm Sequoia Capital recommends you to use anytime you pitch an investor.
Sequoia Capital Pitch Deck Template from PitchDeckCoach
41. Airbnb First Pitch Deck
Wondering how Airbnb raised money back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company?
Here is their first pitch deck !
AirBnB Pitch Deck from PitchDeckCoach
42. Blablacar Pitch Deck
BlaBlaCar is a the world’s largest long-distance ride-sharing community.
Simply said, they connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey (and get a cut out of it, like Airbnb). In 2015, the startup was valued $1.6 billion .
Europas BlaBlaCar pitch from Vanina Schick
43. Buffer Pitch Deck
Buffer helps you manage your social media accounts in one place with intuitive scheduling & analytics.
They used the deck below to raise half a million bucks .
The slide deck we used to raise half a million dollars from Buffer
44. Youtube Pitch Deck
Here is the original pitch deck of Youtube .
Youtube pitch deck from Alexander Jarvis
This is the pitch deck of Front , a shared inbox solution for teams.
Front series A deck from Mathilde Collin
This is the deck Mixpanel – a business analytics software – used to raise $65M.
Mixpanel – Our pitch deck that we used to raise $65M from Suhail Doshi
The pitch deck of Deliveroo an online food delivery company.
Deliveroo – NOAH15 London de NOAH Advisors
How to Make a Pitch Deck
How to Make a Business Plan
Productivity. Work Smarter.
These presentations will teach you how to work smarter, get more done, and motivate others to do the same !
48. The 10 Timeless Productivity Hacks
This Slideshare decks reviews 10 great, timeless work habits that will make you more productive, fast.
The 10 Timeless Productivity Hacks from Bernard Marr
49. IQ Work Hacks – Productivity
A practical presentation that will show you how to be more organized and effective at work, even if you have a ton of things to do.
IQ Work Hacks – Productivity from InterQuest Group
50. Leader’s Guide to Motivate People at Work
Motivating employees seems like it should be easy.
Yet, 30% of executives say it is their toughest job.
From talking with your team members to get feedback,giving them more room to grow or providing them meaningful incentives, this deck will provide you 6 simple steps you can use to improve the morale, performance and productivity of people within your organization.
Leader’s Guide to Motivate People at Work from Weekdone.com
Lai, Lisa. 2017. Motivating Employees Is Not About Carrots or Sticks. Harvard Business Review.
Fineman, Meredith. 2013. Please Stop Complaining About How Busy You Are. Harvard Business Review
Meier, J.D. 2010. Getting Results the Agile Way: A Personal Results System for Work and Life
I hope you’ve liked and learned from this handpicked selection of the best PowerPoint presentations available online!
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What are the main difficulties when giving presentations?
How to create an effective presentation, after that, how do i give a memorable presentation, how to connect with the audience when presenting.
If you’ve ever heard someone give a powerful presentation, you probably remember how it made you feel. Much like a composer, a good speaker knows precisely when each note should strike to captivate their audience’s attention and leave them with a lasting impression.
No one becomes a great public speaker or presenter without practice. And almost everyone can recall a time one of their presentations went badly — that’s a painful part of the learning process.
Whether you’re working within a small creative team or a large organization, public speaking and presentation skills are vital to communicating your ideas. Knowing how to present your vision can help you pitch concepts to clients, present ideas to your team, and develop the confidence to participate in team meetings.
If you have an upcoming presentation on the horizon and feel nervous, that’s normal. Around 15-30% of the general population experience a fear of public speaking . And, unfortunately, social anxiety is on the rise, with a 12% increase in adults over the last 20 years .
Learning how to give a good presentation can dismantle your fears and break down these barriers, ensuring you’re ready to confidently share your point of view.
It’s the week before your presentation, and you’re already feeling nervous . Maybe there’ll be an important mentor in the room you need to impress, or you’re looking for an opportunity to show your boss your value. Regardless of your countless past presentations, you still feel nervous.
Sharing your vision and ideas with any sized group is intimidating. You’re likely worrying about how you’ll perform as a presenter and whether the audience will be interested in what you offer. But nerves aren’t inherently negative — you can actually use this feeling to fuel your preparation.
It’s helpful to identify where your worries are coming from and address your fears. Here are some common concerns when preparing for an upcoming presentation:
Fear of public speaking: When you share your ideas in front of a group, you’re placing yourself in a vulnerable position to be critiqued on your knowledge and communication skills . Maybe you feel confident in your content, but when you think about standing in front of an audience, you feel anxious and your mind goes blank.
It’s also not uncommon to have physical symptoms when presenting . Some people experience nausea and dizziness as the brain releases adrenaline to cope with the potentially stressful situation . Remember to take deep breaths to recenter yourself and be patient, even if you make a mistake.
Losing the audience’s attention: As a presenter, your main focus is to keep your audience engaged. They should feel like they’re learning valuable information or following a story that will improve them in life or business.
Highlight the most exciting pieces of knowledge and ensure you emphasize those points in your presentation. If you feel passionate about your content, it’s more likely that your audience will experience this excitement for themselves and become invested in what you have to say.
Not knowing what content to place on presentation slides: Overloading presentation slides is a fast way to lose your audience’s attention. Your slides should contain only the main talking points and limited text to ensure your audience focuses on what you have to say rather than becoming distracted by the content on your slides.
Discomfort incorporating nonverbal communication: It’s natural to feel stiff and frozen when you’re nervous. But maintaining effective body language helps your audience stay focused on you as you speak and encourages you to relax.
If you struggle to incorporate body language into your presentations, try starting small by making hand gestures toward your slides. If you’re working with a large audience, use different parts of the stage to ensure everyone feels included.
Each presenter has their own personal brand and style. Some may use humor to break the ice, while others might appeal to the audience’s emotional side through inspiring storytelling.
Watching online presentations, such as TED talks, is an excellent way to expose yourself to various presentation styles and develop your own. While observing others, you can note how they carry themselves on stage and learn new ways to keep your audience engaged.
Once you’ve addressed what’s causing your fears, it’s time to prepare for a great presentation. Use your past experience as inspiration and aim to outshine your former self by learning from your mistakes and employing new techniques. Here are five presentation tips to help you create a strong presentation and wow your audience:
1. Keep it simple
Simple means something different to everyone.
Before creating your presentation, take note of your intended audience and their knowledge level of your subject. You’ll want your content to be easy for your intended audience to follow.
Say you’re giving a presentation on improving your company’s operational structure. Entry-level workers will likely need a more straightforward overview of the content than C-suite leaders, who have significantly more experience.
Ask yourself what you want your audience to take away from your presentation and emphasize those important points. Doing this ensures they remember the most vital information rather than less important supporting ideas. Try organizing these concepts into bullet points so viewers can quickly identify critical takeaways.
2. Create a compelling structure
Put yourself in your audience member’s shoes and determine the most compelling way to organize your information. Your presentation should be articulate , cohesive, and logical, and you must be sure to include all necessary supporting evidence to strengthen your main points.
If you give away all of your answers too quickly, your audience could lose interest. And if there isn’t enough supporting information, they could hit a roadblock of confusion. Try developing a compelling story that leads your audience through your thought processes so they can experience the ups and downs alongside you.
By structuring your presentation to lead up to a final conclusion, you’re more likely to keep listeners’ attention. Once you’ve reached that conclusion, you can offer a Q&A period to put any of their questions or concerns to rest.
3. Use visual aids
Appealing to various learning styles is a great way to keep everyone on the same page and ensure they absorb your content. Visual aids are necessary for visual learners and make it easier for people to picture your ideas.
Aim to incorporate a mixture of photos, videos, and props to engage your audience and convey your key points. For instance, if you’re giving a presentation on anthropology subject matter, you could show your audience an artifact to help them understand how exciting a discovery must have been.
If your presentation is long, including a video for your audience to watch is an excellent way to give yourself a break and create new jumping-off points for your speech.
4. Be aware of design techniques and trends
Thanks to cutting-edge technology and tools, you have numerous platforms at your disposal to create a good presentation. But keep in mind that although color, images, and graphics liven things up, they can cause distraction when misused.
Here are a few standard pointers for incorporating visuals on your slides:
- Don’t place blocks of small text on a single slide
- Use a minimalistic background instead of a busy one
- Ensure text stands out against the background color
- Only use high-resolution photos
- Maintain a consistent font style and size throughout the presentation
- Don’t overuse transitions and effects
5. Try the 10-20-30 rule
Guy Kawasaki, a prominent venture capitalist and one of the original marketing specialists for Apple, said that the best slideshow presentations are less than 10 slides , last at most 20 minutes, and use a font size of 30. Following this strategy can help you condense your information, eliminate unnecessary ideas, and maintain your audience’s focus more efficiently.
Once you’re confident in creating a memorable presentation, it’s time to learn how to give one. Here are some valuable tips for keeping your audience invested during your talk:
Tip #1: Tell stories
Sharing an anecdote from your life can improve your credibility and increase your relatability. And when an audience relates to you, they’re more likely to feel connected to who you are as a person and encouraged to give you their full attention, as they would want others to do the same.
Gill Hicks utilized this strategy well when she shared her powerful story, “ I survived a terrorist attack. Here’s what I learned .” In her harrowing tale, Hicks highlights the importance of compassion, unconditional love, and helping those in need.
If you feel uncomfortable sharing personal stories, that’s okay. You can use examples from famous individuals or create a fictional account to demonstrate your ideas.
Tip #2: Make eye contact with the audience
Maintaining eye contact is less intimidating than it sounds. In fact, you don’t have to look your audience members directly in their eyes — you can focus on their foreheads or noses if that’s easier.
Try making eye contact with as many people as possible for 3–5 seconds each. This timing ensures you don’t look away too quickly, making the audience member feel unimportant, or linger too long, making them feel uncomfortable.
If you’re presenting to a large group, direct your focus to each part of the room to ensure no section of the audience feels ignored.
Tip #3: Work on your stage presence
Although your tone and words are the most impactful part of your presentation, recall that body language keeps your audience engaged. Use these tips to master a professional stage presence:
- Speak with open arms and avoid crossing them
- Keep a reasonable pace and try not to stand still
- Use hand gestures to highlight important information
Tip #4: Start strong
Like watching a movie trailer, the first seconds of your talk are critical for capturing your audience’s attention. How you start your speech sets the tone for the rest of your presentation and tells your audience whether or not they should pay attention. Here are some ways to start your presentation to leave a lasting impression:
- Use a quote from a well-known and likable influential person
- Ask a rhetorical question to create intrigue
- Start with an anecdote to add context to your talk
- Spark your audience’s curiosity by involving them in an interactive problem-solving puzzle or riddle
Tip #5: Show your passion
Don’t be afraid of being too enthusiastic. Everyone appreciates a speaker who’s genuinely excited about their field of expertise.
In “ Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance ,” Angela Lee Duckworth discusses the importance of passion in research and delivery. She delivers her presentation excitedly to show the audience how excitement piques interest.
Tip #6: Plan your delivery
How you decide to deliver your speech will shape your presentation. Will you be preparing a PowerPoint presentation and using a teleprompter? Or are you working within the constraints of the digital world and presenting over Zoom?
The best presentations are conducted by speakers who know their stuff and memorize their content. However, if you find this challenging, try creating notes to use as a safety net in case you lose track.
If you’re presenting online, you can keep notes beside your computer for each slide, highlighting your key points. This ensures you include all the necessary information and follow a logical order.
Tip #7: Practice
Practice doesn’t make perfect — it makes progress. There’s no way of preparing for unforeseen circumstances, but thorough practice means you’ve done everything you can to succeed.
Rehearse your speech in front of a mirror or to a trusted friend or family member. Take any feedback and use it as an opportunity to fine-tune your speech. But remember: who you practice your presentation in front of may differ from your intended audience. Consider their opinions through the lens of them occupying this different position.
Tip #8: Read the room
Whether you’re a keynote speaker at an event or presenting to a small group of clients, knowing how to read the room is vital for keeping your audience happy. Stay flexible and be willing to move on from topics quickly if your listeners are uninterested or displeased with a particular part of your speech.
Tip #9: Breathe
Try taking deep breaths before your presentation to calm your nerves. If you feel rushed, you’re more likely to feel nervous and stumble on your words.
The most important thing to consider when presenting is your audience’s feelings. When you approach your next presentation calmly, you’ll put your audience at ease and encourage them to feel comfortable in your presence.
Tip #10: Provide a call-to-action
When you end your presentation, your audience should feel compelled to take a specific action, whether that’s changing their habits or contacting you for your services.
If you’re presenting to clients, create a handout with key points and contact information so they can get in touch. You should provide your LinkedIn information, email address, and phone number so they have a variety of ways to reach you.
There’s no one-size-fits-all template for an effective presentation, as your unique audience and subject matter play a role in shaping your speech. As a general rule, though, you should aim to connect with your audience through passion and excitement. Use strong eye contact and body language. Capture their interest through storytelling and their trust through relatability.
Learning how to give a good presentation can feel overwhelming — but remember, practice makes progress. Rehearse your presentation for someone you trust, collect their feedback , and revise. Practicing your presentation skills is helpful for any job, and every challenge is a chance to grow.
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Blog > Tips for good PowerPoint Presentations
Tips for good PowerPoint Presentations
08.14.21 • #powerpoint #tips.
If you know how to do it, it's actually not that difficult to create and give a good presentation.
That's why we have some examples of good PowerPoint presentations for you and tips that are going to make your next presentation a complete success.
1. Speak freely
One of the most important points in good presentations is to speak freely. Prepare your presentation so well that you can speak freely and rarely, if ever, need to look at your notes. The goal is to connect with your audience and get them excited about your topic. If you speak freely, this is much easier than if you just read your text out. You want your audience to feel engaged in your talk. Involve them and tell your text in a vivid way.
2. Familiarize yourself with the technology
In order to be able to speak freely, it is important to prepare the text well and to engage with the topic in detail.
However, it is at least as important to familiarize yourself with the location’s technology before your presentation and to start your PowerPoint there as well. It is annoying if technical problems suddenly occur during your presentation, as this interrupts your flow of speech and distracts the audience from the topic. Avoid this by checking everything before you start your talk and eliminate any technical problems so that you can give your presentation undisturbed.
- Don't forget the charging cable for your laptop
- Find out beforehand how you can connect your laptop to the beamer. Find out which connection the beamer has and which connection your laptop has. To be on the safe side, take an adapter with you.
- Always have backups of your presentation. Save them on a USB stick and preferably also online in a cloud.
- Take a second laptop and maybe even your own small projector for emergencies. Even if it's not the latest model and the quality is not that good: better bad quality than no presentation at all.
3. Get the attention of your audience
Especially in long presentations it is often difficult to keep the attention of your audience. It is important to make your presentation interesting and to actively involve the audience. Try to make your topic as exciting as possible and captivate your audience.
Our tip: Include interactive polls or quizzes in your presentation to involve your audience and increase their attention. With the help of SlideLizard, you can ask questions in PowerPoint and your audience can easily vote on their own smartphone. Plus, you can even get anonymous feedback at the end, so you know right away what you can improve next time.
Here we have also summarized further tips for you on how to increase audience engagement.
4. Hold eye contact
You want your audience to feel engaged in your presentation, so it is very important to hold eye contact. Avoid staring only at a part of the wall or at your paper. Speak to your audience, involve them in your presentation and make it more exciting.
But also make sure you don't always look at the same two or three people, but address everyone. If the audience is large, it is often difficult to include everyone, but still try to let your eyes wander a little between your listeners and look into every corner of the room.
5. Speaking coherently
In a good presentation it is important to avoid jumping from one topic to the next and back again shortly afterwards. Otherwise your audience will not be able to follow you after a while and their thoughts will wander. To prevent this, it is important that your presentation has a good structure and that you work through one topic after the other.
Nervousness can cause even the best to mumble or talk too fast in order to get the presentation over with as quickly as possible. Try to avoid this by taking short pauses to collect yourself, to breathe and to remind yourself to speak slowly.
6. Matching colors
An attractive design of your PowerPoint is also an important point for giving good presentations. Make sure that your slides are not too colorful. A PowerPoint in which all kinds of colors are combined with each other does not look professional, but rather suitable for a children's birthday party.
Think about a rough color palette in advance, which you can then use in your presentation. Colors such as orange or neon green do not look so good in your PowerPoint. Use colors specifically to emphasize important information.
To create good PowerPoint slides it is also essential to choose colors that help the text to read well. You should have as much contrast as possible between the font and the background. Black writing on a white background is always easy to read, while yellow writing on a white background is probably hard to read.
7. Slide design should not be too minimalistic
Even though it is often said that "less is more", you should not be too minimalistic in the design of your presentation. A presentation where your slides are blank and only black text on a white background is likely to go down just as badly as if you use too many colors.
Empty presentations are boring and don't really help to capture the attention of your audience. It also looks like you are too lazy to care about the design of your presentation and that you have not put any effort into the preparation. Your PowerPoint doesn't have to be overflowing with colors, animations and images to make it look interesting. Make it simple, but also professional.
8. Write only key points on the slides
If you want to create a good presentation, it is important to remember that your slides should never be overcrowded. Write only the most important key points on your slides and never entire sentences. Your audience should not be able to read the exact text you are speaking in your PowerPoint. This is rather annoying and leads to being bored quickly. Summarize the most important things that your audience should remember and write them down in short bullet points on your presentation. Then go into the key points in more detail in your speech and explain more about them.
9. Do not overdo it with animations
Do never use too many animations. It looks messy, confusing and definitely not professional if every text and image is displayed with a different animation. Just leave out animations at all or if you really want to use them then use them only very rarely when you want to draw attention to something specific. Make sure that if you use animations, they are consistent. If you use transitions between the individual slides, these should also always be kept consistent and simple.
10. Use images
Pictures and graphics in presentations are always a good idea to illustrate something and to add some variety. They help keep your audience's attention and make it easier to remember important information. But don't overdo it with them. Too many pictures can distract from your presentation and look messy. Make sure the graphics also fit the content and, if you have used several images on one slide, ask yourself if you really need all of them.
11. Choose a suitable font
Never combine too many fonts so that your presentation does not look messy. Use at most two: one for headings and one for text. When choosing fonts, you should also make sure that they are still legible at long distances. Script, italic and decorative fonts are very slow to read, which is why they should be avoided in presentations.
It is not so easy to choose the right font. Therefore, we have summarized for you how to find the best font for your PowerPoint presentation.
12. Do not use images as background
In a good presentation it is important to be able to read the text on the slides easily and quickly. Therefore, do not use images as slide backgrounds if there is also text on them. The picture only distracts from the text and it is difficult to read it because there is not much contrast with the background. It is also harder to see the image because the text in the foreground is distracting. The whole thing looks messy and distracting rather than informative and clear.
13. Never read out the text from your slides
Never just read the exact text from your slides. Your audience can read for themselves, so they will only get bored and in the worst case it will lead to "Death by PowerPoint". You may also give them the feeling that you think they are not able to read for themselves. In addition, you should avoid whole sentences on your slides anyway. List key points that your audience can read along. Then go into more detail and explain more about them.
14. Don't turn your back
Never turn around during your presentation to look at your projected PowerPoint. Not to read from your slides, but also not to make sure the next slide is already displayed. It looks unprofessional and only distracts your audience.
In PowerPoint's Speaker View, you can always see which slide is currently being displayed and which one is coming next. Use this to make sure the order fits. You can even take notes in PowerPoint, which are then displayed during your presentation. You can read all about notes in PowerPoint here.
15. Do not forget about the time
In a good presentation, it is important to always be aware of the given time and to stick to it. It is annoying when your presentation takes much longer than actually planned and your audience is just waiting for you to stop talking or you are not able to finish your presentation at all. It is just as awkward if your presentation is too short. You have already told everything about your topic, but you should actually talk for at least another ten minutes.
Practice your presentation often enough at home. Talk through your text and time yourself as you go. Then adjust the length so that you can keep to the time given on the day of your presentation.
16. Avoid a complicated structure
The structure of a good presentation should not be complicated. Your audience should be able to follow you easily and remember the essential information by the end. When you have finished a part, briefly summarize and repeat the main points before moving on to the next topic. Mention important information more than once to make sure it really gets across to your audience.
However, if the whole thing gets too complicated, it can be easy for your audience to disengage after a while and not take away much new information from your presentation.
17. Choose appropriate clothes
On the day of your presentation, be sure to choose appropriate clothing. Your appearance should be formal, so avoid casual clothes and stick to professional dress codes. When choosing your clothes, also make sure that they are rather unobtrusive. Your audience should focus on your presentation, not on your appearance.
18. Adapt your presentation to your audience
Think about who your audience is and adapt your presentation to them. Find out how much they already know about the topic, what they want to learn about it and why they are here in the first place. If you only talk about things your audience already knows, they will get bored pretty soon, but if you throw around a lot of technical terms when your audience has hardly dealt with the topic at all, they will also have a hard time following you. So to give a successful and good presentation, it is important to adapt it to your audience.
You can also ask a few questions at the beginning of your presentation to learn more about your audience and then adapt your presentation. With SlideLizard , you can integrate polls directly into your PowerPoint and participants can then easily answer anonymously from their smartphone.
19. Mention only the most important information
Keep it short and limit yourself to the essentials. The more facts and information you present to your audience, the less they will remember.
Also be sure to leave out information that does not fit the topic or is not relevant. You will only distract from the actual topic and lose the attention of your audience. The time your audience can concentrate and listen with attention is rather short anyway, so don't waste it by telling unimportant information.
20. Talk about your topic in an exciting way
Tell compelling and exciting stories to make your presentation really good. If you speak in a monotone voice all the time, you are likely to lose the attention of your audience. Make your narration lively and exciting. Also, be careful not to speak too quietly, but not too loudly either. People should be able to understand you well throughout the whole room. Even if it is not easy for many people, try to deliver your speech with confidence. If you are enthusiastic about the topic yourself, it is much easier to get your audience excited about it.
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20 Great Examples of PowerPoint Presentation Design [+ Templates]
Published: August 03, 2023
When it comes to PowerPoint presentation design, there's no shortage of avenues you can take.
While all that choice — colors, formats, visuals, fonts — can feel liberating, it's important that you're careful in your selection as not all design combinations add up to success. We’re not saying there’s one right way to design your next PowerPoint presentation, but we are saying there are some designs that make more sense than others.
In this blog post, you'll learn how to create an awesome PowerPoint deck and then see real presentations that nail it in exactly their own way.
What makes a good PowerPoint presentation?
A great PowerPoint presentation gets the point across succinctly while using a design that builds upon the point, and doesn't detract from it. The following aspects make for a great PowerPoint presentation:
1. Minimal Animations and Transitions
Believe it or not, animations and transitions can take away from your PowerPoint presentation. Why? Well, they distract from the design you worked so hard on — and from your content, too.
A good PowerPoint presentation keeps the focus on your argument by keeping animations and transitions to a minimum. That said, you don’t have to eliminate them all. You can use them tastefully and sparingly to emphasize a point or bring attention to a certain part of an image.
2. Cohesive Color Palette
It’s worth reviewing color theory when creating your next PowerPoint presentation. A cohesive color palette uses complementary and analogous colors to draw the audience’s attention, emphasize certain aspects, and deemphasize bits of information that the audience might not need at a certain point in time.
3. Contextualized Visuals
An image does speak more than words. And it’s been proven that the human brain is wired to process visuals much faster than words. Take advantage of that by including graphs, photos, and illustrations that can help you build upon your point while keeping your audience’s interest.
Make sure you contextualize those visuals by explaining verbally why that image is there. Otherwise, it’ll be distracting to the audience and may potentially cause more questions than answers.
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It's impossible for us to tell you which design ideas you should go after in your next PowerPoint, because, well, we don't know what the goal of your presentation is. Luckily, new versions of PowerPoint actually suggest ideas for you based on the content you're presenting. This can help you keep up with the latest trends in presentation design .
In PowerPoint 2016 and later, PowerPoint is filled with interesting boilerplate designs you can start with. To find these suggestions, open PowerPoint and click the "Design" tab in your top navigation bar. Then, on the far right side, you'll see the following choices:
Click the "Design Ideas" option under this Design tab, as shown in the screenshot above. This icon will reveal a vertical list of interesting slide layouts based on what your slides already have on them.
Don't have any content on your slides yet? You can easily shuffle this vertical list of slide design ideas by clicking various themes inside the color carousel to the far left of the Design Ideas icon, as shown below:
As you browse and choose from the themes shown above, the Design Ideas pane to the right will interpret them and come up with layouts. Below, we’ve included some of our favorite ones.
Covering a more creative subject for a younger or more energetic audience? On behalf of PowerPoint, might we suggest the cover slide design below? Its vibrant red color blocks and fun lines will appeal to your audience.
PowerPoint Ideas for This Theme:
- Use this simple theme to focus on key elements of your presentation.
- Customize the colors to match your brand or try contrasting colors for text and background for readability and visual appeal.
This design doesn't have the intensity of the first slide on this list. But it has a simple structure that can make any PowerPoint presentation a good slideshow.
- Add unique and on-brand fonts, textures, and borders to this theme for classic and cool presentations.
- Add an image collage or textured photograph to create distinct and consistent PowerPoints for your brand.
Parcel offers a variety of slide layouts with geometric shapes. Add these shapes to your slides to create interesting visual elements. Use them for backgrounds, content, or decoration, and experiment with different shapes, sizes, and layouts.
- Add a color-blocked background for a fun but relaxing tone for your audience, or use color blocks to highlight sections of text.
- Experiment with this PowerPoint theme's contemporary fonts for cool slides that feel professional.
- Add a chart or graph to visualize data in your presentation.
This PowerPoint design idea uses graphic elements such as lines and bars to give structure, contrast, and modern flair to your slides.
- Make the most of this theme with high-quality images. Simple compositions with lots of negative space or bold focal points can help your slide's design pop.
- Use this theme's grid layout to create clean, organized layouts, even if design isn't your strength.
We're particularly fond of this PowerPoint design style. By using lines and contrasting elements — like a burst, as shown below — you add depth to your slides. This can help your content capture and hold your audience's attention more easily.
- Add badges to highlight key points and sections, or to showcase achievements.
- Add original illustrations to your presentation's design. You might think you need to use professional illustrations for this. But adding quick doodles or sketches to this theme can help you create authentic and creative PowerPoint presentations.
If you're not fond of the built-in PowerPoint design themes, you can always download a free PowerPoint template and input your content onto pre-made slide styles.
Let’s take a look at the best ones you can download below.
Creative PowerPoint (Template)
This presentation template uses bright colors and plenty of white space to convey a modern but fun design. Organic shapes and geometric lines and patterns add an extra visual element to the slides, achieving depth and personality. Get it here .
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Design Ideas for This Template:
- Create custom graphics or textures and layer them on top of this template's image layers to create beautiful slides for your brand. Be sure to use consistent styles and colors for a cohesive design.
- Get inspired by the clear visual hierarchy of this template as you customize it. Use font sizes, color, and graphics to highlight each section. This can help you make sure that important information stands out from supporting details.
Professional Style PowerPoint (Template)
These PowerPoint slides use more neutral colors and fonts to create a calm and elegant vibe. It also highlights quality images to communicate key points. Get it here .
- This template works best with subtle pastels and muted colors. Try non-traditional color combos, like peach and mint green, for a unique PowerPoint presentation.
- Images and data visualizations will stand out in this template, so make sure you have excellent photos and illustrations to showcase.
Data PowerPoint (Template)
This template uses a rounded font to draw sharp contrast with the lines and graphs that will populate the presentation. If you want to offer engaging visuals with number-crunching content, the slide design ideas in this template are a great choice. Get it here .
- Try an on-brand duotone color scheme or use a dark background with this template to give your slides a simple but trendy look.
- Use the built-in icon library or import custom icons into your slides. You can use icons to represent important topics or concepts for easier skimming. This visual feature can also make your slides more exciting.
Simple PowerPoint (Template)
By pairing vibrant colors with pale ones, this PowerPoint gives an understated feel, which can draw attention to the content while still being visually engaging. Get it here .
- Combine multiple images with vertical or horizontal formatting in this template for dynamic and beautiful slides.
- Play with contrasting typography styles. Try combining a bold heading font with a simple body font. This can help you draw attention to important information and make your PowerPoint design easy to read.
Best PowerPoint Presentation Slides
Business presentation slides, business plan template, company profile template, marketing plan template, project status report template, annual report template, product launch template, visual brand identity template, infographic template, financial report template, industry trends template.
Want some inspo as you create your next presentation? Look no further — whether you're projecting your slides in person or sharing them online, these slides will help you impress your audience.
And to make your search even easier, we've added gorgeous templates for the most popular business needs below. Keep reading to find the best Microsoft PowerPoint template for your next presentation.
Business presentations can be intense. This set of PowerPoint slides could include a wide range of important information such as:
- Company history
- Mission and vision
- Business goals
- Market analysis
- Competitive landscape
- Growth strategies
So, business presentations can be overwhelming for an audience to consume. This makes great presentation design essential.
The Modern PowerPoint Template featured here is sleek and modern. But it's also fun and appealing, with a streamlined design that leaves a lasting impression.
Pro tip : Use headers to communicate top priorities in your business presentation. Then, use body copy and images to add details that will support and enhance your PowerPoint.
A well-crafted business plan is vital to any business, whether it's a startup, scale-up, or established company. A business plan can be just as complex as a business presentation, but it also needs to entice investors and partners.
This Retro PowerPoint Template is fun, interesting, and unique. It also has easy-to-read text and plenty of space for useful images and charts. This makes it an ideal template for business presentations.
Like your business plan, your company profile is key to developing your business. But your company profile is more than a peek at your biz plan. It's a chance to highlight your team, culture and values, major clients, and your company history.
When done right, this presentation can show your competitive advantage and build trust for your brand. This means that your presentation slides need to be just right. Download the company profile template featured above and five more great company profile templates today.
The right marketing plan presentation can decide whether your team will have the budget and resources it needs to meet your goals. That's why marketing plans need great presentation design.
After using a marketing plan template to write out your completed plan, use an eye-catching presentation template to share your ideas.
This Typographic PowerPoint Template will make it easy to use custom graphics and typography that will make your brand presentation shine.
Pro tip : Use different charts and graphs to highlight the data you used while making marketing plan decisions. This will reinforce the logic of your ideas while adding more visual interest.
Project status reports keep stakeholders informed about project milestones, timelines, risks, and budget. Try this template to add transparency, manage expectations, and stay proactive with your project presentations.
Annual reports offer a company's performance summary, achievements, finances, and more. This means that an organized layout is essential to showcase growth and wins for the year. This presentation needs to be well-designed so that it inspires the trust and confidence of employees, shareholders, and members of the community.
Try this annual report template if you want to create a PDF or this template for PowerPoint .
Pro tip : Choose the right presentation software for your presentation. While most presentation design is created in PowerPoint or Keynote, sometimes it’s a good idea to try out new tools.
Product launch is an exciting time at any company. A great PowerPoint presentation for product release will include:
- Product features
- Target audience
- Marketing strategy
- Launch timeline
Besides generating excitement, this deck keeps stakeholders consistent and connected. It's central to driving customer interest, engagement, and sales.
The Doodle Template is a great choice for product launch presentations with its range of slide features. It has lots of space for product images, as well as icons to represent stakeholders, teams, or product features.
Pro tip : Use the bright and cheery graphics in this template as is or replace them with sketches from your product creation process for a customized touch.
Consistency and visual appeal are crucial elements of building a strong brand identity. Using a PowerPoint presentation template can help you clearly communicate the details that make your company's brand, logo, typography, colors, imagery, and design one of a kind.
Start with this brand building guide to make sure you've nailed down the most important elements of your brand identity. Then, use one of these templates from Canva to develop your brand identity presentation.
Infographics are a powerful way to present complex information or data in a visual way. Different types of information lend themselves to different presentation styles.
You can add these free PowerPoint templates for infographics to a larger slide presentation or use this format to create an infographic for other channels.
Pro tip : Add an infographic to a business or data presentation to add data insights and storytelling to your presentation slides. This will help make your PowerPoint presentation more memorable.
Concise financial reporting helps businesses review their financial performance for better decision-making. This presentation often includes confidential data such as revenue, profit, and cash flow.
The Abstract PowerPoint Template has slide designs for data comparison, quotes, and analysis. Its clean and simple design will make your financial report presentations look cool and professional.
To stay ahead of the competition, you need the latest industry insights. And to keep that data engaging, you need great presentation design for trends. Trends decks might include data on market research, competitive analysis, new technologies, or consumer behavior.
This 3D Gradient PowerPoint Template combines bold colors with fun shapes. It's the perfect vehicle to highlight bright images, icons, and data on the latest trends.
Pro tip : New information can be tough to consume, so it's best to keep your copy short and easy to understand. Use images that tell a story to make the most of every section of your presentation.
Good Examples of PowerPoint Presentation Design
To see some examples of the best PowerPoint presentation designs, check out the following decks.
1. "The Search for Meaning in B2B Marketing," Velocity Partners
We've said it once , and we'll say it again: We love this presentation from Velocity Partner's Co-Founder Doug Kessler. Not only is the content remarkable, but the design is also quite clever. While each slide employs the same background visual, the copy in the notebook unfolds brilliantly through a series of colorful doodles and bold text. This gives the presentation a personal feel, which aligns with the self-reflective nature of the concept.
2. "You Don't Suck at PowerPoint," Jesse Desjardins
If the contrast used throughout this PowerPoint presentation design were a human, we'd marry it. This skillful presentation from Jesse Desjardins employs the perfect color palette : balancing black and white photos with pops of fluorescent pink, yellow, and blue. The cheeky vintage photos work to reinforce the copy on each slide, making the presentation both interesting and visually appealing.
3. "Accelerating Innovation in Energy," Accenture
Balancing visual backgrounds with text isn't easy. More often than not, the text is formatted in a way that winds up getting lost in the image. This presentation from Accenture combated this issue by combining shapes and graphics to create contrast between the text and the background. Well done.
4. "Visual Design with Data," Seth Familian
When you're tasked with presenting a lot of information in a little bit of time, things can get sort of messy. To simplify this type of presentation, it's a good idea to use a visual agenda like the one shown above. This index clearly signifies the start and finish of each section to make it easier for the viewer to follow along and keep track of the information. The presenter takes it further by including an additional agenda for each exercise, so that the audience knows what they're supposed to do.
5. "How to Craft Your Company's Storytelling Voice," MarketingProfs
Do you love these hand-drawn illustrations or do you love these hand-drawn illustrations? I mean, c'mon, this is amazing. Certainly, it would have been easier to generate these designs online, but this approach highlights MarketingProf's commitment to investing the time and thought it takes to create an out-of-the-box piece of content. And as a result, this presentation stands out in the best way possible.
6. "Blitzscaling: Book Trailer," Reid Hoffman
If you're going to go the minimalistic route, take note of this PowerPoint presentation example from Reid Hoffman. This clean design adheres to a simple, consistent color scheme with clean graphics peppered throughout to make the slides more visually interesting. Overall there are no frills or unnecessary additions, which allows the informative content to take priority.
7. "Healthcare Napkins," Dan Roam
This presentation dates back to 2009, but the design is still as good as ever. The colorful, quirky doodles help tell the story while also serving as an interesting way to illustrate data (see slides 20 and 21). For visual learners, this approach is much more inviting than a series of slides riddled with text-heavy bullet points.
8. "One Can Be Diverse: An Essay on Diversity," With Company
This presentation employs both powerful images and modern typography to illustrate the point. While many of the slides contain long quotes, they are broken up in a way that makes them easily digestible. Not to mention all of the text is crisp, clean, and concise.
9. " 10 Things Your Audience Hates About Your Presentation ," Stinson
his simplistic presentation example employs several different colors and font weights, but instead of coming off as disconnected, the varied colors work with one another to create contrast and call out specific concepts. Also, the big, bold numbers help set the reader's expectations, as they clearly signify how far along the viewer is in the list of tips.
10. "Pixar's 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling," Gavin McMahon
This presentation by Gavin McMahon features color in all the right places. While each of the background images boasts a bright, spotlight-like design, all the characters are intentionally blacked out. This helps keep the focus on the tips, while still incorporating visuals. Not to mention, it's still easy for the viewer to identify each character without the details. (I found you on slide eight, Nemo.)
11. "Facebook Engagement and Activity Report," We Are Social
Here's another great example of data visualization in the wild. Rather than displaying numbers and statistics straight up, this presentation calls upon interesting, colorful graphs, and charts to present the information in a way that just makes sense.
12. "The GaryVee Content Model," Gary Vaynerchuk
This wouldn't be a true Gary Vaynerchuk presentation if it wasn't a little loud, am I right? Aside from the fact that we love the eye-catching, bright yellow background, Vaynerchuk does a great job of incorporating screenshots on each slide to create a visual tutorial that coincides with the tips. He also does a great job including a visual table of contents that shows your progress as you go through the presentation (and aligns with the steps of content marketing, too).
13. "20 Tweetable Quotes to Inspire Marketing & Design Creative Genius," IMPACT Branding & Design
We've all seen our fair share of quote-chronicling presentations but that isn't to say they were all done well. Often the background images are poor quality, the text is too small, or there isn't enough contrast. Well, this professional presentation from IMPACT Branding & Design suffers from none of said challenges. The colorful filters over each background image create just enough contrast for the quotes to stand out.
14. "The Great State of Design," Stacy Kvernmo
This presentation offers up a lot of information in a way that doesn't feel overwhelming. The contrasting colors create visual interest and "pop," and the comic images (slides 6 through 12) are used to make the information seem less buttoned-up. Once the presentation gets to the CSS section, it takes users slowly through the information so that they’re not overwhelmed.
15. "Clickbait: A Guide To Writing Un-Ignorable Headlines," Ethos3
Not going to lie, it was the title that convinced me to click through to this presentation but the awesome design kept me there once I arrived. This simple design adheres to a consistent color pattern and leverages bullet points and varied fonts to break up the text nicely.
16. "Digital Transformation in 50 Soundbites," Julie Dodd
This design highlights a great alternative to the "text-over-image" display we've grown used to seeing. By leveraging a split-screen approach to each presentation slide, Julie Dodd was able to serve up a clean, legible quote without sacrificing the power of a strong visual.
17. "Fix Your Really Bad PowerPoint," Slide Comet
When you're creating a PowerPoint about how everyone's PowerPoints stink, yours had better be terrific. The one above, based on the ebook by Seth Godin, keeps it simple without boring its audience. Its clever combinations of fonts, together with consistent color across each slide, ensure you're neither overwhelmed nor unengaged.
18. "How Google Works," Eric Schmidt
Simple, clever doodles tell the story of Google in a fun and creative way. This presentation reads almost like a storybook, making it easy to move from one slide to the next. This uncluttered approach provides viewers with an easy-to-understand explanation of a complicated topic.
19. "What Really Differentiates the Best Content Marketers From The Rest," Ross Simmonds
Let's be honest: These graphics are hard not to love. Rather than employing the same old stock photos, this unique design serves as a refreshing way to present information that's both valuable and fun. We especially appreciate the author's cartoonified self-portrait that closes out the presentation. Well played, Ross Simmonds.
20. "Be A Great Product Leader," Adam Nash
This presentation by Adam Nash immediately draws attention by putting the company's logo first — a great move if your company is well known. He uses popular images, such as ones of Megatron and Pinocchio, to drive his points home. In the same way, you can take advantage of popular images and media to keep the audience's attention and deepen your arguments.
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Mastering a PowerPoint presentation begins with the design itself. Use the ideas above to create a presentation that engages your audience, builds upon your point, and helps you generate leads for your brand.
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Video presentation examples
Video presentations are our specialty at Biteable. We love them because they’re the most visually appealing and memorable way to communicate.
1. Animated characters
Our first presentation example is a business explainer from Biteable that uses animated characters. The friendly and modern style makes this the perfect presentation for engaging your audience.
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2. Conference video
Videos are also ideal solutions for events (e.g. trade shows) where they can be looped to play constantly while you attend to more important things like talking to people and handing out free cheese samples.
For this event presentation sample below, we used bright colours, stock footage, and messaging that reflects the brand and values of the company. All these elements work together to draw the attention of passers-by.
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Business PowerPoint presentation examples
Striking fear into the hearts of the workplace since 1987, PowerPoint is synonymous with bland, boring presentations that feel more like an endurance test than a learning opportunity. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Check out these anything-but-boring business PowerPoint presentation examples.
3. Design pointers
This PowerPoint presentation takes a tongue-in-cheek look at how the speakers and users of PowerPoint are the problem, not the software itself.
Even at a hefty 61 slides, the vintage theme, appealing colors, and engaging content keep the viewer interested. It delivers useful and actionable tips on creating a better experience for your audience.
Pixar, as you’d expect, redefines the meaning of PowerPoint in their “22 Rules for Phenomenal Storytelling”. The character silhouettes are instantly recognizable and tie firmly to the Pixar brand. The bright colour palettes are carefully chosen to highlight the content of each slide.
This presentation is a good length, delivering one message per slide, making it easy for an audience to take notes and retain the information.
Google slides examples
If you’re in business, chances are you’ll have come across slide decks . Much like a deck of cards, each slide plays a key part in the overall ‘deck’, creating a well-rounded presentation.
If you need to inform your team, present findings, or outline a new strategy, slides are one of the most effective ways to do this.
Google Slides is one of the best ways to create a slide deck right now. It’s easy to use and has built-in design tools that integrate with Adobe, Lucidchart, and more. The best part — it’s free!
5. Teacher education
Here’s a slide deck that was created to educate teachers on how to use Google Slides effectively in a classroom. At first glance it seems stuffy and businessy, but if you look closer it’s apparent the creator knows his audience well, throwing in some teacher-friendly content that’s bound to get a smile.
The slides give walkthrough screenshots and practical advice on the different ways teachers can use the software to make their lives that little bit easier and educate their students at the same time.
6. Charity awareness raiser
This next Google slide deck is designed to raise awareness for an animal shelter. It has simple, clear messaging, and makes use of the furry friends it rescues to tug on heartstrings and encourage donations and adoptions from its audience.
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Prezi presentation examples
If you haven’t come across Prezi , it’s a great alternative to using static slides. Sitting somewhere between slides and a video presentation, it allows you to import other content and add motion to create a more engaging viewer experience.
7. Red Bull event recap
This Prezi was created to document the Red Bull stratosphere freefall stunt a few years ago. It neatly captures all the things that Prezi is capable of, including video inserts and the zoom effect, which gives an animated, almost 3D effect to what would otherwise be still images.
Prezi has annual awards for the best examples of presentations over the year. This next example is one of the 2018 winners. It was made to highlight a new Logitech tool.
8. Logitech Spotlight launch
What stands out here are the juicy colors, bold imagery, and the way the designer has used Prezi to its full extent, including rotations, panning, fades, and a full zoom out to finish the presentation.
Sales presentation examples
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9. Sales enablement video presentation
In today’s fast-paced sales environment, you need a way to make your sales enablement presentations memorable and engaging for busy reps. Sales enablement videos are just the ticket. Use this video presentation template the next time you need to present on your metrics.
10. Zuroa sales deck
If you’re after a sales deck, you can’t go past this example from Zuora. What makes it great? It begins by introducing the worldwide shift in the way consumers are shopping. It’s a global phenomenon, and something we can all relate to.
It then weaves a compelling story about how the subscription model is changing the face of daily life for everyone. Metrics and testimonials from well-known CEOs and executives are included for some slamming social proof to boost the sales message.
Pitch presentation examples
Pitch decks are used to give an overview of business plans, and are usually presented during meetings with customers, investors, or potential partners.
11. Uber pitch deck
This is Uber’s original pitch deck, which (apart from looking a teensy bit dated) gives an excellent overview of their business model and clearly shows how they intended to disrupt a traditional industry and provide a better service to people. Right now, you’re probably very grateful that this pitch presentation was a winner.
You can make your own pitch deck with Biteable, or start with one of our video templates to make something a little more memorable.
12. Video pitch template
This video pitch presentation clearly speaks to the pains of everyone who needs to commute and find parking. It then provides the solution with its app that makes parking a breeze.
The video also introduces the key team members, their business strategy, and what they’re hoping to raise in funding. It’s a simple, clear pitch that positions the company as a key solution to a growing, worldwide problem. It’s compelling and convincing, as a good presentation should be.
13. Fyre Festival pitch deck
The most epic example of a recent pitch deck is this one for Fyre Festival – the greatest event that never happened. Marvel at its persuasion, gasp at the opportunity of being part of the cultural experience of the decade, cringe as everything goes from bad to worse.
Despite the very public outcome, this is a masterclass in how to create hype and get funding with your pitch deck using beautiful imagery, beautiful people, and beautiful promises of riches and fame.
Business presentation examples
Need to get the right message out to the right people? Business presentations can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you.
Simply press play and let your video do the talking. No fumbling your words and sweating buckets in front of those potential clients, just you being cool as a cucumber while your presentation does the talking.
Check out two of our popular templates that you can use as a starting point for your own presentations. While they’re business-minded, they’re definitely not boring.
14. Business intro template
Modern graphics, animations, and upbeat soundtracks keep your prospects engaged as they learn about your business, your team, your values, and how you can help them.
15. Business explainer template
Research presentation examples.
When you’re giving a more technical presentation such as research findings, you need to strike the perfect balance between informing your audience and making sure they stay awake.
As a rule, slides are more effective for research presentations, as they are used to support the speaker’s knowledge rather can capture every small detail on screen.
With often dry, complex, and technical subject matter, there can be a temptation for presentations to follow suit. Use images instead of walls of text, and keep things as easy to follow as possible.
16. TrackMaven research deck
TrackMaven uses their endearing mascot to lighten up this data-heavy slide deck. The graphs help to bring life to their findings, and they ensure to only have one bite-size takeaway per slide so that viewers can easily take notes.
17. Wearable tech research report
Obviously, research can get very researchy and there’s not a lot to be done about it. This slide deck below lays out a ton of in-depth information but breaks it up well with quotes, diagrams, and interesting facts to keep viewers engaged while it delivers its findings on wearable technology.
Team presentation examples
Motivating your team can be a challenge at the best of times, especially when you need to gather them together for….another presentation!
18. Team update template
We created this presentation template as an example of how to engage your team. In this case, it’s for an internal product launch. Using colorful animation and engaging pacing, this video presentation is much better than a static PowerPoint, right?
19. Officevibe collaboration explainer
This short slide deck is a presentation designed to increase awareness of the problems of a disengaged team. Bright colors and relevant images combine with facts and figures that compel viewers to click through to a download to learn more about helping their teams succeed.
Recruitment presentation examples
Recruiting the right people can be a challenge. Presentations can help display your team and your business by painting a dynamic picture of what it’s like to work with you.
Videos and animated slides let you capture the essence of your brand and workplace so the right employees can find you.
20. Company culture explainer
If you’re a recruitment agency, your challenge is to stand out from the hundreds of other agencies in the marketplace.
21. Kaizen culture
Showcasing your agency using a slide deck can give employers and employees a feel for doing business with you. Kaizen clearly displays its credentials and highlights its brand values and personality here (and also its appreciation of the coffee bean).
Explainer presentation examples
Got some explaining to do? Using an explainer video is the ideal way to showcase products that are technical, digital, or otherwise too difficult to explain with still images and text.
Explainer videos help you present the features and values of your product in an engaging way that speaks to your ideal audience and promotes your brand at the same time.
22. Product explainer template
23. lucidchart explainer.
Lucidchart does a stellar job of using explainer videos for their software. Their series of explainers-within-explainers entertains the viewer with cute imagery and an endearing brand voice. At the same time, the video is educating its audience on how to use the actual product. We (almost) guarantee you’ll have more love for spiders after watching this one.
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thank you very much, McKinsey presentation is super useful!
Really very useful presentations.
Great post Shannon. I especially like the 2-3 bullets you used to highlight why each presentation is effective. It would have been great to get my hands on the Mckinsey ppt, but I supposed a pdf will do.
Thank you for sharing these cool presentations and debriefing them! I’ve written a couple of articles to share tips on how to design killer presentations. Feel free to come by and let us know what you think and if you’d like us to cover specific topics to help!
I really love the rules of Guy:
• Uses the 10.20.30 Rules • One key concept per slide • Simple
He also invented the alogirthm to properly chose the font size of your slides based on your audience: take the age of the oldest person in your audience and divide by 2; if the oldest person is 5 you use 25pt if the oldest is 15 … use 7.5 and god bless you !!
I structured my presentation style on Guy’s advices and my clients have always been very happy with it. Come and visit me I will be happy to help: http://www.great-powerpoint-presentations.com
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Nov 6 (Reuters) - The war between Israel and Hamas militants who stormed Israeli towns and kibbutzes from the Gaza Strip on Oct. 7 is the latest in seven decades of conflict between Israelis and Palestinians that has destabilised the wider Middle East.
During the Hamas rampage, some 1,400 Israelis, mainly civilians, were killed and more than 240 were taken hostage .
In response, Israel carried out airstrikes before troops and tanks poured into Gaza in a ground assault , with the declared aim of wiping out the Islamist militant group.
Medical authorities in the Hamas-run Gaza said on Nov. 6 that more than 9,700 Palestinians had been killed in the enclave.
WHAT ARE THE ORIGINS OF THE CONFLICT?
The conflict pits Israeli demands for security in what it has long regarded as a hostile Middle East against Palestinians' aspirations for a state of their own. Hamas rejects the two-state solution and is sworn to Israel's destruction.
In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly agreed a plan to partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states and for international rule over Jerusalem. Jewish leaders accepted the plan giving them 56 percent of Palestine land. The Arab League rejected the proposal.
Israel's founding father David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the modern state of Israel on May 14, 1948, establishing a safe haven for Jews fleeing persecution and seeking a national home on land to which they cite deep ties dating to antiquity.
Violence had been intensifying between Jews and Arabs however, and a day after Israel was created, troops from five Arab states attacked.
In the war that followed, some 700,000 Palestinians, half the Arab population of what was British-ruled Palestine, fled or were driven from their homes, ending up in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria as well as in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.
Palestinians lament this as the "Nakba", or catastrophe. Israel contests the assertion that it forced the Palestinians out.
Armistice agreements halted the fighting in 1949 but there was no formal peace. Palestinians who stayed put in the war and their descendants today make up about 20% of Israel's population.
WHAT MAJOR WARS HAVE BEEN FOUGHT SINCE THEN?
In 1967, Israel made a pre-emptive strike against Egypt and Syria, launching the Six-Day War. Israel captured the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem from Jordan, the Golan Heights from Syria and the Gaza Strip from Egypt and occupied them.
An Israeli census that year put Gaza's population at 394,000, at least 60% of them Palestinian refugees and their descendants.
In 1973, Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israeli positions along the Suez Canal and Golan Heights, touching off the Yom Kippur War. Israel pushed both armies back within three weeks.
Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982 and thousands of Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) fighters under Yasser Arafat were evacuated by sea after a 10-week siege. Israeli troops pulled out of Lebanon in 2000.
In 2005 Israel unilaterally withdrew settlers and soldiers from Gaza . Hamas won parliamentary elections in 2006, and seized full control of Gaza in 2007. Gaza saw major flare-ups of fighting between Palestinian militants and Israel in 2006, 2008, 2012, 2014 and 2021.
In 2006, Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah militants captured two Israeli soldiers in the volatile border region and Israel launched military action, triggering a six-week war.
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Besides wars, there have been two Palestinian intifadas, or uprisings, from 1987 to 1993 and 2000 to 2005. During the second, Hamas and other Palestinian militant groups carried out suicide bombings against Israelis, and Israel carried out tank and air strikes on Palestinian cities.
WHAT ATTEMPTS HAVE THERE BEEN TO MAKE PEACE?
In 1979, Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty.
In 1993, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Arafat shook hands on the Oslo Accords establishing limited Palestinian autonomy. In 1994, Israel signed a peace treaty with Jordan.
U.S. President Bill Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak and Arafat took part in the Camp David summit in 2000, but failed to reach a final peace deal.
In 2002, an Arab League plan offered Israel normal relations with all Arab countries in return for a full withdrawal from the lands it took in the 1967 Middle East war, the creation of a Palestinian state and a "just solution" for Palestinian refugees. The presentation of the plan was overshadowed by Hamas, which blew up an Israeli hotel full of Holocaust survivors during a Passover seder meal.
Further peace efforts have been stalled since 2014.
Palestinians stopped dealing with U.S. President Donald Trump's 2017-2019 administration after he broke with decades of U.S. policy by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Palestinians seek East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
WHERE DO PEACE EFFORTS STAND NOW?
The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has focused on trying to secure a "grand bargain" in the Middle East that includes normalisation of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, custodian of Islam's two holiest shrines.
The latest war is diplomatically awkward for Riyadh as well as for other Arab states, including some Gulf Arab states next to Saudi Arabia, that have signed peace deals with Israel.
WHAT ARE THE MAIN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN ISSUES?
A two-state solution, Israeli settlements on occupied land, the status of Jerusalem, agreed borders, and the fate of Palestinian refugees.
Two-state solution: An agreement that would create a state for the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip alongside Israel. Israel has said a Palestinian state must be demilitarized so as not to threaten its security.
Settlements: Most countries deem Jewish settlements built on land Israel occupied in 1967 as illegal. Israel disputes this and cites historical and biblical ties to the land. Continued settlement expansion is among the most contentious issues between Israel, the Palestinians and international community.
Jerusalem: Palestinians want East Jerusalem, which includes the walled Old City's sites sacred to Muslims, Jews and Christians alike, to be the capital of their state. Israel says Jerusalem should remain its "indivisible and eternal" capital.
Israel's claim to Jerusalem's eastern part is not recognised internationally. Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, without specifying the extent of its jurisdiction in the disputed city, and moved the U.S. embassy there in 2018.
Refugees: Today about 5.6 million Palestinian refugees - mainly descendants of those who fled in 1948 - live in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Gaza. About half of registered refugees remain stateless, according to the Palestinian foreign ministry, many living in crowded camps.
Palestinians have long demanded that refugees should be allowed to return, along with millions of their descendants. Israel says any resettlement of Palestinian refugees must occur outside its borders.
Compiled by Reuters journalists; editing by Edmund Blair, Stephen Farrell, Mark Heinrich
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