You have a big presentation coming up and, as it always is, the stakes are unbelievably high. You’ve prepared your content and talking points. It’s time to build an amazing and memorable PowerPoint deck. You’ve read all the tips and tricks you can find. You know that you want your deck to be a far cry from the usual ones you see in business meetings. You open PowerPoint and a blank slide stares back at you. After a few minutes, you realize you’re stuck. All the ideas you formed earlier seems cliche and boring now.
So how do you solve this PowerPoint design block? Kendra Haines of Web Designer Depot compiled a bunch of PowerPoint slides that could be useful for inspiration. We narrowed down her list to 5 PowerPoint inspiration sources for your big business presentation:
1.) Designing the Business Experience – Matthew Smith
This PowerPoint makes use of bold images and minimal text to get the point across. It strategically makes use of color. Some slides pop out with a bright dominant green, while others are more subdued with a simple black and white palette.
2.) For a Future-Friendly Web – Brad Frost
This PowerPoint deck is the best example for how you can turn any discussion into a visual experience. It makes use of original illustrations, high-quality images, and screencaps for a more engaging presentation.
3.) Data, Design, Meaning – Idan Gazit
Speaking of visuals, the designer of this PowerPoint deck offers up some advice on how you can visualize data. It’s easier to digest information if it comes in charts that people can easily decipher.
4.) It’s Worth the Effort – Ian Collins
This is a visually-stunning presentation that can inspire anyone suffering from creative block. Take note of how it allows the pictures to tell a story. The filtered look to the photos also add to the emotions the presentation is trying to convey.
5.) Customer Satisfaction by the Numbers – Zendesk
This PowerPoint report outlines Zendesk’s global customer satisfaction scores, as well as some ideas on how to improve the customer service experience. It’s data-heavy but visually engaging slides can be a great source of inspiration for a high-stake business presentation.
You can also try to look for PowerPoint inspiration by checking out our portfolio. Better yet, how about stepping away from your computer for a while. Take a walk around your neighborhood and you might come across something that interests you. Take a camera with you and take pictures. You might be able to use some of them in your PowerPoint deck when you return.
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