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100+ Creative Presentation Ideas to Engage Your Audience
Written by: Orana Velarde
With most people tuning out of a PowerPoint presentation within the first 10 minutes , developing engaging slide show presentation ideas that keep your audience hooked till the end can be a challenge.
This is why we've created this post with 100+ creative presentation ideas to help you put together exciting presentations that don't put your audience to sleep. You can use these presentation ideas for business meetings, webinars, classrooms, online courses, pitch decks and more.
Here are some of the ideas we’re covering:
- Use neon colors and duotones
- Unify transitions horizontally
- Use a monochrome palette
- Tell a personal story
- Use isometric illustrations
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100+ Creative Presentation Ideas
1 use neon colors.
Neon colors will give your presentation enough color kick to keep the viewer’s attention. Use neon colors either as the background, as specific elements or as details inside the slides. The trick with neon is to not go overboard with the contrasts. Instead of using a neon rainbow, think more along the lines of neon accents.
2 Be minimal
Using a minimal design composition is a great way of being unique. The trick is to have just enough information and visual details for the viewer to feel comfortable seeing the slides. A minimal design can instill calm and awe in your audience when done right. The trick with minimalism is to know when enough is enough, you wouldn’t want to be boring instead of minimal.
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3 Use all caps
Another creative presentation idea is using all caps when you feel like the topic of your presentation can be delivered with few words. Using all capitals in your slides will give the message importance. This design might not be suited for a text-heavy presentation but maybe one with an audio narrative that goes along with it, or bullet points.
4 Go vertical
Rectangular presentations are definitely the norm, but with the rise of Instagram Stories, this might be starting to change. Now that we can put archived stories into a Highlights, why not publish vertical presentations there? Going vertical is just one idea, along with that you can add any other design technique.
5 Use duotones
Duotone doesn’t exactly mean “two colors,” it actually means “two tones.” The idea behind this design angle is to use two contrasting tonalities which can have different shades. The difference between duotone and two colors is that it has a more edgy look. Depending on what two tonalities you choose, it can be subtle or very powerful. The photos used in the design also need to be customized to the duotone color you chose.
6 Do the unexpected
How many people would typically relate typography and dating? Probably very few people. Naturally, that’s why Fontshop—Typography is so entertaining.
This presentation fully commits to the comparison, too; the words are all specifically chosen to make it sound like an individual going through puberty or looking for a significant other, rather than looking for the right font to use in a given situation. All the while it teaches what it actually wants to get across—the importance of knowing which font to use, and when, for what kind of emotions you want to evoke.
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7 Unify transitions horizontally
Unifying the transitions between slides is always a great idea, but doing it horizontally is especially effective. By keeping all the movements going in one direction, it's both easy to follow and will look great. You don’t need to just apply horizontal transitions to the switch between slides, you can also apply animation to the titles and images. As long as they all go in the same direction, you are gold.
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8 Black and white + spot of bright color
Adding a bright color to a black and white scheme can add just the right amount of attention-grabbing detail to your presentation. Try choosing a powerful color so that it’s really noticeable and pops visually. You can use the color in small amounts or in large sections. Up to you, just remember to maintain a balance throughout.
9 Use a wood theme
A wooden background can give your presentation a homey cabin feel or a wooden cutting board appeal. It can work for presentations about food or about woodworking. If the wooden background is subtle, it can fit any topic by giving a comfy visual. You could even choose different styles of wood; classic brown, washed out white, or repurposed wood with paint remains.
10 Add full-screen videos
The use of full-screen video in your slides can have a big impact on your storytelling. There’s a catch though. The wrong video will be detrimental to your message, be mindful of the videos you chose to grace the background of your slides. The video should either tell your story without words or be a complement that won’t interfere. The wrong video will confuse your viewers and it will be hard to get their undivided attention back.
If you’re looking for quick idea inspiration, check out our YouTube video where Mike shares 30 of our favorite presentation ideas at a glance.
11 Use an 80’s visual style
If looking for a unique design style, why not try an 80’s style for a change. Neon graffiti writing, disco balls, and brightly colored shapes might go well with your presentation’s topic. You can use 80’s visuals as small complementary elements or as the entirety of the presentation style. Nevertheless, if your presentation is about something quite serious then maybe you should try another style.
12 Go vintage
Another creative presentation idea is the vintage look. This could work really well with a history-themed presentation or anything to do with recuperating old traditions. When we say “vintage” we mean sepia-toned photos, intricate picture frames, bold fonts which look like they came out of old posters. A vintage color palette is usually pastel turquoise green, ochre yellow and washed out blue and orange. You could consider using vintage mockup sets to create scenes for your slides, or use vintage style fonts, and old photographs as backgrounds.
13 Use a monochrome palette
A monochrome palette is one that maintains a single tonality in different strengths. For example, you can create a presentation in shades of blue, or in shades of orange. Use the palest shade for the background and a stronger shade for the titles and decorative shapes. Try doing it the opposite way as well. You can even use photos with a bit of a filter effect in the chosen color by adding a color filter.
14 Tell a personal story
Telling stories from your own life—whether those stories are deeply moving, humorous tales, or just little snippets that allow someone to look into your history—can be a great way to make a presentation more meaningful.
Colin Stokes uses this to his advantage in his TED talk. He begins by talking about the movies he watches with his daughter and what she likes, and then moving into watching a movie with his son, and wondering how it has affected him, allowing him to move seamlessly into his actual points.
Choose a relevant story from your past, and tell it with all the honesty that you can. Your audience will feel that, sympathize, and therefore connect more with your message.
15 Creative photo crops
The photos in your presentations can be cropped hundreds of different ways. From simple circles or rectangles to more elaborate triangles, polygons, letter shapes or even a brushstroke. Analyze the message of your presentation to know which shape to use for the cropping of your photos. You can also create a collage with the shapes as long as they don’t distract from the information being presented.
16 Be kid-friendly with cute illustrations
Let’s say you are presenting your brand of kid-friendly skin products to a family vacation hotel. Why not use cute illustrations to add a fun visual element to the slide backgrounds. You can choose cute monsters, fruits with smiley faces, illustrated human child characters or even aliens. The cute characters could even be accompanied by a speech bubble presenting your products.
17 Thick and bold fonts
Huge chunky fonts are a great way to call attention to titles on slides. You could even try making the letters bleed over the edges or place the words vertical along the side. The best thick and bold fonts are the ones with minimal decorations. Try using fonts that have strong corners or the opposite, extreme rounded terminals. It will also work best if the title is short and sweet.
18 Go with nature
Freshen up your presentation with some natural elements around the edges or as a background. You could use full-screen background photos of leaves, or use palm fronds coming in from the sides of the slides. Another presentation idea would be to use nature related photography along with other design ideas like interesting photo crops. This technique could be used for presentations which relate to nature or natural topics, but also for a home decor proposal or creative direction pitch for a TV ad. This technique could be used for presentations about environmental topics or even about home decoration.
19 Use circles
Circles represent wholeness and a natural sense of completion. They can signify eternity and constant movement. They can also make your presentation more friendly and emotionally accessible. You can try using circles as decorative elements or as the shape for cropping images and as backgrounds for illustrations.
20 Add some sparkle (glitter backgrounds)
Give your presentations a little bit of a festive feel with some glittery details. This PowerPoint idea can work great if you are presenting a creative proposal for a fashion label or clothing catalog. It can even work really well for holiday-themed pitches or products. There are different types of glittery graphics you can use, like a glitter texture, a glittering rain or even just a dash of glitter. You can find some great glitter backgrounds and textures over at Freepik .
21 Get crafty (ripped paper details)
Sometimes to tell a story, visual details can really help get a mood across. Ripped paper shapes and edges can give a presentation a special feel, almost as if it was done by hand. This visual technique works for any type of presentation except maybe in a corporate setting. Ripped paper can be found on creative graphics resource sites or you can do it yourself and take a photo.
22 Cut-out paper illustrations
Another crafty idea to design your slides is by using cut paper illustrations. This technique could look really crafty or quite elegant if done well. Cut paper can be used as an elaborate background, as the letters in titles or as decorative elements. There are some great cut paper bundles online to use as PNG files which can be uploaded to the Visme editor.
23 Pathway transitions
Create interesting transitions by designing scenes or pathways instead of just sliding them in one unified direction. By doing this, you can use a storytelling technique that will keep the audience’s attention throughout the presentation and information relay. You can find out how to do it in our free guide to creating captivating presentations .
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24 use isometric illustrations.
If you are looking for a different way to illustrate your slides, why not consider using isometric illustrations? This style of illustration is great for explaining things that can be separated into parts. The parts can be animated as well. An isometric illustration can work for any kind of presentation, from technology to corporate. It will give your presentation a modern edge and a professional look.
25 Use motion graphics
Motion graphics are a great way to illustrate an idea with animated objects . They don’t tell stories on their own, they support the context and illustrate the content.
For example, if your presentation is about travel, you could have flying airplanes across the slides or bags on a luggage conveyor belt. For something more abstract, you can use moving shapes and add effects to the titles. Your Visme editor has a variety of design tools to help you create all sorts of content with motion graphics.
26 Add GIFs to your slides
GIFs can be fun, entertaining and humorous. They can also be informational. GIFs be sourced from sites like Giphy , where you can also create your own! Choosing to include a GIF in your presentation slide or a few different GIFs will depend on what message you want to send with your story. The theme and topic of your presentation will help you decide if you need a clip from a blockbuster movie or a quick representation of the process of your systems.
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27 Use quotes between slides
Quotes can be good breathers between a bunch of informative slides. You can either use them to separate ideas inside your presentation or to start new sections of information. It’s important that your quotes represent the topic of your presentation so that they make sense and not confuse the viewer.
28 Start with “once upon a time”
If a presentation can be created as a story, then why not go all the way and start the presentation with a classic story opening? Using the “once upon a time” phrase will instantly grab the viewer’s attention because it will be out of the ordinary. Make a slide especially for it with a visual that matches the topic of your presentation.
29 Turn the slides into a scrolling infographic instead of a presentation
Your slides can be lined up vertically to create a scrolling infographic instead of a classic slide-by-slide transition presentation. An added bonus to this presentation style is to add parallax scrolling or interaction animation. As the viewer scrolls down, the information fills each slide progressively. It doesn’t continue until the viewer scrolls again. This technique is best for displaying online slide show presentation ideas.
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30 engage your audience.
What’s one of the best ways to make your presentations more interesting? Make the audience a part of them.
Regardless if you’re presenting in person to a room full of people or via Zoom to viewers around the world, there are a number of techniques to engage your audience with both your content and yourself. The trick is to make them feel connected somehow, like they can relate. You can achieve this with humor, storytelling, asking questions and inviting them to leave comments in the webinar chat window.
Take this speech by Donovan Livingston. He delivers a commencement speech in spoken word poetry, and specifically encourages the audience to take part, saying they should clap, throw their hands in the air, or otherwise participate if they feel so moved. While not seen, several people are heard cheering and clapping throughout the video.
Participation can also be accomplished through things such as games, posing questions or something as simple as asking participants to raise their hands.
31 Use a scrunched paper background
Give your presentation a laid-back and grunge feel by designing it with a scrunched paper background. It can be any kind of paper really, depending on your topic. It could be notebook paper, or printer paper, it could even be recycled paper. Try a few different types of paper until you find the one that suits your story.
32 Make a provocative statement
“People don’t care about your brand.” Reading that, you’d probably be compelled to see how the speaker justifies their points, right?
Well, the presentation of the same name does just that—it begins with that unexpected statement, explains why, and then shows you how to overcome that hurdle. Leading with something thought-provoking and surprising entices people, and more than likely they’ll follow along just to see what you have to say.
33 Use a back-to-school theme
A back-to-school theme can make your presentation look like a lot of fun. This is a great technique for teachers and educators welcoming their students back to a new school year. The background can be a sheet of notebook paper, an open notebook, or a blackboard. The edges could be decorated with pencils and paperclips, maybe an eraser or sharpener. The back-to-school theme has lots of possibilities.
34 Use a billboard-inspired theme
Use billboard mockups to create slides which look like billboards. This could look interesting and quite unique. You could use the same billboard for all the slides, or different ones for a more varied approach. This technique would work great with a pitch for an election or a local spot in a government office.
35 Use black-and-white photography
Black and white photography is a classic design technique. They import elegance and sophistication to any design by providing a minimalistic approach to the visuals. The photos can either be desaturated from color photos or given an artistic flair with extra contrast and fewer grey tones.
36 Explain your reasons
What people really want to know is why you’re giving the presentation you’re giving. This is especially true if you’re pitching to investors or potential new clients. When you share your why with the audience using storytelling and body language, you make meaningful connections and lasting relationships
Simon Sinek explains quite well why this is so important—the greatest leaders, the ones who inspire the most people, understand why they do the things they do, rather than just what or how.
37 Add an audio narrative
Your presentation doesn’t need to be silent, especially if you won’t be standing by it to tell the story yourself. Adding an audio narrative can turn a viewable presentation into an experience. You can either set it up as a video that runs on its own and the viewer looks and listens, or it can be triggered by arrows that are clicked on.
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38 Follow a space theme with photography
Most of the photos from Nasa are labeled as public domain. Meaning that you can give your presentation a space theme quite easily. Choose images of astronauts in space or more abstract and colorful images like distant galaxies and nebulas. The latter can make great backgrounds behind content without the topic necessarily being about space.
39 Do a space theme with illustration
An illustrated space theme can be either colorful and whimsical or sober and elegant. By choosing the style of illustration you use, you can either use this technique for presentations related to children or scientists. Cartoon astronauts can be lots of fun, line illustration planets can be educational and data-driven drawings can be informational.
40 Include music
Sometimes, when listening to someone talk for long periods of time, it helps to have something else to draw your attention. While images are great, including music can really help stimulate an audience and set the mood.
Dean Burnett talks about why this happens: “[Music] provides non-invasive noise and pleasurable feelings, to effectively neutralize the unconscious attention system’s ability to distract us.” Essentially, music is entertaining enough that, when in the background, can keep us focused on otherwise un-entertaining things.
Take, for example, this valedictorian’s speech. While peppered with humor and stories of his time through high school, he uses background music to help keep people’s attention—in fact, this is specifically stated to be his reason for including music, humorously quipping about giving the audience something to listen to while they “zone out” of his speech.
Whether incorporated into individual slides, in a video, done live, or with a music-playing device nearby, this creative presentation idea can be a great way to enhance the quality of your speech or talk.
41 Graffiti photography backgrounds and details
Using colorful backgrounds like photos of urban graffiti can give your presentation a bit of an edge. There are lots of free photographs of graffiti on sites like Unsplash which you can use straight away. Apart from graffiti murals, you can also incorporate graffiti letterings in your titles and quotes. You can find graffiti style fonts online quite easily.
The stop-motion technique can take time but it can also make your presentation unforgettable. There are lots of ways to use stop-motion, either with characters doing actions or objects that move around and create a scene. Stop-motion can also be used to create titles that move into place. What the title is written with can be anything, from toys to plants. The theme and topic of your presentation will ultimately be the driving point to what kind of stop-motion can be used. But be sure that it works from educational to promotional to corporate.
Very similar to stop-motion, claymation is the animation of things created with clay or play-doh. Anything can be created with clay, so the possibilities really are endless about what can be achieved. This technique really does take a lot of time, you can source it out to a professional or buy some already created footage. The claymation can be just a decorative element in the background or it could also be the center of the presentation.
44 Color blocking
The color blocking technique is another creative presentation idea that entails using color in large sections and in contrasting tones. The idea is that the color blocks will be strong and colorful. The color blocks can either be the shapes that determine where the information goes or just a way to separate the slides in specific sections. Any type of presentation can benefit from color blocking. Just make sure you use colors that go together and don’t clash.
45 Get surreal
Surrealism is an avant-garde movement from the 20th century which was meant to tap into subconscious creativity. This might not be the kind of design technique for any sort of presentation but it can work for one that is about art, or literature or other creative outlets. There are plenty of surrealist artworks in the public domain sector or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These can be used as subtle backgrounds or visual complements to the text.
Polaroids are a photography favorite. The original Polaroids from the 70’s could be used as vintage polaroids that have been kept in a box for years. The newest Instamatic photographs, which are the new kind of polaroids, can be used for a fun way to show photos and visuals in presentation slides. You could either use one polaroid per slide or a collection of polaroids on a table or corkboard.
There are many topics that can work with Polaroid photography backgrounds and details in your slide show presentation ideas.
47 Use a Handwriting Font
Fonts come in all shapes and sizes, including lots of handwriting fonts. Handwritten fonts can be used for any type of presentation as long as the style matches the topic of the information. There are kid-style handwriting, calligraphy style handwriting, hand lettering, and novelty fonts as well. The options are wide and varied for this design technique. Creative Bloq has a great collection of handwritten fonts.
48 Use a geometric background
A geometric background can look really nice on any presentation. Geometric backgrounds can be tiled polygons or more abstract compositions of different size polygons. The decision to choose between tiled shapes and more creative compositions will depend on your creative angle and disposition. You can use these types of designs with any colors, so you can match the theme or your brand.
49 Coffee style design
Using a coffee-style design can work for any PowerPoint presentation idea, from office-related topics to digital nomads to anything or anyone who loves coffee. If the background is subtle, it can fit a more serious topic or data report. It can make a boring presentation just a bit more visually entertaining than the rest. Of course, it can also be perfect for a small coffee brewer pitching their company to investors.
50 Include memes
You’ve seen them everywhere by this point. You might be pretty sick of them. However, that doesn’t mean memes can’t be useful—in fact, using a couple strategically can surprise the audience and make them laugh.
The presentation " Memes, Memes Everywhere" focuses on, unsurprisingly, memes, and explains their purpose while using examples on every slide, which help support their points and add some humor to a very text-heavy presentation.
Choosing relevant memes and using them sparingly can really help add some personality to your presentation, without distracting from the work.
51 Polka dots
Using a polka-dot background can give your presentation a whimsical look or simply give it a subtle texture. The polka dots could be small and soft or big and punchy. A strong polka-dot background can work great in a creative setting or even a boring data analysis. The style of polka dots will depend on the general topic of your presentation. You can use the polka-dot design as a full background or as a decorative section on the slide.
Visual metaphors can be useful in a similar manner; they can spice up your presentation, illustrate your point, and make your work far more entertaining. James Geary speaks about just how important metaphors are.
His presentation provides several examples of metaphors--such as the phrase “some jobs are jails”--and explains just how hard it is to ignore the lasting power of a well-used metaphor. Because of the connotations a metaphor can bring to the table, their use is an excellent way to imbue added meaning to your words.
53 Use timelines in your slides
Timelines can be used in lots of different ways inside a PowerPoint presentation, and the ideas are limitless. A timeline can either be inside one slide, or it can be connected between various slides. You can make a timeline with icons, connected shapes, or an inclined line. The timeline can be a visual way of explaining a chronological event or a plan of action that needs to be taken care of. Make sure the timeline fits the rest of the theme.
54 Use a comic book style
Comic books are a source of inspiration for many people. The visual aspect of a comic style composition can really make your presentation shine. There are a few ways you can use this technique. You could set up the slides as if they were snippets of a comic book, place the text in speech and thought bubbles and apply a background with a pointillist texture. If using characters, make sure the characters fit the theme of your presentation. For a perfect fit, hire a designer to create a comic book presentation just for your company.
55 Use a manga style
Much like comic books, the Japanese art of Manga can give a presentation a very unique look. It isn’t as versatile as a comic book because it has a more specific look, so it might not work for all topics. It can work for more creative outlets like fashion, art, and photography. Manga has a specific style for the atmosphere around the unique characters as well. They are more common in black and white and look very photographic.
56 Use psychedelic visuals
Psychedelia was a big part of the design world in the 60’s and 70’s. Music and creative event posters were so intricate and colorful that they took an important place in the design history books. This design style can be used for a unique visual approach in your presentations. Just like many other techniques we have mentioned, they can be used as a background in slides or as decorative elements. The swirly shapes and contrasting colors can call attention to the viewer in a positive way.
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57 Use neon lights
Neon lights are a great way to give your presentation some life when it’s otherwise visually bland. There are plenty of neon light fonts available online to choose from, from classic style neon tubing on a wall to a neon style given to a font to make it look like neon. Presentations of any topic can be given an additional visual with a bit of neon brightness.
58 Cinemagraph backgrounds
A cinemagraph is like a GIF loaded with elegance. The idea behind a cinemagraph is a photo with a moving section which makes it look cinematic. This kind of background can keep your viewers happily hypnotized while listening to your audio narrative or keep them on the slide longer to truly grasp the information being given. There are cinemagraphs available for all sorts of themes and topics. You can definitely find one that suits your needs.
59 Full-screen video backgrounds
A full-screen background can be really appealing. But just like other design ideas, the video you choose needs to match the theme and topic of your presentation. Your best bet is to have a video which is directly related to what your presentation is about. Videos can be created especially for your purpose, sourced with permission from YouTube or bought from a stock video site.
60 Visualize data
Staring at a large amount of numbers on screen can be overwhelming for most people, even if the realities of those numbers enforce your point. What’s the best way to avoid scaring your crowd? Put the data into easily understandable visualizations.
If you want to take this a step further, you can use illustrations or create infographics to make these data visualizations even more engaging.
61 Use a wild west theme
The wild west is not a very versatile theme but can work for a history project or a proposal for a wild west themed party or event. What entails a wild west theme? Brown sandy tones, horses, cowboys, and tumbleweeds. If the full-on wild west theme is too much, you can also take a cue from the era and be inspired by the color scheme. Another approach would be to use photography from the actual west of the United States, mountains and deserts and so on.
62 Use mind maps
Mind maps are great visual tools for explaining concepts easily. By including mind maps in your slides, you can relay complicated information visually and creatively. There are eight types of mind maps, the most common being bubble maps, the tree map, and flow map. Each one has a different purpose and you can learn all about this in our guide about mind maps in the Visual Learning Center.
63 Use interactive geographic maps
Maps are always a good idea inside a presentation. But interactive maps are so much better. The difference between a static map and an interactive map will define how much attention your slides get. Regions can switch colors according to a change in data over time, making the map more into a chart. With Visme, you can make your maps interactive with live data. All you need to do is sync your data from a Google Sheets file and when your presentation is published online, your map will always be synchronized to that data.
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64 Color contrasts
Using contrasting colors in your slides will make the information pop out of the screen in a positive way. The trick to using contrasting colors is to know how colors match together. Contrasting doesn’t mean they need to clash. Try using a color palette generator like Adobe Color to find great palettes that will make this technique your new best friend. You can learn more about how color works in our guide about color perception in the Visme Learning Center.
65 Live data graphs
Adding live data to a presentation can turn your slides into evergreen content in a flash. You can use any type of chart and populate it with live data such as bar graphs, line graphs, pie graphs, and more. You can add live data graphs to one or two slides in your presentation or have a series of them. Creating a live data graph is easy with the Visme editor.
66 Color fade transitions
Transitions come in lots of different styles. We have mentioned horizontal transitions, animated transitions, and pathway transitions. This particular technique involves color as the ruling factor.
A color-fade transition makes each slide connected to each other through color. This can be achieved with gradients, color blocks, or colored photo filters. Make your PowerPoint presentation ideas stand out with color fade transitions.
67 “Grow” your presentation so it looks like one animated slide
This creative PowerPoint idea is quite interesting as it really only uses one slide that grows upon itself. The practical way to do this is to create the final slide with all the parts and information set up like a finished puzzle. Once you have the completed slide, duplicate it as many times as you need and systematically take off a bit of information until you’ve reached the first title slide. Once you have all the slides, make sure they are in order before downloading the entire thing.
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68 Use humor
Want a great way to connect with your audience and make a memorable, more engaging presentation? Be funny. When used strategically, this is a great way to capture attention.
Morgan Spurlock makes wonderful use of this in his TED talk. For example, in one of his earliest statements, he offered individuals the opportunity to buy the rights to name his TED talk—which he refers to again at the end, where he reveals the title. He peppers the entire presentation with humorous commentary that nonetheless supports his point.
Create relevant jokes or find a way to bring out the humor in your subject, and your audience will be much more engaged and more likely to remember your words.
69 Tree diagram transitions
A tree diagram is one of the eight thinking maps which help visualize idea and concepts. The purpose of a tree diagram is to classify and organize information. This map can help build a presentation by making sure each slide is a continuation of the one before. They might need to be grouped into sections so that all the information is relayed easily.
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70 Journal style (with hand-drawn illustrations on the margins)
One creative presentation idea is to make your talk just a little bit different than the rest is to use a journal style. The general visual idea for this technique is to make your slides look like the pages of a journal. The style of the journal will depend on what your presentation topic is. It can be a whimsical bullet journal or an intricate botany journal. You could even consider handwriting on paper as a background.
71 Ink splatters
Use ink splatters to decorate your slides any way you like. They can be big and impressive behind the content, or they can be small and subtle like drops from a pen. An ink splatter can give your presentation a bit of an artistic flair and if done right, can make your slides look elegant and clean. Any style of presentation can benefit from some ink splatters as a decorative element.
72 Passport with stamps
Using travel stamps as a decorative element can work for a presentation with a travel-theme or a creative design proposal for a department store or airport mall. The stamps can be used as a background on a passport page or on their own around the content. A photo of a real passport page can be used for this technique but there are plenty of graphics available in this style on sites like Freepik .
73 Express your emotions
We can sometimes be afraid of expressing how we feel, even to those we’re close to, much less in front of a crowd. However, showing them makes your words more authentic and can generate compassion or excitement in your audience.
Take this TED talk by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger , for example. While the two talk about their experiences, their voices break and crack. The emotional turmoil they went through is clearly heard, and viewers can clearly understand their pain.
This can take some getting used to, and some courage. However, the results are well worth the effort.
74 Use a video game theme
Video games come in all shapes and sizes. From kids' games to arcade games to car games. Each one has their own style, just like presentations do. If you think a video game visual style is good for your project, consider all the different kinds until you find the one that fits best. You can use game screenshots as backgrounds or infuse the entire design of the presentation with the video game style you chose.
75 Use postcards
One of the least-used creative presentation ideas is to turn your content inside slides into postcards which have been sent from around the world. They can be new postcards which could be used from either front or back sides. The back part would make a great text block for the content you need to display, the photo side can be on the sides or as a background. This design technique can work for presentations about literature, family connections, history or travel. There are postcard templates available on sites like Creative Market .
76 Incorporate robots in the design
Using robots in your slides can be a creative approach to visually elevate your presentation. There are different styles of robots you can add to your presentation design; realistic photography of anamorphic robots, cute illustrated robots, or robotic parts from factories. These visuals might only apply for technology-themed presentations or about robots themselves. Cute illustrations of robots can be great backgrounds for whimsical topics or other styles of storytelling presentations.
77 Chalk on blackboard
Writing on a chalkboard is not limited to a school setting or a bar menu. These two might be the most common yet they are not the only possibilities for using chalk on a blackboard. A good handwriting font is the best companion to a chalkboard design. Some of these fonts are already available with a chalky texture and others might need some professional tweaking to get the right texture.
78 Get inspired by a specific location
Even if the PowerPoint presentation ideas you are designing are not about a specific place in the world, you can be inspired by one to set up the color scheme and feel of the slides. For example, if you get inspired by Greece, you can use white and light blue hues or even photos of Greek islands. If you get inspired by Brazil, you can use photos of the beach, the texture of the boardwalk tiles or green, blue, and yellow color schemes.
79 Use props
Using props can quickly turn a run-of-the-mill presentation into a unique, interactive experience. Kenny Nguyen demonstrates this well. In his talk he often refers to the “sword of yes” and “shield of no.” Naturally he picks up a sword and shield from the table to help demonstrate his points.
Choosing similar props can help you really illustrate your points—and make it that much more entertaining, too.
80 Use hashtags as titles
In the age of social media, hashtags are used every day. They appear regularly on social media, in spoken and written conversations, and of course in content marketing. Why not include some hashtags as titles? This technique will work great in a presentation for a social media content management pitch, or an in an influencer marketing strategy. On another note, hashtag titles can even be used for any type of presentation geared at the digital generation.
81 Black background, white letters, and color accents
When you use a black background, the colors that you place on top will usually look brighter than if they were on a white background. When creating this kind of color palette, make sure the colors you use don’t clash with each other or with the black. Along with the bright colors, make sure you use white to make the composition pop! Neon colors or pastel tones are what will work best.
82 Vintage film edges
Even though we are used to taking photos with our phones, the classic nostalgia of film is still prevalent in the world of visuals and design. The graphic representation of a film negative is as recognizable as an envelope representing an email. Use a vintage film edge along the horizontal edges of your slides to give your visuals a cinematic feel. Even better if you make the edges animated so that it looks like it’s rolling along on a projector.
83 Adult coloring book inspired design
Using a coloring book design can be really creative. Practically anything can be turned into a coloring book style illustration. A great way to use this technique is to have the first slide with the un-colored illustration and then progressively color in the illustration as the slides progress. Furthermore, if the illustration is depictive of the information, the visuals can be even more engaging.
A stripes design is as classic as it gets. From pinstripes to artistic colorful lines, you can use them as a subtle background or a powerful striped theme intertwined with text boxes. Stripes are the kind of design technique that can work for any type of presentation, from corporate to educational.
85 Make each slide look like a social media post
Just like postcards and polaroids, you could try a creative approach and use social media templates to put the content in. The most notorious social media visual channel is Instagram. It has been known to inspire offline events as well. Make your slides look like social media posts or social media pages. For this technique, you can either use screenshots or templates.
86 Ink in water
Dropping ink in water creates beautiful colorful bubbly designs which can be photographed at high speed. These images can be used as backgrounds for any type of creative theme presentations. Choose the color and thickness of the ink design to match the theme of your presentation. There are also animated versions of this effect which can be bought like video stock.
87 Lego bricks
Use lego bricks as inspiration to fill your presentation slides with color and fun. Use the bricks to create slide frames, letters or even charts. The best approach to a lego inspired presentation is to be creative. There are lots of things you can do with lego, you could go as far as using the legos to write the titles of the slides. Don’t use the Lego logo though unless you are specifically designing a presentation about lego.
88 Use classic storytelling techniques
A presentation is, in a way, like a story—you’re talking about your chosen subject and leading viewers on a journey to discover what that subject means. Moreover, stories hold an intrinsic interest for us. Therefore, you can easily use several storytelling techniques to help improve your presentation.
Alex Blinkoff goes into this in great detail, examining things such as “The Hero’s Journey” and provides several examples of ways to use storytelling techniques in your presentations. Check them out, and decide what might work best for your subject.
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89 Jigsaw puzzles
Pieces of a jigsaw puzzle can be used to make charts, infographic diagrams, or interlocking frames. The idea behind puzzle pieces is that things come together to form a whole and this concept can be used for any slide and any kind of presentation. Make sure to use a suitable color palette that matches your theme and the rest of the presentation.
90 Headlines coming in animated on boats/trains/airplane
Headlines or titles can be given a life of their own inside the slides. One interesting and creative approach would be to make the titles enter the slide on top of some kind of vehicle. The vehicle could be anything, from a train to a boat, to an airplane. Depending on the type of vehicle, this animated technique can be used for child-themed topics, transportation themes, travel ideas, or even about a corporate sales report.
91 Use a camouflage design
Camo doesn’t necessarily need to convey a sense of military, although it does carry a strong connection. Thankfully, camouflage comes in different styles, from jungle greens to desert browns. Other out of the box camouflage styles are the ones where the colors are completely off the charts, like pinks and blues. Camouflage designs are better used as backgrounds or small subtle sections.
92 Use unique novelty fonts for headers
There are so many novelty fonts to choose from out there these days! Using a unique novelty font for the titles and headers is a great way to add some visual pizzazz to your slides. Try looking for some really special fonts that carry personality. Once you have selected the font, add some color and texture to make it look even better.
93 Use a city skyline
Using a background of a city skyline can work great for a presentation related to business or corporate topics. It can also be perfect for an urban travel related theme or educational presentation. You can choose to use photography as a background or with the buildings cut out from the sky. Another choice is to find an illustrated city skyline and use it as a border on the slides.
94 Use a connected dots background
One of the design trends of the last few years is the connected dots visual. It’s used on websites and on printed flyers. It’s so versatile that it can be added to any kind of presentation in a heartbeat. The lines can be short or long between the dots and the composition can be tight or spread out. You can find connected dot visuals easily on sites like Freepik, in lots of different colors. If you can manage vector graphics , you can also change the composition of the dots quite easily yourself.
95 Use a bokeh background
Bokeh is a photography and light technique which turns dots of light into bright shiny spheres. With a bit of creativity, the lights can be turned into shapes, like hearts or stars. This design style is great for backgrounds since it’s mostly abstract. It works best as a complement to the content instead of an important visual aspect. You can find bokeh backgrounds in stock photo sites or make it yourself.
96 Use watercolor designs
The use of watercolor designs is an easy way of infusing some lively color into a presentation. Watercolors can be a splash on the background, shapes around the content, or colorful strokes intertwined with text boxes. Depending on the color of the paint used, the watercolor technique can be used for any type of presentation. A soft watercolor brushed background can work for a feminine theme and a deep intense splash can add visual creativity to an otherwise boring corporate presentation.
Just like watercolor graphics, paint can add a dose of creativity to any presentation. Different to watercolors though, paint is more intense. Paint based graphics come in all shapes and sizes, from thick brush strokes to paint drips. Digital paint compositions can also make great backgrounds for colorful and creative presentations.
98 Use bright fun colors
Why create a bland presentation when you can make it fun and colorful instead? Creative color palettes can include up to six different colors which look great together. Use shapes, cut-outs, color blocks, swashes, anything your heart desires. This technique is for letting go and being creatively free with color. Just make sure the colors go together by trying out some palettes first.
99 Use arrow graphics
Arrows symbolize direction. They can be a great addition to your charts, infographic visuals and slide sections. You could even do the entire presentation using arrows. According to their size, color, and thickness, they have different temperaments. Look for different styles of arrows and see if they fit your topic and theme. Freepik has some great arrow visuals and the Visme editor also has arrow icons and infographic visuals.
100 Use electronic visuals
Another great idea for a background visual is the inside of a computer system. The intricate details of a motherboard or a close up of a memory chip can make a great visual impact. Apart from using an electronic background image, little pieces of electronic devices can be placed around the slide as decoration. This technique is generally limited to electronic or computer theme topics.
Visual metaphors can be useful in a similar manner. They can spice up your presentation, illustrate your point, and make your work far more entertaining. James Geary speaks about just how important metaphors are.
102 Keep it feminine
A feminine style design can work for your presentation if your company makes products for women or if your targeted audience is women. By feminine design, we mean light and soft colors, subtle shapes and a general airy feeling to the composition. Feminine design can be minimal but it can also be decadent and full of style. Whichever you chose, make sure it fits with your audience.
103 Go futuristic
A futuristic style can fit any theme as long as the concept of the future depicted, fits the topic of the presentation. Futuristic design can be of many different styles; from spaceship driving controls to cosmos related atmospheres, to flying cars, and artificial intelligence. Even color palettes can look futuristic if you add some metallic tones.
104 Add a music background
A music soundtrack can be added to any presentation that doesn’t have any other sort of audio already. The best music for a presentation is one without lyrics, in other words, an instrumental track. A good track will accompany the content in a positive way and not interfere with the message. You can find audio tracks easily online.
105 Communicate with images
A picture can speak a thousand words. Naturally, they can be used to communicate concepts that, for the sake of space or time, you might not be able to include in the presentation itself. This slide deck uses this strategy to its advantage.
The presentation includes many images as backgrounds and minimal text. The images used always either enhance what’s being said or, in some cases, provide the answer for viewers. For example, the second slide states “The Landscape Today,” and includes a bleak background with a broken, tilted picture frame, emphasizing the idea that the following slides (which describe the landscape) offer some pretty disheartening information.
Using images in a related fashion can help express your views and emphasize your message.
106 Include artsy data visualization
Data visualization is a way of showing data and information in a way that is visually expressive. Creative data analysts can make some really beautiful creations and you can hire them to make them for you. If you haven’t seen any creative data visualizations, take a look at our collection of the best of 2018 and get inspired. You can either make the whole presentation into a data viz or add them to some of the slides.
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107 Stay branded
This creative tip is a simple one. When creating your presentation, do your best to stay on brand. This, of course, will work only if you are creating a presentation for your own brand. If creating one for a client, then you should stay on brand with their own brand style guide. This means only use the brand colors and fonts, use photos, textures, and shapes that match the brand.
108 Ask questions
A great tip to make your PowerPoint presentations ideas more interactive is to ask questions from your audience. Like the example below, you can display only your question on the slide. Once the audience has pitched in their opinions and answers, you can click to reveal the actual answer. You can enable this type of interactivity on click when making a presentation in Visme .
109 Replace boring bullet points with visuals
While adding bullet points in your slides might be better than adding walls of text, they're still not the most effective way to get your message across and engage your audience. Take things up a notch and replace boring bullets with visuals, such as photos and even icons. Here's an example of how you can use icons to add a creative twist to the plain ol' bullet points.
110 Share your slide deck
Downloading your slide deck and presenting in front of an audience is not the only way to use your presentation. Make the most of your slides by sharing your presentation online.
Add interactive elements, such as clickable buttons, links, hover effects, popups, embedded videos and more so your audience can view and engage with your slides on their own.
If you've created your presentation in Visme, you can share your presentation publicly or privately using a link, or embed it anywhere you like.
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20 Great Examples of PowerPoint Presentation Design [+ Templates]
Published: December 09, 2022
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 options:
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:
In case you’re curious, we’ve used Avenir as the font in the following PowerPoint design ideas.
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 provide an extra visual element to the slides, achieving depth and personality. Get it here .
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Professional Style PowerPoint (Template)
These PowerPoint slides use more neutral colors and fonts to create a calm and elegant vibe. It also pushes the presentation creator to use quality images to convey their points. Get it here .
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 .
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 .
Instead of a presentation, you can also create an infographic in PowerPoint to effectively capture your audience’s attention.
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 times the background images are poor quality, the text is too small, or there isn't enough contrast. Well, this professional PowerPoint 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 we've seen time and time again, 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.
PowerPoint Presentation Examples for the Best Slide Presentation
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.
Editor's note: This post was originally published in March 2013 and has been updated for comprehensiveness.
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50 Creative Ideas For Your Next PowerPoint Night
TikTok is the newest, hippest (just ask any twenty-something year old) social media platform and arguably the biggest thing since Instagram’s launch in 2010. The platform boasts over 1 billion users and has been downloaded an upwards of 200 million times in the United States alone. You can find all sorts of videos on TikTok from food recipes and fashion, to presentation tips. Its diverse, entertaining, short-form content is what makes the app so favorable across many different age groups and demographics.
Many trends and recommendations have come to light because of the ever-popular social media app like dances, sounds, and meals. But another TikTok trend that has taken millennials and Gen Z by storm is PowerPoint nights. PowerPoint nights became especially popular in 2020 during the pandemic when friends and family were looking for ways to connect with one another via technology. Essentially, friends create presentation decks about cheeky topics (unrelated to work or school) and present them to each other either in-person or through video calls. Oftentimes served with plenty of snacks and beverages, PowerPoint nights have become a new Friday night “thing” to do. A trend we can get behind.
And of course, we’re thrilled that it put presentations on the map for something fun other than board meetings and thesis assignments.
So we’re tapping in. Here are 50 creative ideas for your next PowerPoint night. Extra points if you use Beautiful.ai and tag us on TikTok.
- Your colleagues as The Office characters
- Dating app contenders
- Hot takes on a new album from your favorite artist
- Your Spotify Wrapped list
- Bachelor/bachelorette (or other reality TV show) predictions
- A song to describe each person in your friend group and why
- Suggest locations for your next friend trip
- Everyone’s love language
- Fantasy football updates
- Everyone’s favorite movies, ranked
- Water bottle brands ranked
- The best restaurants in a 30 mile radius according to you
- Dream wedding destinations
- Your friends as Disney characters
- The best nostalgic shows for your generation
- Things you would do if you were president
- Pet names that you love and hate
- The best and worst managers or bosses you’ve ever had
- Your favorite memory with each friend
- The best iPhone/android apps you can’t live without
- Each friend’s toxic trait
- Fashion trends you can’t get behind
- Friend trivia or two truths and a lie
- Office gadgets that just make sense
- A [insert name] starter pack for all of your friends
- Give each friend a superpower and explain why
- Your colleagues as an alcoholic beverage
- Things you hate: and everyone has a chance to try to change your mind
- Everyone’s enneagram types
- Unpopular opinions: things you like that no one else does
- The emojis you need in the next update
- The top 10 best celebrity couples
- Things that just make sense to have in your home
- Band names each friend would name their band
- Things from Amazon that you would recommend to a stranger
- Your friends as fast food restaurants
- A song for every milestone in your life
- How each person’s road trip snack preference defines them
- The first five things you’d spend money on if you won the lottery
- Bucket list items
- Local coffee shops, ranked
- The best and worst things about everyone’s jobs
- Give all your friends a new name and persona
- How everyone’s zodiac signs fit their personality
- Your group as Friends characters
- Holidays ranked from worst to best
- Celebrities that would play your friends in a movie or TV role
- Things you’d rather be doing than your current job
- Each of your colleagues as dog breeds
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25 Powerpoint Presentation Ideas to Level-Up Your Next Talk
Ninety percent of the anxiety people feel before giving a presentation comes from not feeling prepared.
Adding a PowerPoint presentation to your talk and spending the time to create and practice it can increase your confidence and help get your message across to your audience.
Well-designed PowerPoint presentations give life to your talk by adding a visual aspect that people can connect with. The printed word, photos, visuals, graphs, icons, and more reinforce what you are saying.
Both you and your audience want your PowerPoint presentation to be engaging, to the point, and effective. Here are 25 PowerPoint presentation tips to help you make your next presentation your best one.
1. Plan Ahead
Planning ahead gives you the time you need to look for quality photos, create infographics that simplify any data you are presenting, and decide on the best colors, fonts, and themes that will connect with your audience.
Begin planning your PowerPoint presentation ideas as you are planning your talk.
However, do not create your slides until after your talk is fine-tuned and ready.
Instead, jot down ideas of visuals, stories, videos, and demonstrations you may want to include in your presentation.
Your presentation slides will come together as you formulate your talk. The ideas will come to you as you keep your slide presentation in the back of your mind.
Once your talk is written and revised and you are happy with it, create your slides to complement and help reach the goal of your talk.
2. Choose a Consistent Theme
Using a consistent theme for each of your slides creates continuity throughout your entire presentation for the audience and makes your message more memorable.
That means using the same color scheme, fonts, formatting, icons, logos, and types of images and backgrounds throughout your presentation.
While it’s important to stay consistent, you do still, however, want to alternate slide layouts to prevent your audience from predicting exactly what’s next and possibly tuning out your presentation.
This creates a polished look to your creative presentation and makes it easier for your audience to focus on the content instead of being distracted by slides that don’t seem to relate to each other.
A quick and easy way to create a consistent theme for your presentation is to use Powerpoint templates.
PowerPoint has dozens of presentation templates you can choose from within the app. You can also access many more templates online for a fee.
PowerPoint presentation templates include colors, fonts, layouts, background styles, effects, and sometimes content that let you begin creating your slides immediately. Or, you can start with a blank slide and create your own theme.
3. Use Bullet Points
When you use bullet points on your slides, it lets your audience visualize key points from your verbal presentation. It also gives you speaking cues, in case you lose your train of thought.
Bullet points should be short and easy to scan. As a general rule, keep your bullets to four per slide and eight words per bullet point.
This will keep your audience engaged with you and what you are saying instead of reading your slides and tuning you out.
Your talk is the main event, and your PowerPoint presentation is there to complement what you are saying. Your slides shouldn’t do the talking for you.
Use bullet points to list the main points and highlight important information that you want your audience to remember.
4. Choose Easy to Read Text
Use text that is pleasant to look at and easy for your audience to read when you are giving your presentation. Font styles such as Arial, Times New Roman, or Helvetica are simple and easy to read.
If you want to use fancier text, save it for larger headlines in your presentation. And remember to be consistent across your slides.
Make your font big enough to be read easily in a large room. A font size of 30-point or higher is optimal.
Avoid backgrounds and fonts that are complementary colors. For example, red and green are complementary colors, so red font on a green background would be very hard on the eyes.
Dark text on a light background, or vice versa, has the best visibility.
Play around with bold, underline, italics, and colors for added emphasis on keywords or phrases. Use these features strategically — instead of overusing them — to help your audience focus on what you want them to gain from your presentation.
5. Keep It Simple
Avoid “busy” slides. There is no need to have fancy borders or too many images, gifs, or animations in your PowerPoint presentation. Too much to watch on one slide can be distracting.
Limit yourself to what is most essential for the audience to understand your message.
As a general rule of thumb, try to include just one idea per slide. This will likely mean you’ll have more slides, but it will help your audience follow along and increase their understanding.
One feature that PowerPoint presentations offer is transitioning, such as fading out of one slide and into the next or moving words across the slide. The rule of thumb here is simple transitions are the best. This keeps the focus on your talk and not on your PowerPoint presentation.
Consider making some slides just a photo with no text at all. One word or phrase on a slide can make it stand out so your audience knows it is important.
When using infographics, keep words to a minimum and verbally explain the graphic. Use numbers, percentages, icons, or small phrases to label each part of your infographic instead of sentences.
6. Add Inspiring Quotes
Try to use a few inspirational quotes or other anecdotes to help relate your message when you want the audience to remember a key point.
Quoting a phrase spoken by a respected or influential person can lend credibility and familiarity to your message.
Inspirational quotes also help set the mood and tone of your presentation. They can provide encouragement, calm nerves, add humor, and give your audience ideas they can use to make improvements.
Since quotes are usually short, they are easy to remember. Use them to help your audience take action or drive home the main message of your presentation.
7. Personalize Your Presentation Slides
One of the most important elements of writing a good talk is to know your audience. The same principle applies to crying your PowerPoint presentation.
To help you craft a creative presentation, choose images, colors, themes, and so on that would appeal to your audience and avoid anything that would trigger the opposite effect.
This requires researching your audience. Get to know what is important to them and what their background is. Knowing age, gender, educational status, career choice are helpful. What experiences have they had that are related to your presentation?
Personalize your PowerPoint presentation to the expectations and tastes of your audience.
In the same regard, add your personality to the presentation as appropriate. Sharing personal experiences helps the audience connect with you and build trust — and therefore connect with your message
8. Browse PowerPoint Templates and Themes
Some PowerPoint templates focus on a specific industry, topic, or theme. Search the web for some examples of PowerPoint ideas in your field and browse the choices and templates available to see if one will resonate best with your audience.
Within the PowerPoint app, you can search for keywords, such as education, business, sports, travel, healthcare, medical, history, and many other topics related to your talk. Use these presentation templates to your advantage to create crisp, clean, engaging slides.
Along with PowerPoint ideas and templates, you can also access ready-made themes. These consist of a background and complementary fonts and graphics.
As you are searching for a presentation template, browse PowerPoint’s charts, diagrams, and infographics available through the app. These are contained within certain presentation templates to give you customizable layouts for charts, tables, timelines, and more that you can use to make your data come alive.
9. Consider PowerPoint Alternatives
If you don’t have PowerPoint, you don’t have to worry. Unless you already have Microsoft Office, you will have to pay to get PowerPoint; but you have alternatives. You even have free options that can help you make great presentations.
Canva is a photo editing tool that makes professional-looking presentations. Its free version includes plenty of fonts and filters to easily create powerful, engaging, custom presentations. Canva gives you access to hundreds of design templates and gives you the ability to customize your presentations to your exact specifications.
Google Slides is another free PowerPoint alternative. It offers many of the same features as PowerPoint, including templates, transitions, animations, and inserting images, videos, and documents. It is also compatible with PowerPoint if you want to create in Google Slides but present or share using PowerPoint.
Prezi is another powerful presentation option that has a free version. Try its templates or start from a blank slate. One of its unique features is the ability to record videos, create designs, and make infographics with the Prezi online editor.
10. Offer Quality Over Quantity
Don’t waste your audience’s time with fluff and nonsense. Use your slides for quality information and only use them to enhance your presentation.
Less is more. The more words and fluff on a slide, the more chances your audience will have to tune out. You don’t want that.
Limit your slides to the most important points of your talk and slides that will help bring clarity to what you are saying.
11. Fade In and Out of Your Slides
When the content on your slide is not important to what you are saying, fade to black. This helps your audience focus their attention on you and not get lost in your slides.
It helps to remember that your talk is the point, not your slides.
One of the PowerPoint presentation ideas to consider is to use a slide to introduce a topic, then fade out while you are elaborating on it.
It is best to choose a presentation remote that has a black screen button. Not all remotes do. This feature lets you fade to a black screen with the simple click of a button so the transition is smooth, clean, and not distracting.
12. Engage Instead of Read
Stay engaged with your audience by resisting the temptation to read from your slide. Practicing your PowerPoint presentation in advance will make this easy.
Your presentation should help to supplement what you have to say and provide emphasis on your key points.
Elaborate on the information in your slides instead of reading them word for word. Keeping your bullet points short will help ensure you engage instead of read.
With each bullet point or main idea, you can elaborate by telling an interesting story, giving an example, telling a joke, or doing a demonstration.
Even if you have an inspirational quote, memorize the quote so that you are maintaining eye contact with your audience instead of gazing at your slide. This will help the audience connect with your and your message even more.
13. Show One Bullet Point at a Time
One of the most effective PowerPoint presentation ideas is to reveal one bullet point at a time to your audience.
This helps your audience stay on track with your talk and not read ahead, get lost, or miss a point.
To be able to do this, learn how to use the software and your remote so you can smoothly advance from one bullet point to the next.
As you set up your PowerPoint slides, you will access the Custom Animation feature then chose an Entrance Effect. Then, when you are presenting, you will be able to show one bullet point at a time to match with what you are currently talking about.
14. Bring Your Own Hardware
It is best practice to bring your own laptop or device that you want to use to give your presentation. That way you are familiar with it and you will not run the risk of having compatible hardware at your venue.
Just make sure you have prepared how to connect your device to the AV equipment at the place you will be giving your talk. For example, do you need a USB or RBG cable, iPhone dongle, or other hardware to present your slides? If so, bring it along.
Also, have a backup of your presentation just in case something goes wrong at the last minute with your hardware. Put your backup on a USB flash drive, send it to yourself by email, use Dropbox or Google Drive, or add it as a file on your phone.
Ask ahead of time what equipment will be available at the venue. This helps you know what to expect while also bringing your device and backup of your presentation in case they are needed. Preparation helps calm your nerves and ensure your presentation goes on without a hitch.
15. Invest In a Remote Control
Chances are you will not have a tech crew, so you’ll need to advance your slides on your own.
Invest in a remote control so you can be away from your device to control your PowerPoint presentation. This helps the audience focus on you and engage with you instead of watching you from behind your device.
It is essential to learn your remote, by practicing with it often ahead of time. Memorize by touch where the buttons are so you are not constantly looking at it, which is distracting to the audience.
Choose a remote that is compatible with Windows PCs if you are using PowerPoint instead of an alternative. Consider using a PowerPoint remote app that you can download onto your iPhone or Android phone if this is more convenient for you.
Wireless remotes are best since they allow you the freedom to move around the stage and engage with the audience.
Using a remote with a laser will allow you to point to specific parts of your slides. Red is a common laser color, while blue, and violet are also options. Green is the most powerful color and may be best for large presentation venues. Be sure not to inadvertently point the laser at a person as it may cause damage to the eyes.
16. Ask a Question
Asking a question during your talk engages your audience so they are actively thinking and involved in what you are presenting.
Use questions at strategic points in your presentation to capture their attention and draw them into your talk.
Devote a slide to write out a question, and then pause to give the audience time to think about it. You may want them to keep the answer to themselves or ask for volunteers to share theirs out loud and promote discussion.
A successful public speaking strategy is to make a bold statement and then ask a question. For example, you may state that “Most people are not aware of the five causes of climate change,” and then ask, “Are you one of these people?”
Instead of starting out with a list of causes, posing this question first gives the audience an opportunity to think about the topic. They will likely be more interested in what you have to say next and be able to personalize your message to themselves.
17. Choose the Best Images
The human brain can process images 60,000 times faster than it processes written text. Adding images to your slides is one of the most effective PowerPoint presentation ideas .
But make sure your images are high quality. They must be in focus, high resolution, and pleasant to look at.
You can access many high-quality images online that are free to use. Many PowerPoint templates also include photos related to the theme of the presentation.
Choose photographs, illustrations, or graphics that are both pleasing to the eye and on topic. A random photo of a cute kitten has shock value, but if it is off-topic it will draw your audience away from your message. You want your audience to remember your message, not an unrelated slide.
One PowerPoint presentation idea you can try is to fill your slide with an image, and then add short bullet points over it. If you do, make sure your text font is easily visible on top of the image.
18. Engage With Video
Most people retain information better when they watch a video over reading text.
In fact, 94% of marketers say video helps people understand their product or service better. And 87% say it increases their return on investment.
PowerPoint and other slide presentation alternatives allow you to add video to make a more creative presentation.
Keep your video short to make it more engaging. It is best to communicate your idea in a video that ranges from less than a minute to no more than three minutes.
Add a video to your PowerPoint presentation from YouTube, by pasting in an embed code from another site, or uploading a video from your computer.
You can also add a screen recording when you want to demonstrate something to your audience. Add an animated gif as an alternative to a stationary photograph.
For best accessibility, an important PowerPoint presentation idea is to add captions to your video. You can do this directly in PowerPoint by using the Video Tools Playback feature.
19. Call On Your Leadership Skills
The purpose of your talk is to improve the lives of your audience in some way. You will either want to motivate, inspire, inform, persuade, or entertain them.
The same qualities that make you a good leader make you a dynamic public speaker.
Become familiar with these skills and develop them. Some of the top qualities of good leaders in my experience are vision, courage, integrity, humility, focus, and clear communication.
As you create, practice, and present your talk and your PowerPoint presentation, use these leadership skills to have a positive effect on your audience and reach the goal of your talk.
20. Make Your PowerPoint Presentation Actionable
Provide something at the end of your presentation that your audience can do immediately to take action.
This is the exclamation point at the end of your talk. It is where you wrap everything up and bring everything together.
Ending your presentation with a thank you slide may leave some audience members wondering what to do next.
Instead, tell them directly.
What can your audience do when they walk out of the room to put what they learned into action? In other words, what was the goal of your talk?
To help you craft your call to action, put yourself in the shoes of your audience and ask, “What’s in it for me?”
Make your call to action clear, specific, and easy to follow. Write it on a slide so the audience can both see and hear it.
21. Develop Excellent Virtual Presentation Skills
Virtual talks are increasingly popular and even necessary in many circumstances now.
The benefits of giving a virtual presentation include convenience, you can reach a wider audience, it is often more cost-effective than in-person presentations, and the audience readily has handouts, links, resources for taking action.
It is likely you will give a PowerPoint presentation virtually. Prepare yourself to give an effective presentation by preparing and practicing ahead of time.
Get used to talking into the camera instead of looking at your screen. That way, the viewers perceive that you are making eye contact with them, which is important.
Ask someone to assist you with the technical aspects of the presentation if you can. They can make you aware of questions and solve any issues that come up so you can concentrate on engaging with the audience.
22. Harness the Power of Infographics
Infographics simplify complex topics. A list of statistics may seem dry, but when put into an infographic, your audience is able to visualize the concept more easily.
Infographics also provide a visual representation of what you are explaining. They help you make a creative presentation that benefits your audience.
Create infographics by using those contained in PowerPoint templates or using Canva, Google Slides, Piktochart, easel.ly, and or other infographic tools.
23. Look at Your Audience
As I have mentioned, glance at your slide when needed, but never read your slide.
Communicate with your audience and build a relationship with them by maintaining eye contact.
Keep the focus on your message, not your slides.
This takes practice but is essential to keep your audience engaged and establish a rapport with them.
Before you start speaking, look at your audience and establish eye contact with several audience members. As you are speaking, maintain eye contact with one person for three to five seconds instead of letting your eyes dart around the room.
Be sure to look at all audience members as well. Focus your eyes on the left, right, middle, front, and back of the room. This will help all participants know they are important and included in your presentation.
Avoid rushing your talk or your PowerPoint presentation. No one wants to be lectured or talked to. They want to feel as though they are having a conversation as much as possible.
Using a deliberate pause between slides, bullet points in a slide, or your talk, in general, helps capture the attention of your audience.
It also allows your message sink in and gives them more time to think about what you’ve said. A pause gives your audience time to read your slide and process it.
Taking time to pause calms your nerves and helps your audience relate to you.
Use a pause to provide emphasis to a point you are making, like a punctuation mark at the end of a sentence does.
It is especially important to pause when you are transitioning from one topic or slide to another. It helps the audience transition in their minds as well.
25. Practice, Practice, Practice
Preparation is the key to giving an effective presentation. About 35% of people giving a presentation practice it for at least an hour. Another 44% spend anywhere from three to eight hours practicing their presentation to make sure it is polished and they are prepared .
To effectively practice your PowerPoint presentation, write a complete outline of your talk in bullet point detail. Don’t write it word for word, but write it out as bullet points.
Next, dictate your talk into a voice recorder or cell phone, and then listen to it. It’s amazing how much different it sounds when you hear your own voice.
You’ll see ways that you could have presented it differently. Sometimes just changing the order of points increases their impact.
Practicing your presentation helps you increase confidence and lower anxiety, minimize nervousness, or overcome your fear of public speaking .
Engage Your Audience With These PowerPoint Presentation Ideas
With these 25 PowerPoint presentation ideas, you can make creative presentations that are engaging, help you meet the goal of your presentation, and benefit the lives of your audience members.
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PowerPoint presentations are a staple of modern education, used to convey information and persuade audiences concisely and visually compellingly. As a student, it can be challenging to come up with fresh and exciting topics for your presentations. In this article, we present PowerPoint presentation topic ideas for students in 2023, each with a factually correct introduction to engage your readers.
From exploring the latest trends in technology to discussing the impact of global warming , these topics cover a wide range of subjects that will appeal to audiences of all backgrounds. Whether you’re presenting to your classmates or a wider audience, these ideas will help you create a compelling and informative presentation that will keep your listeners engaged from start to finish.
So if you’re looking for inspiration for your next presentation, look no further than this list of 200+ PowerPoint presentation topics for students in 2023. With so many exciting and informative topics to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect subject to help you create a memorable and impactful presentation.
List of PowerPoint Presentation Topics and Ideas for Students
If you’re a student looking for a compelling topic to discuss in your coursework or research, you’ve come to the right place. In this section, we’ll explore a wide range of topics across various fields to help you create an engaging and informative PowerPoint presentation.
Some many fields and subjects lend themselves well to a PowerPoint presentation, from science and technology to social issues and the arts. Whether you’re looking to explore the latest trends in a particular industry or delve deeper into a social or cultural phenomenon, there’s a topic here for you.
So, let’s get started on this journey to finding the perfect topic for your next PowerPoint presentation. By the end of this article, you’ll have a wealth of ideas to choose from and the inspiration to create a truly exceptional presentation.
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20 Presentation Topics on Education
Focusing your PowerPoint presentation on the field of education is a smart move. There is a wide variety of avenues of investigation open to you if you are a student of education or writing a research proposal in the field of education. Find a variety of Education-related PowerPoint Presentation Topics below. Here are 20 presentation topics on education:
- The impact of technology on education
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- The benefits of early childhood education
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- The role of student-teacher relationships in academic success
- Addressing and preventing bullying in schools
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- The impact of socioeconomic status on educational attainment
- Multicultural education and its impact on student success
- The use of gamification in the classroom
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- The importance of inclusive education for students with disabilities
- The impact of teacher diversity on student achievement
- The benefits of project-based learning
- The role of emotional intelligence in education
- The importance of financial literacy education
- The impact of gender on education outcomes
- The benefits and challenges of homeschooling
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There are numerous applications for business PowerPoints. To whom this may concern: primarily, those enrolled in secondary or higher education business programs. The prevalence of standardized templates reflects the variety of business models . The topic you select will significantly impact the success of your assignment, research proposal, or project. Questions that teachers will be more likely to mark correctly.
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Many advertising and financial analysis options exist. As such, it’s a crucial talking point when analyzing marketing developments. This area is a good place to find creative ways to present information. Both of these areas are considered vital in a variety of sectors. Therefore, there is an absolute requirement to creating a PowerPoint presentation on a topic related to these disciplines. The ideas for your PowerPoint presentation are listed below.
- The psychology of marketing and consumer behavior
- The impact of social media on marketing strategies
- Developing an effective content marketing strategy
- The role of branding in marketing success
- The importance of market research in marketing decisions
- The use of influencer marketing in advertising
- The benefits of video marketing for businesses
- The effectiveness of email marketing campaigns
- The impact of mobile technology on marketing
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- Developing a successful omnichannel marketing strategy
- The use of data analytics in measuring marketing success
- The benefits of experiential marketing
- The importance of ethical marketing practices
- The effectiveness of personalized marketing
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on marketing strategies
- The benefits of cause-related marketing
- Developing a successful account-based marketing strategy
- The role of customer relationship management in marketing success.
- The basics of financial accounting
- The role of managerial accounting in business decisions
- Developing an effective budgeting strategy
- The importance of cash flow management in business success
- The use of financial ratios to analyze business performance
- The impact of taxation on business finances
- The benefits of auditing for businesses
- The effectiveness of cost accounting for pricing decisions
- The impact of inflation on accounting practices
- The role of international accounting standards in global trade
- The importance of financial statement analysis in decision-making
- The use of accounting software in financial management
- The benefits of internal controls in preventing fraud
- The impact of economic cycles on accounting practices
- The importance of ethical accounting practices
- The use of forecasting techniques in financial planning
- The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on accounting practices
- Developing a successful tax planning strategy
- The role of sustainability accounting in business decision-making
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- The basics of computer hardware and software
- The evolution of computer technology
- The impact of artificial intelligence on society
- The use of virtual and augmented reality in education and entertainment
- The role of information systems in business operations
- The importance of cybersecurity in protecting digital assets
- The impact of cloud computing on data storage and management
- The benefits of big data analytics in decision-making
- The use of blockchain technology in finance and other industries
- The impact of the Internet of Things on daily life and business operations
- The role of mobile technology in communication and productivity
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- The impact of social media on communication and marketing
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- The role of open source software in technology development
- The benefits of remote work and telecommuting
- The importance of data privacy and protection regulations
- The use of predictive analytics in forecasting and planning
- The impact of technology on the environment and sustainability
- The role of digital marketing in business growth
- The benefits and challenges of implementing artificial intelligence in healthcare.
20 Medical and Nursing Topics
PowerPoint presentations are incredibly helpful for medical and nursing students. Given the breadth of these two disciplines, it stands to reason that visual aids like slides would be helpful when discussing specific subfields. As a result, it’s important to have a solid topic to mine for PowerPoint material. Use these as a guide to create flawless presentation structures.
- Understanding common infectious diseases
- Anatomy and physiology of the human body
- The role of pharmacology in nursing
- Fundamentals of nursing care
- Mental health and psychiatric nursing
- Palliative care and end-of-life nursing
- Cardiovascular disease and nursing interventions
- Diabetes and nursing management
- Oncology nursing and cancer care
- Critical care nursing and emergency interventions
- Obstetric and gynecologic nursing
- Pediatrics and neonatal nursing
- Geriatric nursing and care for the elderly
- Infectious disease control and prevention
- Rehabilitation nursing and physical therapy
- Global health and nursing in underserved populations
- Nursing research and evidence-based practice
- Ethics and legal issues in nursing
- Leadership and management in nursing
- Advanced nursing practice and specialty areas.
20 Presentation Ideas On Engineering
Students frequently give presentations in the engineering disciplines, such as mechanical, civil, electrical, and mechatronics. PowerPoint presentations are a common form of assessment for projects, group tasks, and homework. As it is easier to explain concepts in such formats, this facilitates the presentation of a thesis. We have compiled a list to help you develop a compelling presentation slide topic.
- Introduction to different engineering disciplines
- Sustainable engineering practices and technologies
- The importance of ethics in engineering
- Robotics and automation in engineering
- Renewable energy sources and engineering solutions
- Building materials and construction engineering
- Artificial intelligence and machine learning in engineering
- Nanotechnology and its applications in engineering
- Biomedical engineering and its contributions to healthcare
- Aerospace engineering and space exploration
- Environmental engineering and solutions to pollution
- Transportation engineering and innovations in mobility
- Civil engineering and infrastructure development
- Geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics
- Electrical engineering and power generation and distribution
- Mechanical engineering and advanced manufacturing technologies
- Chemical engineering and process design and optimization
- Petroleum engineering and energy extraction
- Industrial engineering and process improvement
- Materials engineering and innovations in material science.
20 Ideas On Law topics
There is no shortage of fascinating areas for students interested in the law. There is an almost infinite variety of possible topics here, and much will depend on the individual curiosity of the learner. Perhaps as a law student, you already have something in mind to include in your talk. But if you need further consideration starters, I have some suggestions. Then, you’ll find these themes to be extremely helpful.
- Overview of the legal system and its components
- Criminal law and its application in the justice system
- The role of the judiciary in the legal system
- Constitutional law and its impact on society
- Business law and commercial transactions
- Intellectual property law and protection of creative works
- Family law and legal issues affecting families
- Human rights and international law
- Labor and employment law and workplace regulations
- Environmental law and regulations on pollution and conservation
- Health law and policies in healthcare
- Immigration law and policies on immigration
- Cyber law and internet regulations
- Sports law and legal issues in sports management
- Tax law and regulations on taxation
- Land use and zoning law and regulations
- Contract law and legal obligations of parties
- Alternative dispute resolution and mediation
- Law and technology and its impact on legal practices
- Comparative law and analysis of legal systems in different countries.
20 Topics On Innovation
The term “innovation” now encompasses every industry. Educators and specialists all over the world are putting in long hours to develop new ideas. Though much has been written to aid in the improvement of innovations, the available data is insufficient. That being said, as a student, you can use your insights to make the creative process smoother for others. Look at these creative PowerPoint presentation topics if you need inspiration for your next presentation.
- The importance of innovation in today’s society
- Examples of successful innovation in business and technology
- The role of creativity in driving innovation
- The impact of innovation on economic growth
- Types of innovation and their applications
- Strategies for fostering innovation in organizations
- Innovation and sustainability in business and industry
- Open innovation and collaboration between organizations
- Innovation in emerging markets and developing countries
- Intellectual property protection and innovation
- Innovation in healthcare and medical technology
- Disruptive innovation and its impact on traditional industries
- Innovation and entrepreneurship in startup companies
- Innovation in education and its impact on learning
- Innovation in the entertainment industry and digital media
- Innovation in transportation and mobility
- Innovation in food production and agriculture
- Innovation in clean energy and environmental sustainability
- Innovation in urban planning and smart cities
- Innovation in government and public services.
Essential Components for Making a Good Presentation
Finding the right topic is the first step, but you must make your presentation stand out. You can achieve this by making excellent use of PowerPoint’s many tools. To that end, there are essential parts to a successful presentation. Your presentation to your lecturer will be both more attractive and more organized with the addition of these elements. To effectively present your original concept, you will need to make use of the following elements.
The Animation Feature
An animation is a powerful tool that can enhance the effectiveness of a PowerPoint presentation. It allows presenters to engage their audience and make their message memorable by adding movement and visual interest to their content.
Animation features can be used to highlight important information, create visual aids, or provide a clear path for the audience to follow. For example, using animations to bring up bullet points or charts one at a time can help prevent information overload and ensure that the audience is able to follow along.
Moreover, animation can help to break up long periods of static content and add variety to the presentation, keeping the audience engaged and interested. By incorporating relevant and appropriate animations into the presented content, the presenter can ensure their message is communicated effectively.
In addition, using animation in a PowerPoint presentation can help reinforce the presenter’s message by creating a visual association with the information being presented. Animations can be used to demonstrate complex concepts, illustrate ideas, and provide context, making the content more understandable and relatable to the audience.
Illustration components, such as images, graphs, and charts, are essential in a PowerPoint presentation. These visual aids help to engage the audience and convey information more memorably and effectively.
When used appropriately, illustrations can enhance the presenter’s message by providing visual context and supporting evidence for the points being made. For example, a graph can help to illustrate a trend or comparison, while an image can convey an emotion or illustrate a concept.
Moreover, research has shown that visual aids can improve audience comprehension and retention of information. A study by the University of New South Wales found that people remember 55% more information when presented with visuals than text-only presentations.
However, it’s important to use illustrations thoughtfully and strategically. Too many images or overly complex graphs can distract or confuse the audience. Choosing high-quality visuals that are relevant and add value to the presentation is essential.
Slideshow functionality is a crucial feature in PowerPoint presentations. It enables the presenter to display the presentation in full-screen mode, allowing for a more immersive and engaging experience for the audience. This feature also provides navigation tools, such as slide transitions, animations, and hyperlinks, to enhance the visual appeal and flow of the presentation. Overall, the slideshow functionality in PowerPoint is essential in creating a professional and effective presentation that can capture and hold the audience’s attention.
Perfect Way to Structure a Presentation
Creating an effective presentation is a vital way to Present Topics and Ideas to Students. This will give you more points. This is why it is good you know how to structure a presentation perfectly. From the content to the design you need to do a good job. Here are tips to help you create perfect slides.
A good presentation needs to have a title, introduction, main content (body), and conclusion. Structuring slides this way helps your audience understand the content of the slides.
The title is an important part of a presentation. It gives the readers, lecturer, teacher, and other students an idea of what your presentation is about. It is important and that is why PowerPoint has a special slide for the Title. This allows you to give the general topic and a subheading to the topic. This lets your audience know the field and the topic. Choose a good topic that represents your project accurately.
Introduction of the Topic
This is the part to set the tone of the presentation. Here you introduce the topic and give the readers an idea of what to expect. A good introduction will make the reader go ahead and look into the presentation. You, therefore, need to do perfect work.
The Main Content
The body makes up about 70% of the presentation. This is where you give details on a topic and give factual content. Explain the topic in detail and give references where there is a need. Ensure you include the vital components for making a good presentation. The ones we discussed above. Create charts, shapes, slideshows, and animations on different slides.
Give a brief conclusion to the topic. You can also give the reader a call to action. Moreover, make a summary of everything you discussed in the slides above. Then finish by thanking them for going through your presentation.
PowerPoint Presentation Topics: Closing Remarks
Students in 2023 have a wide range of PowerPoint presentation topics to choose from, depending on their interests and academic pursuits. Whether in business, technology, health, education, or other fields, a well-crafted presentation can communicate ideas effectively and leave a lasting impression on the audience. If you want to calculate your grades you can check them by clicking here .
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