Is your presentation deadline fast approaching?
It can take time to compile all the elements that make a great presentation: craft a compelling narrative, simplify your data, pull together your graphics, get your slides designed, and everything ready.
You have a room to deliver an engaging presentation to, and (to do that well) a message to practice and hone. The last thing you want to wrestle with are the complexities of PowerPoint.
What you need is a presentation template that makes things simple for you—like a breath of fresh air. So, you can create a presentation design that feels inviting and on target for your brand.
On Envato Market, we consistently have minimal style designs toping our weekly best selling PowerPoint Templates list, as shown in the rounded boxes below:
The Beauty of Simplicity
In this article, we feature a curated selection of simple PowerPoint templates. These PPT templates feature a compelling blend of modern features and easy to use presentation options. And they all have creative designs crafted in a minimal style. So, you can quickly make a presentation in PowerPoint with a beautiful result.
PowerPoint Templates on Envato Elements
If you're looking for simple and flexible PowerPoint templates, a great place to start is with the presentation templates on Envato Elements.
For example, the Simpleco fully animated template offers a simple, minimalist design with a huge range of 93 slide templates to choose from. All the charts, infographics, maps and pricing tables you could want are included, and it's easy to update the text with your own information.
If this isn't quite what you're looking for, you can find plenty more elegant PowerPoint templates over on Envato Market. We'll look at the best of them in the next section.
Simple PPT Templates - With Minimal Designs
Here are twenty modern PowerPoint templates with beautiful, minimal style designs:
If you need a flexible presentation template, that’s extremely easy to customize, then Simplicity is a great choice. It has a clean, minimal design, and a number of professional presentation options. It blends versatile designs with simple style.
It’s also highly rated by the GraphicRiver community. You can see how positive the customer feedback is for this template:
The Simple Template keeps the features it comes with limited, so you can quickly create a minimal style presentation. It comes with 33 well-chosen slides, so it’s easier to use than a theme that packs in over 500.
No drop shadows, ugly graphics, or unnecessary hassle, just clean presentation slides. This PPT template is: simple to setup, simple to work with, and simple to understand. This way, you can focus on the content of your presentation.
If you’re looking for a creative PPT Template, with a minimal design, then Balance is stunning choice. It features modern slides with dynamic use of shapes to crop photos and present your slides with balanced grace. It features bold use of fonts and title cards with image overlays.
Whether you’re preparing to pitch a creative business idea, or need to give an important talk, you can create a beautiful PowerPoint presentation with this template. It comes with over 100 unique PowerPoint slides, 50 shape infographics, device mockups. and more. And it’s setup for ease of customization with features like drag-n-drop object placeholders.
This PowerPoint template features a clean, modern design. It’s comes with easy to change colors, shapes, texts, and charts. It has a full array of over 200 minimal style template slides. With simple and dynamic shapes, like brush strokes, there are a number of creative presentation options.
It also has high ratings and great comments from users, like “Excellent quality and flexible structure. The perfect choice for marketing presentation.” Also, another customer, “The large number of graphics and design allows unlimited ways to customize your presentation.” This is an easy to use, versatile, creative PPT template to use for your next presentation.
Building a beautiful presentation design is so much easier with a high quality PPT template. Prism is a robust theme, with over 2,000 unique slide designs, and an attractive minimal design. I has over 3,000 vector icons, data charts, galleries, mock ups, and more. All elements are editable in PowerPoint, without needing any additional software like Photoshop.
It has drag-and-drop ready placeholders and friendly features to work with. With the Prism PowerPoint template builder you can create a professional deck with a great design quickly—without it having to take days to design!
Win business and impress audiences with this minimal style PowerPoint template. It’s a simple, elegant design with modern layouts and composed type use. It also has dynamic shapes that make up its variety of slide designs, from: circle based layouts, to triangles, squares, hexagons, and angled photo crops. There are over 100 slide designs to put to use to engage your audience and create an impressive presentation!
This is a multipurpose PPT template with a clean and creative design. There are five themes and hundreds of unique slide designs. It has a compelling mix of layouts that use photos, as well as those that use data, and vector icons.
All the graphics are resizable and editable. You can readily change the color scheme, drag-and-drop in your elements, and get a minimal style presentation designed quickly!
Chiara is modern PPT template with uncomplicated sophistication. It’s easy to customize with no software other than PowerPoint needed. There are a little over 50 unique slide designs, so a healthy assortment of layouts, but not so many as to overwhelm you.
If you need to get a poised presentation done by tomorrow, this is a beautiful design to work with. You can display your team and business ideas in style.
This clean PowerPoint business template is great for updating your team with an annual report, giving business plan presentations, or making a sales proposal. It’s versatile and packed with enough unique slide designs to fit a variety of presentation needs.
The fresh design is complimented by a textured background that is styled after a bright blue star. Show your presentation to your audience professionally—with just a whisper of creativity!
This light-themed, minimal PPT template, is quiet and professional—allowing you to craft a presentation that patiently approaches your audience and builds to crescendo. It’s simple and well crafted layouts give you a bevy of layout options to work with.
It includes a number of unique slide designs to showcase your company and team, five ready-made color themes, as well as easy to edit infographic layouts, maps, and thousands of icons. Whether you’re an innovative agency or an inventive entrepreneur, Lotus offers a creative solution to your presentation needs!
This minimal PPT Template features 50 high quality slide designs. There is a linear square and line motif that runs through the designs. It’s a striking elements that ties the variety of modern PowerPoint slide layouts together.
Make a stunning presentation with ease! If you run an innovative company, or are presenting a creative concept, this template is a great choice to use. And it has plenty of creative options, but not so many that it’s overwhelming.
A successful presentation requires that you bring your ideas together cohesively to make comprehensible and compelling points. Romand is a minimal PPT business template that helps you keep your slide designs clean and your message clear.
This template has a little over 100 unique slides, with clean full animations, master slide setup, multiple slide layouts, infographic presentation options, and more—with a minimal, modern design!
Whether you need to stand out as a thought leader or land a new client sale, your ideas need to be heard. Saran is a modern PPT template, with plenty of functionality, but a minimal design style that helps focus your message. It has a creative, but uncluttered design, to keep your audience engaged and your message delivered clearly.
This creative PPT template has over 100 unique slides, a number of data driven charts, device mockups, and infographics. And it’s fully-editable in PowerPoint so you can work faster—including features like picture auto-adjustments (size, transparency, shape, drag-and-drop, and more). Grab it now!
This minimal PowerPoint presentation template has a simple design. There are 80 unique slide designs to work with and over 400 fonts. This template has a few robust features, without including a dizzying number of options.
It’s designed for ease of use, so you can quickly make adjusts to the professional layouts, infographics, device mockups, or image placeholders. Get your business presentation created today!
Cascade is a versatile PowerPoint template with a simple, functional aesthetic. With it you can create just about any presentation, from funding requests, post launch reviews, market research, or team training. There are 120 creative slides with a variety of layouts. It’s built with clean, easy to change color styles, and includes a Smart Icon Library.
This Swiss style PowerPoint template is a classic from our Envato Market archive. It’s built by Elite author DMXdesign. The layout style is minimal, and it features bold use of typography and shapes.
This contemporary PPT template is great for personal or corporate use. It includes slick, subtle animations, image and text placeholders, and smart objects that are easy to edit with the included Photoshop File.
Mevo PPT presentation template has 100 unique slides. It’s designed with a minimal style, but is composed of a number of creative features, including a full assortment of: slide layouts, multiple color choices, icons, infographic options, charts, graphs, and more.
If you have complex information to deliver, this template can help you simplify it down with just the right slide for each component of your info. This way, you can pack compelling ideas into your presentation, and grab your audience!
If you need to deliver a creative concept, grip a business audience, or impress your colleagues, this multipurpose presentation template is a great choice. Mark02 has a minimal, creative aesthetic with over 280 unique slide designs.
It’s great if you need a large number of slide layout options to build your presentation with. It features a compelling mix of slide designs, such as: team, timelines, service pages, devices, pricing tables, gallery showcases, infographics, charts, cycles, structured data, clustered info, maps, and more.
The Simple PowerPoint template is designed by Elite author inspirasign. Use it for corporate finance presentations or more creative business presentations. While it’s packed with design options, it’s setup to be easy to work with. The PPT file is based on Master Slides, easy to edit SmartArt, and one-click color changes.
There are over 100 unique slide designs, with a full selection of creative layouts. If you want a clean theme with a mix of illustrations, infographics, and business slides, then this Simple PPT template is a winner—get it now!
This is a beautiful PPT template, with a stylish minimal design, and excellent balance of creative elements. It’s packed with energetic designs against a pristine canvas. And it features over 100 hand crafted slide designs, irresistible use of layered photography, modern fonts, and clean layouts. If you have a creative or innovative business presentation to deliver, this Powerpoint template is a compelling template to work with!
3 Simple PowerPoint Presentation Tips
Here are three quick presentation tips. They’ll help you design a clear presentation with a minimal design. Also, tell a memorable visual story with a focused presentation.
1. Start With a Minimal PPT Template
You want to choose a simple PowerPoint template that fits your needs well. It should also be on-style for your brand, with a design that’s not only attractive, but a great match to you or your business.
The templates above all have a minimal style, with creative slide designs, but they range in complexity. Some are packed with features, while others are streamlined.
If you have to give your presentation by the end of the week, then choose a template that’s really easy to work with and has limited features, like these:
- The Simple PPT Template is a good choice in this case, because it gives you simple, functional designs, but not an overwhelming number of options.
- Or the Square PowerPoint template is a stylish choice with a limited feature set.
Both are quick to work with to build a great presentation fast. Either of these PPT templates can be customized quickly with a professional workflow.
Whereas, if you’re designing presentations for your agency or startup and need multiple options, you can get a clean minimal style PowerPoint that is packed with a bevy of features, such as: multiple slide design options, infographics, device mockups, drag-and-drop workflows, and more. In this case, the modern PowerPoint template Socran would be an excellent choice. It’s packed with functionality, but features a minimal style design.
Also, when choosing a template, don’t feel like you have to make use of every feature they come with. Instead, only use the components that fit your message well.
Learn more about how to customize a PowerPoint template in this tutorial:
2. Remember: Less is Often More Effective
Use design to pull together your points and lead your audience through your presentation.
For each slide choose a design that best fits the material. An infographic may be best for presenting data, whereas a comparative slide may be right for showing how your offer differs from the competition, and a gallery can showcase your team or products. Work with the slide layouts that best fit your message.
Keep in mind though, a minimal slide design is easier for an audience to read and understand. They can keep track of your points and follow along with your presentation. Take care that you don’t try to pack too much information into your slide designs or overdo it. You don't want too many visuals or walls of text that would overwhelm your audience, instead keep your slide designs focused.
Avoid clutter and confusion, and aim for clarity. Learn more about how to design an effective presentation in this tutorial:
3. Focus Your Presentation Message
Design isn’t the only concern when crafting your presentation. Your message is the driver, whereas design is just the vehicle it travels in. Design supports your points, but first, you need a well-honed narrative.
To begin crafting a compelling story for your presentation, put your audience first. You need to keep their attention, address their needs, and meet their expectations. Consider:
- Why they are coming to your presentation?
- What questions they could have?
- How they might react to your primary message?
The more of these points you address, the better your presentation will resonate with them. Learn more about how to craft a persuasive presentation:
And don’t begin designing until you’ve got your presentation written, your message clear, and the data you want to present ready to work with. And make sure you have a compelling hook and story to tell.
Then spend time simplifying your presentation so that it’s easy to understand. If your message is unclear, then simplify it. If you packed too much into a slide, then cut it down for clarity. Learn more about how to write a PowerPoint presentation:
- PresentationsHow to Write a Professional PowerPoint Presentation (Discover the Writing Process)Brad Smith
Create a Simple, Effective PowerPoint Presentation
Presenting with clarity helps you establish authority and trust with your audience. And a connection with your audience allows you to make your concepts clear and your points ring true, which leads to changing minds and winning deals!
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More Great PowerPoint Tutorial Resources
If you need further information about how to craft a compelling presentation, here are additional PowerPoint tutorials and tips:
- Microsoft PowerPointHow to Make & Give Great PowerPoint Presentations (In 5 Simple Steps)Andrew Childress
- Microsoft PowerPoint37 Effective PowerPoint Presentation TipsBrad Smith
- Microsoft PowerPoint17+ Best PowerPoint Template Designs for 2017Sean Hodge
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