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25+ Inspirational PowerPoint Presentation Design Examples (2018)


Are you in the process of creating a PowerPoint presentation? If you are, looking at good presentation design examples can serve as presentation inspiration.

While you may not like everything you see in a PowerPoint or presentation example, you can use the examples as a starting place for your own ideas. And if the presentation design example is based on a professionally-designed presentation template, such as those available through Envato Elements or GraphicRiver, downloading the associated template will give you a head start on your own presentation.

In this article, I'll share over 25 presentation examples for your presentation inspiration. 15 of those examples will be good PowerPoint presentation examples based on templates that you can download. The remaining presentation examples will be from SlideShare. 

Get ready to be inspired!

What Makes a Great PowerPoint Presentation?

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a great PowerPoint presentation and a presentation that's just so-so?

Great presentations have some common characteristics. You can learn what these characteristics are and add them to your own presentations to create a more interesting slideshow. Here are some of the factors that most great presentations share:

  • great cover image
  • interesting topic
  • compelling story
  • clear and interesting slide design
  • targeted to the intended audience
  • meets marketing goal

For a more detailed discussion of these characteristics, review this article:

For even more PowerPoint presentation design tips, study these tutorials:

Another good way to learn about great presentations is by example. By looking at excellent PowerPoint slideshows and studying slide design you can find the inspiration to create your own great PowerPoint presentation.

Use a Premium PowerPoint Template For the Best Presentation Design

While you may be tempted to download a free PowerPoint presentation template or design your own, your best option is usually to start with a professionally designed slideshow template, such as those available from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver.

Starting with a professional design saves you time and even money if you were considering hiring a designer to create a presentation template from scratch. Plus, our premium templates are easy to customize to make your presentation truly unique. 

If you use lots of design assets in your business such as presentation templates, WordPress themes, photos, fonts, and moreEnvato Elements is your best choice since you can download an unlimited number of assets for one fee. However, if you just need a single template for one-time use, GraphicRiver offers hundreds of PowerPoint presentation templates.

Here's a sneak peek at just some of what you'll find on Envato Elements;

Envato Elements
You can find hundreds of professional presentation templates on Envato Elements.

Let's take a closer look at some of these template designs and how they can help you to create a great PowerPoint presentation.

Eye-Catching PowerPoint Presentation Examples (From Envato Elements)

Here are some great PowerPoint presentation designs available through Envato Elements:

1. Contact PowerPoint Template

Contact PowerPoint Template

This PowerPoint template includes everything you need to make a compelling presentation. You'll find attractive slide designs that you can adapt to tell your own unique story. You can also change the colors to make this match your business branding.

2. Fluent PowerPoint Template

Fluent PowerPoint Template

Here's a modern and professional PowerPoint design that your audience is sure to find interesting. There are also plenty of charts, diagrams, and tables to help you get your message across to your intended audience effectively.

3. In Power PowerPoint Template

In Power PowerPoint Template

These polished PowerPoint slide designs will convey your message and engage your audience. You'll find these professionally designed slides are easy to customize for your own presentation needs. There's also a help file.

4. Pastel Shades PowerPoint Template

Pastel Shades PowerPoint Template

Data visualization elements from these slideshow templates will help make your statistics and other data interesting. You can also change the background of these slides to include your own color, a gradient, or even a photo.

5. Idea Splash PowerPoint Theme

Idea Splash PowerPoint Theme

Customize the Idea Splash PowerPoint Theme with your own text and pictures to share your own unique message with your audience. This template gives you 32 slide masters so you can choose the slide designs that fit your presentation needs.

Engaging PowerPoint Design Examples (From GraphicRiver)

Here are some great PowerPoint presentation designs available through Envato Elements:

1. Motagua Multipurpose PowerPoint Template

Montagua Multipurpose PowerPoint Template

You'll find that this PowerPoint template has a great cover slide design. Add your own image for maximum impact. You'll also love the infographic elements included with this PowerPoint presentation as well as the number of slide designs choose between.

2. Verzus Minimal PowerPoint Template

Verzus Minimal PowerPoint Template

Build a powerful presentation with this minimal design PowerPoint template. You'll find all the slide designs you need ranging from great-looking title pages to timeline slides to a wide variety of electronic product mockups.

3. Startup X – Perfect Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template

Startup X - Perfect Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template

With its large number of color variations and professionally-designed slides to choose from, your presentation will be off to a good start with this popular template. Replace the placeholders with your own photos and images for maximum impact.

4. Simplicity 2.0 Premium Template

Simplicity Premium Template

The clean design of this best-selling PowerPoint template will help you to create a great PowerPoint presentation. Notice how each slide is designed to perfectly highlight your information without being cluttered or busy.

5. i9 Template System

i9 Template System

Here's another popular slideshow design made up of great elements like infographics, maps, and device mockups. Choose between light and dark versions of 11 color themes to get the PowerPoint presentation look exactly right for your business.

6.  MassiveX Presentation Template v2.1

Massive X Presentation Template

If you like choices, you'll like the Massive X Presentations Template for PowerPoint because it gives you plenty of options for creating a good PowerPoint presentation. There are over 270 slides and over 15 color themes (with light and dark variations).

7.  Marketofy Ultimate PowerPoint Template

Marketyofy Ultimate PowerPoint Template

This template begins with an attractive cover page that's just ready for you to add your own image. From there, the slideshow template design continues to stand out with its unique color themes, vector objects, and infographic diagrams.

8. Space PowerPoint Template

Space PowerPoint Template

For a shortcut to creating and interesting-looking presentation, try the Space PowerPoint template. These clean and simple slide templates will add a modern feel to any slideshow. Plus, there's tons of pre-built features to customize.

9. Investor Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template

Investor Pitch Deck PowerPoint Template

These professionally handcrafted slide designs will help your PowerPoint presentation stand out for any audience. The minimalistic design used here will help your listeners focus on your message rather than being distracted by clutter.

10. iTrue PowerPoint Presentation Template

iTrue PowerPoint Presentation

The ITrue PowerPoint Presentation Template boasts more than 90 color themes so that you can customize it to match your business branding. These professionally designed slide templates include a huge choice of infographics.

SlideShare Examples of Great PowerPoint Presentation Design

To see some complete examples of successful PowerPoint presentations, SlideShare is a good to place to look. SlideShare allows users share slide presentations online. To learn more about SlideShare, study this tutorial:

Here's some of the best SlideShare presentations out there to illustrate the principles of good presentation design. Each of these successful slideshows has over 100,000 page views

Here's the list:

1. How Google Works

Unique imagery and creative slide design make this informative slideshow from Eric Schmidt, the former Executive Chairman at Google, really stand out. Notice how the uncluttered slide design complements the clever illustrations.

2. Social Media and Marketing Evolution or Revolution

I just can't stop staring at the cover slide of this presentation from digital marketer, Alex Wong. And that's the intent, of course. An arresting cover design will make a reader stop and wonder what's inside.

3. The Magic to Think Big

Senior executive and author Andreas von der Heydt knows how to think big, and proves it in this engaging PowerPoint presentation. The presentation lists some basic principles and illustrates each one with creative and eye-catching images.

4. 10 Best Practices of a Best Company to Work For

O.C. Tanner designs employee recognition programs. So, this slideshow presentation on what makes a company good to work for fits well with their corporate mission. It doesn't hurt that they use a simple design here. 

5. Dispatches From The New Economy: The Five Faces Of The On-Demand Economy

The cover slide of this PowerPoint presentation from Intuit is what catches the eye. It's got a simple, yet creative design that draws the viewer in. The theme of simple design carries across the entire presentation and helps convey the message.

6.  Mobile Ate The World

Benedict Evans created this compelling presentation for venture capitalist firm Andreessen Horowitz. It's the story here that grabs the audience. The simple phrase, "Mobile Ate The World," immediately captures the attention of the intended audience.

7. How to Form a New Habit in 8 Easy Steps

A clean and consistent slide design ties this short presentation from author Steve Scott together. Each slide contains an image and a phrase. The eight steps described in the title are numbered to make this even more audience-friendly.

8. IQ Work Hacks Productivity

What business doesn't want more productive workers? The answer: all businesses want more productive workers. That focus helps this presentation from human resource specialists, Interquest Group, perfectly target their intended audience.

9. 2018 Social Media Trends Report

The consistent use of color in the slide design helps this slideshow to stand out. The makers of social media app, Buffer, have used mostly blue and white in these simple, data-focused slides to create a professional look that works.

10. How to Find Your Life Purpose (Before It's Too Late!)

The story in this powerful presentation from Dan Benoni, CEO of OfficeVibe, begins on the very first slide with the phrase "How to Find Your Life Purpose...Before it's too late." That story perfectly matches OfficeVibe's goal, which is to help people enjoy work.

11. How to Become a Thought Leader in Your Niche

Here's another example of just how well tailoring your presentation to your target audience works. Blogger Leslie Samuel is the creative force behind BecomeABlogger. Naturally that audience is interested in thought leadership.

Learn More About PowerPoint Design

You can learn more about how to use PowerPoint to create your presentation in our PowerPoint tutorialsYou can find even more design inspiration for your PowerPoint presentation in our guide featuring the best PPT templates or in this article:

Also, Don't forget to download our free eBook, The Complete Guide to Making Great Presentationswhich will help you write, design, and deliver the perfect presentation. (It's available for FREE with the Tuts+ Business Newsletter.)

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Use These PowerPoint Design Examples to Create Your Own Presentation

If you need to create a PowerPoint presentation, you can find inspiration from looking at PowerPoint presentation examples. You've learned the characteristics that make a good PowerPoint presentation. We've also just examined over 25 PowerPoint examples for your inspiration. Why not download a PowerPoint template from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver and start your presentation today?

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