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How to Design a Great Quotes Presentation Slide in PowerPoint for 2021


Using quotes in your PowerPoint presentation is a good way to motivate your audience and get them to see the topic in a completely new light. A quote is also an interesting way to introduce your topic and start your presentation in an engaging way.

PowerPoint Quote Template
Professionally designed templates like the Ainsley Presentation Template from Envato Elements often include PowerPoint quote slides.

But how do you design a great quote presentation slide? We’ll answer that question in this article and share the benefits of using quote slides and tips for customizing a quote for a PowerPoint template.

Benefits of Using Quote Slides

As mentioned earlier, quote slides can be used to motivate your audience and introduce the topic you’re going to cover. But there are a few other benefits to using quote slides in your PowerPoint presentation:

  • A great quote adds credibility. Add a quote by an industry expert to back up the main points of your presentation. 
  • An interesting quote can help you create a more engaging presentation. Whether it sparks a conversation or makes the audience ask questions, a quote is a great way to shake things up and make your presentation memorable.
  • Great quotes serve as a source of inspiration. If your topic doesn't rely on data, charts, and information but is meant to inform or encourage a change, an inspiring quote could be just what you need to get people to take action.

Creative Ideas for Displaying Quotes in PowerPoint Slides

With a little bit of creativity, you can display quotes in PowerPoint slides in many different ways:

1. Use a Full Color Background

Newt PowerPoint template
Newt PowerPoint Template has a solid background that's ideal for changing to a full color background.

One of the easiest ways to display a quote in your presentation is to use a full color background. All you've got to do is change the background color of the slide and then add text that uses a contrasting color.

For example, the Newt PowerPoint template has a solid white text slide. You can easily use this slide, change the color of the background and the text to create a visually appealing PowerPoint quote slide. 

2. Play With the Watercolor Effect

Watercolor template on Envato Elements
Watercolor Template on Envato Elements is a great example of the watercolor effect.

Another way to make your quote slide look visually appealing is to add a watercolor background behind the text. Take cues from the Watercolor template on Envato Elements. Easily replace one of the statistic boxes with a quote of your own and adjust the size of the watercolor background behind it. 

3. Use a Photo With a Color Overlay

Elegant Girl PowerPoint template
Elegant Girl PowerPoint Template has plenty of room for PowerPoint quotes.

A solid color background will do the trick and make your PowerPoint quote stand out. But why not take it a step further and make it even more appealing?

Simply add a photo as the background for the slide. Then add a shape on top of the photo and play with the opacity to get the image to show through. The last step is to add your quote and ensure it’s easy to read.

The Elegant Girl PowerPoint template already has a slide with all the elements in place. So, all you’d need to do is add your own quote. 

5. Add a Shape to Create a Quote Box

WindWard PowerPoint Template
WindWard PowerPoint Template on Envato Elements lets you use shapes to showcase your quotes.

This trick makes use of a couple of ideas shared earlier and combines them into one. Add a photo as the background for the slide and then add a shape like before along with your quote. But this time leave the edges of the photo visible to create an interesting border around your quote box. The WindWard PowerPoint template is a good example of how to achieve this effect.

6. Combine the Quote With the Author Photo

If you've got many quotes to include, you can include the photo of the quote author. You can use this idea in several ways: 

  • Use the photo of the author as the slide background and apply a color overlay, then add the quote on top.
  • Use a split layout design and put the quote and the photo of the author side by side.
  • Create three columns and use one for the actual quote. Use the second column for the photo of the author, and the third column for a relevant statistic related to the topic or the quote itself.

For example, you can create a slide like the one featured in the Hilo template:

Hilo Template
Hilo Template on Envato Elements includes slots for author photos.

7. Add Colored Borders

You can also play around with shapes and add a rectangle at the top and bottom of the slide. Change the colors of the rectangles and then add the quote in between. Take inspiration from the Melt PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.

Melt PowerPoint Template
The Melt PowerPoint Template on Envato Elements features colored borders.

8. Use a Ribbon Banner

If you don’t want to use a photo or a full colored background, a simple shape can be effective as well. For example, you could use the built-in ribbon banner to display your quote. 

9. Use a Speech Bubble

If your presentation is geared towards a younger audience or if you’re not dealing with a serious topic, use a speech bubble to display your quote. Luckily, PowerPoint comes with several callout shapes that you can use to create a speech bubble next to the photo of the person who said the quote. 

How to Customize a Quote Slide Design in PowerPoint

Now that you’ve seen several creative ideas for presenting PowerPoint quote slides in PowerPoint, let’s look at how you can customize a quote slide design with a premium PowerPoint template. For the purposes of this tutorial, I’ll be using the Monstera template from Envato Elements. 

Monstera Template on Envato Elements
Monstera Template on Envato Elements

The Monstera template features a creative design and comes with more than 90 slides, all are based on master slides. Let’s take a look at how you can quickly customize a quote slide in PowerPoint:

1. Choose Your Slide

Choosing the slide
Choosing a slide in the Monstera template

The first step is to choose which slide you’re going to use for your quote slide. First, switch to the Slide Sorter view by clicking on the View tab so you can see all the different slide designs side by side. Then, select the slide design you want to use as a starting point. For example, I’ll use the slide #24 for this tutorial. 

2. Add Your Quote

Adding a quote to the template
Adding a PowerPoint quote to the Monstera template

Double-click your chosen slide and PowerPoint will take you directly to it. As you can see, this slide has a photo on the left and plenty of space on the right to add the quote. To add your quote, double-click the text, press CTRL+A to select all the dummy text and then delete it. Then type in your quote as well as the author’s name. 

3. Add the Author’s Photo

Adding an author photo
Adding an author photo to the Monstera template

The next step is to add the author’s photo. All you've got to do is click the photo icon and then locate the photo on your computer. Click Insert and the photo is added to the placeholder. 

4. Customize the Text

Customize the slide text
Customize the slide text as you see fit.

Once you’ve added the photo, you can further style and tweak your quote slide. Start by customizing the text of the quote. You can change the font as well as the size.

In this example, I’ve increased the size of the text and set it to italic. If you want to change the font, simply highlight the text. Then choose a different font from the drop-down menu on the Home tab. 

5. Adjust Colors

Customize the background color in your slide
Customizing the background color

Finally, you can also change the color of the background where your quote is. To do this, right-click on the background and select Format shape. Then under the Fill option, click on Solid Fill. Then choose a different color from the premade color scheme or enter your own hex color code. 

Where to Find Quotes Presentation Templates?

When it comes to finding beautiful PowerPoint templates with versatile slides, Envato Elements should be your first stop. Envato Elements has a compelling offer: for a single monthly price, you get access to thousands of unlimited use PowerPoint templates, graphic files, web templates, and more. 

Take a look at some of the best PowerPoint quote templates from Envato Elements:

1. Vogue Monal PowerPoint Template

vogue monal powerpoint

The first PowerPoint quote template on this list, Vogue Monal, features a minimal and clean design. This template style is perfect for drawing attention to your PowerPoint quote slides. The template comes with more than 150 unique slides based on master slides. It also includes:

  • five premade color schemes
  • picture placeholders
  • gallery and portfolio slides
  • and more

2. Wixa PowerPoint Template

Wixa PowerPoint Template

The Wixa PowerPoint template has an elegant design. It features several creative slide layouts that you can use to create a great quotes presentation slide. It also has five premade color schemes so customizing this template is a breeze. You’ll find resizable vector graphics, image placeholders, and more than 150 unique slides based on master slides.

3. Simple PowerPoint

Simple PowerPoint Template

The Simple PowerPoint has a bold and colorful design. With the help of this template, you’ll have no trouble designing an eye-catching quotes presentation slide. The template includes image placeholders and a light and a dark version as well as fully animated 36 slides. 

4. Luna PowerPoint Template

Luna PowerPoint Template

Luna is another bold and colorful PowerPoint template. This presentation template can be used for any type of presentation and it features 150+ slides based on master slides. The template includes five premade color schemes, but you can just as easily use your own colors.

Here's some of what you’ll find:

  • image placeholders
  • creative slide layouts
  • resizable vector graphics
  • slide animations

5. Orwell Presentation PowerPoint

Orwell Presentation powerpoint

If you prefer a minimal style, check out the Orwell PowerPoint template. With a classic black and white look, your quote presentation slides are sure to stand out. The template includes 50+ unique slides that are based on master slides. You’ll also find image placeholders, easily editable charts, slide transitions, and more.

Envato Elements is the perfect choice if you’re a designer working with many clients or a serial entrepreneur launching multiple brands. Sign up for Envato Elements now.

Quote powerpoint templates on Envato Elements
Quote PowerPoint templates on Envato Elements

Or, if you prefer buying PowerPoint quote templates individually, GraphicRiver is a great marketplace to explore. Here, you’ll find thousands of gorgeous PowerPoint templates that you can buy and use immediately. 

GraphicRiver is a part of Envato Marketplace, a suite of marketplaces catering to various creative needs. It’s the perfect choice when you need to buy a single quote PowerPoint template

More Amazing PowerPoint Templates 

The templates above are just a small selection of what’s available on our marketplaces. If you want to see even more amazing PowerPoint templates to use for quotes, check out the following articles:

Learn More About PowerPoint

PowerPoint is a powerful program for creating presentations. If you’re working on a presentation right now, you might have some questions about the capabilities of the software. Or you might need a specific tutorial. Luckily, we've got plenty of tutorials to learn more about PowerPoint. Get started with these tutorials below to expand your PowerPoint knowledge:

Design a Great Quotes Slide for Your PowerPoint Presentation

As you can see, a great PowerPoint quote slide can add visual interest to your presentation and back up your topic. With the tips in this article, you’ll be well on your way towards designing an attractive and impactful quotes slide. So, the only thing left to do is to get the perfect PowerPoint template. 

Hop on over to Envato Elements and browse our collection of stunning PowerPoint quote templates if you need design assets on the regular. 

Or, if you need a PowerPoint quote template to use right now, go to GraphicRiver and check out our  best PowerPoint templates. Happy designing!

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