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How to Quickly Make Agenda Slides in PowerPoint (With PPT Templates)

When starting a meeting, it’s often a good idea to make it clear what the meeting will cover at the outset. For those that use visual aids, an agenda slide PowerPoint presentation can be super helpful in this regard. 

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Envato Elements has many PowerPoint Templates that can be used for PowerPoint agendas.

Setting the agenda for the time you’ll spend with your team or a client ensures everyone is on the same page and knows what to expect. And rather than starting from scratch, using pre-made agenda slides in PowerPoint can help simplify this task greatly. 

Lucky for you, that’s exactly what we’ll discuss here today. After briefly reviewing what you can use agenda slides for, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step tutorial for customizing agenda slides for your next presentation (and before your next big meeting). 

What Are Agenda Slides Used For? 

As we briefly touched on, agenda slides are used to introduce what a meeting or presentation will discuss. This type of slide can serve as a simple table of contents or as a timed schedule for what will occur through the meeting. 

Agenda slides can be used to introduce what activities or events will happen at an event as a part of a planning committee. Or they can be used to showcase what your team will be discussing during your current meeting. 

No matter how you decide to use them, agenda slides are another useful type of presentation slide that can simplify your workflow while providing your team with the information they need upfront. 

How to Make Agenda Slides in PowerPoint Quickly and Easily 

With the introductions out of the way, let’s now discuss how to actually make agenda slides in PowerPoint. 

We’ll be using the Cubex PowerPoint Presentation template.

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We'll be working with the Cubex PowerPoint Presentation template in this tutorial.

A few notable features of this template include the fact it comes with 138 unique slides (including an agenda slide), HD resolution, and easy customization for colors, fonts, and images. It also includes animated slides and a range of transitions. 

Let's get started with our tutorial:

1. Open the Cubex PowerPoint Template 

Now, to get started with creating an agenda slide in PowerPoint, you need to open the Cubex template. It should look like this: 

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Cubex PPT template on Envato Elements

2. Select the Agenda Slide to Edit

This template comes with a wide range of slides that you can use for just about any purpose. We’ll be focusing our attention on just the agenda slide today, which is Slide #4 in this template: 

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Agenda slide in the Cubex template

3. Replace the Logo 

Your first order of business is to replace the logo. As you can see, this template comes with a placeholder logo or graphic in the upper right-hand corner. You can easily replace this by selecting it: 

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Selecting the logo in the Cubex template.

Then you can replace it with an image of your choice. Or you could create a shape directly in PowerPoint to replace it. To create this star, we first deleted the placeholder, then clicked Shapes and selected the Star shape. We then resized the star to best fit the space provided. 

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Adding a star shape to the Cubex PPT template

4. Add Custom Text to the Header 

Next, we’re adding custom text to the header area. You can do this quickly and easily by selecting the text box then start typing: 

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Adding custom text to the header

5. Add Custom Text for Each Agenda Item 

You can follow this same procedure for customizing the text for each agenda item. Simply, select the appropriate text box and start typing to add a description of the agenda item as you see fit: 

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Adding custom agenda text to the Cubex template.

6. Customize the Times Listed 

And again, you can customize the times on your agenda in the same way as in steps 4 and 5. Just click the text box for each time and input the time for your agenda items. It really is that simple. 

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Customizing the times listed in the Cubex template

7. Change the Aesthetics of the Times 

With your basic information input into the agenda slides, we can now start working on the aesthetics. Let’s say you want to change how the times are presented and adjust the size of the text boxes. Simply click the text box you wish to modify: 

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Resizing the text boxes on the agenda slide.

Then drag the sizing tool until the box is the size you’d like it to be: 

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Resized text boxes in the Cubex template.

You can then make the text box around the times visible – perhaps to draw more attention to them in your presentation. To do this, select the time text box again, then go up to the Shape Outline menu. In this example, we then selected Sketched and chose the top line style: 

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Changing the line style.

You can also drag to select all the time text boxes and apply this change to all the text boxes at once: 

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Selecting all text boxes.

Upon further inspection, these lines are a bit too thin. To make them bolder, we changed the weight on the lines by selecting all four text boxes again then click Shape Outline > Weight > 4 ½ pt

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Changing the line weight of the text boxes.

And this is what our changes look like so far: 

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Adjusted time text boxes.

8. Change the Aesthetics of the Title

Next up, it’s time to change how the title looks, too. 

To make modifications, we selected the title text box as follows: 

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Adjusting the look of the slide title text box.

Then, we clicked the Shape Fill menu option. From there, we selected Gradient and then chose the From Center option under Light Variations

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Adding a gradient fill to the title text box.

9. Change the Aesthetics of the Agenda Items 

After customizing the title a bit, we wanted to customize the text boxes for each agenda item a bit more, too. To do this, we selected all four agenda item description text boxes as previously discussed. 

Next, we selected Shape Fill then under the heading Fill selected the radio button next Pattern fill. Under Pattern, we chose the first option, a light polka dot pattern: 

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Using a pattern fill on the agenda items.

10. Finalize Text for Legibility 

Your last order of business here is, of course, to ensure the text in your agenda slide is clear and legible. You may need to play around with the font and font size a bit to find something that looks good on screen.

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We set the text as bold here for greater legibility.

And always remember to test your slides in a faux presentation to ensure all is well before you need to give your presentation for real. 

Making PowerPoint Agenda Slides is Easier Than Ever with Envato Elements

Before you attempt to build an agenda slide from scratch, why not use one from Envato Elements? It’ll save you a ton of time and there are numerous attractive designs to choose from.

Envato Elements is a subscription service that for a low monthly fee provides access to a wide range of not just PowerPoint templates, but also templates for many other apps as well as graphical resources. 

Explore PowerPoint Templates Now

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Agenda slide PowerPoint templates on Envato Elements

A subscription allows for unlimited downloads, which is honestly too good a deal to pass up. 

The premium agenda slide templates on Envato Elements provide a wide range of features you can make use of in your next presentation projects. Plus, the many other available templates can serve an even broader range of needs for your personal or business projects. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for with Elements – or you don’t wish to pay for a subscription – you should check out GraphicRiver, too. GraphicRiver offers even more agenda slide templates to choose from, which you can purchase individually for any purpose. 

Learn More About Agenda Slides

Grab a PPT Template and Make Agenda Slides Now 

Agenda slides offer a great way to streamline your presentations. They can also serve as a means for a planning committee to ensure an event will go according to schedule. They can even be used as a visual reminder during an event so no one has to watch the clock. 

In any case, using PowerPoint agenda slide templates is a great way to save time on the design and development of presentations, while still ensuring a clean and professional-looking end result. And the best part is, you can get started right away! 

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