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How to Make Infographics in PowerPoint Using Infographic Templates + Video

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In the era of big data, we're all trying to find meaning in information. The larger dataset, the more time it takes to understand.

Sharing the information in a meaningful way can be a challenge. Most people prefer simple data rather than complex spreadsheets.

Infographics are those helpful charts and graphs that you often see circulating on social media. They can explain the complexities of a situation with well-presented graphics.

So, how do you make infographics in PowerPoint? Thanks to Microsoft PowerPoint and pre-built infographic themes, you can build those same types of visuals

Learn how to use infographic PowerPoint templates in this tutorial. Also, find out how you can skip the hard work of creating infographics in PowerPoint from scratch by using infographic templates.

How to Make Infographics in PowerPoint Using Templates (Quickstart Video)

Do you need to learn how make infographics in PowerPoint quickly? No worries. We've got the following video to give you a head start:

To learn even more about how create infographics in PowerPoint, review the written tutorial below. 

Why Use Infographics?

An infographic is a visual graphic that shows information. Usually, the term infographic means several charts and graphs arranged together to showcase graphics that explain something.

In recent years, the term infographic has come to mean shareable information visual with many illustrations in one graphic.

Many learners describe themselves as "visual learners." This means they would rather get a simple, concise image or chart conveying information. Infographics are one of the best ways to build a bridge to visual learners and drive understanding.

Have a look at these articles and learn how to make infographics in PowerPoint and Google Slides: 

How to Make an Infographic in PowerPoint

I like to use the "case" approach to building out an example of a presentation. It usually involves creating a fictitious situation and following it from start to finish. 

For my example, we're going to pretend that we're responsible for recruiting new employees for the company. This infographic presentation makes a great impression on potential hires on why our company is the best at what we do. We'll use infographics to take data about the company and showcase it. 

Big sets of information aren't everyone's forte. It's an ideal fit for infographics so that visual learners can understand the company's financial standing. With well-crafted infographics, it's easy to help the audience understand the scenario.

In this tutorial example, I'll use the PPTx Infographics presentation theme. This is one of many infographic PowerPoint templates that are included as a part of a subscription to Envato Elements. 
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Other options on Elements are available for infographic templates if PPTx Infographics isn't your style

1. Introduce the Company

When you're explaining a situation, it's best to start off by giving a top-down, holistic view of the job. Give a summary of the entire case so that the audience can center themselves and understand the message.

For this example, I'm going to open up with a pre-built slide showing my fictitious company's global locations. In this case, an infographic is simply more interesting than a bulleted list of locations.

In the example below, I've used slide 9, which includes pre-built map graphics with indicators. If these locations don't mirror your own, there are more slides that you can pull other maps from. Use the map and reposition the map indicators as needed.

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An infographic like this is a large step up over just text representations. And thanks to the infographic PowerPoint template that we're using, it's as easy to add an illustrative graphic as it is to show a list.

2. Provide Financial Information

Numbers talk. Financial information is one of the best ways to show the size of the company. Not every employee wants to work for a company of any size. The financial information slide can help them orient themselves.

Financial information isn't everyone's forte. Making it the perfect fit for an infographic representation! I like slide 15 for this purpose. This fancy stacked bar chart makes it easy to represent financial information with an infographic.

Another reason to use a stacked bar chart is that you can segment the data. In the example built into the infographic PowerPoint template, you can use these stacked bars to show different product lines or types of business within the company.

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Use slide 19 to represent the key lines of business your company uses, showcasing data such as revenue as a stacked bar chart.

If you need to customize the data bars, make sure to select the chart and switch to the Design > Edit Data option. You can add your figures to the chart to supplant the placeholders.

3. Introduce the Culture

Why use simple bulleted lists when an infographic can add more visual appeal to a presentation? While your potential hires are going to know specifics about their role, the company culture matters more to applicants than ever before.

Slide design 30 is a nice, abstract chart that's flexible enough to be used for various purposes. It works well as a culture slide, where you can list some of the key values and benefits of working for the company. Again, it represents a modest upgrade over a lengthy, text-based slide that could lose attention.

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Slide 30 is an abstract graphic with plenty of room to list fast facts about the company's culture.

4. Describe the Targeted Candidates

On slide 48, you'll find a neat slide design with a brain graphic. In a recruiting pitch, this slide could list the characteristics of the candidates you're looking for.

Substitute the text placeholders with the characteristics that you're interested in. Different sections of the chart can be used for the different qualities that fit your job openings.

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Slide 48 has this slick animation that I used to describe the characteristics of an ideal candidate for the openings I'm looking to fill.

This slide could be used for plenty of other purposes, too. Imagine using it for an internal company presentation where you describe the processes that a business analyst should use while approaching a challenge.

5. Showcase the Hiring Process

Have you ever been through a job hiring process? I would describe it as consisting of two stages:

  1. hurry up
  2. wait

That waiting stage often creates anxiety and uncertainty for applicants who are weighing many opportunities.

So, providing as many details as possible on your company's hiring process is much better. For this, we'll use slide design 38, that's got four steps linked together.

One form of an infographic is a flowchart that shows the many steps of a process. Seeing how those individual steps fit together can help the audience understand the process.

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Use slide design 38 as a flowchart infographic that links up the many steps in a process.

This flowchart could be used to describe any process. Just Link the steps together and describe them in the text placeholders.

This walkthrough is one example of how to make an infographic in PowerPoint to explain a situation. Even if your data isn't financial as my example was, you can use the infographic PowerPoint slides I shared to take your data and show it in a more visual way.

Get Inspired: 4 Great PPT Infographic Examples

In case you're still wondering what a great infographic looks like, I've rounded up some of my favorite examples of infographics below. Check out some of these infographics to get inspired:

  1. Songs Written by the Beatles. Track how the various members of the British band contributed to songwriting over the course of the band's history.
  2. U.S. President Infographic. This Gantt chart example showcases the timeline of presidents in office and why they exited the office.
  3. Clean Water Access Infographic. This beautiful infographic helps drive an understanding on the importance of clean water and its lack of availability in some countries.
  4. The Evolution of Marketing Automation Infographic. This graphic highlights some of the technologies used to automate marketing activities.

Best Infographic PowerPoint Templates from Envato Elements

Here are some of our best infographic PowerPoint slide templates from Envato Elements. They'll give you a sense of the templates you'll get access to when you sign up for the monthly subscription: 

1. Eargo - Infographics PowerPoint Template

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Ergo is a multipurpose infographic PowerPoint template with more than 250 unique slides. Also, with 30 business concepts with amazing flat vectors. All elements are editable. Ergo comes with over 12 different types of infographics, including: 

  • circular infographics
  • process infographics
  • convergent infographics
  • divergent infographics
  • tables
  • enclosed infographics
  • linked infographics
  • stairs infographics
  • timelines
  • filter infographics
  • tree infographics
  • maps
  • and more!

2. PPTx Infographics PowerPoint Slide Template

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PPTx is a designed and functional modern infographic PowerPoint presentation template. Get 50 unique slides that come with infographic elements, chart, graphs and icons. The elements are 100% editable. Giving you total control and flexibility to create your infographic presentation. 

3. Infographic PowerPoint Template

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Access 144 unique slides and 1,000 icon sets with this animated infographic template for PowerPoint. This template is perfect if you like to have a load of choices. You'll be able to pick an infographic design that best fits your needs, customizes it. It's ready to present in record time.

Elements has thousands of PowerPoint presentation templates that you can download. 

Top 5 PowerPoint Design Tips in 2023

Before you download an infographics PowerPoint, consider these top PowerPoint trends:

1. Nature Inspired

Ecospace is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.Ecospace is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.Ecospace is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.
Ecospace is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements.

Nature-inspired design trend is what it sounds like. This trend takes colors from nature and incorporates them into the design.

Also, design elements such as leaves, or flowers are often incorporated into the design. This trend has risen in popularity because it can relax and calm the audience.

2. Gradients

Gradients are a popular design because it’s a great way to add colors without distracting the audience. Gradients are where one color transitions into another, creating a blended look. This design adds a visual depth to your design that doesn’t feel overbearing.

3. Use the Color of the Year

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The Pantone color of the year is Viva Magenta.

Every year Pantone comes out with a color of the year. This color inspires design trends everywhere. When you use the Pantone color of the year, you’re showing the audience that you’re up to date on the latest trends.

For example, when considering how to make infographics in PowerPoint, think about making the infographics in the color of the year.

4. Memphis Design

Memphis design was a popular aesthetic of the 1980s. It's traditionally flashy with chaotic patterns and shapes. Modern Memphis design can have muted colors and take a minimal approach while keeping the original idea. This style can add some whimsy to the design of your presentation.

5. Muted Tones

Alena is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements that has muted tones.Alena is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements that has muted tones.Alena is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements that has muted tones.
Alena is a premium PowerPoint template from Envato Elements that's got muted tones.

For the past few years, designers have used bright and vivid colors. Muted tones are a great way to add color without distracting the audience. But, once it became trendy and everyone started using vivid and bright colors, it became overused.

Muted colors take bright colors and add some black or white to make them muted. As a result, muted colors give a more natural tone to your presentation.

Find Your Own Great PowerPoint Infographic Template on Elements

In this tutorial, we're going to build out a presentation that's full of engaging infographics. Even if you aren't a data scientist, you might be surprised at how easy it can be to take information and put it into charts that drive understanding.

When you've got a lookbook of ideas, it's easy to be inspired by ideas. That's why I use infographic PowerPoint slide templates from Envato Elements.

If you haven't checked out Elements, this is an all-you-can-download service. Many creatives are used to reduce the expense and time involved with building projects. With thousands of assets including graphics, web templates, and presentation templates.

Explore PowerPoint Templates

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Envato Elements includes access to hundreds of PowerPoint presentations, including infographic templates.

The presentation templates from Elements are a surefire way to spend less time developing a presentation slide. And more time building the content itself.

Find More PowerPoint Templates

Didn’t see a PowerPoint template that suited your needs? Read these articles to find even more PowerPoint Templates:

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In this tutorial, you learned how powerful infographics can be used to drive understanding with your audience. And learned the basic steps of how to make an infographic in PowerPoint. When you need to take data and insight and convey it visually, there are few methods more powerful than a well-crafted infographic.

If you want to learn more about the art of infographics, check out the other tutorials below. You'll see different choices for creating infographics in PowerPoint and learn more about techniques to create them:

For more great examples of PowerPoint templates and other helpful PowerPoint information, check out our Ultimate Guide to the Best PPT. (You'll find many  with PowerPoint infographic presentations.) 

Get a Unique Infographic Template Today!

You've learned how to make infographics in PowerPoint. And you're all ready to start creating infographics in PowerPoint now. Choose one from our selection of best infographic templates on Envato Elements.

Grab a professional infographic PowerPoint slide template today. Customize it to impress your audience with easy to understand data.

This tutorial was originally published in June 2018. It's been updated to include new information—with special help from Barni Rajah and Sarah Joy. A video has been added with help from Andrew Childress

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