3 Professional PowerPoint Templates (and How to Use Them)

3 Professional PowerPoint Templates (and How to Use Them)

Do you ever look at your presentations for work or clients and just think they need more pizazz? It’s one of those tasks that can fall by the wayside.

You can save time (and money) by using a professional PowerPoint template to get started. They are easy to use, super affordable and you’ll have everything you need to create a rock-star style presentation without any hassle.

Today, we’re going to look at three great professional PowerPoint templates and how to use them, starting with a beginner option all the way to a template that includes everything but the kitchen sink.

5 Reasons to Use a PowerPoint Template

Before we jump right into the options, let’ think about why a PowerPoint template can be helpful for you. Yes, you can probably design your own presentation, but how often have you walked into a conference with the same set of slides as someone else? (The built-in options just aren’t that great.) A template can be the solution to this problem.

  1. Custom presentation design.
  2. More than just text and images with tools for readable charts.
  3. Save time with presentation styles that are ready to go. Pick a style and use it as your signature presentation design.
  4. Something for every presentation. The examples below come with lots of options to get started.
  5. Super affordable. Buy most packs for less than it would cost to create one yourself.

1. Starter Pack

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The Starter Pack is a great introduction to using PowerPoint templates. It is a robust set of tools that’s really made for business professionals.

The pack has a couple of simple designs with an emphasis on readability and is packed with charts, graphs and visual tools to help show off your most valuable data points. The templates comes with 350 highly-designed slide options, 1,000 vector icons to use throughout the design, three template styles and 12 background options.

The Starter Pack is great if you need to create a few simple presentations but don’t really know how to get started. The designs feature a lot of high-color options with plenty of content areas.

How to Use It

The pack is easy to use. Just download the three free font suggestions – this is one of the keys to the polished look of the template design, open the one of the templates and start adding content.

Each template comes with all of the slide variations pre-built. Delete the ones you don’t need, duplicate styles you want to use multiple times and just substitute the dummy text with your message. It’s that easy!

2. Business Pack

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The Business Pack is a more robust version of the starter pack and includes almost twice as many tools, design options and uses a very modern design style with minimal and high-color options. It is a good option for business professionals as well because of the predefined template styles packed with charts and interesting ways to present information and data.

The Business Pack includes 450 slides, 1,500 vector icons, five templates and 20 background options. The pack was designed with a number of business types in mind so that it’s easy to jump right in with infographic styles by industry: energy, medical, environment, education, finance, pitch deck, creative, technology and more.

How to Use It

Getting started with the Business Pack only takes a few clicks. Open the instructions file and download the free fonts included in the list of links. (This isn’t required but the included typography is quite polished and professional.)

Browse through the templates to see which option works best for you. There are additional color schemes to try and the THMC files are included if you want to further customize a specific template. There’s not complicated installation, everything works with a drag and drop or by clicking to open a specific template.

Each template comes with pre-designed slide variations. Delete slides you don’t need and substitute the dummy text with your message.

3. Professional Pack

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The Professional Pack is the ultimate PowerPoint toolkit. It includes every visual aid, chart, and design style you can think of, plus a few that you probably have not. It’s a stellar presentation design platform, particularly for designers who want to create high-quality presentations in a jiffy.

The templates and styles are highly visual and customizable. The Professional Pack comes with 650 slide options, 2,500 vector icons, 10 templates and 30 background options. Plus all the charts, diagrams and infographic styles you could ever need.

How to Use It

Getting started with the Professional Pack requires a little more setup than the other options, thanks to the robust set of included features. Open the instructions file and download the free fonts included in the list of links. (The included typography is polished, professional and adds a lot to the design options.)

Browse through the templates to get started. There’s not complicated installation, everything works with a drag and drop or by clicking to open a specific template. The kit comes the THMX and XML files that you can install for further customization or to add included color palettes or themes into your overall library.

Pick your presentation size, aspect ratio options include 4:3 and 16:9. Each template comes with pre-designed slide variations. Delete slides you don’t need and substitute the dummy text with your message.

From there, everything is practically drag and drop. Each slide comes with instructions built into the design that walks you through how to make changes to each slide design. (It doesn’t get any easier than that!) Want a new image? Drag and drop? Need to remove a data point from a graphic style? Click and delete.

Every bit of the template is designed so that parts can be moved, altered and changed without messing up any other elements.

When you are ready to present, export the files in a number of available formats. (One thing to keep in mind: If you plan to present from a computer other than your own, always check font compatibility, particularly with custom options, or export to a non-native, “font-less” format.)

Conclusion

We created a few quick slides using the Professional Pack and it was amazingly simple. The design looks like it took hours and every element is highly readable and a good presentation template makes you look good.

Any of these presentation templates are a great option – you’ll never go back to creating your own again.