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25 Powerpoint presentations you won’t hate

By Kendra Gaines | Inspiration | Oct 9, 2013

When I was younger and I had to make Powerpoint presentations, I never really liked to do them. I couldn’t figure out why other than they just didn’t do what I wanted them to do. They were often unappealing, tacky and most were just eyesores.

That’s back when Powerpoint was hard to use and wasn’t intuitive at all. Since then I’ve tried my hardest to stay away for Powerpoint and have been successful for quite a while.

Recently, I’ve had to become reacquainted with Powerpoint presentations. Unfortunately, I still hate them. However, as my taste in design has matured, I’ve realized new ways to actually make my presentations attractive. I’ve also learned that simpler, yet creative presentations get the job done with most audiences.

Perhaps you have to do tons of presentations. Perhaps you don’t. Today, we’re going to show you some slides from some really wonderful presentations that were shared at Note And Point. Love or loath Powerpoint, you won’t hate these presentations…

 

12 Digital Predictions for 2012 

12digitalpredictionsfor2012-1

 

An Event Apart 2013

aea-2013-recap-HD-1

 

It’s the Little Things

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Design Disasters

design-disaster-seeley-1

 

How Do We Do The Design for the Everywhere?

design-for-the-everywhere-1

 

Designing the Business Experience

dtbe-1

 

A Designer’s Guide to Webfonts

fontshop-webfonts-1

 

For a Future Friendly Web

for-a-future-friendly-web-1

 

Freitag

freitag-1

 

FontShop – A Field Guide to Typography

fsfinalbook_single-1

 

Future of Mobile Tagging Report

futureofmobiletagging-1

 

15 Observations from a Culture with a Can-Do Tradition

japan-observations-1

 

Long After the Thrill

longafterthethrillsustainingpassionateusers-sxsw-1

 

Online Advertising Made Simple

modernliving_overview-1

 

Personal Branding

personalbranding-1

 

Why Planners and Creatives Should Become Best Friends

planners-creatives-1

 

Data, Design, Meaning

pycon_data_design_meaning-1

 

Hacking the Queue

queuehacker-1

 

Social Media Engagement

story-socialmedia-ebook2-1

 

The Goodness Manifesto

the-goodness-manifesto-1

 

It’s Worth It

ValioCon_Ian_Collins-1

 

Driving Word of Mouth with Unexpected Value

WoM

 

We Are The Makers of Things 

wearethemakersofthings-1

 

A Freelance Web Designer’s Survival Manual

web-freelance-survival-manual-1 

 

Customer Satisfaction by the Numbers

zendesk

 

Conclusion

Putting together a good presentation is necessary to capture the interest of your audience. Notice that it doesn’t have to be fancy and overdecorated, but it should be bold, concise and interesting. Creating the right presentation (or as some call them, decks) takes some time — it’s not the same beast as web design but can incorporate things from it.

 

Do you design Powerpoint presentations regularly? Do you hate it as a technology? Let us know in the comments.

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  • abdelilahDR

    Great collection, thanks :)

  • roop

    Great minds ! great stuff !

  • Kim

    Great collection! Just what I needed! However, I just want to point out that most of presentations are designed by InDesign and Keynotes. Actually, only one presentation is designed by Powerpoint. Also final presentation’s link is the same as the one right above. Thanks again.

    • http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/ Benjie — WebdesignerDepot

      We’ve corrected the link — sorry about that!

  • Andre

    Wow…much of inspirations came…thanks man….
    Great post…

  • johnson craig

    Thank you very much for your post. its really a reliable collection for better design the presentation.