What should a company Powerpoint template come with? | 356labs | Presentation Agency

A PowerPoint template must not be just a number of well-designed slides. Not at all.

See, when a proper PowerPoint template (or a presentation template in that sense) needs to be created, it needs to be created with the end users— the company’s employees — in mind! This not only means that there should be more than a starting and an ending slide in that template, it means that the template needs to come together with a few more “goodies”. Let me make a few suggestions which all come from our work with our customers.

Here is what a PowerPoint template should come with:

Master slides — a number of slides that reflect the most commonly used presentation cases in the company

Guidelines and example slides —these may be in the form of instructions, separate PowerPoint file with slides, a web page or a combination of those, showing how to make the best possible use of the template

Additional training materials — these may be how-to videos, prerecorded trainings and sometimes interactive documents created with tools different than PowerPoint

A creative library — photos, illustrations, icons and other media files selected and prepared in such a way(all icons in all of the brand’s colors, for example) that when used, they not only save the look and feel of the template, but enhance the speaker’s slides

Launch planthis is an important one — this is the plan on how you are going to introduce the PowerPoint template to your company. Creating a proper presentation template takes a lot of time and effort and it needs to be presented well. There must be a meeting — in-person or an online such for everyone to ask any questions that may arise. At 356labs we also do 1 bonus thing — we offer a free workshop to the company during which we “onboard” the employees with the new template.

Do you see the difference between a proper PowerPoint template and a file with 2 slides — a beginning and an end slide? I hope so. I really hope so.

Your PowerPoint template is an important thing! Do it right and watch your company’s presentations flourish! Do it wrong, however, and lose a lot more — brand identity, productivity and communication effectiveness.

In case you found out that your PowerPoint template is not a proper PowerPoint template, we at 356labs would be happy to help at contact@356labs.com. However, please feel free to contact any other presentation experts, but insist on getting the above because I guarantee that this “method” is “The method” to change the level of your company’s presentations and achieve more with every single one of them. 

Boris Hristov

Founder at 356labs.

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