In this article, you’ll learn about my four favorite places for finding professional PowerPoint templates online.

And the reason this list is important is, if you are creating a lot of PowerPoint slides and you aren’t using a template yet, you are missing out.

PowerPoint templates allow you to quickly create professional presentations based on your company’s theme colors, fonts, etc. That way your entire team can stay on brand when building their presentations.

The question is, if you don’t already have a good one (or want to get a new one), where do you start? Especially as the default templates you get with PowerPoint are neither attractive, nor are they unique.

To save you the trouble of having to comb the web for great places to find professional templates, I’ve boiled down my favorite PowerPoint templates and websites to find them below, and explain why I like them.

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We love Slide Cow. We LOVE Slide Cow!

Why? Firstly, because they create the highest quality professional PowerPoint templates we’ve seen on the web… bar none.

SlideCow’s founder, Yoyo, produces affordable templates that are gorgeous, fully editable and easy to use. On top of that, they are all based on an well-designed PowerPoint Slide Masters. That means that you can use any of the SlideCow templates to seamlessly integrate with your other presentations.

In addition, Yoyo shows you exactly how to update and edit the slides in his PowerPoint tutorials. That way you are fully empowered to get the most out of the presentations you build using his templates.

Most of the Slide Cow templates include:

  • Gorgeous slides for any business presentation
  • Hundreds of expressive icons
  • All the image placeholders set up properly
  • The modern widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio
  • System ready fonts – There is NO need to download and install any third party font
  • Fully 100% editable elements, from infographics, to charts, to icons

You can see a review of our 3 favorite professional PowerPoint templates from SlideCow below:

Envato is a large platform where professional designers can sell and distribute their presentation templates. Many of them include hundreds of slides, as well as custom icons you can use.

As you will see if you visit their site, their templates are typically modern, stylish and trendy. On top of that, they are also built with PowerPoint in mind (so they actually work).

The advantage of joining Envato, with their simple $29/month fee, is that you get access to unlimited downloads from their huge selection of templates and other assets such as photographs, video and audio.

Our favorite templates that you will find on the Envato site are the templates created by designer inspirasign. Based on our research, those have been the highest quality templates built properly in PowerPoint.

Just keep in mind that each template on the Envato site is created by a different designer and will be built differently. So make sure you check the following before you use a designer’s template:

  • The color scheme – can you easily change from the original color scheme to your own?
  • The font size – is it readable?
  • Whether the icons and fonts are free, and if they come with the template.

You can see reviews of our favorite Professional PowerPoint templates on the Envato site below:

3. SlidesCarnival (free PowerPoint Templates)

While the templates offered on SlidesCarnival are free, they are much lower quality and include much fewer slides and assets than the SlideCow and Envato templates recommended above.

That said, if you aren’t ready to pay for your template (but you really should consider paying for it!), you can browse through SlidesCarnival’s site, which includes a wide variety of free professional PowerPoint templates you can download and use.

They offer professional designs that cover all styles from playful and creative, to formal and business. You’ll find that all templates are completely customizable and easy-to-edit.

However, be wary!

Most of the templates you find aren’t real PowerPoint templates in that they are not properly built-out on the slide master, and should therefore be used only for one-off situations.

To see a list of 13 other free PowerPoint templates you can find online and download, read my new template guide here.

Most of the templates you’ll find on SlidesCarvinal include:

  • 25 different slides
  • A customizable icon family with different icons and a world map (you can change sizes and colors)
  • The ability to also use it as a Google Slides theme or export to PDF, JPG, etc.
  • 16:9 screen layout
  • Free to download and use

For a detailed review of my three favorite free professional templates from SlidesCarnival, see the links below:

TemplateMonster is a large platform where designers can sell and distribute their presentation templates. Many of them include hundreds of slides, as well as custom icons you can use.

Their templates cover a wide range of styles, and many of them follow the latest design trends.

Warning: Many of the templates on this platform are not 100% real templates (read more here) as they only partially use the Slide Master the way they are supposed to. So you need to be careful when purchasing a template here.

The ones I recommend are the following 2 templates created by designer Zacomic Studios:

You can buy templates one at a time (typically around $15-20), or you can join TemplateMonster’s simple $19/month membership, which grants you access to unlimited downloads from their huge selection of templates, graphics, and web design elements.

Keep in mind that each template on the TemplateMonster site is created by a different designer and will be built differently. So make sure you check the following before you use a designer’s template:

  • The color scheme – can you easily change from the original color scheme to your own?
  • The font size – is it readable?
  • Whether the icons and fonts are free, and if they come with the template.

[Watch] Professional PowerPoint templates reviewed

You can find links to all of the templates (and breakout reviews) above, as well as a summary of each place I recommend finding templates online.

Final Thoughts

A well built PowerPoint template will save you and your team HUNDREDS of hours of frustration when building and editing slides in PowerPoint.

The key is finding a properly built and functional template (or building one from scratch for yourself). The above are our 4 favorite places that we’ve found online so far, but others do exist.

If you want to learn how to create your own PowerPoint template from scratch (so you can include anything you like in it), see my free guide here.

If you enjoyed this review, you might also enjoy our other presentation resources and training courses that you can learn about here.

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