In this post, you'll learn about our three 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, you are missing out.
PowerPoint templates allow you to quickly create professional presentations based on your company's theme colors, fonts, etc.
The question is, if you don't currently have a good one, where do you start?
The default templates you get with PowerPoint are neither attractive, nor are they unique.
As such, if you are trying to standout in today’s cut-throat business world, they often aren't the best templates to use. It's better to find a customized template that meets your specific needs.
To save you the trouble of combing the web for great places to find professional templates, we've boiled down our favorite templates and websites and why we recommend them.
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To learn how to build your own custom PowerPoint template from scratch (so you can include whatever you need in it), see our detailed guide here.
Note: This post contains some affiliate links. By buying templates through these links we may make a small commission (which we are very grateful for!) at no extra cost to you.
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 PowerPoint templates from SlideCow below:
Envato 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.
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 at Slide Cow and Envato.
That said, if you aren’t ready to pay for your template (but you really should consider paying for it!), take a browse through SlidesCarnival’s templates.
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 them aren't real PowerPoint templates, and should therefore be used only for one-off situations.
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.
For detailed reviews of our favorite templates from SlidesCarnival, see the links below:
A well built 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.
The above are our 3 favorite places that we've found online so far, but others do exist.
If you enjoyed this review, you might also enjoy our other presentation resources and training courses that you can learn about here.