We have all seen PowerPoint presentations that are really awful, boring and will put anyone to sleep. They have text so small that even a magnifying glass would not help or visuals that have you scratching your head, wondering what they were trying to say. But done right, PowerPoint presentations can be stunning, interactive, and engaging.
Ever stare at a blank page and have no ideas on where to start? Looking for inspiration? Any idea to get those creative juices flowing? Just browse LinkedIn’s SlideShare’s catalog of well-done presentations and see for yourself
Here are few of my favorites on SlideShare – I created a catalog to share.
It is not just about the visuals. You have to consider content, typeface, and PowerPoint features that can deliver your content message. Learn from them and you will be on your way to making amazing PowerPoint presentations.
I also have my favorites on SlideShare including Empowered Presentations (Cory Jim), Ethos 3, Damon Nofar, Eugene Cheng, and Peter Zvirinsky of InfoDiagram.com. They all have more slide decks to view for inspiration. Don’t forget to check them out. I have included their catalog pages with each of their slide inspirations below.
I love the impact of these visuals as well as the content. This is one of my personal favorites. Presentation design is not what Eric Pesik does for a living but he is a speaker and he does it well for an attorney and a compliance officer. He has other presentations uploaded but this one is the star visually. Find Eric on Twitter
Joseph GelmanJoseph Gelman did a good job of laying out the basics in this crash course. Great to share with someone getting started with PowerPoint. Find Joe on Twitter
Cory Jim and Empowered Presentations are the ones to follow on SlideShare. They are innovative, creative, memorable, and impressive. This is just a sample of their work. And a great example of personal branding.
Connect with Emiland on Twitter
Damon Nofar is very talented and has great content. This is just one example.
Connect with Damon on Twitter or SlideShare.
Eugene Cheng is one of my favorites. He has great slide decks that really work across multiple disciplines. Connect with him on Twitter or SlideShare.
Infographics Shapes and Diagrams: Part 1 – Lists
His SlideShare catalog also has other slide decks which are worth reviewing. Connect with Peter on Twitter or on SlideShare
Based on his best-selling book, Carmine Gallo (Twitter) shares this slide deck as an example of how to translate content messaging from one audience to another.
Melissa Milloway, MSIT is an online learning and training expert. This is just a sample of her course content. Connect with her at http://melslearninglab.com/.
Bright Carbon is always publishing fresh content. They have a number of slide decks worth reviewing. This is just one.
This is a different approach to presentations and a good example of including an event or conference as a content driver. Jeffrey Stevens is a web designer with a good eye. Connect with him on Twitter.
7 PowerPoint Design Hacks (Clariant Creative Agency)
PowerPoint Tips: Utilizing the Cropping Tool (Al Bonner)
Storytelling is a hot trend in 2016 – Are you guilty of making any of these mistakes? Ethos3 shares some great tips.
Eugene Cheng and High Spark Presentation and Design collaborated on this deck. It is well done. You can also see other slide decks they have created with Eugene and others such as Slide Comet by connecting with them on Twitter or SlideShare.
In summary, SlideShare offers endless possibilities for inspiration and creativity. Check it out and email me to let me know what some of your favorites are.