Lemme guess: you are looking for the best PowerPoint presentations to inspire you.
You know, the ones that’ll get your creative juices flowing and break out of your comfort zone.
The ones that will:
Give you ass-kicking PowerPoint design ideas, tips and resources
Teach you the fundamentals of marketing so you can bring more sales to your business
Help you become smarter, or more productive, in just a few minutes
I searched high and low to provide you with a stellar, rock-solid list of the best PowerPoint presentations. These decks have been selected according to three key criteria:
Clarity: presentations must be clearly structured, easy to get through and understandable
Quality: SlideShare is loaded with beautifully-designed decks that fail in providing users useful content. When I searched for the most popular SlideShare presentations out there, I strictly focused on the decks that provide people with highly actionable content (AKA things you can apply right now).
Design: read, great presentation design. It’s not the first criteria, but it’s the one that wraps it all up.
Whether you’d like to jump-start your presentation skills, make more creative decks, grow your business or just become smarter, I’ve carefully picked awesome presentations that will help you grow and progress.
Below you’ll find a table of contents containing the different categories in which those presentations fall into .
Feel free to jump to a specific section.
The 40 Best PowerPoint Presentations
Here’s a selection of ass-kicking decks to help you build attention-grabbing, crisp presentations that’ll help you:
Learn essential, easy design rules you can apply to your PowerPoint deck design
My personal favorites in presentation design inspiration.
1. 8 Tips for an Awesome PowerPoint Presentation
This deck offers some simple advice on how to make your PowerPoint slides visually more engaging.
What I love about it: easy tips anyone can use to instantly build better decks.
What you will learn: the essential components of great presentation design.
2. The Ultimate Freebies Guide for Presentations
I mean, who doesn’t love free stuff?
What I love about it: a great deck that condenses the best free resources for great presentation design (includes fonts, icons, free stock photo and more).
What you will learn: the go-to websites for design beautiful presentations, even if you’re starting from scratch.
Additional freebie resources:
3. The Art of Saying No: Kenny Nguyen at TEDxLSU
Okay, it’s NOT a presentation but it’s a killer speak you must watch.
Kenny Nguyen, the CEO of Big Fish Presentations, passionately speaks about the power inherent in saying “no.” He speaks at TEDx about how “no” has affected him personally and professionally, but more importantly, how it can prepare one for the perfect time to say yes.
What I love about it: super entertaining.
What you will learn: how to entertain an audience, grab their attention and tell powerful stories that stick.
4. Quick & Dirty Tips for: Better PowerPoint Presentations Faster
If you’re getting stated with presentations, this deck wraps up the core components of great presentations.
What I love about it: crystal clear advice, well illustrated. A simple simple, concise and crisp deck that delivers its promise: help you build better presentations faster.
What you will learn: where you need to focus your attention on to become faster at building slide decks.
5. Create Icons in PowerPoint
If you’ve read this post, then you already know that icons are a great way to spice up your presentations.
What I love about it: original content and smart tips to help you build your own icons.
What you will learn: easy steps to craft customized icons for your slide decks.
What I love about it: short deck that helps you quickly improve your public speaking skills.
What you will learn: 10 easy tips to instantly look more confident when presenting in public.
10 Powerful Body Language Tips for your next Presentation from SOAP – State of the art presentations
Anderson, Chris. 2013. “How to Give a Killer Presentation”. Harvard Business Review.
Abrahams, Matt. 2014. “How to Make Unforgettable Presentations”. Stanford Business.
Side note: Presentation design made simple
Do you know how to separate yourself from the crowd to woo prospects and win them over?
I’ve selected a couple of decks that’ll help to do just that: better promote your products, create and distribute valuable, relevant and consistent content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience.
7. The 150 Most Powerful Marketing & Sales Tools
OMG I never thought anyone could do this but these guys did it.
They created a massively comprehensive list of the best online marketing and sales tools available today.
A true goldmine.
A must-have for all marketers.
What I love about it: a giant list of quality resources to use for your business
What you will learn: the best tools available online, for whatever your might need them (SEO, social media, design….)
8. Fast Track Your Content Marketing Plan
Barry Feldman has put together a great deck that breaks down the exact steps you needs to take to drive successful content marketing programs that’ll help you resonate in your market.
What I love about it: step-by-step advice, ultra specific, very well illustrated (AKA leads by example).
What you will learn: the exact steps you needs to take to explode your marketing.
9. Crap. The Content Marketing Deluge
This slide deck details the key elements of great content brands so you can build a rock-solid content marketing machine for your business.
What I love about it: it higlights the exact problems with content today (AKA me-to copy, everyone looks and talks the same)
What you will learn: why it’s crucial for your business to stand out + the principles of great content brands.
10. Driving Word of Mouth by Providing Unexpected Value
In this slide deck, Superette describes its approach to Word of Mouth Marketing:
Providing extra value where customers have low expectations.
What I love about it: great, fast way to understand the underlying problem of advertising today
What you will learn: why + how to turn happy customers into brand advocates
11. Brand New World
This deck was built by Torsten Henning Hensel. It explains you why digital marketing is different to advertising.
What I love about it: well illustrated deck that shows you why brands need to engage more with their customers.
What you will learn: what your brand needs to do to get ahead of the pack.
What I love about it: a very comprehensive, data-backed guide to email marketing.
What you will learn: how to send attention-grabbing, result-getting emails
13. Email Marketing 101: The Welcome Email
What I love about it: a very detailed deck that shows you the importance of welcome emails for your business.
What you will learn: why + how to send great welcome emails to your customers.
14. Go Viral on the Social Web: The Definitive How-To Guide!
Creating a Viral Content success story has no recipe. It has a lot of variables, not all of which can be controlled by a Brand.
This deck offers you the ideal How-To approach in creating tasteful, inspired content that will help your message stand out from the information noise on Social Web and make people eager to share it around.
What I love about it: well illustrated, clear and to the point.
What you will learn: how to turn boring into remarkable, contagious content.
15. 100 Growth Hacks 100 Days
I am a big fan of growth hacking and if you’re not one yet, here’s your chance!
Growth hacking is every strategy, every tactic, and every initiative that is attempted in the hopes of growing a business.
This deck has been built by Robin Yjord, Co-founder at UserApp. It provides you detailed, time-framed tactics you can implement right away to grow your blog, your start up, or your website.
What I love about it: step-by-step plan you can implement right now.
What you will learn: amazingly smart hacks you can use to push business growth.
These presentations help you convert more prospects, close more deals and grow your business.
(Sidenote) How to stop letting amateur slide decks wipe out your sales deals
16. People Don’t Care About Your Brand
Don’t move another muscle until this become part of your D.N.A:
They care about what you can do for them.
A classic brought to your by Slides That Rock.
What I love about it: everything you need to know about consumer’s perception.
What you will learn: how to engage with customers and get them to come back for more.
What I love about it: David Ogilvy’s best selling secrets
What you will learn: the basics of selling from one of the world’s best advertisers.
What I love about it: well structured and explained.
What you will learn: the basics of pitching your ideas (focused on UX but can applied to other industries).
What I love about it: why most sales pitches don’t work
What you will learn: how to fix it
21. How to Pitch B2B
This aesthetic deck is also brought to you by Slides That Rock.
What I love about it: how to pitch in a nutshell. Great guide to help deliver a winning sales pitch
What you will learn: the essential components of effective sales pitches
Brought to you by growth marketing advisor and speaker Angie Schottmuller.
What I love about it: very comprehensive, lots of examples.
What you will learn: in-deep social proof strategies to use on your landing page
23. The Anatomy of a High Converting eCommerce Product Page
This deck is brought to you by LemonStand.
It only integrate 10 slides but goes straight to the essential.
What I love about it: straightforward, to the point (AKA how to create a product page that converts well)
What you will learn: how to improve your copy, value proposition and sales messaging.
Additional sales resources:
Laja, Peep. 2012. Useful Value Proposition Examples (and How to Create a Good One). Conversion XL.
Flynn, Pat and Port, Michael. 2014. Booking Yourself Solid: The Sales Process, Pricing and More with Michael Port (Podcast).
Halpern, Derek. 5 Psychological Master Keys That Will Open The Doors to More Sales. Social Triggers.
If you’re interested in learning more about highly effective tactics that’ll skyrocket your business, check out these knowledge bombs:
Patel, Neil and Aragon, Kathryn. The Advanced Guide to Content Marketing.
Patel, Neil and Puri, Ritika. “Launch Your Social Strategy”. The Beginners Guide to Online Marketing (Chapter 12).
McGrath, Bryden. “7 Ways to Improve Your Social Media Engagement”. Social Media Examiner.
Neil Patel and Bronson, Taylor. The Definitive Guide to Growth Hacking.
Copywriting is about getting information into someone’s brain that gets them hungry to buy.
What makes copywriting so powerful is the incredible number of things you can do with it: write a sales page for your site, craft emails, about pages, presentations for prospects, investors, or even put together solid video scripts…
All of these are literally made of… words.
Those who master the power of copywriting know how to use the right words to rouse interest, crush objections, activate the purchasing triggers of their target customers.
What I love about it: copywriting in a nutshell + real-world examples.
What you will learn: things to do and avoid when writing copy for you web pages.
What I love about it: actionable advice + REAL examples.
What you will learn: hpow to write attention-grabbing copy for your social media posts.
How To Write a Good Advertisement (step-by-step guide)
Put together by Alexander Osterwalder, the author of Business Model Generation and Godfather of Business Model Canvas.
What I love about it: very well explained, interesting (it’s a 156-slide deck so yes, interesting is definetely a strenght here!)
What you will learn: the different types of innovations, benefits, and real-world applications.
What I love about it: great use of storytelling.
What you will learn: how to reinvente your business model.
28. 10 Disruptive Quotes for Entrepreneurs
This beautiful deck was built by Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist of Apple, co-founder of Alltop and managing director at Garage Technology Ventures.
What I love about it: super inspiring.
What you will learn: how to see things with a different perspective and, hopefully, shift your mindset.
29. The Sharing Economy
30. 26 Top Crowdfunding Sites
This infographic presents you 26 crowd fundings sites with all the details so you can chose wisely what’s best for you to raise money, whether you’re a startup, a small business or a charitable cause.
What I love about it: super comprehensive guide resourceful
What you will learn: the differences and essential details between different crowd funding sites so you can choose wisely.
31. How To Assemble a High Converting eBook
What I love about it: ultra specific, to the point.
What you will learn: the key steps you need to take to build an eBook that sells.
If you wanna dig deeper on the eBook topic, here’s a great guide written by Pat Flynn.
The best business podcasts:
If you’re wondering what persuades an investor to write a check for an entrepreneur’s raw idea, check out my favorite list of some of the best pitch decks ever.
32. Airbnb First Pitch Deck
Wondering how Airbnb raised money back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental company?
Check out their first deck right here:
What I love about it: It’s not sophisticated, it’s not very well designed but it’s DARN EFFECTIVE. Nothing is missing, literally.
What you will learn: the exact structure to use to build a powerful pitch deck.
33. Blablacar Pitch Deck
BlaBlaCar is a the world’s largest long-distance ride-sharing community.
Simply said, they connect drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey (and get a cut out of it, like Airbnb).
In 2015, the startup was valued $1.6 billion.
What I love about it: it’s very easy to understand what it’s all about
What you will learn: how to say more with less (10 slides to present your company’s business model and get investor to fund you)
34. Buffer Pitch Deck
Buffer helps you manage your social media accounts in one place with intuitive scheduling & analytics.
They used this slide deck to raise half a million bucks:
What I love about it: Buffer guys explain exactly how their solution offers an outcome (AKA use social media to drive traffic)
What you will learn: how they pitched their business model to raise half a million bucks
35. MOZ Pitch Deck
Moz (previously SEOmoz) offers SEO software and tools to help you improve your online visibility.
What I love about it: OK, OK the design of the deck is pretty bad BUT… that’s not why it’s been featured here. MOZ is crystal-clear on who his customer targets are and how he’s serving them.
What you will learn: a few things about SEO and online marketing I presume 🙂
36. YouTube Pitch Deck
What I love about it: the deck is accurately identifying the problems behind video industry.
What you will learn: a few things about SEO and online marketing I presume 🙂
Sales Presentation Blueprint (Infographic + Step-by-Step Guide)
50 Ways to Boost Your Presentation Skills (Infographic)
Are you looking to deliver an amazing investor pitch?
37. The 10 Timeless Productivity Hacks
Bernard Marr from Advanced Performance Institute presents 10 bold, easy productivity hacks that’ll make you more effective today. Simple and actionable.
What I love about it: timeless, use it today or in 20 years.
What you will learn: specific hacks to help you become more effective.
What I love about it: simple, actionable advice
What you will learn: how to become more productive, duh
I hope you’ve liked and learn ed from this handpicked selection of the best PowerPoint presentations available online!
Is that it? Hell no !