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Beautiful, Ready-to-Use PowerPoint Shapes & Graphics (Free)

powerpoint shapesWhen you’re making high-stake presentations all year long, being able to quickly crank out quality slides without learning Photoshop, spending dozen of hours or hiring an expensive designer is a must.
Presentation graphics like shapes and icons help people of all talent ranges to create fantastic slides fast.
In today’s post, you will get access to my personal library of PowerPoint shapes and icons so you too can create attention-grabbing slides that make a great impression.
By the time you finish reading this article, you will be able to:
  • Clearly present your message, services or products
  • Breakdown ideas, points or features much more rapidly
  • And more !

Here’s a quick taste of how these custom 2D and 3D PowerPoint graphics look like (and in just a moment I’ll show you exactly how you can use them on your slides):

download these powerpoint shapes

Why you should use shapes (important notice)

There’s no point in getting these graphics if you don’t know how to use them in your presentations. So we’ll first get to the benefits of using these shapes in your slides.
When it comes to catching people’s attention while building slide decks, there is no substitute for great design.
Not sure?
Let’s imagine two scenarios.

Prospect A lands on your old, lame deck and bumps into something like that (you and I both know it could have been worse):
example of sales presentation slide
Prospect B sees a presentation that features clear content AND good design:
example of optimized sales slide
Which prospect is more likely to trust you when it comes to do business with your company?
Who’s gonna get more chances to see his message resonate across his audience?
Exactly, prospect B.

So… what’s the difference between the first slide and the second one?  Hint: two crucial components of great presentations I mentioned earlier. You’re right, content and design.
Slide 1 presents X company key services.
There are literally thousands of businesses out there obsessed with listing ALL their services.
They’re like:
“Ohhh my God did we forget anything? We really have to mention all our services, otherwise, we could miss a business opportunity. Right?”
Wrong. According to Columbia professor Sheena Iyengar, customers given too many choices are less likely to buy.
She conducted experiments that showed that people are more likely to purchase gourmet jams or chocolates when offered a limited array of 6 choices rather than a more extensive array of 24 or 30 choices.
Clearly, the excess of choice is demotivating.
For instance:
really bad example of sales slide
Needless to say this slide is a complete mess.
These guys are designers but don’t know how to design a compelling slide to get their value across? Mmmm… not a good sign.
So let’s recap what’s wrong with this:
  • Content: there’s no core message, specific benefits or examples and way too much offerings
  • Design: bad use of slide’s real estate (too much text, not enough blank space)
  • If I’m a prospective customer, here’s what’s likely to happen: I am going to get to read the slide before starting to feel confused about what’s offered. And I’ll start thinking… Mmmm… I don’t really understand how these things work and how they could benefit my company“.

Examples on how to use these PowerPoint shapes

solid shapes for ppt

So, what is changing?
  • A clear core message and value proposition: “We help you get more sales and stand out from the competition”.
  • 3 key offerings backed up with concrete benefits: web design (make you more money), SEO (explode your traffic), social media marketing, etc.
  • Optimized slide design: 3 colors (black, orange, blue), blank space (bottom-left and up-right)
data visualization slide
Note: Based on Airbnb’s first pitch deck “market size” slide.
3d shapes powerpoint
• free powerpoint shapes
Click here to download these free PowerPoint graphics

Additional resources

PPTPOP’s best resources: a hand-curated list of articles, freebies, templates, and life-changing resources that will help you become a better you, faster than anyone else.
Dramatically improve your presentation skills: 50 proven ways to build effective presentation skills. If you have to read only one piece of content related to presentations, read this one.
Hope you liked and learned !

How to design a gorgeous, world-class presentation without having to spend your whole weekend on it…

When you’re having high-stake meetings all year long, being able to quickly crank out quality presentations without learning Photoshop or hiring an expensive designer is a must.
Presentation templates help people of all talent ranges to create fantastic presentations fast.
Don’t take my word for it, judge by yourself instead:

300+ unique, ready-to-be-edited slides
2,500+ Royalty-free vector icons
Dozen of charts and graphs
Fully-editable elements (change colors and sizes without losing quality)
And so much more!
And you can get them for the price of a movie ticket (yes, really).
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