If you are working in a corporate position and you have never had PowerPoint templates that you could draw from before you may not be able to realize how life-changing having templates can be. While creating a presentation from start can be oddly satisfying by the end of it, it is also time-consuming, and often times if many different members of your team make their own presentations, you will notice that those presentations look nothing alike. This sort of work is not conducive to producing and retaining a brand image and it will make your company look far more disorganized to the outside world. This is why is a good idea to consider creating a portfolio of PowerPoint templates that you and your team members can easily use to create presentations for your company.
So, what are the reasons for creating a PowerPoint template you may wonder? The answer to that question is that the benefits are many, but the four most important ones are consistency, efficiency, branding, and ease of use. Those four together make up the pillars of having templates that you can use, and once you make the move and stop creating presentations from scratch, you will most likely never want to go back.
- Consistency: Having several different people create different PowerPoint presentations can lead to a lot of inconsistencies in the use of fonts, layouts, and colors. Overall, the style of the presentations created may end up being completely different, and in the long run that could mean that different clients get varied ideas about what your company and its brand identity look like. These inconsistencies could do more harm than good and are one of the main reasons to use a template.
- Efficiency: Creating PowerPoint presentations can be very time-consuming for the team members involved in the creation of these presentations. Having templates can greatly reduce the amount of time you spent on making presentations as the only thing you will need to consider is the content that will go on the presentation, rather than also having to worry about the stylistic choices for it.
- Branding: Your brand’s identity is one of the most important aspects of its public image. When approaching new clients, or creating a presentation for your company you want to ensure that that brand identity is consistently visible in every PowerPoint presentation. By having templates, you can ensure that your entire team will be using presentations that represent your brand identity in the best possible way.
- Ease of use: Part of the reason that having templates is so efficient is that they tend to be extremely easy to use. Everything is pre-formatted and you will not need to spend anytime formatting templates, changing fonts or colors, or double-checking that the presentation that you have created is consistent throughout. This ease of use makes templates a winning tool for every company.