17 Examples of Great Presentation Design

by Kipp Bodnar

Date

May 26, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Last week we shared 10 rules to help instantly improve your presentations. While readers mostly agreed with the rules, they requested some examples of well-designed slides, so Dan and I did some digging.  We gathered some of the best examples of slides and presentation design to help provide a clear picture of what great presentation design is and isn't.

Garr Reynolds, author of Presentation Zen, has become known for his well-designed presentations. His books and presentations have helped him become one of the most noted experts on presentation design. Here are a few sample slides from Garr that demonstrate  great before-and-after slides along with some of the best slides from his presentations.

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Steve Jobs is one of the best presenters in the world. Presenters envy his presentation skills and his clean and near-perfectly designed slides. BusinessWeek columnist Carmine Gallo has created a well-designed deck about the presentation secrets of Steve Jobs. Use this as an example of good slide design as well as great presentation lessons.
 

Great presentations can be about anything. The winners of SlideShare's World's Best Presentation Contest demonstrate this well...

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Great slides don't have to be only about images and fancy gradients. Sometimes great slides can be only text. This presentation serves as a good example of how typefaces and colors can make text visual.
 
 
Great slides are only effective if coupled with a great presentation. The following presentation examples from TED show great slides combined with good presenting tactics and speaker timing. Check out these videos for examples of great slides.
 
At HubSpot, we are always working to make are presentations better. Here are a couple of examples of what we think are some well-designed presentations of our own.

What do you think makes a great slide design?

 

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