Don’t wait for presentation inspiration to kick in – find it!

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We have all been there. Even the most creative ones. Stuck.

Sitting and waiting for presentation inspiration to kick in. Sometimes it comes easily, but sometimes it is a great struggle.

Fortunately, you can escape that creative dead end. One of the best ways to do that is to get inspired by others. And I do not mean copying somebody’s work. I mean browsing, looking and researching what others have done and getting inspired by that. Then you can use that inspiration in your own work in your own way. As Picasso said it: ”True artists don´t copy, they steal.”

Find your presentation inspiration

When speaking about presentations and inspiration in the same sentence, there are many great places to find inspiration.

SlideShare’s Presentation and Public Speaking section

SlideShare is filled up with presentations, so it is not a surprise that it is a great place to find inspiration for your next presentation design. I think the best section to find inspiration for your presentation is the Presentations and Public Speaking section.

SlideShare - Where to find presentation inspiration


In addition to multiple how to guides, in Presentations and Public Speaking section you can find great presentation design examples. The presentations are often designed by presentation design experts, so they are usually very good and a great source for inspiration.

Here are few examples of a great presentation that can help you find your presentation inspiration:

The Secrets of Delivering Impacftul Presentations by us


7 Tips to Beautiful PowerPoint by Eugene Cheng


5 Tips For Better Typography In Your Slides by Damon Nofar


Sharpen your point by Gavin McMahon



Because Pinterest is based on all things beautiful, it is very good place to find inspiration for visually powerful presentations. In Pinterest you can find photos, infographics, presentations and more. For example, using search phrase “Presentation Design” you can find multiple presentation designs, templates and guides.

Check out Timo’s Presentation Ideas board. That is one of the boards in Pinterest where you can find great inspiration for your presentation.

Pinterest - Where to find presentation inspiration


Note & Point

Note & Point is a gallery, that wants to help you to create better Keynote and PowerPoint presentations. Here you can find examples of great presentation designs and get inspired by them.

And here are few our favorite presentation inspiration sources from Note & Point:

The Quotable Pope by Edahn Small

The quotable Pope


Online Advertising Made Simple by Ina Murdock

Online Advertising Made Simple



Pitchenvy is a gallery that showcases various startup pitch decks and it contains startup pitches all over the world. If you are planning a pitch deck, this is the place to go to find inspiration. Most of the startups, that you can find on Pitchenvy,  have already been funded. So these startup pitch decks probably work.  You can find pitch decks from startups such like Buffer, Airbnb, Foursquare and WayGo.

Pitchenvy - Where to find presentation inspiration


Ads of the World

Ads of the World is a advertising archive and it is a great place to find inspiration for visual communication. Here you can fin most popular ads of the week, month, quarter and year. You can also browse advertisements by you favorite brand and get inspired by them.

AdsOfTheWorld - Where to find presentation inspiration


If you are starting to design your next presentation, you might find these articles useful as well:


Meri-Tuuli Nevala

Meri-Tuuli on Havainin inbound strategist ja digitaalisen median osaaja. Koulutukseltaan hän on FM Informaatiotutimuksen ja interaktiivisen median alalta. Meri-Tuulin intohimona on käytettävyys, hakukoneoptimointi ja analytiikka sekä erilaiset tekniset ratkaisut ja integraatiot. Käyttäjä- ja teknologiaorientituneella otteellaan Meri-Tuuli tuottaa toimivia ja tehokkaita sisältöjä ja ratkaisuja asiakkaiden markkinointikampanjoihin. Twitter: MeriTuuliNevala LinkedIn: Meri-Tuuli Nevala

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