If you’re familiar with the program PowerPoint, you have probably heard of a PowerPoint template sometime. What exactly is a PowerPoint template and when do you or don’t you use it?
What is a template?
You can compare a template with a mould: you have pre-formed object that you can fill with whatever you want, but the shape remains the same. That is how it works with a PowerPoint template, too. You can create a template in your own/company’s branding and add in a couple of elements that you want to appear during every presentation. Also, you can ground the structure of the presentation in a template.
Why use a PowerPoint template?
With PowerPoint, you can create a one-time PowerPoint presentation, but when you regularly give presentation – e.g. for your work – it is way easier if you don’t have to create a new presentation every time. Also, it is important for all presentations to have the same look and feel, whatever their subject is. By developing a PowerPoint template, you can make sure that, despite who is creating/giving the presentation, the branding of the company is clear. Also, it saves an enormous amount of time to work with an existing template instead of creating a whole new presentation. So, enough advantages for working with a PowerPoint template!