Formal Powerpoint Templates and Google Slides Themes

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Build an Empire With Free Formal Slide Templates

Enough dreaming–time to formalize your plans. Kick off the process with a slideshow from this formal PowerPoint template collection, ideal for students, artists, business owners, teachers, course creators, coaches, and other professionals. No matter your background or industry, formalizing your plans is easy when you have the right options laid out in front of you. Find themes for formal law and justice slideshows, formal research presentations, minimal style slideshows, pitch decks, corporate business, startups, professional artists, and more. Once you’ve set your sights on a theme, you can download any of these templates in Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Canva. In any format, lean on Canva’s intuitive editor for extra support.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between a formal and informal presentation?

Formal presentations are more “sage on the stage” style, with a presenter or team of presenters sharing information to an audience. Informal presentations, by contrast, are about collaboration and conversation. A presenter shares information but also listens for a reaction from the audience and guides a discussion so that audience members are involved.

What to include in a formal presentation?

Depending on your topic and presentation needs, your formal presentation template may include the following slides:

  • Title or intro slide: who are you?
  • Overview slide: what’s your product or project?
  • Strategy slide: how will you reach your goals?
  • Timeline: when, where, and how?
  • Call to action: how can your audience help?

How to make a good formal presentation?

Your presentation goals are unique to you, but here are a few tips for making a formal slideshow:

  • Storytelling: make it relatable
  • Interactive elements: keep it engaging
  • Visual aids: help people see the road ahead
  • Clear steps: outline milestones, tasks, and phases
  • Tie in metrics: staying on the right track
  • Powerful quotes: motivate your audience