Microsoft developed PowerPoint back in 1987 and, to this day, the software remains one of the most commonly used presentation design tools around the world.
Businesses stand to gain a lot by utilizing this presentation design platform. After all, businesses use presentations in various capacities ranging from reporting on data, proposals, onboarding, and more. If your business isn’t using PowerPoint, it should be.
Still, many business owners and decision-makers in companies will attest that they don’t have time for PowerPoint. The software has become so advanced and boasts so many features that, at this point, companies struggle to find (or make) the time to learn the tool and utilize it.
The good news is that businesses don’t need to learn how to use PowerPoint to benefit from it. Professional PowerPoint designers specialize in the software and have developed best practices to create engaging, consistent and informative slide decks.
Your business should be using PowerPoint to improve its workflows, productivity and more—and a professional designer can help you do this:
A good presentation design agency will help your business to streamline presentation design and other processes by not only taking work off of your hands but by providing you with assets like a custom template.
Stinson Design, for example, designs custom templates with slide layouts that accommodate different types (and sizes) of content. A custom template will contain layouts for text, data, images and other types of content – including made-for-order infographics. You can visit Stinson Design to learn more about the agency’s professional PowerPoint template design services.
When equipped with a custom PowerPoint template, your business can create countless presentations that maintain continuity in branding and messaging.
Improve Training & Onboarding
According to the Harvard Business Review, businesses that maintain a standardized onboarding process experience 62 per cent greater productivity from new hires, as well as 50 per cent more retention of new hires.
Professionally designed PowerPoints are ideal for training and onboarding because they are easy to share and collaborate on. A design agency can either equip you with a PowerPoint training document or provide you with a training template you can adjust and change over time. This can also act as a useful resource for employees to refer to in the future.
Similarly, professional slide decks can be a gamechanger in the process of onboarding clients. Custom templates make it easy to sub in client-specific information and maintain consistent branding so that clients have the necessary information on what to deliverables to expect while also getting the insights of their campaign.
Share and Report on Data
Even though the brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than they do text, it can be hard for a business to turn their numerical data into a visual asset. PowerPoint and professional slide deck designers make it easy to share this data in a way that is organized and easy to understand.
Businesses that often share and report on data can benefit from PowerPoint templates that make it easy to sub in new information. Fortunately, professional PowerPoint designers have both the resources and the time to create visual assets to represent data, whether you want charts or graphs.
PowerPoint presentations can be saved in various file types and are easy to share across platforms like email or workplace messaging systems like Slack and Zoho. This shareability also makes PowerPoint ideal for creating proposals and other assets that are to be shared either internally between team members or externally with clients or investors.