Are you looking for the best free PowerPoint templates?
After a quick Google search, you may have been overwhelmed with all your choices -- and too short on time to check them all out.
Fortunately, today’s guide will help you find the right template to suit your every need.
We’ve rounded up a healthy mix of templates that can be used for both personal and professional presentations so there’s something for everyone.
Plus, since we’ve broken down our list of templates into smaller categories, you can quickly scan each section for only the ones you need right now and save even more time:
- Business PowerPoint templates
- Charts PowerPoint templates
- Industry-specific PowerPoint templates
- Construction and architecture PowerPoint templates
- Health and nutrition PowerPoint templates
- Food PowerPoint templates
- Science and technology PowerPoint templates
- Medical PowerPoint templates
- Education-based PowerPoint templates
- Imagery-based PowerPoint templates
- Modern PowerPoint templates
- Nature PowerPoint templates
- Animal PowerPoint templates
- Christmas PowerPoint templates
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To start, let’s jump right into free PowerPoint templates for businesses.
Free PowerPoint templates for business
These are the best free PowerPoint templates for your business:
1. Business sales PowerPoint template
This business sales presentation template is sure to make an impact, featuring a stunning glass building on the title slide. This template includes slides for the benefits of your product or service, costs, and business opportunities to make it easy to plug in your own content and go.
2. Grant proposal PowerPoint template
This grant proposal template has an eye-catching design and is laid out for you with slides on the project objectives, timeline, and an organizational chart, to help you wow at your next presentation.
3. Corporate PowerPoint template
If you are presenting to corporate clients or investors, you need a template as polished as your pitch. The big typography and image showcase slides in this Nowco corporate template by Kata Ragasits at Slideist will give your message a professional boost.
4. Finance PowerPoint template
This numbers-centric Balthasar template sets the scene for any finance related presentation, suitable for accounting, banking, economics or even if you’re just reporting on your department’s budget.
5. Status report PowerPoint template
To keep your project on track and make sure everyone is in the loop, use this status report template. Use it to communicate the project status, progress, and deliverables with everyone involved.
6. Company profile PowerPoint template
The beautifully designed Polaris company profile template by Jun Akizaki is ideal to showcase your company philosophy, team, and products and services to potential customers or investors.
7. Business plan PowerPoint template
Before you spend hours trying to create a business plan from scratch, use this done-for-you and super professional-looking template instead.
8. Sales report PowerPoint template
Need an update on where your sales team stands? This sales report template can be used to give you a quick snapshot and a better picture via the monthly overview.
9. Pitch deck PowerPoint template
Getting your startup off the ground is no easy feat -- and there’s certainly already enough on your plate. So use this pitch deck template to start your business off on the right foot.
10. Teamwork PowerPoint template
This teamwork PowerPoint template can help organize your team’s projects so they’re always easy to follow.
Plus, it also gives you step-by-step instructions on the template itself so you’ll know exactly what needs to go where.
This saves you time and potential headaches from trying to figure out where everything goes on your own.
11. Resume PowerPoint template
When it comes to job applications, it’s a must to stand out from the crowd. This resume PowerPoint template by Slideist will help you do just that. If your resume needs to be in document format, simply export as a PDF once you’ve customized it.
Need to create a chart? Use these PowerPoint templates
Sometimes a visual representation is stronger than words and numbers combined. So when you need a chart, these templates are all go-to's:
12. Flowchart PowerPoint template
Need to make a flowchart that looks professional and isn’t too hard to use?
Try this free template and you’ll have just that.
13. Pie chart PowerPoint template
And if a flow chart won’t work for your needs, but a pie chart might, this PowerPoint template has you covered.
Within a few minutes, you’ll have a customized pie chart sure to impress any audience -- and you won’t have to spend too much time to do so.
14. Gantt chart PowerPoint template
This Gantt chart template makes it easy to add your project milestones and tasks to give everyone an overview of your project’s timeline. The next batch of templates is laser-focused for certain industries specifically.
Industry-specific PowerPoint templates
While the first set of templates can work for any business, this next set has been fine-tuned to deliver exactly what its respective industry demands:
15. Real estate PowerPoint template
Use this real estate PowerPoint template to explain to potential clients why they should go with you and your agency.
You can highlight your biggest achievements and share how your team goes the extra mile for their clients.
16. Cryptocurrency PowerPoint template
Even more time-consuming (and way less interesting) than explaining cryptocurrency, if you’re in need of a presentation to describe why you’re the best candidate to manage cryptocurrency for your clients, this free Bitcoin template is right up your alley.
You can also use this template to educate potential investors who may be new to this sort of currency and teach them how to get started.
17. Coffee-centric PowerPoint template
Whether you’re reaching out to potential coffee bean growers or you’re going directly to the coffee houses themselves, this template helps your brand show off their professional and trustworthy side.
Not only that, because it’s so coffee-specific, it will come across as a custom-design instead of a free template you got off the internet.
18. Eco-friendly PowerPoint template
You’ll give the same brand-specific appearance with this eco-friendly PowerPoint template.
Thanks to its clean, simple design, any business geared toward a natural lifestyle can benefit from using it.
So, for example, whether you’re a spa owner or you’ve created your own all-natural and organic skincare line, this template gives off eco-friendly vibes people will want to invest in.
The next batch of PowerPoint templates does the heavy lifting for many in the construction industry.
PowerPoint templates for construction and architecture
Use these templates in your business and you’ll save both time and money:
19. Building wireframe PowerPoint template
If you’re an architect, engineer, or project planner, this blue and white building wireframe template might be just the ticket for presentations about your projects being planned or in development.
20. Construction PowerPoint template
Any good construction company knows that before you break ground, you need to come up with a solid building plan first. This construction template by Prezentr can be used to show potential investors what your renovation timeline looks like, or help your team understand what needs to be done and who’s responsible for those tasks.
21. Roadwork PowerPoint template
If your business is responsible for surveying or road construction, this PowerPoint template is better suited for your needs.
22. City sketch PowerPoint template
The design of this city sketch template may appeal to architects, graphic designers or illustrators. The slide deck includes ready-made charts and tables for you to easily insert your data.
The next set of PowerPoint templates is perfect for anyone in the health and wellness space.
Free health and nutrition PowerPoint templates
Use these templates to give off a healthy first impression.
23. Vital signs PowerPoint template
Whether you’re in the medical field, pharmaceuticals, or the fitness industry, this Slidehunter animated vital signs template can breathe life into your presentation. The neon heart rate is animated to pulse across the slides just like on a real monitor.
24. Fresh fruit PowerPoint template
If you’re in the nutrition space, that medical template gives the opposite impression of your more holistic approach. That’s why this fresh watermelon template is a better option for you.
Use it to share your client’s meal plan or to explain how your practice is different. Either way, the juicy colors will make your information stand out.
25. Fitness PowerPoint template
This fitness template is perfect for a personal trainer, fitness instructor or gym owner. You can outline your clients' workout plan and schedule, or use it to document their progress towards their fitness goals.
Now let’s move on to free professional PowerPoint templates for the science and technology sector.
Science and technology PowerPoint templates
If you’re in one of these industries, time spent on templates means time wasted on other important tasks -- such as discovering or creating the next big breakthrough.
So don’t even experiment with others; use these free templates and save yourself tons of time.
26. Space-specific PowerPoint template
This 3D space-themed PowerPoint template is perfect for readers entering the space technology realm. With a bold image of the Hubble telescope, your presentation will leave a lasting impression of all your potential.
27. Science project PowerPoint template
This science project template is structured with everything laid out for you. You can simply fill in the details of your hypothesis, materials, and observations and you’re good to go. It features a sleek, dark theme and widescreen 16:9 format.
28. Virtual reality PowerPoint template
Just like cryptocurrency, virtual reality is on the rise. And if that’s the industry you’re in, this free PowerPoint template by Prezentr can help you make a bold statement in that space.
29. Artificial intelligence PowerPoint template
Artificial intelligence is a booming industry. Use this futuristic template by Prezentr for your next AI related presentation.
Let’s go back to school with our next set of PowerPoint templates.
Education-based PowerPoint templates
These templates work well for both administrative teams at schools, teachers, PTA staff, and students.
30. Ecology PowerPoint template
This versatile educational template can be used by teachers or students for geography, biology and other environmental related presentations.
31. Colored pencils PowerPoint template
It doesn’t matter if you’re an educator trying to reach your students or you’re conveying a message to parents, this school-themed PowerPoint template will capture your audience’s attention fast.
You can also use this template as a student. This template shows you did more than the minimum on your homework assignment and cared about your presentation’s appearance.
32. Theater PowerPoint template
For theaters and theater clubs, when it comes time to raise awareness and fundraising dollars, this Slidehunter theater template will give you everything you need to make an artful impression.
You can also use it to display your cast list, upcoming shows, and any other key pieces of information.
33. Classroom timer PowerPoint template
Perfect for teachers, this animated hourglass timer template is a fun way to motivate your students to complete their activities within the time limit you set.
34. Notebook PowerPoint template
This notebook template can be used to present assignments and projects in a creative way.
The next set of templates is perfect for bringing out your inner photographer.
Imagery-based PowerPoint templates
These photographic templates combine simplicity with bold imagery to make your text shine.
35. Cherry blossom PowerPoint template
If you’re a florist, event planner, or just looking for something soft and dreamy, this cherry blossom template is just the ticket to help create a stunning presentation.
36. Sailboat PowerPoint template
Use this sailboat template to conjure up thoughts of sun-soaked beach vacations for your audience.
37. Cactus design PowerPoint template
This cactus template is perfect for botany students and businesses making presentations about the desert or the American southwest. Its cool, pleasing colors also make an interesting backdrop
38. Desert design PowerPoint template
And if you’re looking for that same desert-type feel but the blue of the previous template clashes with your brand’s logo, use this PowerPoint template instead.
The fiery reds and deep orange colors give off a completely different vibe than those cactus designs but deliver the same high impact.
39. Cloud PowerPoint template
This light and airy cloud background template is perfect for science presentations, nature conservation groups, and businesses related to sleep, weather, and so much more.
40. Cityscape views PowerPoint template
This modern template gives you a worm’s eye view of a beautiful downtown cityscape.
And with the blue and white color scheme, your presentation will look as crisp as the skyscrapers in the background
41. Sunflower PowerPoint template
If the blue and white colors in that cityscape template are a little bland for your liking, consider using this bright sunflower one instead.
The bold orange and yellow colors will keep your audience awake and energized, but since it’s also paired with a softer white background, your information won’t get lost in the brightness.
42. The Fisherman PowerPoint template
This fisherman PowerPoint template uses the same strategy as the sunflower one: striking imagery against a white or muted background.
Though the imagery is softer in color this time, it’s still a bold and eye-catching sight to see. And thanks to the white balance, it doesn’t compete with your information.
Rather, each compliments the other.
Modern design PowerPoint templates
The next group of templates uses modern designs, many of which are illustrated, to give a polished and sophisticated feel to your presentations.
43. Thaliard PowerPoint template
For readers with data-heavy presentations, this Thaliard PowerPoint template is for you.
With several slide layouts to choose from, you can display your data and statistics in a way that’s engaging instead of overwhelming.
44. Feminine flair PowerPoint template
This fun and feminine PowerPoint template balances a handwritten-style font with a light and airy color palette in millennial pink to create a classically beautiful design for the modern gal.
45. Brushstrokes PowerPoint template - pink
This brush strokes PowerPoint template features an abstract design in hues of pink, purple and blue.
46. Brushstrokes PowerPoint template - green
Similar to the above but using a cool color palette of seafoam greens and blues, this brush strokes template is sure to make a statement.
47. Modern and simple PowerPoint template
The next free PowerPoint template is gender-neutral when it comes to the color palette, but that doesn’t mean it’s boring. With brightly colored pixels and squares, you’ll have a professional template with a bit of personality perfect for the boardroom.
48. Nature PowerPoint template
This eye-catching template features a modern, flat design of rolling hills and trees. Use it as the backdrop of your next environmentally friendly presentation.
49. Dark nature PowerPoint template
A twist on the above template, this dark-themed nature template gives you a muted, classic option if you prefer something less bright.
50. Color radial PowerPoint template
This template is not for the shy or timid since it will get your presentation noticed. With bright, vibrant pinks, oranges, and greens, your intel is sure to stand out.
51. Bright colored PowerPoint template
And if the bright colors in the previous template are too much for you, this template may be a better option.
With its soft yellow color and its use of retro shapes in vintage colors, you wind up with a light, fun presentation suitable for most applications.
52. Flow PowerPoint template
Now if bright colors are not what you’re looking for, this cool and serene flow design has your name on it.
With pastel colors and a light gray background, this one won’t call too much attention to itself yet you’ll still be able to get your message across loud and clear.
53. Gold sparkle PowerPoint template
This gold sparkle PowerPoint template is great for creating a simple design that focuses on your information.
Since the “sparkles” in the background are blurred out, the attention is focused solely on your words, not the imagery.
54. Blue sparkle PowerPoint template
And the same thing happens with this blue alternative template -- all eyes get directed to the content, which doesn’t compete with the background.
If you’re making a presentation in a room with difficult lighting, this blue sparkle may be easier to read than the gold one before it. Since the background is a dark navy color, the white text will pop and be clearer to see.
55. Blue gradient PowerPoint template
This free template by Daniela Trony features a blue gradient theme throughout, with plenty of opportunities to display your Instagram worthy photos. This template is perfect for presentations where you want your images to speak more than words.
56. Bubbler PowerPoint template
This free template by Showeet features a modern design and a custom color scheme. The template comes with 22 slides and a "set of ready-to-use examples".
57. Botanical PowerPoint template
A sight for sore eyes – this botanical-themed template from Slidescarnival is ideal for presentations on gardening, fashion, or decoration. The fully editable template deck comes with 25 different slides and 80 different icons.
Travel related PowerPoint templates
These next templates are ideal for anyone presenting on the topics of travel or globalization.
58. Travel PowerPoint template
Whether you’re promoting tourism locally or abroad or sharing your latest trip with your family and friends, this travel template has everything you need to make a standout presentation.
59. Travel brochure PowerPoint template
If you’re a travel agent, use this red and blue brochure template to showcase your destinations and company contact information to customers.
60. Island destination PowerPoint template
This beautiful island destination template will help your audience imagine a relaxing time on a tropical island. Use it for presentations on your resort, destination weddings, and travel services.
Animal PowerPoint templates
The next three templates feature images of animals -- who doesn’t love those?
61. Hare PowerPoint template
This sweet hare background is great for both springtime presentations and animal or outdoor related ones
62. Sea turtle PowerPoint template
For beach and underwater-themed presentations, or if you just prefer sea turtles over land animals, this free template featuring bright turquoise colors is sure to please any crowd
63. Horse PowerPoint template
You also can’t go wrong with this horse PowerPoint template.
Not only is the image of the horse striking, but so is the background. Both of these help to keep your audience’s attention.
Christmas-themed PowerPoint templates
The mood is festive and fun during the Christmas and holiday season so your presentations should be too. So add these next two free PowerPoint templates to your wish list.
64. Christmas PowerPoint template
With this Christmas inspired template, you’ll add a burst of warm holiday cheer to your presentation.
65. Holiday photo card PowerPoint template
Spread some holiday cheer with this photo card template. Add your own image and customize the greeting, then send it to friends and family.
66. Santa Claus PowerPoint template
Santa Claus is coming to town (and to a PowerPoint template near you!) Download this festive template here.
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