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Presentation templates


SlideMagic template slides grouped, sorted, and explained

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Presentation templates


SlideMagic template slides grouped, sorted, and explained

Most business presentations only use a limited set of concepts. The pages below provide you with options to express them. All the charts on this page are included in this SlideMagic template presentation. You can click "clone" to copy the charts to your own account.

The templates are grouped in a number of categories. Scroll down to browse or click the box to jump down straight away.


COMPARISONS

COMPARISONS

RANKINGS

RANKINGS

TRENDS

TRENDS

PRODUCTS, TEAMS, LOGOS

PRODUCTS, TEAMS, LOGOS

FINANCIALS

FINANCIALS

RELATIONSHIPS

RELATIONSHIPS

PROCESSES

PROCESSES

Comparisons


Comparisons


Comparing options, features, competitors across single or multiple dimensions. Which chart is right for you is determined by:

  • How many options are there to compare
  • How many differentiating features
  • Is data quantitative, qualitative (yes/no), or free text
  • Are images important
 
Use when there are few options to compare, and the quantitative aspect of the comparison is the most important

Use when there are few options to compare, and the quantitative aspect of the comparison is the most important

Use when there are more dimensions to the trade of, and you need free text to nuance the pros and cons. Add colour coding to create a heat map effect. You can omit text in the cells, use "yes / no", give scores (0, 1, 2, etc.) or enter precise information

Use when there are more dimensions to the trade of, and you need free text to nuance the pros and cons. Add colour coding to create a heat map effect. You can omit text in the cells, use "yes / no", give scores (0, 1, 2, etc.) or enter precise information

Use if you want to contrast an option that combines the best aspects of two alternatives. This is a Venn diagram.

Use if you want to contrast an option that combines the best aspects of two alternatives. This is a Venn diagram.

Contrasting two options with just an image, without explanation boxes

Contrasting two options with just an image, without explanation boxes

Use if an image can support the comparison between two options

Use if an image can support the comparison between two options

Rankings


Rankings


Ranking, listing, comparing, are large number of items. Which template to select depends on:

  • How many items there are to rank
  • Whether the ranking is quantitative or not
 
A straight forward, quantitative comparison. Make sure to sort the data values in a meaningful way, don't just plop in the data without thinking

A straight forward, quantitative comparison. Make sure to sort the data values in a meaningful way, don't just plop in the data without thinking

Use when you need to compare across multiple dimensions. Think about whether you need these bar charts, or just a simple table. If the values in the bars do not change much than the bars add little value.

Use when you need to compare across multiple dimensions. Think about whether you need these bar charts, or just a simple table. If the values in the bars do not change much than the bars add little value.

You can create hybrid data charts and tables. For example, the % growth can be added as a "bubble" next to the bars.

You can create hybrid data charts and tables. For example, the % growth can be added as a "bubble" next to the bars.

In this chart, the table is more dominant than the data chart. Use the table text for non-quantifiable information, or numbers that are less important. Position the bar at the right hand side of the table and use it to display the most important number of the ranking

In this chart, the table is more dominant than the data chart. Use the table text for non-quantifiable information, or numbers that are less important. Position the bar at the right hand side of the table and use it to display the most important number of the ranking

A simple numbered ranking

A simple numbered ranking

The same numbered ranking, now with an extra column to put in points, sales, etc. SlideMagic makes it very easy to add/subtract columns.

The same numbered ranking, now with an extra column to put in points, sales, etc. SlideMagic makes it very easy to add/subtract columns.

Trends


Trends


It is hard to find a generic presentation slide template that shows a "trend". In principle, any data chart can do the track. Here are a few of the basics.

 
Column charts compare things over time (as opposed to bar charts that rank items)

Column charts compare things over time (as opposed to bar charts that rank items)

You can add more data series to a column chart, the less important one goes in the "bubbles" under the year labels

You can add more data series to a column chart, the less important one goes in the "bubbles" under the year labels

Add more than one column chart on a slide to show 2 variables over time

Add more than one column chart on a slide to show 2 variables over time

A simple "from to" diagram to show a trend without the need for quantitative information

A simple "from to" diagram to show a trend without the need for quantitative information

Products, teams, logos


Products, teams, logos


Grids of images can be used to show your product portfolio, introduce the members of your team, or list your clients / investors with their logos.

 
A simple side-by-side image grid to list your team members

A simple side-by-side image grid to list your team members

A team slide that provides more space to list background and experience

A team slide that provides more space to list background and experience

A basic logo page, you can add/delete columns and rows to adjust them to your needs.

A basic logo page, you can add/delete columns and rows to adjust them to your needs.

The same logo slide, but now with space to additional information

The same logo slide, but now with space to additional information

Product showcase with space for a few features

Product showcase with space for a few features

Horizontal boxes make space for longer sentences

Horizontal boxes make space for longer sentences

The text does not overlap the image

The text does not overlap the image

Numbered feature boxes

Numbered feature boxes

Financials


Financials


Financials can be presented in different forms. Column charts show the big trends, and simple tables depict the exact data.

 
A table that serves as a profit and loss account. Right-align data, adjust rows and columns as needed. Highlight totals

A table that serves as a profit and loss account. Right-align data, adjust rows and columns as needed. Highlight totals

A column chart is a good tool to highlight top line / revenue growth.

A column chart is a good tool to highlight top line / revenue growth.

Column charts can add a bit more detail. Turning them into a stack chart gives you the opportunity to add operating costs and profit

Column charts can add a bit more detail. Turning them into a stack chart gives you the opportunity to add operating costs and profit

A simple grid to highlight key financial statistics

A simple grid to highlight key financial statistics

A tree is a useful tool to communicate the assumptions behind a revenue model quickly. Which factors do you have to multiply to get to $100m in year 5?

A tree is a useful tool to communicate the assumptions behind a revenue model quickly. Which factors do you have to multiply to get to $100m in year 5?

Summary statistics presented in a list format

Summary statistics presented in a list format

Relationships


Relationships


Relationships are important concepts in presentation design. This page lists a few common slide designs.

 
The most basic relationship is a list: this item has a number of components. This is actually a legitimate way to use bullet points.

The most basic relationship is a list: this item has a number of components. This is actually a legitimate way to use bullet points.

In SlideMagic it is easy to remove the middle column to get an even simpler concept: "this caused that". You can connect the explanation boxes as well with arrows

In SlideMagic it is easy to remove the middle column to get an even simpler concept: "this caused that". You can connect the explanation boxes as well with arrows

A chain reaction of multiple effects. 

A chain reaction of multiple effects. 

Use gravity in charts that show pressure, negative things push down, positive ones pull up.

Use gravity in charts that show pressure, negative things push down, positive ones pull up.

Processes


Processes


Processes are a set of steps in time. Here are a few templates to get you started. In SlideMagic, you can add/delete columns easily.

 
Four process steps with space for elaboration

Four process steps with space for elaboration

Five process steps with space for elaboration

Five process steps with space for elaboration

Gantt charts and time lines

Gantt charts and time lines

A detailed timeline, it gets crowded but it will still do for an appendix page

A detailed timeline, it gets crowded but it will still do for an appendix page