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These PowerPoint Title Slide Examples Will Show You How to Start Your Presentation Right

by Adam Noar

Your PowerPoint title slide (i.e., cover slide) is arguably one of the most important slides in your deck and one that you should spend extra time making PERFECT.

Think about it:

Your title slide sets the stage for your entire presentation. We all make instant judgments that either give us hope or lower expectations. Think of your title slide as the all-important first introduction. It’s a taste of things to come for the rest of your presentation. An exceptional title slide gives your audience hope that the presentation will be exceptional. Conversely, a poorly designed or low-quality title slide conveys a lack of attention to detail.

Your audience will mostly assume that if you rushed your cover, you rushed your entire presentation. Therefore, before you get up on stage to present, take the time to make sure your cover slide rocks.

If you have no idea where to begin creating a dynamic title slide, don’t worry. I have got you covered!

There are many ways go about creating your title slide.

To give you a little slide inspiration, here are some PowerPoint title slide examples that look great.

Let’s begin!

#1.) The Minimal – a smart looking title slide design starts with simplicity

Triangle Presentation Template – available for download here

Einstein once said, “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, and that is certainly true when it comes to title slides. This title slide is proof that less truly is more. A simple image married to some minimal text, with a bit of “design flair”, is really all you need to have a title slide that stands out.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Simple and modern design
  • Plenty of whitespace allows the title to shine
  • Cool black and white style
  • 3 different font sizes creates a nice visual hierarchy
  • Easily directs audience eyes to flow from top to bottom

#2.) The Professional – a sleek and simple layout that lets your title and image equally shine

Influencer Presentation Template – available for download here

Here’s an example of a title slide that works with pretty much every presentation. It’s sleek and has a professional design that will surely make you stand out and close the deal.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Clean, bold, and professional look
  • Plenty of whitespace allows the title and logo shine
  • Cool transparent shape overlay
  • 3 different font sizes creates a visual hierarchy
  • Great font combination
  • Consistent color scheme

#3.) The 3 Triangles – geometric shapes filled with consistent images makes for a clean looking slide

Modern Presentation Template – available for download here

Here’s an example of a title slide that has a unique way of showing off key images that represent what your presentation is about. As long as you keep your images looking consistent, this style will easily start your presentation off with a bang.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Creative and simple geometric design – sharp edges
  • Plenty of whitespace allows the title and logo to shine
  • 3 attractive images that have a consistent look and feel (nature themed)
  • Good contrast of color images on a white background
  • 3 different image sizes creates harmony (power of three)
  • Good font combination

#4.) The Backdrop – a transparent overlay over a single background image always looks good

Startup X Presentation Template – available for download here

Filling up your entire title page with a single background image can work wonders. Just make sure that any text that you overlay on top of the image can easily be read. If you have a busy image with limited whitespace (like the one seen above) you can simply add whitespace to the image by overlaying a semi-transparent shape. Just make sure the color of the transparent shape has plenty of contrast from the background image.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Background image takes up the entire slide
  • Cool semi-transparent shape overlay
  • Plenty of whitespace allows both the title and logo shine
  • Good contrast of transparent shape over color image
  • 3 different font sizes creates a visual hierarchy
  • Good font combination

#5.) The Designer – this futuristic title slide proves photos are not necessary

Report Presentation Template – available for download here

Using a bit of creativity with shapes and layout, you can create a title slide that looks great without using any images. Pulling off a title slide like this will surely make it look like you had your presentation created by a professional designer.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Cool modern design – futuristic look and feel
  • Bold black and white design
  • Good contrast of white text over black shape
  • Plenty of whitespace around the title text

#6.) The Profile – a smartly designed collage of consistent photos

Company Profile Presentation Template – available for download here

Similar to the third title slide example, a great way to show what your presentation is about is to use a collage of images within a cool looking layout (like the example above). Just make sure that your images look consistent in terms of style, color, composition, etc.

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Cool modern design – futuristic look and feel
  • 4 consistent images show multiple aspects of the business or presentation
  • Energetic color scheme
  • Plenty of whitespace around the title

#7.) The Client – a subtle title slide look that shows off your clients nicely

Elevator Pitch Presentation Template – available for download here

If your presentation is for a client or series of clients, you may need to add their logos to the title slide. If that is the case, make sure there is plenty of space for those logos to breath. Also, if the logos that you are inserting happen to all be different colors (and each one is individually screaming for attention) consider either placing them all behind a transparent shape overlay or changing the color of all the logos to match the rest of your color scheme on the slide (as seen above).

Why this PowerPoint title slide example works:

  • Background image takes up the entire slide
  • Cool semi-transparent shape overlay makes the title text easy to read
  • Plenty of whitespace allows the title and client logos to stand out
  • 3 different font sizes creates a visual hierarchy
  • Good font combination
  • Client logos match the rest of the color scheme on the slide

Conclusion

Spend extra time making sure your PowerPoint title slide looks awesome.

Remember, the PowerPoint title slide you design sets the tone for your entire presentation. That’s why you need to make sure extra attention gets put into creating this slide. You’ve likely spent a lot of time working on your presentation. So, why give someone the opportunity to dismiss it in the first three seconds? You owe it to yourself to get the cover slide nailed down properly.

The best way to come up with an exciting new cover slide for your presentation is by getting inspiration from others. We hope that some of the PowerPoint cover template slides shown in this post have provided a bit of creative spark to get you thinking.

Here’s my question for you?

What’s your favorite way of creating awesome looking presentation cover slides? Sound off in the comments below. I read each and every one.

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