As a busy small business owner, you likely don’t have time to spend hours mastering the finer points of Microsoft Powerpoint. You want to make professional presentations that have the same “wow” factor you see in other presentations, but you have no idea where to start.
A new service aims to help with that. Slidevana provides a toolkit that includes more than 150 templates for slideshows that stand out. Since your design is in place, all you’ll have to do is focus on what you’re trying to say.
“Creating dynamic and compelling presentations has been a core challenge of my career,” noted Ravi Mehta, Slidevana’s creator and CEO. “Whether it was for a board meeting, sales call, industry conference, investor pitch or internal review, these presentations needed to get done fast and tell a great story. But most presenters spend more than half of their time creating slides, instead of honing their message. That is why I created Slidevana: to give presenters the ability to focus on their message, not pushing pixels in PowerPoint.”
Instead of cluttering up projector screens with busy design templates, Slidevana provides a clean, professional look with its templates. Users have the choice of Slidevana Dark, which is tailored to stand out on the screen, and Slidevana Light, which is optimized for presentations that need to both be projected and distributed on paper.
In addition to basic layouts, Slidevana also provides tables, maps, comparison charts, diagrams, and more, making it easy to demonstrate key points. You’ll even find such specialized items as Gantt Charts, making presentations easier for project managers.
Presentation templates aren’t exclusive to Slidevana, with numerous sites promising to provide Powerpoint templates. But Slidevana fills a need Mehta found while searching for good Powerpoint templates. Many of the existing templates fall in one of two extremes: too graphically rich for a professional setting or too geared toward one type of presentation. Mehta also found professional presentation templates were often extremely expensive, charging users for each slide or small set of slides, adding up to a large dollar amount.
Slidevana for Powerpoint is currently available for $69–a discount of half off its normal price. This bundle will come with both Slidevana Light and Slidevana Dark. For $99, users can purchase a bundle that includes Slidevana for Powerpoint and Slidevana for Keynote. Slidevana for Keynote works with both iWork Keynote ’09 and Keynote for iOS, which works with Mac operating systems. Once you’ve purchased Slidevana, you’ll get new templates whenever they’re added.