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MonthFebruary 2015

Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery

New Presentation Template Gallery

With its integrated Creative Commons image search, one-touch formatting, and streamlined layout options, Haiku Deck already saves you ridiculous amounts of time. The brand-new presentation template gallery jump-starts your creative process even more — now it’s easy to save a template to your account and edit it, instead of starting from scratch.

Browse the Presentation Template Collection

Hey! There’s something new on the Gallery page.

Click the Presentation Templates tab to view templates

Click the Presentation Templates tab to view templates

It’s a snap to put one of these killer templates to work for you! Simply hover over a deck and click COPY. The deck will be saved to your My Decks page, where you can easily open it for editing to make it your own.

Click COPY to save to your My Decks Gallery

Click COPY to save to your My Decks Gallery

Working With Templates

Editing

For each template, we’ve blocked out suggested slides to give your Haiku Deck structure, but we’ve also made it really easy to add, copy, delete, or rearrange your slides. We’ve also made sure that changing the layouts and formatting your slides will remain simple.

And if you’re more of a visual learner, we’ve created a helpful video that teaches you how to arrange your text, change the font and text color, and more, here.

Selecting a Theme

We’ve selected a theme to match the mood of that specific deck, but you can choose any theme you’d like to use. Learn more about selecting themes here.

If you’d like to see a preview, and samples, of all 20 themes, check out A Field Guide to Haiku Deck’s Free Themes.

Using Images

You are free to use the images that we’ve selected, but of course you can also search for other free Creative Commons images or import your own images.

If the deck uses a logo slide, you’ll want to add your own logo to the cover slide, and use your own brand colors. You can learn more about these two features here.

Finishing Touches

Once you’ve finished editing and the deck, you’re probably going to want to share your deck. We recommend doing this straight from Edit Mode so that you can put these finishing touches to your deck:

  • Retitle the deck to reflect your changes.
  • These decks will be PUBLIC by default. If you do not wish for your deck to be public, make sure you update your privacy settings.
  • Update the deck’s description. You can do this by clicking on the Settings gear at the top right corner in the editor (in the web app), or by tapping the Share button (on the iPad app).
  • Select a category for your deck.
  • Choose whether or not you would like others to be able to copy your deck, just like you did with the template. Learn more about that here.

Presentation Template Examples

We’ve created and collected all kinds of useful presentation templates to give you a head start on inspiration and creation. Whether you’re sharing an idea, creating a press release, collecting or adding a visual resume to your LinkedIn profile, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few of our favorite templates — and, of course, you can browse all of our presentation templates here.

Startup Pitch Template

This simple, elegant template, created by Jeremy Caplan and packed with great advice, has been one of the most enduringly popular Haiku Decks of all time.

Startup Pitch Template

Click to view the full Haiku Deck with notes

To learn how to craft the perfect pitch, check out How To Promote Your Business or Service.

Idea Sharing Template

Use this template as a visual model to share your ideas and stories.


Idea Sharing Presentation Template – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Find more tips on creating and promoting your thought leadership content in, How To Build Thought Leadership.

Twitter Chat Publicity Template

Spread the word about your chat in a visual format that grabs attention. We also have templates to help you promote an event, a webinar, or an EdCamp.


Twitter Chat Publicity Template – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Check out more ways Haiku Deck can make your chats stand out in How To Host a Twitter Chat with Style.

Share Your Story

Did you try out one of these templates? We’d love to see what you create! Share your creations with us by tweeting us at @haikudeck, or by dropping us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com.

Submit Your Templates

Have an awesome template that you’d like to see in our Presentation Templates Gallery, like this Case Study Template by Irene Yam? We’d love to hear from you! Leave us a comment below, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com.

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First-Rate Presentation Formats

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

Using most presentation apps can be like planning a wedding or an international getaway: all the choices can easily become overwhelming and gobble up your time. That’s why we give you just enough options to make your slides look great — effortlessly and quickly.

Here are some quick pointers on presentation formats — and a fun two-minute challenge:

Presentation Inspiration #5 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Hint: When using Haiku Deck, remember that there are a range of slide types shown under the red Tt button. This lets you switch from header/sub-header, multi-line, split slide, and logo slide types. Using the green Layouts button on the left, try different layouts on for size. You’ll get different options depending on which slide type you choose. All-in-all, there are dozens of options to get exactly what you’re looking for.

Set Your Story Free

We’d love to see what you create! You can share a link in the comments, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com! To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #1: The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration #2: Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration #3: Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration #4: Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

 

Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

Presentation Inspiration #4: Make It Yours

Your presentations are part of your personal brand — and you’re not boring, right?

Here’s how to make your presentation yours by using your own images and playing with themes, which are basically stylish packages of fonts, color palettes, and image filters — like presentation templates, only better.


Presentation Inspiration #4 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Hint: Under the blue Image icon on the left, choose MY PICTURES (web) or IMPORT (iPad). Then, select the images you’d like to use, or connect to your favorite sites and services (like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Drive, etc.). For themes, look for the tab in the top center, and find one that suits your personality or mood.

Set Your Story Free

We’d love to see what you create! You can share a link in the comments, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com! To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #1: The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration #2: Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration #3: Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration 3: Dealing with Data

You might remember from last time that packing slides full of text is a no-go. Guess what? This applies to data, too. Thankfully, Haiku Deck makes showing the story behind your numbers way easier than those pesky word problems in math class.

Here are some quick pointers for presenting data effectively, plus a fun two-minute challenge:


Presentation Inspiration #3 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Hints: Head to the photography image icon on the left to choose a background for your slide, and then select the chart tab. Pick which chart you’d like to use, give your chart a title (or, even better, an attention-grabbing headline), and simply enter your data points. (That’s right — no spreadsheets or funky business!)

Set Your Story Free

We’d love to see what you create! You can share a link in the comments, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com! To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #1: The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration #2: Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration #4: Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration 2: One Idea Per Slide

Ever suffered through a presentation packed with tiny text, read aloud word by word? Experts agree: content narrowed down to one idea per slide is way better for an audience’s comprehension (and sanity). While this can be a challenging exercise for some, Haiku Deck makes it easy.

Here are some quick pointers on simplifying communication — and a fun two-minute challenge:


Presentation Inspiration #2 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Set Your Story Free

We’d love to see what you create! You can share a link in the comments, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com! To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #1: The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration #3: Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration #4: Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

The Power of Visual Communication

Presentation Inspiration 1: Make it Visual

Fun Fact: Visuals are mentally processed 60,000 times faster than text. That’s one reason why Haiku Decks are so visual —  so your content is easily understood and remembered. Here are a few quick pointers for effective visual communication, and a fun two-minute challenge for you to try.


Presentation Inspiration #1 – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

Hints: Start a new deck with the [+] or New Deck button. Head to the photograph icon on the left, and enter a word or phrase in the search box. Select any image to set it as your slide background, then use [+] in the bottom right to make your next slide. You can also import your own images, or select a solid-colored background.

Extra Credit: To learn more about the power of visual communication, check out 
Ten Reasons Visual Communication Can’t Be Ignored – Created with Haiku Deck, presentation software that inspires

We’d love to see what you create! You can share links in the comments below, tweet your deck with the hashtag #hdinspired, or drop us a line at gallery@haikudeck.com. To see decks inspired by this series, check out our #hdinspired Pinterest board here.

More in the Presentation Inspiration Series

Presentation Inspiration #2: Simplifying Communication

Presentation Inspiration #3: Presenting Data

Presentation Inspiration #4: Beyond Presentation Templates – How To Make It Yours

Presentation Inspiration #5: First-Rate Presentation Formats

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