3 PowerPoint Trends you need to know

3 min read
September 26, 2019

In the spirit of progress, it is essential to move forward with the market and your branch. Do you often keep an eye out for possible future trends? How to adapt to changing scopes? Why not move with the trends in PowerPoint as well. In 2019, PowerPoint showed significant progress in presentation, functionality and design. Let's take a look at what has changed since. In this blog post, we will focus on the value of flat design, why infographics are much more attractive than well-known diagrams and how the morph transition makes your PowerPoint presentation an eyecatcher. We will also show you how to work more efficiently with PowerPoint. 

Top 3 PowerPoint trends:

In PowerPoint 2019, Microsoft provides new tools that allow modern presentations. Doing more with less is the key phrase. That means you encourage engagement with less text and much more images. That draws attention and allows the audience to listen to what you are saying. Speeches most of all benefit from concise slides that convey the information in one glance. The following 3 PowerPoint Trends show you how to create a modern presentation.

1. Minimalism - Doing less with more

Minimalism does not require you to cut out important information. Rather it encourages you to keep the input concise. Only the key points belong on the slides - as brief as possible. That translates to the design as well. Modern PowerPoint presentations forgo grand animation and effects. Instead, put your trust in what we call "flat design". Fewer colors with succinct contrasts, simple and consistent fonts and only a third of a slide taken up by content - that is what flat design is all about.

powerpoint trends minimalism

2. Graphics speak for themselves 

Recent development shows that professional speakers rely mostly on visual content like infographics. Many bullet points or abstracts are replaced with meaningful images. They provide a visual aide to underline the message you wish to convey and convince the audience on a visual and auditive level at the same time. Thus, infographics have replaced the standard diagram. If you haven't yet, you will soon learn to value the distinct descriptiveness of graphics over words for your presentations. They do wonders for your audience's attention. 

3. Morph transitions

Since 2019 it is possible to create a morph transition in PowerPoint. A morph transition is perfectly suited for modern, image-heavy presentations. The Morph effect ensures a seamless transition from one slide to the next. It allows you to zoom in on content and illustrate different areas of your slide. All that needs to be done is to duplicate the same slide and focus on the related content. The morph effect can be found under "Transitions".
Microsoft shows an excellent example of how you can use the Morph effect in this video.


Are you up to date? How to keep your work with PowerPoint modern and efficient 

With every new PowerPoint version, the possibilities for your presentations are constantly increasing. PowerPoint can become a real-time blocker. In this case, the empower® Suite is the most popular PowerPoint add-in to work more easily, efficiently and brand consistent.

empower® is not just a trend, it takes PowerPoint to a whole new level. All templates, design assets, slides, charts and content are organized in one library. There are a ton of features, for Gantt charts, Icons, Graphics and much more. As a result, empower® users worldwide have already been able to increase their productivity and creativity and reduce their workload. 

On our website, we have summarized all the features of empower® and gathered further PowerPoint tips and trends. Of course, you are always welcome to ask our team for more information. We are happy to answer any questions. 

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