How to write a briefing presentation slide in Keynote or PowerPoint

Use this page to learn how to write a briefing presentation slide for communications. These types of slides are important when communicating to an audience in a brief amount of time, while still covering the main points of your topic. You can use PowerPoint or Apple Keynote.

You might use such a slide on weekly calls, team meetings, or when sending a summary to business partners or clients.

You can present or organize the following items in any way you like, but here’s an example template to get you started where a ‘conversational tone’ is taken in the headings:

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Title section

  • Always include a title section in your slide.
  • This should include the name of your project or topic
  • List the name of the presenter or the owner of the project
  • For some visual aid, add some brand recognition.

Details section

Use this section to write about:

  • High-level summary of the project
  • Key changes or impacts
  • Keep this section brief and to the point as viewers will get lost in a sea of text

Action section

Use this section to write about:

  • What action the viewers/readers need to take as a result of the details.
  • How it directly impacts them.
  • This is important as it lets your viewers know how they are directly impacted by the project

Timeline

  • List out key dates, launches, and availability in this section.
  • This lets viewers know WHEN they will be impact.

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