PowerPoint Templates

I give presentations from time to time and have used templates provided by Microsoft and others.  I've thought about stepping it up and sitting here and searching I see some sites offer nice templates.   Trying to figure out what some of the best powerpoint template sites are that you pros/topic leaders in powerpoint use.

I was thinking about using  http://www.presentermedia.com/

...but wanted to check before pulling the trigger and buying a subscription.

Thanks

Mike
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Echo_SCommented:
Might be more cost effective to build your own or have one built for you, especially if you want to ensure your branding is built in. For example, you can add your brand color palette to the template so your colors are used to ppulate things like charts and SmartArt and are always available to select when you're creating shapes and things manually.

Or you can build your own. My book, Building PowerPoint Templates, gives instructions (but it might be overkill for what you need). http://tinyurl.com/9bn2bhc
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Mike KlineAuthor Commented:
Thanks Echo, I will probably pick up your book too.   If you were buying templates/graphics would presntermedia be a site you would use or are there better ones?

I'm also price conscious and this is $60/yr.

Thanks

Mike
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Echo_SCommented:
To be honest I wouldn't purchase a pre-made template, Mike, so I can't really comment on any of he sites. To me the actual functionality of the template is as important as the way it looks. I've seen way too many "templates" that don't actually FUNCTION as templates -- that are really just a bunch of manually formatted example slides. Which is fine, if that's what you need. As long as the underlying chassis also actually works, you know?

You might check office.com as a start. The templates there are free, and some of the newer ones are okay. But if you want a variety of templates (sample slides?) available, a subscription amounting to $5 / month ... well, you could certainly do worse. ;-)
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Mike KlineAuthor Commented:
Good idea about office.com.  I'll look there too.    I may have to crash a powerpoint session during the summit in Nov :)

Thanks for the tips

Mike
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Echo_SCommented:
cool. Looking forward to it!
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