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Craft a powerful presentation template

Craft a powerful presentation by experimenting with different story arcs

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Use this template, courtesy of our friends at IDEO, to craft a powerful presentation that'll leave a lasting impact on your audience. Map out your presentation's main message and experiment with different emotional journeys to effectively deliver your message. This template will guide you through the process of gathering and preparing your content, experimenting with different sequences, reflecting, and assessing the best structure, and building your presentation collaboratively.

The presentation template helps you:

  1. Engage emotionally: Leverage the power of emotion to make your message stick long after the presentation is over.
  2. Deliver a memorable presentation: Experiment with different story arcs to find the structure that best delivers your message.
  3. Assess and optimize: Reflect on and assess different sequences to understand which structure best supports your main message.

How to use the presentation template:

Gather and prepare

Capture the main message of your presentation and all the elements you want to talk about to effectively convey your message.


Try out different sequences of your content to find the structure that best delivers your message.

Reflect and assess

Assess your sequences to understand which structure would best support the main message of your presentation.

Build your presentation

Collaboratively work on a rough draft of your presentation using the simple template slides provided.

Tips for creating a powerful presentation:

  • Encourage participants to think outside the box and explore different emotional journeys.
  • Use Mural's collaboration features to work seamlessly with your team on the presentation.
  • Keep the main message of your presentation in mind throughout the process to ensure coherence.

How to create a Craft a powerful presentation template

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Icons, GIFs, & images

Icons, GIFs, & images

Express complex ideas visually or lead an engaging team-building activity with Noun Project, GIPHY, and Unsplash integrations.

Mapping and diagramming

Mapping and diagramming

Build quick and easy visualizations of flows, maps, processes, hierarchies, journeys, and more.

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Infinite & resizable canvas options

Choose the right canvas for your collaboration goals — flexibility without limits.

Presentation mode

Presentation mode

Build presentations collaboratively, then deliver engaging sessions that go beyond one-way talk tracks.

Outline navigation & instructions

Outline navigation & instructions

Structure your mural for easy navigation, then add activity instructions for collaborators.

Laser pointer

Laser pointer

Highlight key information for all collaborators with the laser pointer.

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Template by IDEO U


IDEO U is an online school that equips you with creative problem-solving skills, easy-to-use tools, and leadership mindsets to stay resilient in our fast-changing modern world.

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