Create Your Own Slideshow Presentations with Powtoon

The easiest way to transform a simple slideshow is to turn it into an awesome video presentation! Engage your audience and drive them to action with the help of Powtoon’s slideshow maker.

Start with one of our slideshow templates

Save hours on creating videos from scratch with 100s of professionally designed slideshow templates.

How to make a slideshow

Learn how you can easily create effective and engaging slideshows – even if you've never made a slideshow before.





Log in

Log in or make a new Powtoon account to start creating a slideshow (you can sign up here for free).



Choose one of our pre-designed slideshow templates or create a new slideshow presentation from scratch.



Edit your template! Use our free slideshow maker to customize your video with icons, illustrations, animation, music, colors, fonts, custom characters, and other graphics for a personal touch.



You’re finished! Download your slideshow as a PPT. Or, share your new video directly to your website, Slack, YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn, and more. Return to the slideshow editor to make changes at any time.

How to create effective slideshow videos

 Learn how you can easily create effective and engaging slideshow videos – even if you’ve never made a video before.




Choose one of our pre-made video templates or create a new video from scratch.


Log in
Log in or make a new Powtoon account (you can sign up here for free).


Edit your template! Customize with animation, footage, soundtracks, and more.


You’re finished! Share your video on your website, social media platforms, and more.

100s of Ready-Made Templates

Choose from a library of ready-made slideshow templates, animation, characters, and footage. Or, upload your own videos and images to easily customize your new slideshow with just a few clicks.

No Skills Needed

No matter your skill level or the task at hand, creating a slideshow is made easy. With Powtoon, making your own slideshows requires no design or tech skills to start making a deeper impact at work.

Support Made for You

Everyone hits bumps in the road. That's why we're here for you every step of the way with tutorials, support, live webinars, and our training center.

Get Started with Powtoon’s Slideshow Maker

Professional-quality slideshows used to be something only big brands could afford. Today, thanks to Powtoon, they’re easy, inexpensive, and quick to make.

Free Slideshow Maker

Why pay when you can create a slideshow for free? You can edit a slideshow in so many ways using our free slideshow maker. Add text, animation, characters, music, and more to create unique slideshow presentations every time.

One Slideshow, Infinite Designs

With more design styles than any slideshow maker, use Powtoon to create beautiful slideshows in numerous styles – without a designer. Choose from a wide range of animated characters, objects, and effects to choose from – including 2D, 3D, infographics, and whiteboard animation styles – to deliver inspirational slideshows every time. Created by professional animators, made for beginners.

Personalize to Your Brand

To help you make amazing slideshow presentations, Powtoon comes with complete video brand control. Have access to the right font, color, and logo every time with our easy brand asset uploader. ​​Build your own diverse characters that represent your employees. Customize hair, clothing, facial expressions, and animated gestures. The best part? Save and share branded templates for a smart shortcut to making professional, branded slideshows every time. Easy-to-use without losing control of your branding needs.

Join 40 Million Professionals Who Love Using Powtoon

Powtoon allows me to produce creative content, while eliminating the need to purchase expensive equipment and software.

Arlette Lopez
Global Content & Messaging

Our subscription to Powtoon has paid for itself 100 times over.

Ryan Deiss
CEO | Digital Marketer

Once we started offering videos, our sales increased 37%! Powtoon is so easy to use, and their service is amazing, allowing us to offer a unique product that is affordable, that crushes the competition.

Matt Jones
CEO | Visioniz
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Tips for Making a Slideshow

To ensure your Powtoon slideshow is a success, keep in mind these tips and tricks while you’re creating your slideshow.


Be engaging.

Keep your audience on their toes. Whether in person or online, find ways to break up the monotony of information and keep your audience engaged. Tell stories or use real-life scenarios to connect the information to everyday work. Inject occasional humor through jokes, memes, or videos. Present confidently through your tone, words, and body language. Be human and approachable; invite questions from your audience (even if it’s just through email if the format doesn’t allow real-time Q&A), and speak in a way that helps your audience connect with you as a person.


Use an online slideshow maker.

Slides, videos, and other visual materials can enhance your presentation, but if you struggle with the technology, they can detract from it too. Adopt an easy-to-use slideshow maker to put together visual displays that reinforce your information and aid in your audience’s understanding and retention. Include infographics to simplify complex concepts. Use templates to create a consistent look and feel. Add high-quality videos to help increase information retention and memorability. Include slides that highlight the main points of your presentation; include an embedded webcam recording if you’re presenting remotely to maintain a human connection with your audience.


Strive for brevity.

When creating a slideshow presentation, you have a lot of information and context to get across. Resist the urge to try and get everyone up to speed in a single presentation. Less is more when it comes to slideshows and holding the attention of your audience. Develop a detailed outline so your information flows well. Run through your presentation in advance and time it. If possible, record it and re-watch the presentation in its entirety to see if portions drag, transition awkwardly, or are unnecessary. Be brutal with edits. The longer you speak, the less your audience will remember. Be selective about what you include and boil it down to the most important points.

Learn More About Powtoon’s Slideshow Maker

If you need a slideshow presentation, we’ve got you covered. However, there’s so much more to discover on Explore expert knowledge on our simple online presentation platform to start creating engaging slideshows today.


“Obvious fact of the day: If you have a boring headline, your audience will think your entire presentation is boring. Yes, that goes for your videos, email and every other medium you use to engage with your audience and tribe.”

“PowerPoint is the most universal presentation program. Whether used by businessmen or teachers, it’s used by over 500 million people worldwide. Unfortunately, PowerPoint has become uninspiring to its users because of its limitations with design assets and animation.”

“It’s no secret that mandatory training sessions and HR presentations aren’t exactly at the top of everyone’s priority list. Most employees simply go through the motions to meet the requirements and move on to “more important” tasks – but as an HR professional, you know the content of these sessions is critical to long-term company and workplace success.”



What kind of slideshows can I make with Powtoon?

Well, everything! You can make any type of slideshow in any style with Powtoon, from whiteboard, animation, explainer videos, screen recordings, infographic reports, and more – whether it's for business or personal use. Your imagination is the limit! Not sure where you want to start? Get inspired by our video template gallery, filled with 100s of ready-made slideshow templates for every need. If you can't find your way, our friendly Customer Support team can be easily reached at


How do I add music to a slideshow?

Upload your slideshow file into an editing software program and go through the editing features: trim, resize, filter, title, motion. Think about length, audio quality, and color, perspective and pacing, background music, intros and outros. Invite others to collaborate on the editing process.


What is the best format for video?

The best video file formats are MP4, which allows for high quality and smaller file sizes. Or, you can skip downloading your video altogether, and instead share directly to any channel your heart desires! Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, HubSpot, PowerPoint, email, and more.


How do I edit a slideshow?

Upload your presentation file into an editing software program and go through the editing features: trim, resize, filter, title, motion. Think about length, audio quality, and color, perspective and pacing, background music, intros and outros. Invite others to collaborate on the editing process.