Even though it’s an old, old holiday, in recent years Halloween has become more and more popular, particularly in the US. A lot of this is a matter of increased interest from marketers, eager for attention and a chance to increase brand recognition. Between these active marketers, and so many people into dressing up, decorating, partying and trick-or-treating, Halloween’s reach and appeal may be broader than ever.
If you’re going to be delivering a presentation in the days or weeks before Halloween, you may be looking at including a spooky element or two in your slides. To help you come up with something spooktacular, we’ve gathered a few good slide design resources worth checking out and even bookmarking for future use.
This week, Slideshop has added ten top-quality, royalty-free, spine-chilling photos to our free image library. You can see a screenshot of these recent additions below. You’re welcome to click on and download any of them – all free, of course. To find even more images, you can browse the huge collections on Unsplash, Pexels and Pixabay.
Experiences like ghost hunting and tours of old, haunted houses and hotels are more popular than ever – so there’s a good chance that a hair-raising anecdote could be an effective addition to a presentation during the “Halloween season.” Of course, you can’t just pick any scary story. It’s got to integrate with and forward your presentation’s messages, and it needs to be something that will resonate well with your audience.
No personal scary experiences to share? Check out these resources:
Black and orange are the traditional hues of Halloween, but you can always experiment with other palettes for your slide design. The websites below offer a variety of color scheme suggestions that are well worth exploring.
- Unique Halloween color palettes by PsPrint
- Color schemes for Halloween by Color Palettes
- Halloween-themed color palettes by ColourPod
There are flocks of free fonts you can use to add eerie notes to a Halloween-themed presentation. Just a word of caution, though: these fonts look fun and exciting, but be sure to choose one that fits well with the rest of your design, and that will be easy to read for everyone in the audience. That includes those people lurking at the back of the room!
Free Halloween Slides
Finally, we’d like to present you with a bit of a Halloween treat: four festive and fully-editable Halloween templates. Use them in presentations, or save them as images to share with family and friends on social media!
What’s worked best for you in Halloween presentations – whether you were the presenter, or part of the audience? Share your experiences in the comments below, or on our Facebook page. Happy Halloween!