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Download free PowerPoint templates, backgrounds and videos. You'll also find great links to online reference and research tools. There are special resources just for teachers, traveling presenters, ministers and business people.

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Music for your Presentations

There’s no doubt that music can be a great addition to a presentation. But where do you get music you can legally use? Well there are a couple of sites you should try. Both have tons of songs available for download with liberal usage licenses for non-commercial use. Some of the music is even free for use in your commercial work.
For your presentations, you’ll find that the majority of these artists only ask for attribution (just a credit at the end of your presentation will do). You can find every style from rockin fast to slow and dramatic. I suggest searching for instrumentals or for sound tracks as a start.
Try these great sites: dig.ccmixter and Jamendo.  The downloads are fast and the quality is very good.
Take a look at this little video I edited for our local (non-profit) film festival.  The music conveys the playfulness of the event.  So if you want to set a mood with your presentation, take a listen and grab a free download!
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Animated Video Backgrounds – free download

Grab this free volume of animated video backgrounds to compliment your presentations. This volume includes 20 animated backgrounds and is free for your personal use.
Soft, slow and primarily monochromatic – these professional animations will add interest to a presentation without overpowering the message. These understated looping (wmv) video files are the best for business – conservative, but not boring. The Square Boy volume zip download also includes 3 matching static slide backgrounds for each animation. The flash file below includes a sample of each video in the free download.

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Animated Looping Backgrounds - Free Volume


Download and unzip the volume. Choose a video and its matching slide backgrounds for your presentation. If you use PowerPoint 2010, you can add text right on top of the video using PowerPoint. If you use a previous PPT version, just open the video in Movie Maker or iMovie and add a title before placing it in your slide show. For assistance with the free Movie Maker or iMovie software, check our Animated PowerPoint Video Background FAQs.

This free download is for personal use only. (For other uses, you can buy the volume here for only $9.99.)

Free professional templates

Download free templates for your presentation. Click on any image below to download the free template. The executable file includes a .POT template and three .JPG title, text and print slides.

Download free backgrounds

Free for your personal presentations, backgrounds for any presentation software. These designs are in .JPG format, so you can use them with any software that displays images. The download includes 3 .JPG slide backgrounds in a zip file. The abstract designs work for inspirational, sales or classroom presentations.
Download these free PowerPoint backgrounds in a single zip file.

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Join the Community

Join the Presenters’ Resource community now and get more free templates, backgrounds, videos and themes for your presentations. When you join, we’ll send you occasional e-mails with links to free file downloads for your personal use in presentations.

Examples of just a few of the currently available downloads are shown here:

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Community members get new tutorials and tips, special offers and free samples. We won’t fill up your mailbox or share your information with any third party. You can opt out at any time.  Join our community now, and you’ll get both the current downloads as well as ongoing e-mails with new downloads and offers.

Free PowerPoint Template to Download

Download this free PowerPoint template for your presentation. Free for your personal use, the design will work for business, classroom or other presentations. The .POT format works with both MAC and Windows OS and any version of PowerPoint.
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Download this free template with an abstract arrow design.

Express Yourself – Free Political Graphics

New media to download. Free for personal and classroom use. Click on the image to download the files.
Voting is Patriotic.

Complimentary Download: Voting is Patriotic

Complimentary Download: Voting is Patriotic

Download a zip file with several stylized Democratic
and Republican party icons as transparent PNGs,
a graphic US map, and some JPG backgrounds
sporting US flag designs.
Use these graphics in presentations to encourage
learning about and participation in the political process.
You can use these files for any non-commercial
project…fliers, presentations, blogs…

Free Alternative Software – Free and Good

OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual office suite. An open-source project, it is compatible with all other major office suites. The product is free to download, use, and distribute. Get OpenOffice as a download or on CD.
A collection of five tools, OpenOffice includes Writer, Impress, Math, Draw, Calc and Base components. The interface will look familiar to MS Office users. This suite was designed as one complete office package. Opens and saves in Office compatible formats. This free software could really help with your classroom budget.

GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. Go here and check out the screenshots and features – then download and install.