Need for Custom Templates _ Custom templates are always popular, due to the personal touch it applies to presentations. People or organizations always look for templates specific to their needs, because bundled templates with Microsoft Office package is not enough to satisfy their needs. Microsoft even provides facility to download more set of presentation templates designed by Microsoft or several third party designing players. However, the need for more is always there. To harvest the benefits of this requirement several companies came forward with their own set of templates to satisfy needs of various set of customers. They provides facility to download free custom PowerPoint templates from their websites as well as premium specially designed highly attractive templates based on category, industry, business trends, or targeted uses of presentations being made. Freely available templates are enough to satisfy requirements of smaller organizations or for presentations of less priority. But, when it comes to presentation of high priority like big business deals, corporate events, global seminars or meetings, companies always want to have their own look and feel especially matching to their brand identity or corporate profile. In that case, they look for custom presentation template developers. The opportunities in this field is increasing day by day, creating chances to earn extra popularity as well as earn efficiently by just providing high quality design templates. This is the reason behind arrival of several newcomer companies in this arena.
Infographic _ Search your favorite web browser for "infographic templates PowerPoint". A couple of free template sites I found for PowerPoint infographics (as of this writing) are Visual.ly and Infogr.am. My favorite templates resource is PresenterMedia.com which is all_PowerPoint_based. It also has a plethora of clipart, animations, and customizable clipart. There's an annual fee for PresenterMedia but it's well worth it if you do a lot of visualizations and create a lot of presentations. The alternative to using templates to create infographics is to create a PowerPoint "slide" however long you want your infographic to be. Do this by using the "Design" and "Page Setup" selections to set the length and width of the page size. Then use shapes, graphics, and colors to create your infographic.