25 Business Icons For PowerPoint Every Presenter Must Have in Their Kitty
Thanks to the way our computer’s GUI (graphic user interface) and smartphones are designed, icons have become a part of our life.
Imagine if these tiny images are replaced by text on our screens! Ugly, right?
So is that the only reason icons are used in design — to make things look pretty? A big no. They do have an aesthetic value for sure but more importantly, they carry a functional value.
These tiny visual elements carry symbolic value and represent a concept, action or an idea. They may be tiny but they are powerful. Their power lies in their simplicity to convey ideas and meanings in such little space, without the use of a lot of words. Their powerful advantages such as enhancing usability, improving readability, increasing the aesthetic appeal of design, simplicity, ubiquitous nature have made icons a favorite among web designers.
Why should presentation design be left behind? We want our presentations to have all these qualities too.
Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 25 business icons for PowerPoint that are usually required in every business presentation. Make your own icon collection today to create better and powerful PowerPoint slides. The following list gives you a headstart in this task:
P.S. All icons are 100% editable in PowerPoint — change their color, size, orientation, etc. as per your requirements. That is the beauty of flat icons!
#1- Handshake Icon
Can be used to represent — New Partnership, Contract Agreement, Business Ties, Teamwork, Friendship, Loyalty, Trust, Deal, Exchange, Commitment, Settlement, Business Arrangement, Bond, Pledge
#2- Vision-Mission-Goals Icon
Can be used to represent — Company Mission, Mission Statement, Company Vision, Future Plans, Company Goals, Objectives, Vision for Future, Perception, Business Insight, Reflection, Scope, Target, Milestones
#3- SWOT Icons
Can be used to represent — Company Strengths, Competitive Advantage, Company Weaknesses, Weak Links in the Chain, Business Opportunities, Steps to Growth, Climb the Ladder of Success, Business Threats, Business Risks, Stability, Capability
#4- Product Launch Icon
Can be used to represent — New Product Launch, New Service Launch, Business Startup, Campaign Launch, Website Launch or any other launch, Accelerate, Elevate, Way Forward, Achieve, Target
#5- Gears Icon
Can be used to represent — Operations, Settings, Coordination, Teamwork, Machinery, Operational Framework, Process, Action, Management, Transactions, Services, Procedures, Performance, Functional Quality, Automation, Maintenance, Capabilities
#6- Target Icon (Arrow & Dartboard)
Can be used to represent — Business Target, Targets or Objectives to Achieve, Target Market, Target Audience, Company Mission, Business Goals, Ambition, Purpose, Direction
#7- Idea Icon
Can be used to represent — Idea Generation, Innovation, Brainstorming for New Ideas, Imagination, Creativity, New Product, Startup, Solutions, Invention, Concept, Decision, Plan
#8- Megaphone Icon
Can be used to represent — Marketing, Announcement, Advertising, Broadcast Message, Spread Awareness, Promotion Strategies, Promotional Offers, Broadcasting, Publicity
#9- Document Icon
Can be used to represent — Contract, Notes, Information, Letter, Memos, Handouts, Leaflets, Official Paperwork, Content Writing, Deed, Evidence, Script, Content Validity, Business Reports, Financial Outlook, Activities
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#10- Leadership Icon & Business Meeting Icon
Can be used to represent — Leadership Concepts, Boardroom Meeting, Conference Meeting, Review Meeting, Administration, Critical Evaluator, Accountability, Face to Face Talk, Training
#11- Calendar & Time Icon
Can be used to represent — Time Management, Project Management, Project Schedule, Project Deadline, Agenda, Project Status, Planning & Controlling, Goal Setting, Short Term & Long Term Goals
#12- Feedback Icon
Can be used to represent — Comment, Client Feedback, Like, Thumbs Up, Social Engagement
#13- Tool Icon
Can be used to represent — Maintenance, Equipment, Settings, Tools, Resources, Repair, Construction, Services
#14- Channels Icon
Can be used to represent — Promotion Channels, Business Services, Distribution Channels, Social Networking, Diversity, Applications, Sources, Business Synergies
#15- Strategy Icon
Can be used to represent — Business Strategy, Planning, Implementation Plan, Tactical Planning, Strategy Formulation, Benchmark Strategy, Action, Strategic Focus
#16- Deadline or Time Management
Can be used to represent — Time Management, Task Deadline, Work Pressure, Stress, Due Date, Timeline, Punctuality, Project Management, Project Failures, Overload
#17- Sale Icon
Can be used to represent — Sales Promotion, Sale Offers, Sales Strategies, Advertising, Promotion Offers, Sales Tactics, Sales Strategies
#18- Globe Icon
Can be used to represent — Global Footprint, Global Expansion, International Market, Global Coverage, Location
#19- Growth & Decline Icon
Can be used to represent — Business Growth, Annual Sales, Decline in Growth, Business Performance, Data Mining, Big Data, Analytics & Insight Generation, Progressive, Enterprise Reporting, Financial Highlights, Sales Review, Performance Management, Market Positioning
#20- Hiring Icon
Can be used to represent — Interview, Human Resource Management, Hiring or Selection of Right Candidate, Recruitment, Leadership, Lead Generation
#21- Lead Generation Icon
Can be used to represent — Leads, Sales Pipeline, Sales Funnel, Conversion
#22- Devices Icon (Laptop, Mobile Device, Desktop)
Can be used to represent — Responsive Web Design, Mobile Applications, Desktop Applications, IT Simplification, Data Handling, Application Consolidation, IT Management, Software Asset Management, Digital Analytics, Capabilities & Technology Solutions
#23- Social Media Icons
Can be used to represent — Company’s Social Media Presence, Connect on Social Media, Advertising, Digital Marketing
#24- Accomplishments & Awards Icon
Can be used to represent — Business Achievements, Awards Won, Key Accomplishments, Reward Best Performers, Appraisal, Employee Recognition, Quality, Standards, Best of Breed, Accreditation
#25- Contact Us & Location Icon
Can be used to represent — Company Contact Details, Get in Touch, Company’s Location
Every business presentation has their mission, vision and goals slide, a slide on accomplishments, business targets, strengths, and finally their social media presence and contact us slide. Rather than downloading an icon each time or opening up old PPTs to find the icon used then, it is better to maintain your icon library which has all icons in that folder. It will save your time and energy.
The icons that we shared are basic icons that are readily used. If you are not using icons in your presentation, then start using this popular design element to add aesthetic appeal to your slides and reinforce your content visually. Although most of the icons we shared above are universally understood, it is advisable that you have a text label along with that icon so that there is no confusion whatsoever.
Is there any business icon for PowerPoint that you use a lot and should have found a mention in this list? Let us know in the comments section below.