People are more responsive to visual information and retain more of it. So before you create your next presentation, check out Microsoft diagram templates. These free diagram templates utilise colours, infographics and unique designs to vividly communicate your story. Use a diagram template to lead your client through a process, communicate causes and effects, map out a reporting structure and more. PowerPoint SmartArt templates transform blocks of copy or bulleted lists into simple but powerful visuals that enhance your presentations and engage your audience. Some popular SmartArt templates feature multi-colour gauge graphics, colour block graphics and a double helix DNA graphic, to name a few. You can also try an animated diagram template, in which tabs are revealed one by one. Microsoft’s animated diagram templates include an animated flower slide, an animated scale, and many others. Used alone or as part of a presentation, diagram templates give your story more impact to leave a greater impression on your audience.