17 Best Fonts for Presentations In 2021 [PowerPoint or Not]

17 Best Fonts for Presentations In 2021 [PowerPoint or Not]

Written by:
Chloe West

Aug 05, 2021
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Some of the best fonts for presentations include Lato, Roboto, Bentham, Fira Sans, Montserrat, Open Sans, Dosis, Libre-Baskerville and more.

This list will help you find the best font for your next presentation, regardless if you’re using PowerPoint, Google Slides, Keynote or any other tool to create it.

Choose the font that you like from the list below and see when (and if) you should use it. And the best part? Each of these fonts is available for free in Visme's presentation maker.

Let’s get started. 

 

17 Best Fonts for Presentations 

  1. Lato
  2. Roboto
  3. Bentham
  4. Fira Sans
  5. Montserrat
  6. Open Sans
  7. Dosis
  8. Libre-Baskerville
  9. Abril Fatface
  10. KoHo
  11. Helvetica
  12. Cormorant
  13. League Spartan
  14. Poppins
  15. Playfair Display
  16. Raleway
  17. Lora

 

Presentation Font #1: Lato

The font Lato.

We’ve all seen a million and two presentations using standard fonts like Arial and Times New Roman. And while Lato is still a rather default font in many cases, this sans serif typeface has a more modern look to it.

Plus, the variety of weights that Lato is available in – from thin to light to bold and more – helps to ramp up this font’s overall appeal.

This font can be used in a variety of different ways, as we’ll see in the presentation templates below.

In this presentation below, we see Lato used as the header font in each slide. It’s paired with a thicker serif font to create a nice balance between the two types of fonts.

A purple, blue and white pitch deck using the presentation font Lato.
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Here’s another presentation example using Lato as the main header. Both of these examples are using Lato Light to create a more sleek and modern look in their slide decks.

A red, white and blue pitch deck using the font Lato.
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However, as we see in the above presentation, Lato’s normal and bold weights work perfectly for offsetting the light in various headings and designs.

Lato is a modern and readable font, making it perfect for nearly any type of presentation. However, it works perfectly for conveying your professionalism in a pitch deck as well, like we’ve shown you in these examples.

 

Presentation Font #2: Roboto

The font Roboto.

Another great font to use in your presentations is Roboto. Roboto is yet another basic sans serif font that works across a variety of industries and types of presentations.

Roboto is the perfect font to use for your body text, like we see below in this presentation.

A white, green and red pitch deck template using the font Roboto.
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All of the main body paragraphs are easy to read in Roboto, as well as professional and well designed.

We see Roboto used again below in this presentation sharing workout apps.

A fitness presentation using the font Roboto.
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Here, it’s also used as the main font for body copy within the presentation. This just goes to show that this font can be used for nearly any type of presentation as well as any industry.

Roboto also pairs well with many other fonts, whether a serif like Garamond, a sans serif like Gill Sans or a script like Pacifico.

 

Presentation Font #3: Bentham

The font Bentham.

Bentham is a stunning serif font that works perfectly as a header font in your business presentations. It’s easy to read and gives your presentation a more traditional look and feel.

We use the Bentham font in our Simple presentation theme, as you can see below.

Our Simple presentation theme using the serif font Bentham.
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This font can be used as uppercase, title case or even lowercase, whatever fits in best with the rest of your design. In the Simple presentation theme, we have over 300 different slide styles to help you put together a unique and beautiful presentation.

Bentham is a free font that you can easily access inside Visme when creating your presentation design. Add letter spacing to create a different effect on your slides.

Pair Bentham with a sans serif font for your body copy like Open Sans (that we’ll cover shortly) or Futura.

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Presentation Font #4: Fira Sans

The font Fira Sans.

Fira Sans is a stunning font that is incredibly versatile. In fact, you can utilize a font like Fira Sans as both your header and body font, with another font in the mix to act only as an accent font.

See what we mean in this PowerPoint template below.

A purple educational presentation template using the font Fira Sans.
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While Fira Sans is used in both normal and bold weights for the majority of the slide content, we see a nice serif thrown in as well to offset the single presentation font.

We see Fira Sans used in multiple ways in this informational presentation template below as well.

A green educational presentation template using font Fira Sans.
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This gorgeous sans serif font can be used in bold, italic, underline and more, giving you a wide variety of uses for this one font selection. Give it a try in your next presentation.

 

Presentation Font #5: Montserrat

The font Montserrat.

Montserrat is a big favorite of ours here at Visme given that a large majority of our own headings across our website are done in this font.

However, it’s one of the top font choices you can use as well for the headings on your PowerPoint slides.

Check out how we’ve used Montserrat as a header in this marketing plan presentation template.

Blue and orange marketing plan presentation template using the font Montserrat.
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It’s bold and helps your slide titles and headers to stand out to your audience, letting them know exactly what to expect each time you move to a new slide.

Here’s another example where we’ve used Montserrat, but this time we’ve used a thinner version in the header.

A yellow and black marketing plan presentation template using font Montserrat.
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This versatile font almost looks like a completely different typeface when you switch up its weight, giving you even more flexibility for using it across your various presentations.

As you can see, Montserrat is the perfect font to use when creating a marketing or business plan presentation as it’s both professional and visually appealing.

Montserrat also pairs well with a variety of different fonts. Try a thin sans serif for a nice contrast in your next PowerPoint.

 

Presentation Font #6:  Open Sans

The font Open Sans.

Open Sans is a commonly used font for body paragraphs in your presentation slides due to its legibility. Because it’s a basic sans serif font, it’s the perfect way to visualize the larger pieces of text you might need to include on a slide.

Here’s a presentation template that showcases Open Sans used as the main font for body copy.

A space-themed presentation template using the font Open Sans.
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However, Open Sans shouldn’t be discounted as only a paragraph typeface. In fact, you can also use it in professional presentations to help your headings stand out clearly, increasing readability.

Take a look at this marketing plan presentation that uses Open Sans as the large font for the title and headings on each slide.

Blue and green marketing plan presentation template using font Open Sans.
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If you’re looking for the right font to ensure your presentation is easy to read and digest, Open Sans is a great choice.

 

Presentation Font #7: Dosis

The font Dosis.

Dosis is a great presentation font for the tech industry. It’s a fun sans serif font with rounded edges and tall, thin letters, giving it a more futuristic look.

Here’s a great example of the perfect type of presentation to use Dosis in – a slide deck sharing the latest trends in mobile applications.

Yellow and teal tech presentation template using the font Dosis.
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In this example, Dosis is used in the title slide and in the headings on each slide in all caps. This template has added a unique design to the font as well, by incorporating a white, rectangular background behind the black text.

Below, we have another great presentation template using Dosis in a similar fashion. It’s paired here with sans serif font Source Sans Pro, providing a modern combination fit for a tech startup pitch deck.

Blue pitch deck template using the font Dosis.
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Similarly, we see that Dosis works well in all caps and can be used in a variety of designs in order to make the text stand out that much more.

 

Presentation Font #8: Libre-Baskerville

The font Libre-Baskerville.

Another quality PowerPoint font to consider using in your presentations is Libre-Baskerville. This is a Google font that you can use for free inside many presentation software, Visme included!

Libre-Baskerville is a serif font style that can be paired with a variety of other fonts and color schemes, creating a more traditional look and feel for your presentation.

We use Libre-Baskerville in all caps as headings in our Modern presentation theme. This theme has over 800 different slide designs so you can pick and choose the ones that work best for your presentation needs.

Our Modern presentation theme using the font Libre-Baskerville.
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However, this font can also be used in body paragraphs just as easily, as it’s clear and legible and easy to read.

In the presentation template below, we’ve paired Libre-Baskerville with Josefin Sans in the header, creating a classic look and feel for any presentation deck.

Purple and orange pitch deck template using font Libre-Baskerville.
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Libre-Baskerville is a classic font that will never go out of style and is a great typography choice for any professional presentation you may need to create.

 

Presentation Font #9: Abril Fatface

The font Abril Fatface.

If you’re looking for a bolder font that grabs attention, a slab serif like Abril Fatface might be just the font you’re looking for. This could pair nicely with a standard font like Helvetica or Verdana or a thinner serif like Georgia or Palatino.

Check out how we’ve incorporated this bold font into the headings of the below annual report presentation.

A blue annual report presentation template using font Abril Fatface.
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Abril Fatface is a great font for creating eye-catching headlines on your slides, but should only be used with short headings or pieces of text. A bold font like this can be hard to read in paragraphs or longer sentences.

If you’re looking for a slab serif font alternative, use fonts like Rockwell or a bolded Trocchi in your next Visme or PowerPoint presentation.

You could even look into custom fonts from sites like DaFont and import them into your Visme brand kit.

 

Presentation Font #10:  KoHo

The font KoHo.

The last font on our list is KoHo, a unique sans serif font that can be used in more playful presentations. 

Whether you’re creating a presentation for school, a video presentation to play in your office or something else entirely, KoHo can be one of the best fonts to utilize.

We incorporate KoHo into our Creative presentation theme in the various headings of each slide.

Our Creative presentation theme using the font KoHo.
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This is another one of our massive presentation themes with hundreds of slide designs for you to choose from, however this has – as the name would suggest – a more creative and playful feel to it.

If you need to create a pitch deck for investors or a sales presentation for new clients, KoHo and the Creative theme might not be for you. 

However, if you’re embedding a slideshow onto your blog or sharing an informational presentation on SlideShare, KoHo could be a great way to engage your audience.

 

Presentation Font #11: Helvetica 

The font Helvetica.

 

Helvetica is a classic sans serif font that has a very loyal fanbase, and for good reason.

As seen most clearly in capitalized texts, the upper half of the texts are quite large when compared to other san serifs fonts. 

A sales report presentation template using the font Helvetica.
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This causes the Helvetica fonts to have near-symmetrical proportionality when measuring the upper and lower portions of a text. These proportions make the identification of letters easier at a distance, like in the template example above. 

This fact makes Helvetica a great font to use for headers and titles in live presentations where there may be people “sitting in the back rowand viewing your presentation from a distance. 

To clearly communicate your main points, be sure to use Helvetica as a bold text on headings and titles.

 

Presentation Font #12: Cormorant

The font Cormorant.

Cormorant is a sleek and modern serif font.

We like to think of Cormorant as a good alternative for Times New Roman, but with a moderate and tasteful change.

With a dynamic range of varying thicknesses, Cormorant appears to give off a calligraphic feel and look to it, while still maintaining a sense of professionalism.

A business plan presentation template using the font Cormorant.
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While artistic and expressive, Cormorant is still fully legible and usable in a professional environment, as you can see in this presentation template.

Our recommendation is that you choose a font color that is a complementary color to the background. This helps separate the thin portions of the font from the background.

Should the variations in thickness prove too much for your taste, consider dialing back that expression by using Cormorant in its bold format. By thickening up the thinner lines, the variations are less noticeable and may be more suitable for a given context. 

Cormorant is a great modern serif font that works great in titles, headings, subtitles for subpoints or paragraphs.

 

Presentation Font #13: League Spartan

The font League Spartan.

League Spartan is a simple sans serif font, that is bold, uniform and minimalistic by nature and is great for headings and titles.

Because it's hefty even with the bold setting turned off, you may want to take extra precautions when using League Spartan for paragraphs or letter bodies. 

A consulting sales pitch template using the font League Spartan.
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League Spartan works great as a header for infographics or cartoon-style presentations, like in the template above. 

The purpose of an infographic is to take difficult or complex information and turn it into easy-to-remember points. The reason that League Spartan works so well with infographics is its simplicity. 

To help set the overall tone of an infographic, you can use a simplified san serif font like League Spartan. A font like this will simplify an important or complex data point and make it feel easy to understand. 

 

Presentation Font #14: Poppins

The font Poppins.

Poppins is a versatile and linear san serif font. 

Poppins is linear because of its strong vertical terminals, which are the end of a stroke that is not a serif. This gives the font a sense of weight and vertical authority, making it great for strong, stand-out titles and headers.

Not only is Poppins a wonderful choice for titles and headers, but it also works well for titles, text bodies and subtitles, as you can see in our presentation template below. 

A marketing budget presentation template using the font Poppins.
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The linear and versatile aspects of Poppins has made this font a favorite in the business and professional world. It feels casual, yet is still very professional.

 

Presentation Font #15: Playfair Display

The font Playfair Display.

What can we say about Playfair Display, other than it’s an incredibly chic and fashionable serif font. 

This font has a strong box feel as most of the characters stay between the baseline and X-height. This means that most of the letters do not dip far below the line, nor do they rise above most of the other letters.

This makes Playfair Display great for strong titles and headers, as you can see in our presentation template below.

A real estate presentation template using the font Playfair Display.
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Many fonts that go after the “box look” fail at being legible from a distance. 

To avoid this problem and make the letters more pronounced, Playfair Display uses a variety of thicknesses in the stem of their letters when compared to the arms and other extensions. 

Playfair display is a classy and elegant font designed to be used as headers or titles. While it can still be used in paragraphs, you may want to limit its usage to shorter portions of your text.

Similarly sized and spaced words written in this style can be disorienting for some readers. So instead, consider using Playfair Display as a font for titles, quotes or various subtitles in your presentation.

 

Presentation Font #16: Raleway

The font Raleway.

Raleway is a modern sans serif font that was originally designed to be used as a lightweight font. But after its release and by popular demand, Raleway was given heavier and italicized versions for its fans to use. 

The bold and light versions of this font are extremely versatile and can be used anywhere from bold headers to lighter parts of the body in your presentations, as you can see in our presentation template below.

A consultancy presentation template using the font Raleway.
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The italicized version of Raleway has slightly off-centered bowls and shoulders in certain letters. This means that the markings that are not the stem are purposefully written higher or lower than normal. 

This is a subtle artistic flair that does not influence readability. Some people find that swashes actually help increase legibility with these off-centered markings. 

When written in capitalized and bold text, Raleway makes for a great title and header font that can easily captivate your audience.

 

Presentation Font #17: Lora

The font Lora.

Lora is a unique serif font that was made in a contemporary style. 

Drawing its inspiration from calligraphy and traditional fonts, Lora is an excellent balance between an artistic and professional font. 

Lora has very pronounced arches leaping away from the stem of each letter. This gives the font family a more “bubbly” feel to it, while still maintaining a sense of clean professionalism.

To unleash Lora’s true artistic nature, you’ll want to turn on the italics. When italics mode is activated, each letter receives additional swashes, giving it a more hand-written feel.

If you add weight to its default thickness, Lora is a great choice for both titles and headers and when set to its default settings, Lora truly shines as a font in paragraphs and bodies, as you can see in our presentation template below.

A portfolio presentation template using the font Lora.

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Ready to Create Your Next Presentation?

Whether you use Microsoft PowerPoint, Apple Keynote or Visme, each of these presentation fonts can really bring the best out of your presentation. (Just make sure you’re not using Comic Sans – my personal least favorite font.)

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    Chloe West is the content marketing manager at Visme. Her experience in digital marketing includes everything from social media, blogging, email marketing to graphic design, strategy creation and implementation, and more. During her spare time, she enjoys exploring her home city of Charleston with her son.

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