Q: As I’m doing a corporate presentation, do you think I should put the logo on each slide?
A: This is a tricky question and not easy to answer. Many times, corporations will have overloaded templates that have colored elements and logos on each slide. And oftentimes you will be obligated to use these templates when creating slides.
But in my opinion, big logos and elements will clutter the slides and might get in the way of content. So for many of my own presentations I will usually start with white, empty slides. I will usually have a “design style” in mind already (e.g. type of font, use of pictures, elements, etc) but I will not have different elements on the slide already.
With company presentations, I will try to clear the template as much as possible while still being in the “corporate frame”. And then I will start with the slides.
Though if the templates are badly made, you might want to ask your boss to have them re-made professionally, or if you are self-employed you might want to get a professional to do some work for you on presentation slide templates or maybe consider changing to the blank all-white template.
A similar answer I have given to a previous question: Should I use headings/titles on my presentation slides?