Puzzle Makeover of Speaker Advice Article

When reading an article of a fellow blogger on public speaking (Debbie Fay from BeSpeakPresentations), I thought this is a great place to exercise using an illustration in the blog article.
Debbie wrote about a list of 5 Presentation Don’ts. I would change this list to a set of puzzle shapes (or other simple shapes, e.g. rectangles, circles, or ovals). Here’s my makeover proposal:

Puzzle shapes illustration for public speaking presentations made in PPT
Puzzles illustration of 5 advice for public speaking presentations

You can check Debbie’s blog over here BeSpeakPresentations.

How to draw such an illustration?


Firstly I added a puzzle shape for each of five items (can be also another shape). Different scribble filling represents that each advice item is different.
Then I wrote a negation word ‘Don’t’, and placed it centrally to show it covers all five points.

I hesitated a bit with choosing the shapes. Was the Puzzle shape the best? The puzzle is great for showing strongly related items, where one missing piece causes a breakdown of the whole thing. However, I assume Debbie meant the list as compact one. And I thought that the puzzle shapes look more interesting than simple circles, for example.

Anyway, the puzzles look more unique – what makes the whole illustrated message easier to remember and stand out.

Further articles on presentation graphics

For more inspiration on using visuals in your presentations, check out these articles as well:

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