Every business presentation should start with a diagram

Have you ever been to a conference, where you felt lost in the presentation?

I experienced many such situations. The worst was IT conferences – speakers there usually present some new cool application. Most of the speech a speaker talks about all the magic features their software offers. However often I missed one thing – what the hell was their application good for?

I think every product presentation, every ‘Problem and Solution’ speech would benefit by having a simple diagram at the first presentation slide – diagram showing:

  • Where we are today – describe a specific problem
  • Where we want to be – a goal state (specific please, not a general one like ‘We save you money and time’)

Just then tell about your fancy solution.

Here’s an example of how I’d draw a diagram for ‘Problem and Solution’ presentation:


And if you want to develop this slide further, add details on the top of this schema:

Want to create same “problem-solution” slides? Get our hand drawn shapes here!

PS. If you find those slides handy for you, I’ll gladly share the editable PowerPoint version 
(contact me via comments below or twitter @infodiagram or our infoDiagram.com contact page).

Further articles on business presentations

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

Looking for more creative presentation graphics? Get on our newsletter and never miss an announcement. You’ll stay informed about all of our new updates. Plus, if you sign in for our newsletter you’ll get a Creative slide design guide with free hand drawn shapes, absolutely FREE!

It's only fair to share...Share on LinkedInPin on PinterestShare on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *