A strategy is a common topic I often see in company presentations of all kind. Typically those are business plans, board presentations or investor pitches. The strategy defines general actions over the course of several years. The challenge is how to quickly and neatly make a strategy illustration in your document? What image to choose?
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So how to illustrate strategy concept on a slide or other type of document? Especially if you don’t have much space left?
Visual metaphors to consider for Strategy illustration
Think of typical strategy game such as chess or drawings of a football strategy . Alternatively think of setting direction idea – having a vision and a goal, using compass, crossroad direction arrows etc.
Style neutral strategy symbols
See some ideas from our simple modern flat icons library. These symbols are great for neutral look slides. They are also good to use them as very small symbols:
- chess figure, football strategy symbol and other icons, that ressemble strategy
- directions and map symbols
- target pictogram
- binoculars and telescope, showing search and future vision
Strategy symbols that look personal and unique
Alternative style to consider – hand drawn strategy symbols. This style is good to introduce uniqueness in your slides. So go for this option of you want to be less formal, if you want to underline human touch in your presentation. Scribbled pictures express personal touch:
In case you have more space in presentation, you can add a big strategy roadmap picture to a full slide.
Do you have another idea you want to illustrate in your document?
Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear back from you.
Need more resources for designing creative, effective presentations? See all articles Showing a Business Concept in a Presentation or explore specific topics:
- How to show Organizational Structure on a slide
- Presenting Business Growth and Development in pictures
- Presenting SMART goals visually
Need to show another concept in a presentation? See how to illustrate other business concepts – Structure, Investment, Deadline and more.
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