2018 is here! Holidays are finished, champagne is drunk, and people are getting back to work. Let’s plan the new year together to make the most of it!
We selected a set of our best presentation diagrams collections, that will help you to plan the year ahead, create new strategies and report on sales results.
No 1: Do the Last Year’s Review Analysis
For this purpose, check Yearly Business Review PPT Template. You can reuse these slides in your board reports, yearly round-up meetings, or department review at the beginning of your company year.
The template helps you to present the summary of the event calendar, and show key financial data and performance indicators. There are also slides for showing visually your yearly goals achievements and further plans.
No 2: Build up New Strategies and Action Plans
Roadmap Diagrams for Project Strategy Planning can serve you well for holding a meeting where you discuss and set actions for next the months ahead.
Having clear and catchy visual presentation slides helps the audience to understand how your activities contribute to overall strategy, quarter by quarter. Your team will see you prepared thoroughly for such a meeting and will be more likely to follow in a similar professional manner.
Click the picture to see the examples:
If you want to add a sip of creativity and try a different look, we designed the business planning template also in a creative style – Handwritten PowerPoint Timelines.
No 3: Analyze Your Business Strategies
What comes next? You may need to perform a detailed evaluation of your yearly plans and objectives.
Management and marketing offer several frameworks for doing such analysis. Choose a technique that you are familiar with and that fits your business scale.
Here’s the list of the common frameworks and our diagram templates used for strategy analysis:
- SWOT analysis evaluating strong and weak points of your business’s internal and external environment
- Porter’s Five Forces analyzing various aspects of the market
- PEST and PESTEL analysis
- BCG matrix for setting investment activities but you can use it also in a wider context
- SMART goals to ensure setting specific achievable objectives
- Roadmaps for strategy planning and Business Review (which are mentioned before)
No 4: Universal Timelines and List Diagrams
You may need not only to plan a timeline but explain the pros and cons of each step. Or present a features list of your solutions.
For those, you can use a general diagrams slide deck, instead of using bullet points in your presentation. Check this Flat Infographics Diagrams for PowerPoint, where you’ll find ready-to-use graphics.
The template contains timelines and sequence diagrams, slides for the brainstorming process, and results evaluation. There are also different variations of lists and steps to show progress or decline, sales funnels, and KPI presentation tables. Furthermore, the deck contains 83 flat icon symbols that you can use to create your own infographics.
No 5: Effective Meeting Templates
You can have a great vision and strategy (and we are sure you will) and a perfect team. However, as a strategical thinker, you have to remember that there’s nothing worse than the wasted time of your team due to ineffective meetings and communication.
To help you hold an effective meeting, have a look at those templates for various meeting types:
- Status Review Meeting Template, with the help of which you can keep track of your business’s next steps
- Problem-Solving Meeting Template, which you can use for defining a challenge, doing team brainstorming, and evaluating the best results
- Webinar Presentation of Problem-Solution that contains predesigned webinar content examples, editable graphics, and slide layouts for preparing a professional online meeting session. The template can be used also to prepare a webinar course.
Communicate Your Plans Visually
Whether you are working on long-term strategies or short-time development plans, communicating visually your message is important to align your peers working towards one goal. And that’s a prerequisite for success.
A goal without a plan is just a wish.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
We hope you will find something that helps you to plan properly for the next months.
All infoDiagram team wishes you good luck and an incredibly productive year!
PS. Feel free to share in the comments which slide you use more often within your presentations 🙂