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Using PowerPoint to Explain the Internet of Things Professionally

Last Updated on April 3, 2024 by Rosemary

The Internet of Things is the extension of internet connectivity to physical devices. If you need to talk about the Internet of Things definition, industrial and consumer applications, benefits and concerns comparisons, technologies, and use cases of the Internet of Things, read on.

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The Internet of things describes the network of physical objects, so known as, “things” — that are embedded with sensors, software, and other technologies that are used for the purpose of connecting and exchanging data with other devices and systems over the Internet. The types of devices in IoT influenced are numerous and varied. These “smart” and “connected” devices communicate over the internet. Due to this connection, they can be remotely monitored and controlled.

All the graphics in this blog are a part of the IoT PowerPoint templates collection we’ve designed to help you present these new technology applications in Smart Homes, Smart Cities, or so-called Industry 4.0.

In this post, we’ll describe ways you can make your next IoT presentation coherent, structured, and appealing to all audiences, regardless of how much background knowledge they have.

Define Unfamiliar Terms with Colorful, Dynamic Slides

internet of things definition PPT template

If your audience has no knowledge of the Internet of Things concept, you may need to dedicate more than one slide to detailed definitions and background information.

In this example, the definition for the Internet of Things is provided with an icon to represent internet/wi-fi connectivity. The icons to the right reference the many aspects of the IoT without providing too much information which might overwhelm an unfamiliar audience.

If besides IoT you’d like to mention AI or ML in the presentation, see how to illustrate Artificial Intelligence concepts with PPT graphics.

Explain the Applications of the Internet of Things

IoT applications PPT slide

Are you trying to sell your audience on the necessity or applications of the IoT? Even if your goal is not literal selling, you may want to list the possible IoT applications: B2C consumers, Industry and Farming, Infrastructure, and Commerce.

Colorful, visually pleasing diagrams will help to focus the audience’s attention on certain points.

Break Down the Pros and Cons of IoT

internet of things Benefits vs Concerns Comparison Template

Need to explain the benefits versus concerns of the Internet of Things? Avoid using default boring lists. You can apply such a table to show your audience how IoT could possibly make a difference for your organization, products, or industry.

Want to compare more fors and againsts? Check the comparison slide collection with various pros and cons diagrams.

Share Which Industries Already Benefit from the IoT

internet of things Industries Using IoT editable diagram

If you want to mention applications for the Internet of Things, providing the many industries that benefit is a great place to start. Don’t settle for using a dull list or bland table. This colorful honeycomb slide offers examples of just some of the industries that benefit from the Internet of Things.

If you’d like to add only one or a couple of icons to illustrate the concept of benefit, check our concept visualization ideas.

Explain the Drivers and Barriers of the IoT

IoT Technology Drivers and Barriers Comparison Template

If you’re attempting to explain why the Internet of Things is beneficial, it is also fair to share some of the arguments posed by those who oppose wide implementation. This is an opportunity to show your audience that you’ve considered all of the possible angles and share how you would address or suggest addressing the barriers to the IoT implementation.

Want to create a recap of Smart Home Devices and Connectivity? Check our blog for graphics ideas, here’s an example of the diagram explaining IoT device connectivity:

Smart Home Devices overview hexagon diagram

Showcasing IoT concepts in an easy-to-follow way can be quite challenging due to the complexity of the topic. For more inspiration check our guide on creating fresh modern Internet of Things slide – see video below.

You can download this redesign guide here: How to Creatively Present IoT Components list on a PowerPoint slide (a PDF document).

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Resource: Internet of Things Presentation Diagrams

Using vivid and customized graphics can help make a dense, information-rich presentation easier to follow and absorb. Such visuals will also be beneficial if your audience is highly technical and only needs to have a brief overview before you start sharing the specifics of what your intentions are.

You can see the whole Internet of Things Presentation diagrams deck here:

Internet of Things Presentation PPT Diagrams

If you’d like to incorporate a wider variety of infographics and icons into your presentation, check our ultimate collection of outline diagrams, which contains 237 slides.

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