Teamwork, harmony, synergy… How often do we hear these words in contemporary companies? Several, if not dozens of times a day. We are told to work together with our colleagues with combining effort, even if sometimes we don’t want to This concept frequently appears over various corporate slideshows, market analysis reports but also in soft-skills contexts such as giving feedback training presentations.
Many of us have heard of marketing mix and 4P’s, but is it so crucial to understand the model all marketers are talking about? Today we’ll try to figure out why we need this particular analysis while creating new products and pushing them into new markets or maybe we don’t need it so much and our companies can still exist without digging deeply into it.
If you’re working on market research or just planning future of your product or company, you often deal with a business analysis of some kind. It can be within a qualitative analysis like 360-degree feedback surveys, SWOT or PEST analysis or opinion checking. Or if it involved more data measuring then we talk about quantitative analysis. I’m not going to write about data visualization here (but you can check some examples in this post “How to present KPI data in a presentation“). For now, I’d like to focus on illustrating analysis concept in general.
‘The very last deadline is February the 29th!’ How often do we hear the word ‘deadline’? All the time, right? Whether we are working on different projects, designing roadmaps, talking about marketing activities, creating our quarterly reviews or simply designing calendars to plan our work ahead. We have to set specific deadlines because if there’s no time limit, there’s no real work. For some of us ‘deadline’ may sound scary, especially if we leave all the work for last hour
It’s this time of year when people talk intensively about new directions, set fresh objectives for their businesses. On all levels, from the top board presentations, product development blueprints, or investor pitches of a start-up. When you want to present long-term plans, visualizing it is the best way to communicate your company or product vision. We’d like to share three ways to make your roadmap presentation attractive and well remembered.
The Boston Consulting group’s product portfolio matrix (BCG) is designed to help with long-term strategic planning, to help a business consider growth opportunities by reviewing its portfolio of products to decide where to invest, to discontinue or develop products. Since 1968, the BCG matrix, also known as the Boston or growth-share matrix, is a tool for answer those questions by providing them a way to analyze product lines in search of growth opportunities.
Need to present risk concept? Is a risk topic of your next presentation? We see this concept to appear often in market analysis presentations such as SWOT evaluations, PEST model or Porter Forces analysis. The risk management is another obvious area in content of finances or various technical sectors. However also start-up pitch presentations use risk idea in the slides about potential market risks.
Have no idea how to present an idea of a service? Is a service or assistance topic of your presentation? Typically we see this concept to appear in a presentation in agenda slides as one of the topics in a title slide – if the whole presentation is about service business The service can be represented by basic graphics. You can use the most common symbols or go further and try to be more creative.
Need to illustrate Investment concept? Is Investment or CAPEX expenses a topic of your presentation in your agenda slide, as one of the topics you talk about? title slide – if your whole presentation is about investments, typically in various board report presentations or strategy plan presentation? It is crucial to choose the right way to present your investment ideas. Here are a few symbols suggestions you can use to illustrate your point about investment.
Do you need to present an idea of business operations or operational expenditures, so called OPEX? If operations are among topics of your speech, i.e: on a key management meeting, in a board presentation summarizing how you spend money in your agenda slide, as one of the topics you talk about in your product release, campaign or strategy plan Roadmap presentation ..then we have some suggestions for you! Get inspired by icons we designed, to illustrate operation concept in different kinds of presentations. Visual Metaphors for Operations – Modern & Neutral Above there are icon examples from our style neutral flat icons collection. We want to add to your impact without distracting from the clarity of your […]