In business, obtaining and maintaining balance is an essential part of day to day operations and diplomacy. When presenting thoughts and ideas to team members, it can be challenging to present balance or present comparisons visually. We have found that balance can most simply be represented by basic graphics. You don’t have to rely on the same approaches over and over to represent balance in your presentations. The key to successful presentations is high engagement, which can be achieved through selecting unique visualizations. Visual Metaphors for Presenting Balance, Equality or Comparison An obvious choice to represent balance is a set of scales. While it is an obvious graphical choice for “balance”, […]
Do you recall the last presentation you’ve seen about business status? You know, the quarterly review meeting or annual company summary? Often those presentations look not very attractive. Unless you feel directly what numbers on slides mean to you, it’s hard to stay focused. However, there is a help. With a few simple design tricks, you can make such We demonstrate it on the retail business case, however, you can reuse the same ideas for any other industry. The examples below are using Retail Business PPT Template (graphics sources available for download from infoDiagram.com webpage)
One thing our clients struggle with when preparing PowerPoint presentations is how to effectively illustrate abstract thoughts or ideas. Common ideas people ask for help illustrating are structure and organization. We all know it is important to provide powerful visuals when designing presentation. The graphical element is a huge part of what makes it effective! However, demonstrating concepts like “organization” which feels abstract is a road block for many folks.
Business development is so often used buzz word, that’s hard to find a unique illustration of it. Sales and company growth are frequently necessary or relevant in presentations ranging from investor pitches and board presentations to sharing marketing and growth hacking tips with your team. The problem is not whether or include growth, the issue is how to include it well in a PowerPoint presentation.
Creating a value of some kind is the essence of every business. It can have a form of a specific product manufactured by a production company or a service that provides an added value to our life. It can be also an abstract value such as a know-how created by a consulting firm or a wisdom taught by an educational institution. However, I see that people are often are having hard times to illustrate such a value in their marketing and sales presentations. How to express a general concept of “added business value” in your presentation?
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?
The topic of Supply Chain is pretty complex – with all global or local logistics processes, ensuring just on time delivery and enough stocks in warehouses. Therefore using illustrations to explain it is really handy. Good news is that most SCM processes are easy to visualize. I present a few examples how you can illustrate a supply chain presentation. Easily and quickly, using only PowerPoint tools.
In Scrum, meetings are pretty crucial part of the whole project management process. An effective meeting can move you forward, ineffective are not only waste of time but can demotivate the whole team. And that can hurt the whole project. So it’s better to follow the meeting best practice hints. Check our slide show of Golden Rules of effective Scrum meetings. We visualized meeting rules for 5 types of Scrum meetings. Those rules were suggested by experienced Scrum practitioner and our Scrum contributor consultant Sebastian Schneider. The five meetings are Spring planning, Backlog Grooming, Retrospective meeting, Spring Review and most frequent Daily Scrum. Here is an example of recommended […]
It’s this time of year we do plans on various levels. Company strategies, team aims, project plans, personal development objectives. To help you make good goals, use S.M.A.R.T. method of defining them. Furthermore, if you present the goals in nice eye-catching ways, you can reach better engagement by your audience. Here I present some ideas how you can design such SMART goals a presentation.
Remember your student times? It’s been over a decade for me, but I still recall this wonderful period of my life. Nowadays students have a pretty busy schedule. Besides classes, exams, projects, they are often involved in a part-time work. Thus, keeping focus, planning and managing time is crucial new skill they want to handle.