I’d like to show you an alternative way of presenting a list of the benefits in PowerPoint. Actually, a list doesn’t mean that text must be arranged in bullet points or numbers. This way of presenting content is so ordinary and common that slides with typical lists do not impress the audience.
I will explain step by step how to replace a typical list slide with an attractive infographic. I used the example of the Net Promoter Score (NPS) benefits list. Let’s see what it looks like in practice.
The NPS Benefits Slide Before the Redesign
The slide above looks like a text document, not a presentation slide. There’s nothing wrong with organizing content into numbers. This kind of slide is correct but to make the content memorable it’s not enough to arrange it into a numbered list and bold the headers. Content is attractive to the audience when it’s visualized graphically or presented with symbols.
So let’s see what you can do to transform such a slide into a visually attractive one.
The NPS Promoter Score Benefits Slide After the Redesign
The slide after the redesign presents the creative infographic where elements from the list are presented on the graphical diagram. Each position from the list is represented with an icon corresponding to the content. We placed a bigger icon representing the benefits on the left side of the diagram. The “+” symbol creates an association with the advantage.
When comparing these two slides, it becomes apparent how the proper visualization of presented content is important. Benefits visualized graphically are easier to remember and more attractive to read.
Such transformation of a standard numbered list into a creative infographic requires only a bit of planning and a few design steps.
Step 0. Analyze the slide content, what’s its information type
I recommend looking at the content’s structure first. What kind of content do you see there? A list, a comparison, or a process? We have a numbered list here. However, it’s rather just a list of items, where number helps to count the items. It’s not the sequence of how they should be ordered. Therefore we will just keep the numbering but will not consider using a flowchart to show the process.
Step 1. Defining layout – Dividing the slide area
Once we know what type of graphics we want to use, let’s plan the slide space. Does the content need much space to fill the whole slide or is it enough to fit half? Definitely, the source slide is wasting space. There is too much white background. So it’s a great opportunity to enrich the slide with icons and graphical elements.
As we have a list with 5 points, let’s divide the area into five rows by creating a rectangle for each. Mark every shape with a number on the right. Leave on the left side of a slide a space.
Step 2. Fill the shapes with the content
Fill the rectangles with text. On the left side of the slide, in the middle of the white space, add a circle shape and a relevant icon.
Step 3. Visualize content with the icons
On the right edge of each rectangle, place the circled frame with a dedicated icon. Make the circles a bit bigger than the rectangles’ height.
Step 4. Connect the items together into one compact graphics
Connect each rectangle with the circle on the left using a line shape, to create one compact infographic.
Now your NPS benefits graphical visualization is ready. Made with only a few simple steps. A well-looking slide containing graphic visualization will
leave a good impression.
For more examples of PowerPoint lists redesign, check another case study of Employer Branding list makeover for inspiration.
If you prefer a video guide, here’s a YouTube tutorial of the process I described above.
The slide redesign tips we used in this blog are inspired by
- infoDiagram’s NPS Analysis Dashboards for Customer Loyalty Metrics (PPT Template) collection.
- Examples of visualizing HR topics are based on this blog Use Net Promoter Score Dashboard Graphics to Present Customer Loyalty Metrics.
- Find out what you can create on your own with the free PowerPoint diagram sample kit and tutorials.
What fonts to use in PowerPoint presentation
What fonts are good to use, to make your slide look professional? Let us suggest you several font proposals and where to get them from.
7 Design Tips for Professional PowerPoint Slide
Here are some design best-practice rules to help you create a professional visual slides in PowerPoint:
Slide Redesign: Presenting the Process of Employer Branding with the Roadmap
Today I’d like to show you a redesign of a PowerPoint slide with a multistep process with subcategories. Probably the first version will be in a form of numbered text list presenting each step. Yes, you can create it that way, but we’d like to make our slide look more attractive visually. I will work […]
Slide Redesign: Project Launch Stages Illustrated with Activities Icons
Do you present the launch stages of your project? The easiest way to present stages is to use a number or bullet list. But it’s a common and boring solution. Let’s try to avoid using a typical PowerPoint list and instead of it let’s make a creative slide. In today’s case study, we’re going to […]
Slide Redesign: Presenting Team or Contact Persons
Do you need to present in your pitch deck the key persons to contact? The easiest way to show your team on the slide is to put the data into the table. But we don’t want to use a typical table that we know from Excel. Let’s create an interesting infographic in PowerPoint on the […]
Slide Design: BCG Comparison Matrix in PowerPoint
Do you need to compare several options over two criteria? Try to use a matrix visual form. To create such a matrix comparison in your presentation you don’t need any special software for that. You can do it very easily in PowerPoint. And such a matrice can look very attractive. I’m going to illustrate it […]
Slide Redesign: Checklist in PowerPoint on Due Diligence Example
Do you need to present a checklist of some kind? In today’s blog, we will give you some directions on how to redesign a checklist type of slide content, on the example of legal due diligence. But first, let’s see why we have optioned a checklist, rather than a standard bullet point text.
Slide Redesign: Use Road Signs Graphics for Rule Incorporation
Do you need to express rules, regulations or dos and don’ts on a slide? Consider illustrating your points with a visual metaphor everybody recognizes – traffic signs. Adding such graphics will help you to pass a clear message while having the audience’s full attention thanks to the symbols. Let’s see how we can redesign a […]
Slide Redesign: Use Visuals to Present Digital Transformation Strategy
Are you preparing a presentation for a digital transformation strategy, but you aren’t sure where to start? Presenting complex topics such as business strategy transformations can be very difficult to summarize in a simple slide containing only text because it won’t send the message in an understandable way. Today in this blog post, we will […]
Slide Redesign: Outlining Company Timeline With a Flowchart
Are you an established company dating back 10, 20, or even more years on the market? Do you need to outline your company timeline and achievements in a presentation, but you aren’t sure how? Timelines are very often used in PowerPoint presentations. Well-prepared timeline is eye-catchy and easy to understand for the audience. With this […]
Slide Redesign: Do’s and Don’ts in Remote Work PPT
Are you hiring a talented workforce internationally, or are you simply implementing a hybrid/work-from-home model? No matter your goal, remote work has either way proven beneficial since the pandemic. However, this mode has shown to be challenging regarding work ethics for some people. Therefore, it’s important to educate your employees on remote work principles. If […]
Slide Redesign: Creative 30 60 90 Day Plan for Strategy Planning
The 30 60 90 day plan is an excellent strategy for describing an onboarding process or any action strategy. If you are a manager who has an upcoming interview and wants to explain the workflow to a potential employee, having a simple and understanding presentation prepared, can help you demonstrate the company’s principles in a […]
Slide Redesign: Euler Diagram for Presenting Overlapping Items
Do you need to present overlapping items or elements that have something in common? Giving such information can be quite messy and look unclean. The solution for that is simple – use diagrams! There is a specific type of diagrammatic visualization that is great for presenting complex hierarchies or concepts that share similarities. They are […]
Slide Redesign: Net Promoter Score Benefits Presentation
The net promoter score is an excellent metric to measure customer satisfaction and usually ranges from 0-10. Implementing this metric into your business will bring benefits, such as customer retention, future referrals, etc. We have prepared for you an infographic slide, covering the net promoter score benefits, so you can present this idea to your […]
Slide Redesign: Shares Distribution in a Pie Chart
Do you need to present several segments of your business, and the percentage of influence they have on the project? Sometimes, this can show up as too much information, which makes it hard to present as simply as possible. To make things easier for you, we have created a slide with shares distribution in a […]