Presenting Financial Plan as an Interesting Visual, not just Excel Block [PowerPoint Q&A]

Presenting Financial Plan as an Interesting Visual, not just Excel Block [PowerPoint Q&A]

This is a problem I’ve experienced a lot in my projects – How to make financial charts more visual? How to enhance a table copied from Excel into PowerPoint? A few quick tricks I’d suggest: 1. Use colors to show data importance After copying Excel table into PowerPoint, apply colors of the table cells or rows to distinguish more and less important data. Usually the rows with Totals, EBITDAs, Profit summaries are more important ones than detailed financial data of specific costs category. Use high contrast colors, consider using negative color coding (e.g. dark blue background and white text) for the key table rows. 2. Converting tables to other forms […]

How to get colleagues to create visually interesting presentation slides [PowerPoint Q&A]

How to get colleagues to create visually interesting presentation slides  [PowerPoint Q&A]

Recently a client asked us this question. It’s damn good question, especially if you work on joint project, in a team, where success depends on overall performance of the group. To help your team mates to make visual presentation slides I recommend those three steps: 1. Motivate your peers by sharing examples Explain that visual slides are much more effective in passing the content. Show examples of both presentation types. See some such slides examples below. You can also motivate by showing them how to do some of those redesigns: 2. Provide tools to start with – a slide deck, Build a visual slide deck – collection of visual slides […]