Have you ever tried creating a goal setting PPT? No content lends itself better to analogies and in turn, visualization, than multistage processes, steps towards achieving a goal or life cycles. There are various elements in the natural and man-made world that can be used as a metaphor for these business ideas: the germination of a seed, steps and stairs, towers, mountains and so on.
These illustrations help the audience understand the various stages or steps involved in such processes better and help in remembering elements more effectively. A project timeline juxtaposed against an illustration of germination for example, will help team members understand and remember the various steps better.
Of course, illustrating such analogies can be difficult – you need software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create well drawn images. To save time and if you think you cannot create such visuals from scratch, why not buy and download editable illustrations from 24point0? Images such as the Lighthouse Diagram, Bricks Diagram and Stairs Diagram can portray the various steps involved in a project from inception to end, the various stages to be traversed to achieve a goal or a product life cycle.
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