Use Calendars to Plan Effectively: It is necessary to present any plan for a business initiative clearly and concisely. The audience should be in no doubt about key dates and events and should be clearly able to gauge the time required from one quick reading of the planner. Consultants can use the Table tool in PowerPoint to create a quick calendar or embed a detailed Excel sheet in the slide. Excel sheets however tend to be aesthetically unappealing and have limited customization. 24point0 has created easily adaptable calendars and planning diagrams that are suitable for a range of planning requirements.
The various stages of a large project spread over a period of time can also be presented as a graphic rather than tables spread over multiple slides. Create a simple, attractive illustration by using shapes such as block arrows from PowerPoint’s Home>Shapes menu.
Consultants who do not have the bandwidth to create such a diagram from scratch, can buy and download a customizable Chevron Diagram from 24point0. Modify the colors and text and add or delete elements as required.
Read on for Tip #5: Illustrate Roadmaps