Can you recall the sense of achievement you experienced after you put together pieces of a complex puzzle? So, what makes puzzles so addictive? The excitement lies in finding a solution to any given problem. In an article titled ‘Why Puzzle?’ the author says “Puzzles have a known solution, whereas most other problems do not. Puzzles offer a complete problem solving experience from defining the goal, to determining the characteristics of the given, and finally the solution. By observing ourselves and others while we solve puzzles, we can learn about roadblocks to creative problem solving.”
Have you considered using the jigsaw puzzle analogy to explain to your team, how multiple factors of a business must be integrated seamlessly in order to achieve a common goal? Similarly, a missing puzzle piece can be used to initiate the critical thinking or problem solving process. Use motivational words on different pieces of puzzle to show how all these attributes contribute towards the success factor. Puzzle graphics, when used creatively can have a positive impact on your audience and show how they fit into the larger scheme of things.
Creating a puzzle diagram on PowerPoint may not be your cup of tea, but this should not deter you from using one! You can always purchase editable puzzle diagrams that are available online and use them in your business PowerPoint presentations.
See how we used our editable Puzzle graphics to create interesting sample uses:
1) Show the factors that influence a marketing plan using a puzzle diagram. See the difference a visual graphic makes in a presentation.
2) The example below shows how visual representation of mundane facts can grab the attention of the audience.
3) Initiate the problem solving process by using an attractive illustration. An editable arrow puzzle diagram does the perfect job of presenting facts effectively.
4) A picture is complete when all the pieces of puzzle fit together. Use the same analogy to show the various traits an emotionally intelligent individual must possess.
The above samples are created using editable PowerPoint Puzzle Products from 24point0.