When starting a new slide, most people think of what to write in it, then worry about composition which usually involves moving text boxes around so that everything still fits on one page.

Next time, start with the composition, then do the writing. Think how a few boxes and arrows can visualise common business concepts in a slide:

  • Something is bigger than another
  • Something is growing
  • Torn between opposing forces
  • Reinforcing loops
  • Ideal fit or a mismatch
  • Trade off
  • Dead end
  • A sequence

Put the shapes, align and distribute them, now add some text


Cover image by dylan nolte on Unsplash

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