I’ve started creating some business concept diagrams. Diagrams like this are so useful! Sometimes, you need to illustrate a concept, but don’t want a photograph. In this situation, diagrams may communicate the concept more clearly.
You can use them in 2 ways:
- As labeled diagrams for your specific situation
- As graphics to portray a concept
You can label diagrams to create infographics that contain specific information for your situation. The labels can be words or numbers. When you use numbers, the infographics are a substitute for charts/graphs.
Here’s a another graphic that portrays a similar concept.
Without labels, you can use the diagrams as images to portray a concept. In this situation, the graphic might replace a photograph.
Here’s the cog as a concept graphic.
Here’s another look from the presentation you can download (see below).
I’m pleased to offer these two graphics to you as a free download, in several formatted versions (black line, blue line, shadow, white outline). You can use them however you want. You can resize them, reformat them, add to them, or whatever you need. (But you can’t sell them.)
They are part of an upcoming product which will have 50 concepts, with 3-5 graphics per concept.
Tell me, do you need business concept diagrams? What concepts do you need to illustrate? Here are a few of my ideas, but please leave me your ideas by writing a comment.
- Lack of time
- Steps of progress
- Distinction/standing out/being different
- Overlap/common purpose
- Sharpen the saw (from 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey)/Pull back the arrow/Preparation/Planning
Download the business concept diagrams
Download this first group of 2 diagrams in 4 styles, including sample slides.
PPTX version (for PowerPoint 2007 & 2010)
PPT version (for PowerPoint 2003)
Ellen- Thanks for sharing these ppt concept slides. What a great way to make a point in a more visual way!
Ellen, thank you for the great visuals. Can’t wait to include in an upcoming presentation.
If you can get approval, I’d love to see your slide and publish it for others to see how you used them.
Thanks Ellen. These can be very useful in my strategic thinking, strategic planning work. I appreciate your generosity in sharing!
If you’d be willing to share a slide, I’d love to publish it.
Here are some business concepts from some of my workshops
Focus/Direction/Purpose ( thinking of a referral point for a presentation, something to keep one on track when preparing and delivering,something to refer back to (like a lighthouse) – I use the term Achievement Statement and then the analogy of a lighthouse but not too sure if it is a good visual . . .
“Begin with the End in Mind” S. Covey
Healthy, Vibrant Workplaces – Here is the crude visual I have so far:
Ellen, Thanks a million! This are great addition to my new skills.
Very good graphics. Thanks for sharing.
Those are great concepts and I’ve added them to my list. It isn’t always easy to come up with a visual diagram that works. I think that the lighthouse is a good one. I’ll work on it!
Great concepts. Just like the church should be. 1 Corinthians 12-14; Ephesians 4:1-16. All the parts working together. Synergy!
Well, now you have a tool to create a PowerPoint presentation about it.