Simple Matrix PowerPoint Diagram

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Learn to create simple matrix diagram in PowerPoint. Follow our simple step by step instruction to create this useful diagram for your business presentations.

The Matrix PowerPoint Diagram you’ll learn to create is:

Matrix Diagram in PowerPoint

This 2X2 Matrix diagram is quite useful to portray common business concepts like – Risk matrix, BCG matrix, Ansoff Growth Matrix etc. The diagram is quite simple to create. Let us learn the steps right away.

Step 1: Create the matrix

Go to Auto Shapes menu and pick the ‘Rectangle’ tool. Create a square while holding the Shift tab. Make 3 more copies of the square. Arrange the four squares in the form of a matrix as shown below:

Base Rectangle for MatrixRelated: Creative uses of Hexagon shape in PowerPoint

Step 2: Create the labels

Pick the ‘Round Same Side Corner Rectangle’ tool from Rectangles option in Auto shapes menu. Move the top yellow diamond handle completely to the left to get maximum curvature in the corners as shown here:

Labels for MatrixMake 3 more copies of the shape and arrange them as labels for the matrix you created in ‘Step 1’. To rotate the shape, you may go to ‘Arrange’ -> Rotate -> Rotate Left 90°.

Rotate Shape MenuThe result will be as follows:

Base Powerpoint MatrixRelated: Create Fancy Tables in PowerPoint

Step 3: Add the finishing touches

The last step is to polish the diagram to give it a professional look. Select each of the squares and apply quick style of your choice. Apply quick style to the labels too.

Color for Matrix DiagramWhen you add a bit of sheen to the squares and add relevant text to the labels and squares your matrix PowerPoint chart gets ready:

Final Matrix Diagram in PowerPointTip: Follow this article to learn how to add sheen to objects.

Variation of Matrix chart:

You can choose to color the squares in one shade instead of using multiple colors as shown above. You can differentiate the square you want to talk about – by altering its color.

Variation of Matrix DiagramOnce you learn to create the base diagram, you can experiment with different shading options.

You can also create different number of matrices like we have done here in our PowerPoint 2 CEO Pack Bundle .

3 by 3 Matrix Diagram from CEO pack 1Here is an example of applying 3D formatting to the diagram and using it as a consulting diagram:

3D SWOT analysis Diagram from CEO Pack 2

Source: Consulting Diagrams from 2 CEO Bundle

You can create simple product comparison tables with the same technique:

Decision Matrix from 2 CEO Bundle

Here is another table template from matrix diagram templates section of 2 CEO Bundle.

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The two CEO packs have more than 1600 premium charts, graphs, graphics and diagrams to help you visualize every business idea imaginable. Just choose the template that matches your thought and replace the sample text with your own text. Your business slides get ready in no time. Creating professional quality business slides has never been easier.

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