A SWOT analysis format need not be boring. Discover 3 interesting alternative templates to spice up your next business presentation.
Usefulness of a SWOT analysis template:
Be it a business strategy presentation or a marketing presentation, SWOT analysis is usually an essential component of the slide deck. Most of the SWOT templates look fairly dull and boring. In this article, we will explore three different options to create stunning SWOT diagrams.
A quick word on SWOT:
SWOT is a useful framework to analyze the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats involved in a project or business venture. SWOT analysis helps business planners to evaluate the attainability of a set objective.
Related: What is SWOT analysis on Wikipedia
Quick way to create a SWOT template:
SmartArt tool in PowerPoint provides you some useful layouts to help you create SWOT templates quickly. Go to Insert -> SmartArt -> Matrix -> Grid matrix or Basic Matrix. Add relevant text and your SWOT template gets ready in minutes. Take a look at this example:
While the template looks good, it helps to create some alternative templates to help us achieve some specific objectives.
1.Zoom in- Zoom out SWOT Analysis template:
Not all SWOT analysis presentations are one slide affairs. Sometimes, you need more space for each of the four quadrants of the template. The usual matrix template from SmartArt may be inadequate for your needs. Here is a useful alternative that helps you in such cases:
First you start with a ‘Zoom in’ template that sets the overall context for your presentation, like the one you see here:
Then, let the shape be a guide post for the next 4 slides, which deal with individual quadrants in detail. For example, take a look at this:
This format allows you to have enough space for each of the four quadrants. This can be quite handy for business presentations where you need in depth analysis of the situation, rather than a superficial account.
Once you finish dealing with all the four quadrants, you can bring back the first slide again (Zoom out) to summarize the points discussed.
2.Conceptual SWOT template:
You can have your SWOT template convey a lot more than just cold text in four quadrants. Take a look at these conceptual SWOT templates:
Simple and relevant icons and images add a deeper context to your templates. Browse through some free icons available on the net to add more depth to your next SWOT presentation.
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3.SWOT in 3D:
You can add some spark to your slide by giving your SWOT Analysis template a 3D perspective. Take a look at this template for example:
These kinds of templates are quite useful when you want to attract the attention of your audience in a brand presentation. The design studio feel of the template reflects the image of your offering.
More consulting diagram options for business presenters:
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