Compare & Contrast Visualization in PowerPoint

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Discover some interesting ways to visualize ‘Compare and Contrast’ related concepts. See how the right graphics in PowerPoint convey ideas the right way.

Key to visualization in PowerPoint:

It is not always easy to visualize complex concepts in PowerPoint. The usual boxes and arrows can only take your visualization to a certain point. To convey your ideas effectively and accurately you may need to go beyond the usual.

In this article, you will find some creative ways in which we captured some subtle concepts related to ‘Comparing and Contrasting’ in PowerPoint. Let us see the examples right away.

Good and Bad thoughts:

Take a look at the following template where we visualized good and bad thoughts:
Thoughts Visualization in PowerPoint
Source: Ideas & Concepts from PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

We added some subtle hints about angels and demons on simple thought clouds to convey the idea. Needless to say, the visualization is interesting and memorable.

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Poor and Bright ideas:

We played on the traditional representation of ‘idea’ as light bulb. We made one of the bulbs in grey to represent ‘switch off’ position, and we colored the otherPowerPoint bulb in bright yellow to represent ‘switch on’ position. The diagram template turned out quite interesting:
Poor and Bright Ideas concepts in PowerPoint
Source: PowerPoint CEO Pack 2

Random thoughts and structured ideas

Sometimes when the concept you want to convey is soft and fuzzy, the visualization gets really challenging. During such times it helps to think laterally and capture the idea by using a metaphor. Here is an example of how we captured a fuzzy concept about the difference between ‘Random thoughts and structured ideas’ using the metaphor of a pearl necklace:
Concepts in PowerPoint

Clear and unclear vision

Sometimes the words you use to convey your thoughts give a clue about the kind of visualization to use. In this example, we visualized clear and unclear vision using the graphic of an eye wear.
Vision Metaphor Template
The simplicity of the idea used for visualization in PowerPoint makes it easy for the presenter to connect with the audience.

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Comments that are ‘For’ and ‘Against’ an opinion

Sometimes the best ideas for visualization are surprisingly simple. In this example, we have shown the comments that are ‘For’ and ‘Against’ an opinion by using quotes as text boxes. Here is the result of the visualization:
Visualization for and against
Source: Ideas from PowerPoint Graphics CEO Pack 2

Thus, you can come up with innovative ways to visualize your concepts when you step out of the box.

Smarter option for business presenters:

It is not always possible to come up with creative visualization ideas when you are under the pressure of a deadline. It helps to have a stock of ideas that inspire and guide in the right direction. That is why we came up with our ‘PowerPoint Charts and Diagram Templates Collection for CEOs’.

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