Sticky Presentations bite size article: Shapes to Objects

Shapes to Objects

Apr 16, 2014

Do you know that you can combine shapes in PowerPoint (or Keynote) to build interesting objects to enhance your presentation visuals? Don't under estimate the usefulness of these shapes. Circles, rectangles, lines, and other shapes in your presentation software have the ability to do wonders.

Just a simple effort of combining a circle and couple of rectangles can build you an object of a person. Once you have the object created, you can easily change the colour or duplicate it to get more of the same object.

Try it with your favourite presentation software.

  1. Create three shapes. A circle and 2 rounded rectangles. Use edit points to edit one of the rectangles so that it looks tapered on one end.
  2. Drag the two rectangles so that they overlap and aligned as show in the diagram below.
  3. Fill all shapes with a colour.
  4. Remove lines from all shapes and group the three shapes into an object.
Duplicate created object to represent information for presentation visuals
Change the size, colour, and shape of objects accordingly as needed

Use growing size objects to show trends

There are many more ways that we can use objects to make our presentation visuals exciting. Explore them at your own time. You'll be amazed how exciting your next presentation can be.

The author, ANG Tian Teck is a coach, trainer, and speaker, specialising in inspiring organisations and business leaders to deliver high impact presentations. He has coached, trained, and infected over 10,000 individuals across the region with his Amazing Sticky Presentations approach. Tian Teck is also the author of two books, Sticky Presentations, and Spinning I.D.E.A.S.

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