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Pre-made PowerPoint slides to visually show relationships over time

One of the categories of messages that I discuss in my book Select Effective Visuals is a relationship over time. Whenever you are creating a visual that represents time periods, it is important that the time periods be accurately represented. To make it easier for presenters to create visuals that represent relationships over time, I have created three files of pre-made PowerPoint slides that save you the time of creating timelines and calendars on your own. Download the one you need for the presentation you are working on, or download all three to keep as a starting point for future presentations. Each file contains instructions on how to use the visuals on the slides in that file.

 

File #1: Timelines

Contains timelines for 2-24 time periods. Created using a table so all time periods are the same width.

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Example #1: Gantt chart

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Steps to create a Gantt chart from one of the timeline visuals: Resize the table to fit the space on the slide; replace default time segment headings with month abbreviations; add text and rectangles

Example #2: Timeline of events

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Steps to create a timeline of events from one of the timeline visuals: Replace default time segment headings with month abbreviations; add text and rectangles

 

File #2: Monthly calendars

Contains calendars with a rectangle for each month for 2-12 months. Created using a table so all time periods are the same width.

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Example: Calendar of events

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Steps to create a calendar of events from one of the monthly calendar visuals: Replace default time segment headings with month abbreviations; add text and rectangles

 

File #3: Daily calendars

Contains days of the month calendars for all possible months. Calendars start on Sunday and end on Saturday (easily changed). Created using a table so all time periods are the same width.

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Example: Calendar of activities

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Steps to create a calendar of activities from one of the daily calendar visuals: Use more than one visual on a slide if needed; resize the tables if needed; add month headings; add text and shapes

 

Create accurate time relationship visuals using graphs in Excel that can be copied to PowerPoint slides

If you need very precise and accurate time relationship visuals you will want to consider creating an Excel graph that can accurately show the exact dates. I have written some articles on some of the visuals you can create using Excel graphs.

 

Article #1: Gantt chart with milestones

This article show you how to create a Gantt chart that has the timeline in days and includes milestones. Here is an example of the visual that is created.

Article #2: Monthly Gantt chart with milestones

This article show you how to create a Gantt chart that has the timeline in months and includes milestones. Here is an example of the visual that is created.

Article #3: Timeline inspired by PowerPoint Design Ideas

This article show you how to create a timeline visuals to show when events occur. The design of the visual is inspired by a visual that PowerPoint's Design Ideas creates from a list of bullet points that include dates.. Here is an example of the visual that is created.

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