How to Make a Cool-Looking Gear Infographic on PowerPoint

Good morning, afternoon, or evening, depending where you are, to all my fellow PowerPoint enthusiasts. This week’s tutorial is actually going to be super easy, but super effective. I’m going to teach you how to make a gear infographic on PowerPoint!

Sometimes, the best PowerPoint slides are also the simplest. This slide in particular uses a unique but minimalist design that anyone can do in under 10 minutes. It also embraces the use of color and white space to make everything come together pretty nicely.

Cool! So why did you focus on gears (or cog wheels) for this infographic?

Simple! We are demonstrating how different segments of your information work together. Basically, each data component (i.e. the boxes of text) is represented by a gear on the PowerPoint slide, and they are correlated to one another by using the same color. So when you see the gears stacked snugly fit into the center of your screen, you’re basically indicating that one gear’s movement affects another gear’s movement, which affects the other until you get complete synergy in movement.

Feel free to add as many gears as you’d like to the slide. Though, I really wouldn’t go over five. At that point you’re just overloading the information

It’s great!

On top of all of that, by designing this slide in particular, you’ll be able to support your audience in organizing their thoughts.

What are we going to learn in this video?

In this week’s tutorial, you will learn how to:

1. Create your own gear infographic on PowerPoint
2. Use white space effectively on PowerPoint
3. Correlate visuals to data to text on PowerPoint
4. Emphasize on key data points on PowerPoint
5. Use colors, icons, and fonts to your advantage to make your data look super appealing!

And much more!

Enjoy making your gear infographic! As always, we would love your feedback.

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah

Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah is a PowerPoint ninja that founded Slide Cow, a learning platform for all things PowerPoint, presentations and public speaking. When he's not designing slides or giving presentations, he's on another coffee run.
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