How to Make a Funnel Infographic in PowerPoint (That Doesn't Suck)

How to Make a Funnel Infographic in PowerPoint (That Doesn’t Suck)

By Yousef "Yoyo" Abu Ghaidah | PowerPoint Tutorials

Nov 21
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If you’re one of those guys who use PowerPoint’s Smart Art options to create a funnel infographic, then you need to get some glasses ’cause those things are ugly as hell. Why not up your PowerPoint game a little bit and make a funnel infographic doesn’t look like crap? I mean, just look at this.

3 balls in a funnel - made by PowerPoint's smart - ugly.

Is this really what you want your presentation audience to know you for?

It’s time for you to really focus on the different design components that can take the concept of a funnel and turn it into something great. As always, I’m here to help; I’m going to teach you how to make a funnel infographic in PowerPoint (oh, and it doesn’t suck).

Slide Cow's take on a beautiful funnel infographic PowerPoint slide.

*spams heart emojis*

 

The PowerPoint tutorial

I usually make my tutorials so easy that a four-year-old can do them, but this tutorial is a little bit intimidating. There’s just a lot of customized shapes that have to be made in order to make this slide fit its purpose.

It’s not too much to worry about though — if you follow the steps in the video to the letter, you should be able to get a good grasp of things. Watch everything in action below.

When to use the funnel Infographic slide

A PowerPoint slide like this is usually used when you want to describe something that leads to something else based on a series of actions and/or processes.

What this PowerPoint tutorial will cover

The video will teach you how to:

  • Design a customized funnel infographic in PowerPoint using a stupid amount of shapes.
  • Create a 3D-perspective effect in PowerPoint.
  • Make the infamous curved Arrow in PowerPoint (like a boss, of course).
  • Reinforce whatever theme you made with the appropriate fonts, colors and text.

A note about the icons

If you don’t know how to bring fully editable icons into your PowerPoint slides, then check out this tutorial that will teach you how to do just that!

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About the Author

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.

  • There are a couple of thigs I really like about that diagram. The 1st is the colours – low saturation looks far better than the vivid colours used in so many PPT templates.

    And 2nd is the callout lines with little dots on them. A guy I worked with recently had trained as a graphic designer and used callouts just like that in his designs. That’s one tip I learnt from him, and am now using myself.

    I just posted about how to make your slides stand out, and 2 tips I mentioned were to use muted colours, and callouts with dots or rings on the end! Clearly, you’ve got great design skills, so what’d be your top tips for stand-out slides?

  • Yoyo says:

    Craig,

    My top tip would be to never, ever be afraid to try new things. A lot of people are too scared to even add some creativity to their slides because they want to be “professional.” I’m against this, because making the effort to go the extra mile may well pay-off in the long run. Of course, it doesn’t work all the time. But the idea here is to keep trying new things and see what sticks, rather than stick to the boring, mundane slides that we’re all aware of.

  • Yoyo, I’d like to refer to this as an example of a very professional-looking diagram. To let my readers see what I mean about the colours and callouts etc, are you OK if I include the PNG in my post (plus of course a link to your post)?

  • Yoyo says:

    Hi Craig,

    Absolutely. Go right ahead.

  • […] lines with a small dot or ring at the end). For example, that’s what pro slide designer Yousef Abu-Ghaidah did in this […]

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