Make a Stacked Pyramid Model on PowerPoint That Looks Awesome

Today, we’re going to make our very own stacked pyramid model on PowerPoint. And it simply looks awesome.

What is it?

A stacked pyramid model holds the form of a triangle/pyramid and is commonly divided into sections. With PowerPoint, we can place a topic, idea, priority or step is placed into each section. The key message here is that each section holds a different width and position from the others. This indicates that each section holds more or less significance than the others, but this all depends on how you want to demonstrate that significance.

So for example, let’s say you want to show off a list of priorities on your slide. You can use a stacked pyramid to do just that. The most important priority might be at the top and the least important priority might be at the bottom.

Maybe you want to highlight a list of topics using a stacked pyramid model. In this case, the most general topic might be at the bottom, but the more specific and niche topics might be at the top.

Is it easy to make?

Yes. In fact, it’s really easy to make.

Where do I use it with my PowerPoint slides?

Usually, you want to use this slide in the following scenarios:

  • When you want to illustrate a sense of hierarchy and/or a sense of prioritization on your PowerPoint slide (e.g. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs).
  • When you want to highlight a set of steps and/or actions (in this case, be sure to label each category with a number indicating the relevant step).
What will this PowerPoint tutorial cover?

This PowerPoint tutorial will teach us how to:

  • Create a stacked pyramid model on PowerPoint using nothing more than two different shapes, and a combination of coloring, sizing and positioning techniques.
  • Use colors to create a “folding effect” for our sections on PowerPoint
  • Create a strong flow of communication on your PowerPoint slide by associating color and icons to the information
  • Position elements perfectly with ease on PowerPoint using the arrange options.
  • Take advantage of white space within our PowerPoint slide so that it is clear and concise.
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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