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Streamline your workflow: Create clear Flowcharts with PowerPoint

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Have you ever needed to explain a complex process to your team or manager? Perhaps you work with clients who are more visual learners, and struggle without a graphic aid alongside your (super comprehensive) instructions?

Flowcharts are an incredible tool for visualising the steps of a task, and making processes crystal clear. BUT what if you are smashed for time, or a little short on design experience? The good news for you is that you can create professional-looking flowcharts right inside your existing PowerPoint application.


Benefits of PowerPoint flowcharts for a busy admin like yourself:  

Effortless creation: 

Forget complicated design software (and jargon!). PowerPoint offers you a variety of pre-designed flowchart templates. You can simply choose one that fits your needs the closes, and start adding text and images. PLUS it's all editable, so you can add more sections as you need.

Time-saving efficiency:

Pre-made shapes and connectors in PowerPoint make it super easy to drag and drop the elements you want to quickly build your flowchart. This saves you precious time compared to starting from a blank screen.

Wow factor with customised elements:

Just because you're using a template doesn't mean you can't add a little something! Customising the colours, fonts and images to match your corporate branding (or that of your client!), will amp up the visual appeal of your finished flowchart, and make it memorable.

Seamless integration:

Need to include the flowchart alongside other findings and content? No problem! You can use the slide you create in PowerPoint in any of your other presentations, or you can save the finished chart as an image file (.JPG or .PNG) and insert it into your documents, spreadsheets or even social media posts! Talk about professional and easy!

Collaboration made easy:

Working with your team? Share your flowchart with them and collaborate on it in real-time ... right from inside PowerPoint. This way, everyone can contribute and ensure the final product is not only looking super sharp, but is accurate too (always an important detail!).

Ready to give it a try?

Head over to PowerPoint now, either on the web or your desktop app, and explore the flowchart templates available. You can even have a crack using the 'Getting Started' tutorial if you haven't used these features before. You will be amazed at how quickly you can create a clear and professional flowchart that will impress your team, manager, clients and colleagues!

Bonus Tip: Ready to create flowcharts that truly impress? Thrive has a fab flowchart starter bundle, available for just $39! These pre-designed templates offer a range of layout options for you to get started with, saving you the time and effort of starting from scratch, or having to work out how to make it fit your specific needs. All while giving your finished product a truly customised, professional edge.

[Grab the Flowchart Starter Bundle for PowerPoint HERE]

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Marianne Tansley

Marianne is your fast-talking, cheese-loving 'Microsoft Magician' and Online Business Manager (OBM) at Thrive Admin Services. Based in Hervey Bay, QLD, with her husband and their two dogs (Eli and Skye), she's a natural problem-solver, with a knack for seeing both the big picture and the small steps needed to make it a reality.

With over 20 years' corporate admin experience, she specialises in working with administration professionals and professional services business owners to share the tips, tricks and features inside your existing Microsoft 365 subscription to create the systems and processes of your dreams! It's all about reducing the overwhelm, frustration and heavy tech-talk, to create common-sense practical systems and processes that make sense to you! After all, sharing is caring!

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