Pyramid structures have always been admired for their longevity, durability and stability.
Now you must be wondering what is the relevance of a pyramid structure in business communication? Are they even related? They sure are, Pyramid diagram is one of the most powerful tools used in our business world.
Who knew a simple shape originated in the Egyptian Era could inspire business models and practices!
From displaying an organizations’ hierarchical structure to showing its various levels and stages, a pyramid diagram is the most versatile tool that you can ever use in your presentations.
So, let us begin designing an innovative 2D and 3D pyramid diagram to visually enhance your presentation and keep your audience engaged.
Steps To Create 2-D Pyramid Diagram:
The very first step is to add a basic triangle to your presentation. Head over to Insert> Shapes and select a triangle.
Insert a rectangle from the Shapes menu and duplicate it four times by clicking on Cntrl + D command. Then place these rectangles as shown in the figure below.
Select all the four rectangles. Head over to Format> Align> Distribute Vertically> Align Centre to align your figure perfectly.
Create equal divisions by clicking on Format > Merge Shapes > Fragment.
Delete all the four rectangles to get the pyramid shape (as shown in the figure below).
This is the base of your pyramid diagram. Remove its outline and fill each of the fragment with a different color (see the figure below).
This is a very basic pyramid diagram which you can use for your presentation. However, the possibilities of its customizations are endless like you can create an infographic, inverted pyramid, segmented pyramid and so on and so forth. Let us show you some of its variations.
Creative 2D Pyramid Diagram
Transform your basic pyramid diagram into a 2D diagram by following these two steps.
Place a rectangle on your pyramid as shown in the figure below.
Select the rectangle and right click it. Select Format Shape> No Line> Fill. Fill the shape with white color and increase the transparency to 65%.
Note: - Select the Solid Fill option while filling white color in the rectangle.
Congratulations! You have just created an innovative and highly modernized 2D Pyramid. Add the required text and use it the way you want.
If you think following too many steps is quite exhausting, feel free to download this pyramid design by clicking on the link below.
Steps to Create an Inverted Pyramid Diagram:
You can also turn a simple pyramid diagram into an inverted one by rotating it. Use the icon highlighted to rotate your figure.
Steps To Create 3-D Pyramid Diagram:
A pyramid diagram is a very interesting and engaging mode of presenting your information and it becomes even more engaging when it is presented in form of a 3D graphic. Follow these steps to create a stunning and highly modernized 3D pyramid diagram for your presentation now.
After learning how to create a basic pyramid diagram, you can now convert it into 3D diagram.
To do so, right click on the shape and select Format Shape. A Format Shape window will open towards the right side. Click on the second icon (Effects) and select 3D Format> Top Bevel> Bevel> Round.
Then increase the Depth to 100 pts as shown in the figure below.
Create 3D rotation in your figure by going to 3D Rotation> Presets> Perspective. Choose your desired option form the perspective menu, click on it to apply it. Here we have chosen Perspective Right.
Add your stages/ levels which you want to showcase in this pyramid diagram (see the figure).
You can add more effects to your text such as increase or decrease its size, add shadow making it even more attractive. For this, in the Home tab select the Shadow option denoted by the S icon.
A high-quality 3D pyramid is absolutely ready to help highlight your hierarchical structure more efficiently.
There are different styles and ideas which you can use to ramp up your presentation. So, we have shortlisted some of our best template designs which can be edited and modified as per your business requirement.
Professionally Designed PowerPoint Templates
Professional PowerPoint Template #1
Grab our amazingly designed Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs 3D Pyramid Template
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Grab this innovative Six Stage Pyramid Diagram With Icons Template.
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Download this amazing Strategy Making Pyramid Template and leave your audience awestruck.
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Feel free to download our professionally crafted Strategy Making Pyramid Template.
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Click here to download our full editable Pyramidal Diagram Template
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Amaze your audience by downloading our Food Pyramid Template.
We hope we have been a help to you. In case of any queries or feedback leave them in the Comment Box below. Also, stay tuned for more such exciting tutorials.