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Slide Redesign: Shares Distribution in a Pie Chart

Do you need to present several segments of your business, and the percentage of influence they have on the project? Sometimes, this can show up as too much information, which makes it hard to present as simply as possible. To make things easier for you, we have created a slide with shares distribution in a pie chart. The final result is a well-organized presentation containing all the essential information.

Keep reading to see the redesign process journey.

Shares Distribution Slide Before The Redesign

Our source slide here looks very average. The monochromatic look just makes the whole presentation look monotonous and unengaging. There aren’t any catchy visuals that will keep the audience interested.

Now let’s see what the redesigned slide looks like.

Shares Distribution Slide After The Redesign

shares distribution slide after the redesign ppt
Source: infoDiagram Creative Percentage Share Pie Chart PPT Template gallery

When compared, we can see that the uplifted slide looks much better, as it contains sufficient graphic elements, for example icons associated with specific data categories.

So, let’s roll up our sleeves now, and transform the old-looking slide into a modern illustration.

Step 1. Replace the Standard Pie Chart With a Donut Style

Firstly, convert the standard chart pie into a donut-styled one. Set the more vivid colors and remember to turn off the legend.

Step 2. Create a Lock with Keyhole by Using Simple Shapes

Merge a few PowerPoint simple shapes (like circles, arrows, and triangles) to create a lock graphic. Keep the colors of the created lock grey or any other color in one tone. The lock is just going to be a background to our main element – a pie chart.

Step 3. Merge the Chart with the Lock Symbol

Move the pie chart to the top of the lock graphic. It’s quite important to align objects in both the center and middle of the way.

Step 4. Add Graphic Elements Such as Ribbons

As we’ve turned off the legend in the first step, it’s now time to give space for the content initially included in the legend. Just merge two simple shapes (rectangle and square) to create a ribbon. Distribute ribbons evenly around the pie chart and assign proper colors.

Step 5. Complete the Slide with Icons and Description

It’s time for the final touch. Fill the ribbons with the content and enrich details (eg. add colored edges of the ribbon). And last but not least – icons. Choose the proper symbol for each part of the pie chart, it will make your infographic easier to remember and more eye-catching.

I hope you found this guide useful and inspirational for your upcoming presentation.


If you want to see more examples of data chart transformations, see this article withย chart PPT design tricks.

Here is a YouTube tutorial for creating pie charts in PowerPoint.

Check out this free sample kit to practice making these types of slides in no time!


The slide makeover we used in this blog is an inspiration from infoDiagram’s Creative Percentage Shares Pie Chart collection. Check there for different ideas for using a pie chart.

You may also like to read 6 Creative Alternatives for Using Pie Charts in PowerPoint.

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