A quad chart is divided into four quadrants. If you are planning to present any information which has four aspects, then this is the best type of char you can use. There are multiple quad chart templates available online which you can download and work with for your PowerPoint presentation.
1. Cost and quality quad chart
This is one of the simplest forms of quad chart templates which you can use to represent costs, quality, and similar kinds of co-relations. Even behavioral patterns or personality types like- guardians, rationals, idealists, and artisans and their characteristic types can be explained through a quad chart.
One of the most common diagrams represented with a quad chart is the Johari window. Here you will have to show the character traits that are known to us, and to the world, and vice-versa, through a Johari window presentation. You will need to divide the slide into four quadrants. Go on, experiment with this downloadable template here.
Example Template #1
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2. Teamwork representation quad chart
This is another simple quad chart template that you can use for various team plans, the viability of a project, etc. You can even do a S.W.O.T (Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of a person or project using this kind of a quad chart. Instead of putting the headings at the top, you can put them in a circular form in the middle which makes it look neat and appealing.
This type of quad chart is perfect when you have to enter a lot of content to explain a concept.
Example Template #2
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3. Inserting graphics in a quad chart
While creating a quad chart, if you want to insert pictures about the idea you are defining in the pointers on the right, you may choose to do so. Along with a graphical representation, you can add the title on the left.
This type of quad chart template looks very neat and professional. Try this out we are sure your manager or supervisor will appreciate it.
Example Template #3
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4. Technical Documentation
If you want to present an idea and do a feasibility study in one slide, this quad chart template will help you to represent that. When you present huge data in a presentation, the decision-makers do not have time to go through each and every slide.
Hence this kind of quad chart will be perfect for the technical managers and scientists to submit their proposal summary. For example in NASA (The National Aeronautics and Space Administration) they use quad charts to document the process of all Small Business Innovation Research projects.
Example Template #4
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5. Submitting a bid
Many Government agencies have made it mandatory to include a quad chart when they bid for a project. Contractors are looking for ideal quad chart templates, and this can be a perfect quad chart template if you are bidding for a construction, mechanical or electrical contract project.
However, in the case of Government projects and the mandatory quad chart presentation, some contractors even misuse it. Since a large data is presented in one slide, often facts and figures are avoided and the decision-making body finds it confusing to take the final call. Hence, along with a quad chart highlighting the important points, it is very important to have information about the previous projects completed by the contractor in that field. The time taken, the costs involved, the type of material used, etc. should be clearly mentioned in the rest of the report.
Example Template #5
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6. Presenting a budget
Often the summary of budgets is presented in the form of quad charts if there are four key elements in the budget. Be it the budget presentation for a country’s economic path for the next financial year, or the budget for a company or department.
Example Template #6
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7. Presenting graphs and pie-charts
If you want to present the same data in multiple formats like histograms, pie charts, bar graphs, etc. like this, then make use of it with ease using quad chart templates. The management will get the graphical data along with the text in one slide which will be beneficial for them to decipher.
Example Template #7
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Example Template #8
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8. Presenting a recipe
If you want to present the recipe to your subscribers on your YouTube channel, instead of putting just text, you can use a quad chart template to make it look more appealing. In the first quadrant, you can list out the ingredients. In the second quadrant mention the steps too cook the recipe. The third quadrant will contain the steps to garnish the dish and in the fourth quadrant, you can present the picture of the finished dish. It will look so professional and yet eye-catching if you present your dishes in this format.
Example Template #9
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9. Presenting sales figures
If you are a manufacturer and are responsible for overseeing the sales of one region, you can present your quarterly sales figures to your C banders and board like this. You can chart out the topmost four products which are responsible to add to the topline of your balance sheet significantly.
For example, if you want to show the sales figures of Samsung LED TVs in your location with the model numbers, this is the way you can do it-
- Samsung model number LS32AM700UW- 32-inch Ultra-HD LED
- Samsung model number 55QN90A- 55-inch Neo Ultra-HD QLED
- Samsung model number 55NU6100- 55-inch Ultra HD (4K) TV LED
- Samsung model number 50NU6100- 50-inch Ultra HD (4K) TV LED
Below each model number, you can mention key information like the number of units sold, the total revenue generated by that model alone, etc. This will help the leadership team to channelize the products of their own company better and focus on improving the technology of the models which are selling better than others.
Example Template #10
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10. Presenting voice of the customer (VOC)
If you are a manager in a contact center and you want to present the VOC to your management you can use a quad chart template. It will help them to understand why the lower scoring calls were rated with a 1 or 2 rating.
- The rate of speech was high
- Technical knowledge of the advisor was poor
- It was difficult to comprehend the advisor
- The advisor took a long time to resolve the issue
Example Template #11
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11. Presenting consumption data
Let’s say you are a hospital administrator and you want to show your management the number of COVID 19 vaccines were consumed by users in a region. You can present the data of each type of vaccine in one quadrant- covishield, covaxin, sputnik, and Pfizer.
Example Template #12
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12. Presenting competitor data
If you are trying to show the number of users who use Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and Sprint in an area, you can show it through a quad chart template. Often competitor data comparison looks very good when presented via a quad chart.
Example Template #13
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13. Quad chart as a strategic planning tool
If you want to show the performance of your team members in four quadrants which are quite useful for HR professionals, quad chart templates can be the best tool. You can identify excellent, exceeds expectations, meets expectations, and needs improvement employees in a team using a quad chart.
Example Template #14
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14. Presenting a T.I.M.E chart
A T.I.M.E diagram is a quad chart template where the vertical Y-axis (Vertical) indicates the technical value of a product or service. The horizontal axis X represents the business value of the same. “T” stands for ”tolerate” which means it has low business value, but the product is technically sound. “I” stands for ”invest”- these products have a high business value as well as high technical value and the company should invest in them.
“M’’ stands for ”migrate”. Since they have a high business value, the company should look at migrating them to another more feasible technological model. ‘’E’’ stands for ”eliminate”- these products are low on technical value and business value and should be eliminated after following the EOL (end-of-lifecycle) protocols.
Example Template #15
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15. Presenting steps of a process
If there are four steps for a process, instead of presenting them in linear form, you can present them through quad chart templates. For example, while a mock fire drill is conducted in a commercial space, you can show the data like this.
- The moment you hear the hooter assemble at the safe assembly area.
- Do not take the elevators, Use the stairs and assemble outside the building in the designated area.
- Follow the instructions of a DRR (Disaster recovery agent).
- Participate in learning the techniques to operate a fire extinguisher and do’s and don’ts in case of a real fire.
Example Template #16
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16. PDCA methodology presentation
Plan, do, check, act is a methodology that is used in most corporates for completing any project. You can present your PDCA model through a quad chart template.
Example Template #17
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17. Presenting multiple designs
If you are an event manager and want to present your prospective client with an idea to take up your services, you can make use of quad chart templates. Select the four best themes for the wedding which you are going to plan for the client and present them in one slide. Include the budget, main theme information (like pink lilies, red roses, blue satin, etc.), salient features of that theme, etc. in four quadrants and create the slide.
Please include the detailed description in the following slides, but the client will have all the four themes on one slide to look at simultaneously. If you miss that slide, the client will have to go back and forth to check the information on all the slides to find the budget, differences, salient points, etc. Your client might have to sit with a notepad to note about the information himself/herself. Instead, you can save the hassle for him/her by presenting one slide with the comparison chart of all four designs.
Example Template #18
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There are no set guidelines for the content of a quad chart, some of the elements which are included in the slide are common. The main topic of the idea, some key elements which are divided into four sub-sections and fitted in the quadrants are always present in a quad chart. The name of the creator often appears at the bottom of the slide. So go ahead, make use of these free templates and create an awesome presentation using quad chats for your work or studies.