Sometimes, you can’t find the right visual to use during your presentation.
Why not try a “word cloud” – a visual representation for key words used on a website, in a speech, or other intact use of language. Most of us are used to seeing word clouds on a website, and they make a fabulous fall back when you just can’t find the right picture. OR, you are introducing a specific group of terms, ideas or concepts to the audience.
According to Wikipedia (the font of all knowledge!), a word cloud typically consists of single words, normally listed alphabetically, and the importance of each tag is shown with font size or color. This format is useful for quickly perceiving the most prominent terms and for locating a term alphabetically to determine its relative prominence.
There are several word cloud generators on the web, and each one is just a little bit different. Most are easy to use, free and may require a username and password. Check out Wordle, TagCrowd, Taxedo, Word It Out or ABCya. You might also be interested in Techmynd which quickly scrambles words.