A Strengths word cloud visually shows the frequent themes of CliftonStrengths® for a group of people. The more often a word or theme occurs, the bigger the word appears in the cloud.
Some teams like to display a collection of their strengths themes on the wall. It provides a sense of identity as it visually shows which themes they represent.
Equally, creating a word cloud for one person is just as powerful. Emphasising the dominant CliftonStrengths® themes among all 34 is another way to create identity.
Several tools are available online to generate word clouds with a range of styles and features. Some only work with specific computer systems. Try them out to see which one works best for you and your computer.
Create your Team Strengths Word Cloud
Here are the steps to create a team word cloud with CliftonStrengths® themes using Cascade.
- Select the people for the team in the Cascade Team Grid.
- Move to the Frequency page in Cascade.
- Follow the instructions in the green area on the right.
Click on the box below the first instruction, then Copy the contents to the clipboard with Crtl+C. On the website for the word cloud site, click on the area expecting the required words then Paste all the words to the site with Ctrl+V. For Mac computers use Command+C and Command+V.
Select the relevant button to generate your cloud then view the results. Some sites offer formatting options to customise your cloud. Take a screenshot to paste the cloud into a presentation or document, then it ready to print or share.
Create a Personal Word Cloud
Similar to the Team process, you can create a strengths word cloud for just one person. Their dominant themes are clearly visible surrounded by the other CliftonStrengths themes.
Visit the My 34 report page in Cascade to see the Personal word cloud feature at the bottom right of the page. You’ll need Cascade version 2.0r04f released in May 2020.
Again, Copy the contents of the cell in the instructions to Paste into the word cloud maker.
Word Clouds with Word Art
There are lots of word cloud generators available. In this example, we are using Word Art.
To enter your themes in Word Art, click on Import (top left) then Paste your themes from Cascade. Click on Import Words and you will see your themes appear in the table.
Click on the red Visualize button to create your word cloud.
Be creative with different shapes, fonts and colours.
When you are happy with the result, click on Download and save it as a .png file.
How to Create a Team Word Cloud – Video
Emma Sharrock describes how she creates word clouds for a team.
What can you create?
Be creative with your word clouds and share any examples on our Facebook page.
What you can create for a your themes?
Create a Zoom Background
With lots of virtual meetings, here’s how you can display your CliftonStrengths themes in your Zoom background.
- Open the Zoom dashboard and click on the Settings icon.
- Select the Virtual Background item then you can choose a virtual background.
- Click on the + to add a new background then find the .png file of your word cloud.
- Zoom will change the background to use the strengths word cloud. To remove the background, select the first image saying None.
Zoom backgrounds work best when you have a plain wall behind you. To improve the quality, you can use a green screen.
Cascade helps me work smarter not harder
I bought Cascade a few weeks ago, and WOW has it made a substantial difference in the way I prepare for individual and team coaching sessions and workshops. Entering the top 5 once and then creating various reports and documents, is such a time saver. Before Cascade, preparing for any coaching session would be labor intensive. I love how each report provides wonderful colors and great visuals. As a coach, Cascade has taken our prep work to the next level. Thank you Releasing Strengths!
Gallup Certified strengths coach, CHICAGO, Usa