How to Promote and Demote Shapes in PowerPoint 2007 Organization Charts
The PowerPoint (SmartArt Tools) Design tab holds a Promote or Demote button. If the shapes you are promoting or demoting are attached to subordinate shapes in your PowerPoint diagram, the subordinate shapes are promoted or demoted as well. This feature can have unforeseen and sometimes horrendous consequences.
Follow these steps to promote or demote a shape (and its subordinates) in a hierarchy diagram: