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Data Needs Context

Presentation Guru

Is your presentation data meaningful? Jude Barak shows us how to share our data in the most effective way. … Message Storytelling Building Arguments complex subjects Data visualisation featured Pitching Presenting DataIt’s all about context.

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Handouts for data-heavy presentations

PowerPoint Tips

Sometimes, you need to present data — lots of it. The manager wants the data. The data. The data is really just a big spreadsheet. You can put some of the data in the Notes pane. You can also copy data from Excel and paste it into the Notes pane.

Create handouts for data-heavy decision meetings

PowerPoint Tips

One of the most common uses of PowerPoint is to present data that will be used to make a decision at a meeting. Distill the data to the important conclusions. Provide detailed data when requested without confusing the message.

Hans Rosling: Upgrading our worldview via data visualization

Presentation Zen

Data and information are not inherently boring. The key is to select the appropriate (and accurate) data to support your message. Yet, it also matters how you bring the data alive, giving it context and meaning. Data Visualization Donald Trump Hans Rosling Mexico

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Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space. Highlights In his talk, Tufte warns against confirmation bias and massaging the data to arrive at findings that are desirable or somehow in your interest. This is where data forensics comes in.

You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

Speak Schmeak

Your data is brilliant. Look at how those data points curve so dramatically upward and then zigzag back down! What your data does is support your key points and give the audience the facts and figures behind the story.

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How to Create a Chart-Graph in PowerPoint from Excel Data-Part III

PowerPoint Tips

Maintaining the security of your data. This video (part III of a series) shows you how to bring a chart from Excel to PowerPoint while accomplishing 3 goals: Maintaining the look of the presentation. Keeping the presentation file small. View Part I: Creating the chart in PowerPoint.

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Want your data to go viral? Make it visual.

Duarte Blog

The Long Island Index aims to reveal the challenges and opportunities facing Long Island through the collection of unbiased data. How do you turn an academic report into a viral video?

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How to Engage the Audience When Your Data is the Story

Presentation Guru

How can presenters keep an audience engaged when going over large sets of data?

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Better Presentations – A Guide For Scholars, Researchers and Wonks

Presentation Guru

He works for the Urban Institute – a non-profit organization, where he specialises in data visualisation. … Charts and Graphs Resources books Data visualisation Design Principles Presenting Data Reviews Visual Aids

Tips for turning your Excel data into PowerPoint charts

PowerPoint Tips

My blog post, Tips for turning your Excel data into PowerPoint charts ” has been posted on Microsoft’s PowerPoint blog. Here’s what you’ll find: Limit the data.

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The quantified speaker: 6 kinds of speaker data to know about yourself

The Eloquent Woman

Put another way, if you keep track of certain measures after each talk, you can compare your data over time and make changes as needed. Here are 6 kinds of data that are easy to track and useful in advancing your skills: How fast or slow do you really speak?

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Do you over-explain? 5 speaker tricks for using data, details wisely

The Eloquent Woman

You're smart--and loaded with facts, numbers, data points and the charts, graphs and diagrams to go with them. But if you haven't thought through how to use data and details sparingly, your audience will just get overwhelmed and miss your message.

Is your audience switching off when you present data? – Part Two

Pivotal Public Speaking

Presenting data is a very difficult challenge. Nevertheless they do need to understand the data you present. While ensuring its relevance is understood is vital, so is it vital that your audience understand each and every piece of data that you present, or they will just as surely switch off, and your outcome is lost. If you are using PREZi you can let the audience look at the data from different angles. Visuals are your greatest ally in presenting data.

Making Data Meaningful

Manner of Speaking

The Long Island Index is a project that gathers and publishes data on Long Island, the largest island adjoining the continental USA. So, according to Newsday , a local newspaper, last year the Long Island Index decided to take different approach : It still will present data neutrally, and it won’t take sides, but it will be much more active in trying to make sure that its ideas and its sense of urgency don’t end when the lights come on after the annual presentation.

PowerPoint Tip: Switch the focus from the data to the audience

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Today I want to share the advice I gave her because it can benefit all presenters who are sharing data with their audience. This executive was about to present data to a client and the desire was that the client understand what that data meant to their business. She was struggling with how to make the data make sense. She was focused on the data, where it came from, how it had been collected, and proving that the data was accurate.

Once Upon A Data Point: Using Stories To Make Your Facts More Memorable

Professionally Speaking...

If you''re familiar with the character of Sherlock Holmes -- whether from literature, the BBC''s production starring Benedict Cumberbatch or the CBS series, Elementary -- you know that Sherlock is a data junkie. He gives meaning to the assorted bits of data he''s collected.

Is your audience switching off when you present data? Part One

Pivotal Public Speaking

Presenting data is a very difficult challenge. You have worked hard to collect the data and/or to synthesize it for presentation. It may be important that you be seen as the expert, but you are faced with the challenge of presenting this sometimes overwhelming mass of data so that an audience can understand and appreciate it. What can we present this data – graphs, pie charts, lists ….? Explain why it is important for your audience to understand the data.

How to Spot Data Lies

Presentation Guru

… Bitesize Charts and Graphs Visuals Data visualisation Presentation MistakesMany charts don’t tell the truth (or, at least, are quite misleading).

Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

Professionally Speaking...

Most presentations are filled with truck loads of data, communicated through slide after slide of mind-numbing bullet points. The likelihood of your audience extracting the significant facts from this data dump is low. Data is dry and lifeless until you make it come alive.

Make Your Point With Simple, Clear Charts

Presentation Guru

Aploris enables PowerPoint users to quickly create clear and insightful charts to help better communicate information and in this article Kartik builds on our previous post on the most effective strategies for presenting data and graphs.

April 10 workshop in Toronto on turning Excel data into visuals for executive presentations

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Professionals who present financial or operational data say there are two key roadblocks to them using effective visuals instead of the spreadsheets, tables, and complex graphs they are currently using.

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

Zeetings is an easy-to-use software platform that boosts the return on investment of presentations and events by keeping audiences engaged, providing data­-driven insights to presenters, and helping people stay connected. Delivery data engagement experience stories storytelling

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Displaying More Complex Data

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

The story that the chart is trying to tell isn’t at all obvious and it takes far too much effort just to read it, data point by data point. To keep the reader from getting lost in the data, I used alternating shading for the rows, a subtle, but effective technique.

3 Big Mistakes professionals make when presenting financial or operational data to executives

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Do you present financial or operational data to executives? Make sure you aren''t making these three mistakes

Hans Rosling: the zen master of presenting data

Presentation Zen

Hans Rosling is a wonderful example too of someone who "presents naked" with data and with the aid of technology. Below he offers hints for using the Gapminder free software for displaying data.

PowerPoint Tip: Options for using Data from Excel on PowerPoint Slides – Part 1

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Next time, I’ll cover ways to use the data other than the copy and paste approach we’ll cover today. There is no link to the source data. This link does update your slide as data in the Excel sheet changes (you will be asked to update the data when you open the PowerPoint file). This option is great if you have a regularly updated spreadsheet and only want to create one presentation that will always have the latest data.

A Day in the Internet

Manner of Speaking

In the past, I have written articles stressing the importance of making data meaningful for our audiences. Delivery Slide Presentation Carl Sagan data Internet Made to Stick Presentation put things into context statistics YouTubeDrawing inspiration from such sources as Carl Sagan and the Long Island Initiative , I have tried to show examples of how statistics need to be put into context.

Stop making excuses for your data dump

Speak Schmeak

For those of you who insist that data cannot (or worse -- shouldn't) be presented in an interesting and engaging way, I will once again point you to Hans Rosling. He is not the only speaker who makes data fascinating, but he is probably the best at it.

Stop making excuses for your data dump

Speak Schmeak

For those of you who insist that data cannot (or worse -- shouldn't) be presented in an interesting and engaging way, I will once again point you to Hans Rosling. He is not the only speaker who makes data fascinating, but he is probably the best at it.

Book Review: The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics, by Dona M. Wong

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Wong’s slim volume is a beautifully printed guide to “The Do’s and Don’ts of Presenting Data, Facts, and Figures” As a former graphics director at the WSJ she set standards that made sense of complex data for readers. Business Communication Technology design financial data PowerPointDona M.

A Public Speaking Alphabet

Manner of Speaking

D – Data. Put the data into context to make it relevant for the audience. Here is a great presentation by Hans Rosling in which he takes enormous amounts of data and presents it in a way that the audience can understand. Tags: Uncategorized Andrew Dlugan audience bananas Business Business Services Communication data Education and Training Elif ?afak A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech.

You're in love with your data, but the audience isn't

Speak Schmeak

Your data is brilliant. Look at how those data points curve so dramatically upward and then zigzag back down! What your data does is support your key points and give the audience the facts and figures behind the story.

Public Speaking Example

The Communication Blog

example numerical data Public Speaking Here’s a great public speaking example to illustrate how to make large numbers real to an audience, courtesy of the HuffingtonPost.com: Walmart’s CEO earns an annual salary of $20.7 million. To make the same amount of money, it would take an average Walmart worker (earning $12.67 per hour, working 40 hour weeks, 52 weeks a year, without paying any taxes) 785 years. link].

50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

50 great examples of data vizualization

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Thanks to Scott for sharing this link to 50 great examples of data visualization and tools for creating your own visualizations, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Another source that I blogged about back in 2006 is Gapminder. As I said at the time “A picture sometimes [.].

Your Data Wants a Makeover

Duarte Blog

When handled correctly, complex scenarios and data can still be included while being transformed into something that is easily comprehensible to the average audience member. This “epic spreadsheet of numbers” is the data that Airslide received.

Stephen Colbert Digs Deep Into 7-11 And Pizza Hut’s Delicious Polling Data – Mediaite

TJ Walker Interactive

Uncategorized "Stephen Colbert" 7-11 "Pizza Hut" "Polling Data" debate

Changing the order of items in a chart

PowerPoint Tips

If you care about the order of the data in your chart, this can be very frustrating! Choose Select Data in the Data section. The Select Data Source dialog box opens. How do you control the order of the data in your charts?

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