Important News About Data Protection

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If you’re wondering why you have recently received a raft of emails from different companies, organizations and sites about data protection, there is a reason: a new European law on data protection. On 25 May 2018, … Continue reading → Uncategorized data protection GDPR Manner of Speaking

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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 put any text you want in the Notes pane, but formatting data is difficult. You can also copy data from Excel and paste it into the Notes pane. That gives you the most room for your data. You can now copy and paste data easily from Excel to Word.

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3 Types of Decisions Made from Data

Duarte Blog

Data drives decision-making across every industry. You check the data. You check the data. You sure as h*ll better check the data. Understanding data is no longer novel in organizations, it’s expected. The post 3 Types of Decisions Made from Data appeared first on Duarte. Business Strategy data datastory executives Nancy Duarte presentation storyShould we hire another salesperson? Should we change global freight carriers?

2019 54

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. How do you provide detailed data without confusing the message — and putting so much on a slide that it’s impossible to read and understand? It’s common to print out the slides because of the amount of data they contain.

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.

2010 188

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. Numbers are meaningless on their own. Every entrepreneur and manager knows how important it is to make the right business decisions.…

2017 58

How to Use Data Analytics in Your Presentation

Presentation Guru

Simply put, data analytics is the close examination of all observable data in order to draw valuable conclusions with which an organisation may improve itself. … Data Visualisation Understand your Audience Charts and Graphs Corporate Speaking Data visualisation Explaining Complex Subjects featured Presenting Data Scientific presentations

2018 60

3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

The post 3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data appeared first on Duarte. Audience Engagement Delivery Presentations Captivate communication data data story presentation public speaking speaker coaching storytellingHave you ever had lunch with a genius? And I don’t mean just someone really smart, but someone who lives and breathes their profession and can explain its mysteries with both passion and skill to anyone, regardless of education.

2019 61

The Most Reliable Places to Find Credible Data

Presentation Guru

As a presenter, one of the worst things that can happen during your presentation is not you forgetting to mention an important stat/data, but someone from the audience disputing the authenticity of that data. … Resources featured preparation Presentation Writing Presenting Data Scientific presentations

2019 67

3 Strategies High-Performing Brands Use to Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

Whether it’s a billion dollar pharma company driving to cure cancer or a local accountant who touts her ability to consistently get customers more money back on their taxes, all companies are using and communicating data in some form or another. The post 3 Strategies High-Performing Brands Use to Communicate Data appeared first on Duarte. Business DataStory Delivery communicate communication data datastory Nancy Duarte story storytelling

2020 44

Link text to an Excel cell to dynamically update data

PowerPoint Tips

Sudeep doesn’t want to create an entire table of data. At first, I suggested the simplest option, because I didn’t know that he wanted the data to be nicely formatted. Here it is: Choose a cell that will always have the data you need. If you put monthly data in a new cell each month, create a row or column for the current data and copy the current data there. In Excel, copy the data in the cell.

2014 124

How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People

Duarte Blog

Professionals in data-dense industries (like Pharma, Tech, Engineering, or Finance) value concrete information. The post How to Make a Presentation with Data that Moves People appeared first on Duarte. Audience Delivery Presentations Uncategorized audience data emotion Nancy Duarte presentation

2018 70

Walk and Talk meetings for data and research briefs

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Clients tend to want to dive into spreadsheets and data dashboards — while I want to keep the discussion on key findings. And if clients want to dive into the data, they know it’s in the report. If you don’t want clients to get lost in the data — lost in the woods — why not try a walk and talk meeting? Presentation public speaking video data breif data brief presentation presentations research summary walk and talk meetings

2019 43

How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client. The post How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations appeared first on Duarte. Design Strategy Tips data datastory Nancy Duarte presentation visualize

2018 58

Scientific Presentations – It’s All About the Data… or Is It?

Presentation Guru

He pointed out there was none immediately impending, and then he added what all too many people in academia take as their mantra: “Besides, in a scientific presentation, shouldn’t it all be about the data?”. … Message Understand your Audience featured Presenting Data Scientific presentations

2019 66

3 Ways to Help People Understand What Your Data Means

Duarte Blog

The post 3 Ways to Help People Understand What Your Data Means appeared first on Duarte. Business Marketing Presentations Storytelling data datastory Nancy Duarte story storytellingLast year, Jeff Bezos became the richest person in the world with a net worth of more than $130 billion. The world was abuzz trying to make sense of just how rich the Amazon CEO really was, and headlines grabbed hold of this tweet from Neil deGrasse Tyson.

2019 47

A simple, 4-step guide to beautifully visualize data in your presentations

PowerPoint Tips

This especially makes sense when data comes into play. After all, data is just a bunch of facts or statistics that are collected together for reference and analysis. So, if you’re designing slides, it’s imperative you find a way to communicate data that makes it easy for your audience to process. Too many people take data visualization for granted and almost always opt for the bare minimum approach. “What is the purpose of visualizing my data?”

2017 100

Displaying More Complex Data

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

At the end was a chart much like this one to the right. ( The data in this and all following examples are not the same as what I encountered (for hopefully obvious reasons), but should be similar enough in concept to be illustrative. ) As you can see, even when you click on the chart to see the full-sized version, it’s unreadable. 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.

2009 100

When Presenting Data, Get to the Point Fast

Duarte Blog

Projecting your data on slides puts you at an immediate disadvantage: When you’re giving a presentation, people can’t pull the numbers in for a closer look or take as much time to examine them as they can with a report or a white paper. The post When Presenting Data, Get to the Point Fast appeared first on Duarte. Presentations Tips data datastory Nancy Duarte presentation presenting

2018 51

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). Here’s a simple guide to spotting them, but it comes with a warning: you will never look at any statistic without a little smidgen of cynicism again. However we shouldn’t be too cynical.…

2017 45

Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space. I have not seen him speak recently, so I was happy to see this 50-minute presentation by Dr. Tufte which took place at the Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit 2016 held this past September. 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.

Create a table from Excel data in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

Recently, a subscriber asked me about how to put a table of data from Excel on a slide. First, think about whether the data will be readable if it will be projected on a screen. Also consider whether the data lends itself to a graph, because graphs can be easier to understand. If you have too much data to fit on a slide, here are 2 options: Divide it up onto multiple slides. The post Create a table from Excel data in PowerPoint appeared first on PowerPoint Tips Blog.

2015 159

Data Visualization – The Perfect Combination of Analytics and Art

Presentation Guru

Presentation Guru was recently invited to a demonstration by Tableau on how to Make Your Data Make an Impact. … Data Visualisation Software Visuals charts and graphs Data visualisation featured Visual Aids Visual LanguageThe company and a current Tableau user, who was the main case study, gave impressive presentations and it certainly whetted our appetite to find out more.

Data Visualisation Advice to Stop You Drowning in the Numbers

Presentation Guru

How to engage an audience when data is your story and the fact that data needs context in order to mean anything are two areas that Jude Barak has previously written about for us. In this piece, the third in the series, Jude explains the importance of presenting data in a format that is easily understood by the people who ultimately will be basing important decisions on it. … Data Visualisation Charts and Graphs Data visualisation featured Visual Aids

2017 40

How to Display Data the Right Way in Presentations

Duarte Blog

It can be tricky to display data in presentations because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client. Before displaying your data, ask yourself these five questions: 1. Am I Presenting Or Circulating My Data? Context plays a huge role in how best to render data.

2017 70

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. Too frequently we presenters dump mounds of data and analytics on our audience without enough thought as to how we want them to interpret what the data means.

2014 153

3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data

Duarte Blog

They tell me about DATA as though it is something alive and vital. Delivering complex data to an audience isn’t always easy. Public speaking is hard for anyone, but it can feel especially challenging for the analysts, researchers, and scientists tasked with communicating complex data and information to an audience. The post 3 Speaking Skills That Will Help You Communicate Data appeared first on Duarte. Have you ever had lunch with a genius?

2017 78

Data Researcher - Telecommuting (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2018 40

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. Creating the chart. Formatting charts for clarity. Calling out important points. Do a clarity test. Along the way, you’ll find lots of little tips to make your charts clearer and more powerful. For example, I’ll explain why line charts are often a better choice than bar charts.

2012 124

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. I get why you love your stats, your graphs, your charts so much. You put your blood, sweat and tears into the research. Or at least into finding other people's charts to paste into your slides. It makes your case. It explains everything you want to say.

2012 175

Turning Your Data into Eye-opening Stories

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Data – a term used to classify the facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis. Data science, as we know it, has been making ripples in every industry for almost a decade now. Whether you’re a project manager in an IT firm or are cradling a product-based startup, using the right data and bringing it out in the most efficient way is something you must master. Yes, that means storytelling with data. Data Fuels Up Your Stories.

2018 47

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. However, I do want you to understand that data is not inherently boring. Presenters are boring when they think they have no options for how to present data.

2010 145

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? It can be challenging keeping an audience focused during a normal presentation, but graphs and pie charts can make it even more difficult to keep their attention. … Storytelling Visuals Corporate Speaking Create Powerful Messaging featured Persuasion Presentation Writing Visual Aids

2017 79

Edward Tufte on Data, Analysis, & Truth

Presentation Zen

Edward Tufte is a leading expert in the data analysis and data visualization space. I have not seen him speak recently, so I was happy to see this 50-minute presentation by Dr. Tufte which took place at the Microsoft Machine Learning & Data Science Summit 2016 held this past September. 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.

Blockchain News - Data Reporter (help-wanted)

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2018 40

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. However, I do want you to understand that data is not inherently boring. Presenters are boring when they think they have no options for how to present data.

2010 122

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 [.].

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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. View Part II: Using a chart that you’ve already created in Excel.

2012 127

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.

2011 69

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

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In Data-Driven Times, Symbolism Still Packs a Punch - Nancy Pelosi's Tearing of Speech

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In this era dominated by data, symbolic content still resonates. Nancy Pelosi's tearing of the hard copy of the State of the Union speech could replace Martin Luther's nailing of the 95 theses to the Wittenberg church door as  the  symbol of protest. What that gesture did, among myriad things, is hammer the profound reach of symbolism. And it receives attention. Negative and positive.

2020 40

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. I get why you love your stats, your graphs, your charts so much. You put your blood, sweat and tears into the research. Or at least into finding other people's charts to paste into your slides. It makes your case. It explains everything you want to say.

2012 116

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 [.].

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