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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. It’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 setting. How many girls?

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. So how do you do that? Click OK.

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.

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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. 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! It makes your case. Enjoy!

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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. Keeping the presentation file small. View Part I: Creating the chart in PowerPoint.

2012 68

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.

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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.

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.

2016 29

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.

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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. Answer.

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.

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. Notice how the images, words, music, animations and simple colour scheme work together to add punch to the data. Long Island has a population of 2.75 Encourage regional thinking.

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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?

2017 11

How to Spot Data Lies

Presentation Guru

… Bitesize Charts and Graphs Visuals Data visualisation Presentation MistakesHowever we shouldn’t be too cynical.…

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.

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

Professionally Speaking...

He gives meaning to the assorted bits of data he''s collected. Stories not data are what move people to action. They help us remember.

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.

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.

Make Your Point With Simple, Clear Charts

Presentation Guru

… Charts and Graphs Visuals Apps & Add-Ins Data visualisation PowerPoint Presenting Data Visual Language

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

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Click here for a curated list of resources on using Excel data in a PowerPoint presentation. Who should attend this workshop?

Beyond storytelling: Create an experience

PowerPoint Tips

Another great thing about involving your audience is the ability to capture meaningful data. Mount Kilimanjaro. They weren’t buying it.

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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.

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. This can be very effective.

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). Create a summary table.

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 YouTubeAs Chip and Dan Heath emphasize in Made to Stick : Statistics are rarely meaningful in and of themselves.

Stop making excuses for your data dump

Speak Schmeak

He is not the only speaker who makes data fascinating, but he is probably the best at it. He talks about his own history in India as a student.

Stop making excuses for your data dump

Speak Schmeak

He is not the only speaker who makes data fascinating, but he is probably the best at it. He talks about his own history in India as a student.

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. A - Audience. Fitting that it comes first. The most important part of any speech. Always. B - Bo oks.

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! It makes your case. Enjoy!

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.

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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 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.

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.

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.

Your Data Wants a Makeover

Duarte Blog

What it does mean is that with the right finessing, even incredibly complex data can be picked apart and rearranged in a simple and engaging way.

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