Communicating Data in a Visual Way

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How to communicate data in your presentations.

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Communicating Data in a Visual Way:

Communicating Data in a Visual Way by Ciprian Rusen corporategeek.info

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At work we handle lots of data

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Analysis Reports Surveys Peers Top Management Clients for

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But many of us are bad at communicating data

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People do not listen or understand us

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How to visually communicate data?

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Understand your GOAL Choose the best TOOL HIGHLIGHT your point Keep it SIMPLE 4 Steps!

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Understand your GOAL! Step 1

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What is my point? Why does it matter? What data proves my point?

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What is my point? Show how to communicate data in a visual way. Why does it matter? It can help all of us communicate better. What data proves my point? The results of the Romanian Elections from 2000 to 2004. Example

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Choose the best TOOL! Step 2

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Use Chart Advisor!

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Use Bar Charts to represent: Independent elements Compare values

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Example

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Use Pie Charts to represent: Parts of a whole Differences in proportion

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Example

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Use Line Graphs to represent: Specific values Trends & Evolution

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HIGHLIGHT your point! Step 3

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Emphasis on the key message

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Use Backgrounds to provide Context and Scale

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Use Neutral Backgrounds and Fonts!

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Example

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Keep it SIMPLE! Step 4

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No Visual Distractions!

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Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text! Limit the amount of text!

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NO 3D representation of 2D data

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Use Empty Space!

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Have Backup Information!

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(counter)Example

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Can we visually communicate data?

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YES!

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Understand your GOAL Choose the best TOOL HIGHLIGHT your point Keep it SIMPLE Remember!

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Reading Recommendations “presentation z en” by Garr Reynolds “slide:ology” by Nancy Duarte Additional Information Wikipedia Microsoft Office Labs Stock Photos taken from: Office Online Library Crestock.com

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