Are you presenting data graphs a lot on your slides? Make sure you are not failing into one of the data visualization traps. Here are the most common mistakes I see people do when they present various Excel charts to PowerPoint.
Recently a client asked us this question. It’s damn good question, especially if you work on joint project, in a team, where success depends on overall performance of the group. To help your team mates to make visual presentation slides I recommend those three steps: 1. Motivate your peers by sharing examples Explain that visual slides are much more effective in passing the content. Show examples of both presentation types. See some such slides examples below. You can also motivate by showing them how to do some of those redesigns: 2. Provide tools to start with – a slide deck, Build a visual slide deck – collection of visual slides […]
A frequent question people ask is how to organize slides in a presentation, how to apply good structure. To be short and simple, I’d suggest to use the standard three parts “hamburger” approach but enrich it with proper use of visual slides. The three presentation parts and their purpose are: Opening with purpose to get attention – each presentation should have a proper opening part: Title slide, Opening Question, Agenda. Body of your presentation that is here to explain your message – your presentation content split into various points. Start with audience benefits, not with features and details. Closing with clear call to action – summary slide, contact, final remark […]
I was asked about how to represent data in different ways in a presentation. A quick answer I’d suggest is to consider presenting data in several ways: if you have 1-6 key numbers you want to show, write them big on a slide. Don’t just list them as bullet-points – it’s better to position each data as a separate text and apply e.g. matrix layout – for 4 numbers 2×2. Add an illustrative icon representing your data meaning. If you have a series of data, then data chart or data table is an obvious form. You can enhance the chart by adding an icon like here: Try […]
The next popular question-challenge of every presentation maker – is how to create attractive visuals if you are not a designer.
This is one of the most common challenges: lack of time to create unique or at least good-looking slides. We all want to know how to make nice slides in no time 🙂 So I’ll open a curtain a bit.
Hi! My series with your Questions and Answers continues. Today I’m answering the second frequent question I get from you: how to explain something using diagrammatic format and make presentations easier to understand.
Hey, presentation makers :). I’m starting the series of answering your questions, about various PowerPoint and presentation issues – from design tips to “where to catch inspiration” challenges.
With approaching Christmas and New Year celebrations, you may want to create personal greeting card. You can do it pretty quickly using the PowerPoint and some Holiday graphics that you can reuse.
My personal discovery path to visualization In my previous job (I worked in an IT field, in data science company), I always admired brochures of other IT company that contained a nicely designed schema visuals. Such materials stood out, especially in a field of IT, where it’s common to write lengthy articles.