Presentation Inspiration #3

Published at Nov 18, 2015
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PRESENTATION INSPIRATION #3:

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    EASY TO OVERWHELM PEOPLE WITH

    • Remember how packing slides with text overwhelms your audience? Guess what: Numbers do the same thing.
    • When it comes to numbers, they're surprisingly similar to text: too much can overwhelm your audience.
    You might remember from last week’s presentation inspiration that packing slides full of text is a no-go. When it comes to information overload, #thestruggleisreal.

    Guess what: this applies to data, too.
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    SHOW THEM ALL OFF

    SURE, IF YOU HAVE LOTS OF JUICY STATS, YOU PROBABLY WANT TO
    Sometimes, it's kind of tempting to make really detailed and complex charts and graphics that pack in a lot of information. You've got so much great information that you want to share it all, right?
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    THE STORY BEHIND THE DATA

    KNOW WHAT WILL ENGAGE YOUR AUDIENCE BETTER?
    Simplifying your data makes sure the story behind the numbers comes through loud and clear -- which, nearly always, is what your audience wants to hear in the first place.

    More about what bugs audiences in data-rich presentations:

    https://www.haikudeck.com/p/WNQiNHgxXs
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    But limiting yourself to one idea per slide can be challenging for some... which is why we're practicing it today!

    You can create simple, beautiful charts and graphs right in Haiku Deck that look like they were designed by a pro. A pie chart is best for showing parts to a whole…
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    But limiting yourself to one idea per slide can be challenging for some... which is why we're practicing it today!

    ...and a bar chart beautifully compares data using a single unit of measurement.
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    FOR EXAMPLE,

    CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING SAMPLE SLIDE:
    A stat chart is a great way to showcase a range of high-impact facts or data points, infographic-style.

    TWO-MINUTE CHALLENGE

    TURN THE FOLLOWING SLIDE INTO A HAIKU DECK:

    Untitled Slide

    Try turning this slide into a short Haiku Deck, with one graph for each point. If you'd like an example, check out ours here:

    https://www.haikudeck.com/p/twVfToMEp9

    And if you'd like that slide all by itself for reference or print, click here:

    http://bit.ly/hdpi3example

    Hints: Head to the background tool on the left, and then select the chart tab. Pick which chart you’d like to use, give your chart a title (or, even better, an attention-grabbing headline), and simply enter your data points.

    EXTRA CREDIT:

    TWEET YOUR DECK WITH #HDINSPIRED
    We'd love to see what you come up with!

    GET HELP:

    EMAIL SUPPORT@HAIKUDECK.COM, OR CLICK 'HELP' ON HAIKUDECK.COM
    You can click "HELP" at the top right of haikudeck.com anytime to get to our support site and user guides. You can also get to it here:
    https://haikudeck.zendesk.com
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    HAPPY CREATING!

    LOVE, TEAM HAIKU DECK
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