Learn the basics of presenting data in a presentation.
- [Narrator] When you're presenting data on slides with charts and graphs, one of the first questions you should ask yourself, is if you actually need to in the first place. Does your choice of chart or graph help to understand your points, or could you use a much simpler image instead? Should you determine that you do, then your presentation of it needs to be as clear and simple as possible. Slides are not the correct environment for complex data in a presentation, as the audience's ability to really examine it is somewhat limited. You should also never, ever present data in the form of a dashboard, with perhaps the sole exception of the case that you happen to work at a company like "Dashboards R Us Incorporated", where you happen to be unveiling the new look of a dashboard, and the data is not relevant to the audience. When you're presented with something like that, what you should do is consider breaking up the information into separate slides rather than trying to present it all at once. And if you think your audience needs access to the information in full, or if they ask for it, then you should make it available as a takeaway at the end of the presentation, either as a physical reference or as web links, which is not only environmentally sound, but it is especially useful if you're providing a link to what some people refer to as a living document.
- Outlining your topic
- Creating a storyboard
- Developing your design ideas with moodboards
- Exploring slide typography
- Using colors, words, and images effectively
- Using charts and graphs
- Effectively using animations and transitions
- Beyond the presentation