As a presenter, you should try to understand how people process information.
We can typically read 200 to 250 words per minute when we see written language.
Data visualisation is one of the best ways to ensure your audience remembers and comprehends your presentation.
1. Use the appropriate chart.
Not all types of data lend themselves to traditional graphs and charts. Indicators, Pie charts, Pictograms, Bubble charts, Area maps, Venn diagrams, Line Charts, Column Charts, and Waterfall Charts are a few examples of charts you can use when comparing numerous variables and factors. Make your own custom sizes and shapes to correspond to the proportion.
2. Use text sparingly and wisely.
Text is important for data presentation and should be used wisely. To emphasise a specific statistic, go all out and make it the focal point of your slide. So make sure you’re using elements that convey information simply and clearly.
3. Overlay Data on Images
Locate images that address the subject of your data, then add your data to the image. This will help the audience remember what you are saying while giving them an immediate cue.
Place data over a picture to make it appear as one thing. Use pictures to support your message rather than to distract from it.
4. Emphasize the important points
Use colour, labels, or other design elements to highlight the data’s most important features.
Make it as simple as you can for your audience by providing explanations of the meaning of the data in the chart captions. Make your slides interesting, gripping, and informative.
5. Begin at the end
Bloating reports with information that isn’t “cutting to the chase” is a good way to ensure that your findings won’t be taken seriously and that your insights won’t be used. When it comes to the order we present data, we recommend flipping the script.
6. Become a ‘numbers artist.’
When considering how to present your data, consider more than just logic and numbers.
When you speak to both their heads and their hearts, you can persuade people to act or change their minds. It is simpler to evaluate the true, practical implications of data when there is something other than a table of raw numbers.
How a Presentation Designer Can Assist You
A professional presentation designer possesses the knowledge and experience required to create visuals that are both clear and visually appealing. They can assist you in focusing your presentation on the most important points and ensuring that it flows smoothly from start to finish.