Presenting Data
99%  of technical presentations are  PANTS Pants Splendid
 
Document or presentation?  Or  both ?
Tip 1 : Use the right tool Highlight what is important Simplify
Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
Use the right tool Tip 2 : Highlight what is important Simplify
 
 
Tiger Anteater Antelope Giraffe Hippo Wombat
57%
Use the right tool Highlight what is important Tip 3 : Simplify
Presentation progression <ul><li>Presentations in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Rated for quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separated...
Good presentations
Use the right tool Highlight what is important Simplify
99% of technical presentations will be  SPLENDID Pants Splendid
<ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/pho...
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A short presentation on presenting data - a follow up to presentation thoughts. A lot of the content was based on the excellent slideology book by Duarte Design

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  • Good work Mark.
    Your presentation yesterday in front of the whole technologies group was very impressive.
    Cheers Dave
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  • This is a follow up to the presentation thoughts from a couple of months ago. Happy to see this is having an effect! Communication is very important We are a technical department, so often we have to present technical information – often involving data. And this is perhaps even more important that the previous presentation because....
  • It is even worse in technical presentations! Why is this? Maybe because often people don’t really think about how to present data. This is a real shame as communication of technical data with people is very important. But, help is at hand! There are some simple things you can consider to help here.
  • But first – stop! You need to think about whether a presentation is the best method to communicate!
  • First of all – should this be a presentation? Slides are to communicate conclusions and insight, not present large amounts of data – if this is the case then give out a document Don’t try and go half way and have a slidument or teleprompter You have to decide what insight or conclusion you are trying to get across to the audience and then use different display tools depending on what you are trying to show, and if necessary combine the presentation with a handout of the full data set. So how do we avoid pants presentations and create splendid ones? This is a large subject, but I will just concentrate on three tips
  • Keep it simple.
  • Pie – useful for comparing percentages, showing how much of the whole
  • Bar chart – more precise, can have a larger data set and can overlay series of data
  • Line chart showing trends, multiple data sets – also allows comparisons between trends for data sets
  • Keep it simple.
  • We go out an have some research which supports our views. Don’t want lots of text, so lets display it graphically
  • Quick 1 minute to produce this. Not really clear
  • Simplify, emphesise Don’t manipulate! Just a few minutes extra work makes lot clearer. But if the purpose is to highight the conclusion in support of work then….
  • Conclusion – maybe just a picture…… Use the power of images!
  • Keep it simple.
  • Here we have a classic case. Based on a standard template slide from powerpoint....... This has both a table and a graph repeating the same things – this is rarely necessary and does not help your audience 3D graphs rarely (or never) provide additional clarity. They make it more difficult to interpret the data. And as for the bullet points – well.... So, how do we improve this? Think SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE! Well, what is the one important thing we want people to take away from this? You would not have a chance of remembering it from here. SO lets simplify it
  • End of may we gave presentation training class
  • Keep it simple.
  • Transcript of "Presentating Data"

    1. 1. Presenting Data
    2. 2. 99% of technical presentations are PANTS Pants Splendid
    3. 4. Document or presentation? Or both ?
    4. 5. Tip 1 : Use the right tool Highlight what is important Simplify
    5. 6. Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
    6. 7. Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
    7. 8. Pie Chart Bar Chart Line Chart
    8. 9. Use the right tool Tip 2 : Highlight what is important Simplify
    9. 12. Tiger Anteater Antelope Giraffe Hippo Wombat
    10. 13. 57%
    11. 14. Use the right tool Highlight what is important Tip 3 : Simplify
    12. 15. Presentation progression <ul><li>Presentations in 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Rated for quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Separated into pants and not pants </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Graph shows break down by month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Variation in number of presentations each month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variation in ratio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change over year </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Training delivered in May </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 16. Good presentations
    14. 17. Use the right tool Highlight what is important Simplify
    15. 18. 99% of technical presentations will be SPLENDID Pants Splendid
    16. 19. <ul><li>Photo Credits </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/memestate </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/gingerblokey </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tryburn/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/smanography </li></ul>

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