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How Do You Get Your Point Across?


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How do you get your point across when you make presentations? Do you bore your audience to death with endless lists of bullets? …

How do you get your point across when you make presentations? Do you bore your audience to death with endless lists of bullets?

In this presentation you'll learn about how you can build more effective presentations using visuals to get your point across.

If you'd like to learn more about SmartDraw, the software used to make the visuals in this presentation, be sure to check it out at

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  • 1. How do you get your point Visuals for across effectively and professionally ? presenting data and keeping your audience engaged.
  • 2. Now, what was that presentation about? Lets face it… …If your presentation does not hold the attention of the audience, the chances of them remembering the information are pretty slim…
  • 3. …Especially if Your presentation has so much information you don’t know how to organize it.
  • 4. Too much text and bullets will kill your presentation. You should organize your presentation visually to tell a story and display your message.
  • 5. Did you know? People remember: 10% of what they hear; 20% of what they read; 80% of what they see and do.
  • 6. You said what? Most people are visual learners; a recent study by the U.S. Federal Government suggested that up to 83% of human learning occurs visually.
  • 7. The study also indicated that information which is communicated visually is retained up to six times greater than information which is communicated by spoken word alone.
  • 8. Your visuals should... Display a clear message Be persuasive Be informative Display quantifiable information
  • 9. What types of visuals? Visuals that will help to clearly convey quantitative data.
  • 10. Bar & Pie Charts Data-driven charts (primarily bar and pie charts) allow the audience to perceive your message at a glance rather than puzzling over a list or table of data.
  • 11. Mind Maps Mind maps are used when brainstorming, note-taking, and planning to record and organize ideas. They are excellent for communicating all of the concepts related to a central theme.
  • 12. Decision Trees Decision trees are used to help automate the process of decision making.
  • 13. Cause & Effect Diagrams Structurally, a cause-and-effect diagram has a spine that runs left to right with the effect (the result or the issue) labeled at the right.
  • 14. Flowcharts Flowcharts are used for communicating, planning, and managing processes; they are easier to understand and produce than a written series of steps.
  • 15. Timelines & Project Charts Timelines place events in order of occurrence and depict the amount of time between events.
  • 16. The project chart (also known as a Gantt chart) is a powerful visual tool for project management. Project charts help you scope out your project, assign tasks, track progress, and communicate it to implementers and stakeholders involved.
  • 17. So, how do you make your message heard? Of all of the different types of visuals in the world, 90% of them are dedicated to helping people communicate more clearly.
  • 18. Displaying quantitative data and information in visuals will help your audience to better understand the point you are trying to make and retain the information.
  • 19. Learn more about using visuals • Or you can contact • More resources: SmartDraw by: The SmartDraw Blog Facebook Twitter LinkedIn You can also download a free trial of SmartDraw if you liked the visuals you have seen in this presentation