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My best presentations start like this. How do you do it? http://t.co/Gcg5O5WI
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Data visualization and educational efficiency « Seeing Complexity

Data visualization and educational efficiency « Seeing Complexity | Creating McKinsey-style Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Can data visualization be used in the classroom? I recently stumbled on some research suggesting that presenting information visually may have significant benefits over text-based materials. The BBC reports that interpreting ...
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Why does data visualisation matter to business presentations?  

 

Jacob Alonso has some nice quotes from the BBC on UK research that confirms what we already intuatively understand - it takes less effort to process data when it is presented visually.

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Busting the Mehrabian Myth

Can words really account for only 7 percent of the meaning of a spoken message? This short video animation puts 'Mehrabian's rule' under the magnifying glass... (Our Busting the Mehrabian Myth animation now has over 84,000 YouTube hits.
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Great little video that dispels the commonly repeated myth that only a small portion of a person's meaning is communicated via the words they use.  Common sense, and the demonstration in this video, proves otherwise.

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Access to Statistics: OECD Announces Winner of Global Data Visualisation Competition

Access to Statistics: OECD Announces Winner of Global Data Visualisation Competition | Creating McKinsey-style Business Presentations | Scoop.it
Access to Statistics: OECD Announces Winner of Global Data Visualisation... http://t.co/XvisxQi3
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Very cool interactive data visualisation of OECD economic returns on education.

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Hans Rosling's 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats - BBC Four

More about this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wgq0l Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's ... (Making #data accessible. An interactive visualisation of world health.
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A slightly different take on Hans Rosling's TED Talks, shown on the UK's BBC Four.  Never get tired of Hans Rosling's enthusiasm for his stats, or the fantastic visual feast.

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Making your key messages work visually is key. You've got to love how Hans Rosling passionately achieves this. Most of us don't have this degree of technical support, but the principle holds true. Help your audience connect and engage with clear visual representations.

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Information Is Beautiful | How Many Gigatons of CO2?

Information Is Beautiful | How Many Gigatons of CO2? | Creating McKinsey-style Business Presentations | Scoop.it
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I love David McCandless's work, but his latest infographic on CO2 and its implications is particularly powerful.

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Best of Kickstarter 2012

Best of Kickstarter 2012 | Creating McKinsey-style Business Presentations | Scoop.it
From groundbreaking projects to inspiring stories, 2012 was a year of many memorable moments on Kickstarter.
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A 'presentation' in the classic sense, this Kickstarter '2012 Year In Review' utilises web pages, clean typography, selective imagery, and a powerful color palette to go well beyond PowerPoint!  

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Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free

Data Visualisation: 7 Ways To Do It For Free | Creating McKinsey-style Business Presentations | Scoop.it
No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualisation tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest...
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