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The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization

The Quick and Dirty on Data Visualization | Knowledge Broker |

Displaying data can be a tricky proposition, because different rules apply in different contexts. A sales director presenting financial projections to a group of field reps wouldn’t visualize her data the same way that a design consultant would in a written proposal to a potential client.

So how do you make the right choices for your situation? Before displaying your data, ask yourself these five questions: 

1. Am I presenting or circulating my data?

2. Am I using the right kind of chart or table?

3. What message am I trying to convey?

4. Do my visuals accurately reflect the numbers?

5. Are my data memorable?

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Excellent blog post by Nancy Duarte on Harvard Business Review. 

Nancy Duarte is the author of two award-winning books on the art of presenting, Slide:ology and Resonate.

Read my previous Scoop about Resonate here - and follow the link to read the book online. But I encourage you to buy the hardcopy - it's a treat.  

You can follow Nancy on Twitter here: @nancyduarte.

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Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences

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In 2010 Nancy Duarte published a fantastic book: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences. Now you can access a FREE digital multimedia version of her book or download the digital iBook version by following the insight link below. 

Kenneth Mikkelsen's insight:

Nancy wrote a blog post on LinkedIn, where she elaborates on the motives for giving away her book for free. You'll find it here: This Changes Everything: I'm Giving My Book Away.

You can follow Nancy on Twitter here: @nancyduarte.

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, November 7, 2013 5:05 PM

Great Nancy Durate piece (she is amazing) here. 

David Hain's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:45 AM

Great share Kenneth - this could be the future of publishing!

Curated by Kenneth Mikkelsen
Thinker ★ Speaker ★ Writer ★ Leadership Adviser ★ Learning Designer ★ Neo-Generalist

Kenneth Mikkelsen is co-founder of FutureShifts. We help visionary companies identify and tackle the big shifts in the world by cultivating the skills, mindsets, behaviors and organisational cultures needed to succeed in times of change.