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One picture is worthing a thousand words... Discover the best visuals, infographics, mind maps, concept maps and pictures as well as visualization technics such as: mind mapping, concept mapping, graphic facilitation... in order to get inspired to tell your stories.
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Predictive Modelling and Precautions

Predictive Modelling and Precautions | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

Predictive analysis is a journey of refinement of data over time using a predictive model.

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Below are five most common mistakes businesses should keep in mind while working with predictive analytics.
1. Correlation does not mean causation: Oldest rule in the book. While creating correlation matrix the most common mistake done is considering that if there exists correlation between two variables, it implies that one causes the other. Not always true.
2. Not Looking for patterns: This holds true in most of the big data analysis for ex. decision trees can grow exponentially large, so be on the lookout for patterns when you use them. If you’re taking a test and you forget some rules of combinatorics, making a simpler instance of your test question may help you find patterns more quickly. Models capture relationships among many factors(& variables) to allow assessment of risk or potential associated with a particular set of conditions, thus decision making. This also brings us to the third point,
3. Failing to consider enough variables: When deciding which variable should be used to include in a model, one should include every variable that seems predictive, most of the data models remove unnecessary variables/factors while computing. Also lack of creating and including custom variables (Using the by operator ex. Visitors by visit) is another mistake one should avoid.
4. Using Future Data to create Future Data: After generating a desired(as close as possible) result using one technique, most of the times the data is not saved or is ignored; The magic lies in saving the result and cross-computing it again with the current data or previously saved results. Ex. In Data Workbenchone can save the obtained results after analysis of a dimension with the other to create a new dimension for the future use. Not using this technique is a big miss!
5. Lack of Experimentation: Most of the times when a company invests in good analytical tool it is trying to obtain results as did another; even the data models used are ones which have proven success with a competitor. There is nothing wrong with it but there is no guarantee that a predictive model which brought 90% success rate for one company, will also get same or better for the other. One point commonly skipped while selecting models is the Data, Your company's data might be very different from the other even being a competitor, the anomaly does not lies in the type of data but in the behavior of data. The solution is to not just adapt a model but to tweak it in a way which is feasible for your data.

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Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities

Mind or Concept Mapping: Differences and Similarities | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

Concept mapping and mind mapping are powerful graphic organizers, strategies for organizing and representing knowledge. They were developed during the seventies.The terms may seem to be interchangeable, but there are some differences in the way they are created and used.


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For some people, mind mapping and concept mapping may represent the same technique, however, they are some differences. This article compares both and list their similarities and differences. 

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Veenaga Bhushan's curator insight, April 10, 2013 10:42 PM

While discussing, it is logic, the psycology, the better half. Once you decided to start with it is the best half, to go with the Science the proven subject, which needs some more reaserch for the betterment of the society. From this point the Science and Phylosophy go to gether, no body is not sure of the output. Respect each other and make the points to be solved and tobe promoted. No love, no fear, makes way for justice.

Betty Clevenger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:34 PM

Ready to go retro?  This video re-introduces the 1970s concept of mind mapping!  Great tool for your special needs students!

Julian rouas Paris's curator insight, March 15, 2016 3:44 AM

For some people, mind mapping and concept mapping may represent the same technique, however, they are some differences. This article compares both and list their similarities and differences. 

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30 Simple Tools for Data Visualization - Co.Design

30 Simple Tools for Data Visualization - Co.Design | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
“30 Simple Tools for Data VisualizationCo.DesignWeighing just about 31 KB of JS, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps. Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind.”
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Always good to speak a bit about tools from time to time...
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TheBrain : Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software

TheBrain : Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
TheBrain provides advanced Mind Mapping Software and Knowledge Management Software that uses visualization and intuitive concept maps to enable intuitive searching, browsing, and organization of information. Disparate data sources are integrated and connected into an associative knowledge network to enable recall, understanding, and communication.
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Once in while, it's always good to have an insight on a tool... TheBrain is an amazing tool reproducing your own brain behavior and helping you to store, organize your thoughts. 

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Rémy Ginoux's comment, February 26, 2014 5:46 PM
Interesting , however, to meet a success I guess you need your brain in phase with TheBrain.
Rémy Ginoux's comment, February 26, 2014 5:49 PM
From first quick overview, I'm convinced of interest to experiment it...
Rémy Ginoux's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:52 PM

A kind of tool you need to experiment by yourself to really feel interest, anyhow it sounds to me really promising (thank you Emeric for discovery)

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12 Dos and Don'ts of Facebook Page Management

12 Dos and Don'ts of Facebook Page Management | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

A collection to the best do's and don'ts to follow when it comes to managing your Facebook page and how you best relay content to your fans.


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL
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4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try

4 Speaking Tricks You've Got to Try | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
These tips will help you craft a presentation that you can deliver with confidence, no matter how great your fear of public speaking.

Via Jenny Ebermann
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Always good to remember...


Here is one of the four:


Keep it Simple 

Every speech should be distilled to the simplest points so your audience will be able to retain the information. "When you see someone with 100 different bullet points on the slide," that's boring, says Holman. "Follow the rule of threes ... a simple grouping of things is much more powerful."

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John Michel's curator insight, February 5, 2014 5:20 PM

Cramming every bit of information into a speech should never be the objective. So besides going over the main points, be sure to repeat yourself, constantly.

Nelly Renard's curator insight, February 6, 2014 2:52 AM

KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) ! Si vous faites le compte des présentations auxquelles vous avez assisté, on est bien loin des 3 points par slide ...

Graeme Reid's curator insight, February 10, 2014 7:42 PM

Some good advice for making a presentation.  The best advice is keep it simple and remember that you are telling a story not downloading information.

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How to Find Clarity When You’re Confused About What to Do

How to Find Clarity When You’re Confused About What to Do | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
“ You know when you feel really unsure about what to do? As confused as you may feel in those moments, you’re not. You have much more clarity than you think.”
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The Ten (and a half) Commandments of Visual Thinking | The Art Of

The Ten (and a half) Commandments of Visual Thinking | The Art Of | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

Visual thinking is the future of business problem solving. Using our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and our mind’s eye – gives us entirely new ways to discover hidden ideas, develop those ideas intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they are simply going to “get”.


Via Hélène Pouille
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"Strategic, financial, operational, conceptual, personal, and emotional: it doesn't matter the nature of the problem we face – if we can imagine it, we can draw it. By drawing it we will see otherwise invisible aspects and potential solutions emerge."


This statement, which sounds quite fair is to be compare with the "EA mantra list". 

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The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
Google Ventures Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a teams ideas down on paper.
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Construire une carte Heuristique

Construire une carte Heuristique | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
Plan your life and the next important steps and goals to proceed with a happy life (RT @olivierlegrand: Construire une carte heuristique à la main http://t.co/2mX5rkvV4v #mindmapping)...
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Good introduction for beginners

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Heights of cones and pyramids in 3D mind maps

Heights of cones and pyramids in 3D mind maps | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

Generally, the highest level in the hierarchy is at the back, the lowest at the front. And generally, the heights of the cones and pyramids indicate their position in the hierarchy as well: The taller the cone or pyramid, the higher in the hierarchy.

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Might be a good way to analyse big mind maps before slicing them into several ones...

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5 alternatives à IFTTT (pour être plus productif)

5 alternatives à IFTTT (pour être plus productif) | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

FTTT est le pionnier dans le domaine de l’interaction entre divers services Web. Au début, on ne comprend pas trop cette machine de guerre. Mais par la suite, IFTTT se présente comme un véritable allié à la productivité. Plus besoin de faire des tâches répétitives, IFTTT les fait pour vous ! Toutefois, ce service Web peut vous déplaire par son interface minimaliste. Vous cherchez peut-être l’artillerie lourde. Dans ces cas là, voici 5 alternatives à IFTTT (pour être plus productif)…


Via Frédéric DEBAILLEUL, Stéphane Koch, Fabrice
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Un peu d'outillage, c'est toujours utile... :)

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A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir

A New Visual Search Engine - Athenir | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

“Research better. Feel better”


Via Beth Dichter
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Thanks to Richard Byrne / @Beth Dichter for sharing a post on a new search engine, Athenir.

This visual search engine provides a view that may help learners discover additional search terms, allowing them to more easily find the information they are looking for. His post (linked to by clicking his name above) explains that this is just the beginning with additional items being added over the summer. 


Providing learners access to search engines beyond Google, Bing and Yahoo is important. There are many search engines that are geared to younger students, that are more visual in nature...this list could go on. The visual component of this is colorful and allows learners to view their search in a format that many find helpful.

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Karen E. Belter's comment, June 29, 2016 10:56 AM
The Athenir sire is closed.
Chris Carter's curator insight, July 1, 2016 8:43 PM
Visual is always good. Well, usually.
Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 26, 2016 12:40 PM
Site is no longer in operation - but the concept insight lends itself to further entrepreneurship
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8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations - Sparkol | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky.

Via massimo facchinetti, pbernardon
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Very useful story telling technics.

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Martin McGaha's curator insight, October 16, 2016 7:55 AM

Very useful story telling technics.

Dawn Hoenie's curator insight, March 16, 6:52 AM

 A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas across and keep your audience engaged all the way through is tricky.” 

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The Art of Data Visualization | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios - YouTube

Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we hav...
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A great video about "the art of visualization" introducing it to anyone who would like to discover how visualization could help them, and /or to whom who want to learn more about how to use visualization and storytelling. 


A must watch 8 min video!

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Design Thinking Framework Infographic.jpg

Design Thinking Framework Infographic.jpg | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
Frame work for design thinking http://t.co/cQLebMZmAs

Via Fred Zimny
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An easy, quick and repetitive methodology.

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Ellen Gottesdiener's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:01 AM

connecting (empathy), play, and the meta-frameworks of "explore-then-evaluate" aka expand-then-contract is core to design thinking

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Les RH en 2018 : de quelles compétences aura besoin l’entreprise agile ?

Les RH en 2018 : de quelles compétences aura besoin l’entreprise agile ? | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

“ INFOGRAPHIE. L'heure du travail flexible ? 91% des directeurs de ressources humaines britanniques interrogés estiment que les employés de demain seront recrutés avant tout sur leur capacité à s’adapter au changement.”


Via Emmanuelle BRACHE, François GARREAU, Nathalie Olivier
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Mise en perspective intéressante des nouvelles façons de travailler et de l'adaptation nécessaire des départments "RH"...

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Olivier Marechal's curator insight, February 13, 2014 4:11 AM

Une étude anglaise dont la vision semble cohérente avec ce qu'il se passe dans toutes les entreprises qui bougent bien ces dernières années.

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Importance of Employee Engagement

Importance of Employee Engagement | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
“See the importance of employee engagement in this helpful infographic. Research compiled and designed by Ken West, at the National Business Research Institute.”
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How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand

How to Explain Complex Ideas (Like Tech) to Those Who Don’t Understand | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
Whether you're the household tech support or just an avid researcher who is always trying to teach friends what you learn, explaining complicated topics is tough. Here's how to do it so people can actually understand you.

Via Dean J. Fusto
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Very good post to help you "not to look as the crazy one"... Since I started my professional career, I quite often ask to people who come to me: "Please, tell me what you want to tell me as if I was your grand-father.


I must say It doesn't work all the time, but at least it breaks the ice ;)

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 30, 2014 7:12 PM

Students will get the hands on approach. What they won't get is just consuming technology.

David Hain's curator insight, January 31, 2014 3:25 AM

The world is complex, so this should help to develop your storytelling and meaning making structure.  Huge #leadership benefits!

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Every Number Can Tell a Story: The Art and Business of Data Visualization

Every Number Can Tell a Story: The Art and Business of Data Visualization | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
Statisticians look for clarity in numbers. Artists understand how color and shape appeal to, and influence, people. Marketing professionals can combine the clarity of numbers with the appeal of graphics, using data visualization (DV) tools.

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Ally Greer's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:16 PM

Tips to making a great infographic:


Figure out what data you want, collect the data, organize it into a story, lay it out visually, enhance the appearance to make it intriguing, throw in some personality to make it shareable.


Additional tips-

Include easily extractable, shareable tidbits of data

Divide the infographic into sections to allow for reuse and sharing

Choose colors strategically 

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50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it

Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content...

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Biggerplate's Mind Mapping Trainer Directory

Biggerplate's Mind Mapping Trainer Directory | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
RT @Biggerplate: For the best in #mindmap #training services, check out our snazzy new trainer directory: http://t.co/OkJI8BPBev
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Biggerplate, the golden mine of the mind mappers @BiggerplateLiam

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Curators' use of information maps - WikIT

Curators' use of information maps - WikIT | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
How curators can use of mind maps http://t.co/yg0pAd8S5A #mindmapping
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Agile Results and Mind Mapping

Agile Results and Mind Mapping | All about Visualization & Storytelling | Scoop.it
One of the more popular requests that we get on a weekly basis is how to use Agile Results with Mind Maps.

Via Toni Krasnic, George Huba, Steve Spring
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A very good post, giving both the method and the resources (zip file containing mind maps templates) to support AGILE methodology.

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Fliss Clooney's curator insight, November 11, 2013 7:39 AM

Comprehensive article looking at Mind Mapping using Mind manager