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.
'However, while many people define genius differently, most agree that Richard Feynman was one and there is probably no better example of his brilliance than his famous talk, There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom. It not only launched a revolution in physics and engineering that is still being played out today, it shows us how a true genius really thinks.'
It’s not often that you hear Budweiser and Shakespeare mentioned in the same breath. But according to new research from Johns Hopkins University, the Bard’s deft application of storytelling techniques featured prominently in the beer company’s Super Bowl commercial.
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
Regardless of the content of the ad, the structure of that content predicted its success. “People are attracted to stories,” Quesenberry tells me, “because we’re social creatures and we relate to other people.”
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."
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.
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 ;)
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”.
"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".
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.
Combining visualization and storytelling, the "scribers" (illustrators providing live illustrations to give a visual interpretation of meetings and corporate events) are a great help to engage everyone during the event and even after, when communicating widely.
A great opportunity for artists and business world to meet and combine their skills.
A straightforward answer would be the famous quote: "A picture worth thousands of words".
Here, my aim is to gather and offer the best articles from across the web that I can find on using Data Visualization and Storytelling in business.
I have bunch data visualization and storytelling together since Data visualization is, to me, a great means to perform Storytelling.
Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.
Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...
How To Find A Topic:Use the popular Tags panel above or Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the scoops and articles with that keyword will appear.
Note: I may occasionally review an article that I find out the either my insights were not giving accurately enough my stand-point.
I hope you find many great insights and interesting scoop here.
Did you know that 78% of Chief Marketing Officers believe content is the future of marketing? That means stories are the future of marketing.
There are other terrific insights this article has to share. If you are a biz story practitioner, this article is good news. If you are a creative working in any capacity in a company, this article also contains lots of good news for you.
Enjoy the shot in the arm this will give you. And for those who lack story skills, get busy!
And many thanks to fellow curator Daniel Watson who found and recommended this article to me :)
Real life data visualization is to be an upcoming trend, called physical infographics or real world visualization. They visualize data with real objects, often combined with typography.Real Life Infographics are different than other inforgraphics in that they rely much more on photographs instead of a purely digital medium. Moving away from the Everthing-Is-Possible-Unicorn-Utopia of Illustrator is an interesting limitation, as well as a simplifying one. As designers we like to come up with creative ways to display information that will still blow your mind, despite any technical limitations. The real world isn't perfect, and therefore it may not be as accurate as abstract shapes like graph bars. Even though these visualizations still strive for accuracy, you will notice that the context of these graphics will become much more important than precision.
Big data from social media can give us insight into our relationships, our habits, and the things we care about.
Emeric Nectoux's insight:
This post gives a good description what big data really is, beside It’s probably the most overused buzzword in business today, and like all buzzwords, its meaning sometimes gets lost in all the hoopla.
Then how to get started with Big Data, that might seems a bit impressive at the beginning...
David Sibbet is a world-reknowned visualization expert and author of various books about Visual Thinking. His latest book, Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Management, and Organization Change, speaks about Visual Leadership.
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