7 Data Presentation Tips
HOW TO ENSURE THAT YOUR DATA IS PRESENTED EFFICIENTLY AND BEAUTIFULLY
The User's Guide to Effectively Presenting Data
By: Danica Smiljanic
DON'T BE SLOPPY: YOUR DATA PRESENTATION IS YOUR BRAND. The way you present your data speaks volumes. Take an extra few minutes to ensure your data is presented neatly and is easy to read.
FOCUS AND SIMPLIFY. Make sure you don't overload your graphs and charts with too much information. Focus on one aspect and keep it simple. This will make it easier for the reader to understand.
CALIBRATE DATA ALTITUDE OPTIMALLY. Make sure you always choose the right method to convey your data. Whether it's a chart, graph or paragraph take the time to assess what will work best with the reader.
ELIMINATE DISTRACTIONS AND MAKE DATA THE HERO. Make the data asa simple as possible and allow it to speak for itself. Your presentation shouldn't need to be flashy.
LINES, BARS, PIES... CHOOSE THE BEST FIT. Different data requires different data representation. Make sure you are choosing the right method of presentation for the data you are presenting.
CONSOLIDATE YOUR DATA, BE HONEST AS YOU CAN BE. Being convincing and misleading can easily be misunderstood. Be honest about all data shown and always giver references to the sources of the data.
DITCH THE TEXT AND FOCUS MORE ON VISUALS. Too much text can be overwhelming try to use more graphs, charts and data visualizations. They can be a refreshing way of reading data and highly effective in getting the point across.
It only takes a small amount of time to really look at your data and focus on presenting it in the most appropriate form
So if you follow these simple tips to data presentation, you will without a doubt leave your readers impressed.