Knowing how to develop and deliver a data-driven presentation is now a crucial skill for many professionals, since we often have to tell our colleagues a story about the success of a new initiative, the promise of a new business opportunity, or the imperative of a change in strategy — stories that are much more compelling when they’re backed by numbers.
In the past four years, data has become a bigger and bigger part of my own presentations, since I frequently speak about data-driven projects like the new rules for the collaborative economy, and what social media analytics can’t tell you about your customers. I’ve enjoyed the luxury of working closely with data analysts, infographic designers, and my own in-house speechwriter, which has helped me pick up some tricks on what it takes to create a successful data-driven presentation.
Author: Alexandra Samuel
Source: Harvard Business Review
Subjects: Personal Development, Productivity / Work Tips