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2017 Gift ideas for presenters; Issue #402 November 14, 2017

The holidays are just around the corner and if you are looking for a great gift for a presenter in your life, I have some suggestions for you. I regularly get asked what equipment I use, so I’ve put together a list of the items I have found most useful when...

Showing breakeven analysis; Slide Makeover #89

Breakeven analysis is a typical task when considering an investment in new facilities, equipment, or marketing efforts. Executives need to know how long it will be before their investment pays off. This makeover shows how you can show the breakeven visually instead of...

Document or Presentation? How to choose; Issue #401 October 31, 2017

One of the key results from my latest survey on annoying PowerPoint presentations was that too often professionals are presenting a document on the screen as a presentation. This overwhelms the audience, leaving them confused and upset. Professionals feel they need to...

Another option for diverging bar charts; Issue #400 October 17, 2017

When you have two data series that represent different groups, a diverging stacked bar chart visual may be a better option than a stacked column or bar chart. Here is an example from a makeover in a recent customized workshop. In this visual, the bars for the two...