When you want to compare the breakdown of a total amount into segments between multiple groups, the temptation is to use two pie charts. Pie charts are the default most presenters turn to when showing the breakdown of an amount into segments. This makeover shows why a stacked bar chart is often better than two pie charts for comparing groups broken down into segments.[sc:slideshare79 ]
Dave Paradi has over twenty years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written nine books and over 100 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don’t overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of less than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals and is NASBA registered to deliver CPE credit courses to CPAs.