The correct use of a pie chart; Issue #327 December 23, 2014

Noted data visualization specialist Stephen Few and many others argue that pie charts are often misused (Stephen’s argument is here). I struggled with their arguments until recently when a client example made this all much clearer. As often happens recently, I found...

Why SmartArt is often misused; Issue #326 December 9, 2014

At my workshops I suggest that people not use the SmartArt feature of PowerPoint. Example slides I reviewed at a recent workshop reinforced how this feature is often misused. The big issue is that most people pick SmartArt based on how nice it looks vs. whether it...

Best of the Presentation Summit 2014; Issue #323 October 28, 2014

Two weeks ago I attended and presented two sessions at the Presentation Summit, the annual presentation design conference hosted by Rick Altman. As I usually do the first newsletter after the conference, here are a few of the best ideas from the conference. My first...