Order data to support your message; Issue #378 December 6, 2016

One common mistake I see professionals make when presenting analysis is not ordering the data in a way that supports the message they are trying to communicate. This isn’t done intentionally, but happens because they accept the default order of data that comes from...

Handling requests for one slide only; Issue #377 November 22, 2016

In two recent customized workshops a participant asked how to handle a request from an executive to provide just one single slide, instead of a full presentation. In this article I’d like to share my advice if you receive such a request. First of all, let’s discuss...

Less isn’t more, Clear is More; Issue #375 October 25, 2016

In my customized workshops I show makeovers of slides the participants have provided to show how cutting the information overload makes the message much clearer for the audience. I often hear someone say that this is an example of the “less is more” approach. In this...