When Presenting, Warm Up and Be the Unexpected

How many times have you walked into a room, mentally preparing yourself for what is sure to be a few painful hours of trying to process the data being shown on the overhead? You catch the presenter setting up and note that there are 147 incredibly detailed slides in today's presentation. You feel sleepy already and start to calculate how long the batteries will last on your laptop, tablet, and smart Read on my friend....

Presenting Data With Slides? Keep It Interesting!

When you're excited about something, nothing could make it boring for you. You want to hear about it, read about it, and talk about it. You're living the topic. And when you've done any kind of research to mine data, you're excited to share those findings with other people. Let it be known, then, that very few things will lull your audience into a boredom-induced sleep (or at least a trance-like Read on my friend....

For a Data Presentation to Be Effective, It Must Be Actionable

Think back to your days as a student. You probably found yourself, on numerous occasions, huddled over a textbook,frustrated and grumbling. “When am I ever going to need to know this?" For me, this was calculus. For you, maybe it was the MLA style guide, proper thesis statement construction, or chemical compounds. The point is that we couldn't see the long-term practicality of investing in Read on my friend....
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