Graph Makeover by Andy Arrow

This is a great graph makeover by presentation designer Andy Arrow. The ideas expressed in this video are the foundational stuff of great graphs.

Some main principles

1. Clarify the graph’s main message in the title

2. Take what’s important and move it higher on the slide

3. Use colors to highlight what’s important and subdue everything else

Great graphs don’t just happen. They require thought and skillful use of design principles. Thanks to Andy Arrow for this thoughtful and practical educational video.

About the author: Bruce Gabrielle is author of Speaking PowerPoint: the New Language of Business, showing a 12-step method for creating clearer and more persuasive PowerPoint slides for boardroom presentations. Subscribe to this blog or join my LinkedIn group to get new posts sent to your inbox.