May 9, 2011

Does Chartjunk Really Trash Your Graphs? 4 Discoveries from Research

Among graph-makers, a debate rages. One camps say remove all “non-essential” items from graphs, including gridlines, tick marks and even color inside the bars – what […]
May 6, 2011

3 Stephen Few Graph Makeovers. Which is Your Favorite?

I’m a big Stephen Few fan and have learned a ton about designing graphs, tables and information dashboards from his books and his graph makeovers. But there was one […]
May 4, 2011

5 Exciting Alternatives to Boring PowerPoint Charts and Tables

I was presenting the Mindworks Presentation Method to a team at Microsoft this week and I asked them what challenges they had creating PowerPoint slides. One person commented […]
April 6, 2011

5 Ways to Add Pizzazz to PowerPoint Data

Nick Morgan, from the Forbes.com blog, shares these 5 tips for presenting data through a PowerPoint slide. Now I love data. As a market researcher, I […]
February 9, 2011

Obama’s Speech…One Small Step for Slides

In a previous post I blogged about President Obama’s State of the Union speech, where he actually used SLIDES! On one hand, I think it improved […]
September 29, 2009

Copying and Pasting Excel Graphs

When you copy a graph from Excel, don’t just paste it into the slide using Control-V. This will paste it as a graph still linked to […]
August 19, 2009

Changing Excel Chart Defaults

Here’s a neat trick that will save you time and frustration when creating charts – save your charts as templates and re-use the settings again in […]
July 30, 2009

Slide Makeover: Pie Chart into Persuasion

We often produce slides with graphs but fail to communicate clearly because we focus on the data and not on the message. The data is not […]
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