You can have brilliant ideas,
but if you can’t get them across,
your ideas won’t get you anywhere.
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Why do visual analytics best practices matter?
Why can’t people see your point when you present data-oriented presentations?
Whether you are using big data, small data or summarized data that has been prepared for you, this webinar will explore these vital questions. If you are concerned with getting the most from your data, this complimentary webinar is a great step in learning how to clearly communicate with people as they make better informed decisions in the hectic world of modern business.
Are you clearly communicating the message that you want to deliver from your data? If you’re tired of your tables and charts being “good enough”, learn some tips and tricks to help make them great! We’ll demonstrate how choosing the right table, chart and metrics to answer the question at hand and how to simplify your visuals for maximum impact. Regardless of whether you use Excel, SAS, R, PowerPoint, Qlikview, Tableau, Business Objects, Cognos, Microstrategy or most any other analytics tool for your analysis, you will benefit from this thought-provoking presentation.
For everyone who joined, thanks for your support and participation during the Q&A!
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The webinar video
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01:58 Why can’t you see my point!
03:00 1st example, “Why does a salad cost more than a Big Mac?”
08:48 2nd example, from a simple table to poor software suggestions to insight.
13:21 3rd example, examining growth, even more useless software defaults
16:26 4th example, avoid chart junk!
18:03 Answer questions with a thoughtful chart
20:19 5th example, health spending vs. life expectancy for G7 countries,
creating a crowd-pleasing but useful chart.
24:27 6th example, information overload-health spending versus life expectancy.
25:18 Bringing clarity to the question with a scatter plot
26:11 Thoughtful data grouping to demonstrate diminishing returns in world health spending.
28:09 Visual analytics best practices, a reduction for beginners
29:11 When exact values matter: text tables, highlight tables and heat maps
32:32 Compare data across categories with bar charts and pie charts
35:34 Compare data across and within categories: stacked bar charts,
side-by-side bar charts, circle plots and area graphs
41:22 Changes over time with three types of line graphs (also refer back to area graphs)
46:08 Did we achieve our goals? Bullet graphs
48:47 Does location matter? Symbol maps and filled maps
51:40 Closing points to remember when sharing data with tables, charts, graphs and maps.
The presentation from this webinar
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