Ann K. Emery I design information and share my strategies through keynotes and custom workshops.

Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

Behind the Scenes: TechnoServe’s 2016 Impact Report

When TechnoServe’s Kate Scaife Diaz reached out to see if I could consult on their 2016 Impact Report, I jumped at the opportunity. This report went through dozens of drafts, some of which you may see in future posts. There are several things to love…

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Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Colors

Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Colors

Now you’ve got some fonts that aren’t basic, how about some custom colors? I really like matching my visualizations to my report, which is almost always based on the color scheme of the organization I’m working with. Let me tell you though, this can be…

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Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Fonts

Giving Your Tableau Visualizations a Makeover: Custom Fonts

Whether you are using Tableau, Excel, or any other visualization tool, you will come across defaults. The problem with using something right out of the can is that it often does not speak directly to your audience. Your investment in a visualization speaks to your…

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Getting Started with Tableau

Getting Started with Tableau

Tableau, which according to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary means “a graphic description or representation,” is a powerful infographic tool with over 50,000 users. Although the user-base is nowhere near that of Excel (with 30,000,000 users), this tool has some perks depending on what you’re looking for in…

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How to Make a Waffle Chart in Excel

How to Make a Waffle Chart in Excel

Waffle charts display part-to-whole patterns. They’re kind of like square versions of pie charts. I introduced them in an earlier post about visualizing survey results. Look familiar?   Here’s how to make waffle charts within good ol’ Excel. The first few steps are a little…

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