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How to Visually Structure Your Presentation Around Key Points

How to Visually Structure Your Presentation Around Key Points

There’s nothing worse than presentations that drone on without a clear message. You know the feeling: You’re sitting in the audience at a conference. The speaker goes on and on. And on. And on. Later, someone asks what you learned from the presentation. You remember…

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How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

How to Visualize Workshop Evaluation Results

I give dozens of workshops, webinars, and conference keynotes each year. Which means I receive dozens of evaluation surveys each year. After my sessions, the clients who sponsored the workshop ask their participants to rate my session. Sometimes the satisfaction surveys are electronic. Other times, the satisfaction…

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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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How to Enter Your Custom Color Codes in Excel

How to Enter Your Custom Color Codes in Excel

If you want to look polished, then you have no other choice but to customize your visualization’s color palette. Don’t worry–customizing your colors is an easy low-hanging-fruit edit. Locate your style guide, scroll down to the color section, and decode the jargon. If you don’t…

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Transforming a Table: Four Charts and Four Different Stories

Transforming a Table: Four Charts and Four Different Stories

A few weeks ago I gave the keynote speech at the Alabama Power Foundation’s Elevate conference for several hundred of their grantees and partners. What a day! As part of the most-practical-keynote-you’ve-ever-heard emphasis, we included makeovers from the grantees’ real projects. In case it’s useful…

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