We’ve all been in the situation before, in a meeting were someone is presenting the latest findings, bombarding you with numbers, data and spreadsheets.
Whether you’re presenting to colleagues, managers or clients, visuals will help make your presentation stand out. Visualizing your data helps emphasize your points so your audience understands the information. Visual information is easy to digest, and when combined with your words, can appeal to more than one sense simultaneously. Below are three tips to help you present visualized data in the best way:
1. Choose the right type of visualization
When presenting your data, it’s important to choose the correct medium. Maps are a fantastic way to visualize any information that contains location data.
The above map shows the six sales territories of a US company. Instead of presenting a boring spreadsheet of names and numbers in a meeting, a visual map like this quickly gives the audience a clear understanding of who is responsible for each territory. However, we can do better than this.
2. Keep it simple
As said above, it’s proven that visuals can help people comprehend information easier. But too many elements can still detract from it. Overloading your work with fancy elements can distract your audience.Creating the perfect visualization can be a case of less is more. Let’s look at the sales territory map again, this time, adding some styling’s to making it clearer:
Already this makes the map and who is responsible for each territory easier to understand. You don’t need to be a graphic designer to create these types of visualization; you can do this in a matter of minutes
3. Use design elements
While it’s important to keep things simple, you still want to make your visualized look nice. Design elements should be used to to get the attention of your audience and keep them glued to your data. Simple design elements such as a complementing color scheme or even your organization’s color scheme for your visualizations. Great design elements can make your information stand out. Other design options that could be included implementing color schemes can make the most important information “pop” or keep your story flowing. Bold font or vary font and image sizes to display pertinent data. There are many design elements you can add to your visualizations that enhance your data and message, while still keeping things simple.
Visualizing your data in this way isn’t a daunting task, the above maps were created in minutes with our mapping software. They only scratch the surface of whats possible when visualizing your data.
There are many types of ways you can utilize them to help you
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