How to Avoid Death by PowerPoint by Differentiating Between Slidedocs and Slidedecks

Apr 4th, 2022 / Presentations
You’ll learn how to differentiate slidedecks and slidedocs when using software like PowerPoint or Google Slides. Slidedecks are presentation slides that accompany the speaker, and they’ll generally have as little text as possible and plenty of high-quality images. Slidedocs are standalone documents that just happen to be made in PowerPoint instead of Word. Since they’re meant to be reports, they’ll need more full sentences.
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Top 21 Dataviz Resources of 2021

Dec 21st, 2021 / Data Visualization
6,000 total participants in our dataviz training academy so far. 28 blog posts. 14 YouTube videos. 6 podcast interviews. 1 new baby. What a year! Want to do some year-end learning as 2021 winds down? Here are our favorite 21 data visualization resources from the past year.
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3 Tips for Visualizing Social Change Data

Aug 24th, 2021 / Data Visualization
I recently had the chance to be on the Community Possibilities® podcast with Ann Price. Ann owns Community Evaluation Solutions and she started the podcast as a way to connect with community leaders to talk about root causes, dig deeper into understanding social and health inequities and to connect by talking with each other instead of at each other. We connected through our mutual speaking coach and have since followed each other’s careers and were excited to talk together.
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3 Common Reporting Hurdles—and How to Overcome Them

Jun 22nd, 2021 / Reports
I work with a lot of different groups — government, universities, foundations, nonprofits, for-profits, etc. Every organization has a little bit different communication style… but they all have one thing in common: everyone has reports of one kind or another. I spoke with Alli Torban on her podcast, Data Viz Today to share 3 common reporting hurdles I see and how to overcome them.
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How Drawing Makes Us Better at Data Visualization

Feb 23rd, 2021 / Data Visualization
“Which software program is best for data visualization???” This is one of the most common questions about getting started with graphs, charts, and diagrams. There are plenty of great software programs, like Excel and Tableau—and even PowerPoint! There’s also a lesser-known secret to creating strong data visualizations: hand-drawn sketches.
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