Making The Right Use Of Statistical Data in A Presentation

When it comes to presentations, Microsoft PowerPoint is a powerful tool which not only aids you in getting your message across to your audience but can also become a strong visual aid which can help you and your audience. But most people don’t know about the many exciting features that you can add to your presentation.

Presenting data in PowerPoint is an art and your job here is to make your slides in a clear fashion so as to get the point across to people. If your slides carry an unclear message then it is as good as wasting your time. So all the graphs, charts and tables that you use in your presentation should be clear and should not confuse or distract people from the message you want to convey.

Statistical Data in PowerPoint

Making the right use of statistical data in a presentation is an acquired talent! And the first step in acquiring that talent is to make sure that you present the information in a clear and concise manner. Depending on what information you want to present, you should make use of charts, tables or graphs.

  • Type of Statistical Data: It is very important to choose the right kind of representation to present your data. Say, if you have to show the average increase or decrease in the price of a commodity, then it’s best to use a graph to represent that! Or if you have to show the average market share of different commodities, then you can use a pie chart! The goal here is to make your audience understand the data the same way as you understand it. You can use PowerPoint Dashboard Templates (like the one shown above) to make your data easy for the audience to grasp.
  • Representing Data with Color: Color coding your statistical data can help get your message across to your audience with ease. The chief motive of using statistical data is to make your audience understand using representative figures. Imagine how hard it would be if you had to explain a graph in words! Using color helps in differentiating one thing from another! Say if you want to specifically point one commodity from a graph, then you can mark it with a different color so that it can catch the attention of your audience.

So using the above two methods you can make an amazing presentation and get your message across to your audience clearly and with ease. Because the chief motive of a presentation is to be used as an aid!

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