Convert numbers into charts to be more effective
As we said before, the audience learns more when looking at photos and charts so if you have a bunch of numbers in your slides, try to convert numbers into charts so the audience can enjoy your presentation more.
We are still talking about the brain’s approach and we mentioned that brain reacts to images the way more than texts and numbers.
Here we’re going to see how to turn numbers to the more Comprehensible options.
For example it’s a research about the customer dissatisfaction reasons and on a column beside, you can see the reasons such as:
72%Bad relationship, 14%quality of products, 9%price and 5%others.
See…. here we have some numbers and percentage which may confuse us. But look at the next slide.
I put all those numbers and percentage in a format of a pie chart, it’s easier for your brain to analyzes the numbers.
Now let’s see how to convert numbers into charts.
To insert your first chart, find the Insert tab on the PowerPoint’s ribbon menu. Click on the Chart icon to launch the Insert Chart menu.
The Insert Chart menu will open with a variety of chart templates. On the left side, you’ll see a variety of PowerPoint chart types, such as Column, Line, Pie, Bar and more.
For example, I’m going to create a pie chart. After inserting the chart, you’ll see an Excel spreadsheet window open to add your data in. I name the first column as a price and give it some data.
With your chart selected, find the Design button on the PowerPoint ribbon, just under the Chart Tools tab.
No matter which type of chart you’re working with, there are many present styles to change the look of your chart in PowerPoint.
Click on one of these styles to apply it to your chart.
You can even choose if you want your data to be shown outside the chart or inside it.
Many of these will add some shadow or depth to the chart, which can really help your chart stand out.
Try out some of these styles for different ways to view the same data.
So one the way of turning the numbers and data to visual effects are the charts.
In the next lesson, I’ll tell you some more interesting methods.