Presenting Your Data in PowerPoint


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Principal, Nolan Haims Creative
Webinar Recording Details
  • Date and Time
    Wed, Nov 10, 2021 at 11AM Pacific / 2PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
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Poor data visualization leads to overly complicated charts that take too long to understand and steal valuable time from your audiences. Worse, a careless approach to charting can lead to misinterpretation of your messaging.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the best practices for creating and formatting charts in PowerPoint to maximize “glanceability,” plus the ins and outs of embedding vs linking, how to use chart templates and placeholders, and why legends can actually prevent audiences from understanding your data. The webinar will also cover more effective alternatives to those problematic (and boring) pie charts and clustered columns.
Participants will learn how to:
  • Craft a “McKinsey-worthy” chart title
  • Use color appropriately
  • Add emphasis for maximum effect
  • Manage complicated charts and overlapping data
  • Eliminate “chart junk”
  • Recognize when a pie chart is appropriate and when it is absolutely not

About Nolan Haims

Nolan has over 20 years of experience in the fields of visual communications and presentation, having created every type of presentation from Fortune 500 CEO keynotes, to TED talks to multi-million dollar agency pitches. He trains organizations to think visually, speaks at national conferences, writes on visual storytelling at, and is a co-host of the long-running Presentation Podcast. And as one of only 34 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, he works with and advises the software development team. He runs his own visual communications consultancy in Montclair, NJ.