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Take 10: How to Make Your Graphs and Charts Effective Communication Tools

Richard Goring
Fri, Apr 3, 2015
10 minutes

Graphs are a common component of many presentations, but they aren't always used in the most effective way. Well-executed graphs can support your message, show trends, and enhance your overall presentation.

In just 10 minutes, we'll show you how to achieve more with your graphs and charts. You'll learn how to create and use visuals in PowerPoint more effectively, which graphs you should use to illustrate your data, as well as how to avoid common mistakes.


Richard Goring is a managing consultant at BrightCarbon, a specialist presentation agency. He has helped write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce key points. He's passionate about improving the way that people present, and believes that anyone can deliver a great presentation if given the right techniques and a bit of practice.

Who Should Attend?

This Take 10 is for anyone who uses PowerPoint to communicate—be it sales, financials, or marketing data—and would like to create a more compelling message.

What Will You Learn?

At the end of this Take 10, you'll be able to:

  • Utilize PowerPoint as an effective communication tool
  • Use animation to draw attention to the data being presented
  • Create "live" and "non-live" charts

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