Help with Presenting Data

How to make data presentations interesting, understandable and ultimately effective

A one-day Workshop

Overview

There are many occasions (and reasons) when data of some sort needs to be presented to other people. This might be “formally”, e.g. via an actual presentation, or more “informally” as part of something more akin to a meeting. Regardless of the occasion, reason or “formality”, though, for the presentation to be truly effective, it needs to achieve its intended goals, whatever they might be.

Unfortunately, some things can often get in the way of this effectiveness:

  • data (and its presentation) is perceived as being boring
  • audiences don’t understand what the data means and what they therefore need to do with it
  • the thought of presenting data is daunting and stressful and so it is not done with confidence

The goal of this workshop is therefore to address these issues by focussing on the knowledge and skills required to help participants to create data presentations that are interesting and understandable for their audience. This then helps to ensure that their audience will have a clear idea of the insights associated with the data and that they will therefore know what the corresponding actions will be. By doing so, it is much more likely that the goals of the presentation will be achieved and so, ultimately, the presentation will be effective.

In addition, because the presenter knows that they have created an interesting, understandable and action-focussed presentation, when it comes to delivering it, they will do so with more confidence and less stress than before. This confidence level is also boosted by using other proven confidence-related techniques that are covered in the workshop.

Objectives

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • get better results from their data presentations in the future
  • describe the core principles associated with effective presentations that contain data
  • create data presentations that are interesting for their audience
  • ensure that their audience knows what the data means to, and for, them
  • focus on the actions associated with those data insights to make sure that the audience knows what needs to be done
  • choose data visuals appropriately to aid understanding
  • apply data visuals best practices for increased clarity and focus
  • make use of a variety of techniques for projecting confidence whilst presenting
  • adjust their approach accordingly for “formal” or “informal” presentations
  • describe how to adapt their presentations for report purposes
  • present data more confidently in the future

Duration

One day

Format

The workshop is very participatory in nature allowing participants to learn with, and from, each other. This increased level of interaction aids understanding and learning whilst also addressing one of the underpinning objectives of the workshop in that it should be fun!

Whilst technology will be mentioned during the workshop, the workshop itself has been specifically designed to be technology-free for participants, ensuring that the focus is on the learning and its application and that this is not hampered by technical issues or differences.

The workshop is also very practical in nature as it is designed with a focus on how the participants can put their new knowledge and skills into practice straightaway. Participants will reflect on this during the day and create a personalised action plan for their data presentations in the future.

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Scheduled Dates

Wednesday, September 25th, 2024 09:00 – 17:00

BusinessLodge Stoke
Trent House
234 Victoria Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2LW

£295 + VAT per person*
(Lunch and refreshments included)

To request a place, or find out more, please Contact Mike.

This workshop can also be delivered privately for your company/organisation. If you would like more information about this, please Contact Mike.

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In case you were wondering…

If you answer “Yes” to any of the questions below, then this workshop can help you to be better at presenting data in an interesting, understandable and effective way.

  • Do you present data to other people?
  • Would you like to be more confident when you present data in the future?
  • Would you like to be less stressed about the prospect of presenting data to others?
  • Would you like your future data presentations to be more interesting for your audience (and for you)?
  • Would you like people to look forward to your data presentations?
  • Would you like to look forward to your own data presentations?
  • Do you struggle to explain your data in a way that your audience understands?
  • Do you need to explain technical data to people who don’t understand it?
  • Do you need to present data visuals that other people have created?
  • Do you create data visuals that other people then need to present?
  • Would you like to know how to create uncluttered data visuals that your audience can easily understand?
  • Do you review data and its findings with other people?
  • Do you want to get better results from your data presentations in the future?
  • Do you need to use data to motivate people to take action?
  • Would you like your data presentations to be more convincing?
  • Are your data presentations lacking impact and confidence?
  • Would you like to be able to use your data to win more clients?
  • Are you losing clients because of poor data?
  • Would you like to use your data to help to make a difference?
  • Would you like to ensure that your audience knows what they need to do with the findings from your data analysis?
  • Would you like to find out about proven approaches for the effective delivery of presentations that contain data?
  • Would you like to be able to use your data to retain more clients?
  • Would you like to provide a better service to your clients through the data that you present to them?
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Membership Discounts*

A 10% discount is available on scheduled public courses and workshops for members of the following organisations: