Presenting Numerical Data
This course will enable you to:
- Present your data clearly to enable informed business decisions
- Win support for your ideas, by presenting your data in compelling ways
- Analyse data and produce effective forecasts
- Use visual tools to aid the interpretation of data
- Share data effectively using a range of methods
- Use your data to generate persuasive business presentations
As an accountant you will deal with numbers every day. But how do you communicate numerical data to others? Translating the information you have in a way that makes it accessible to everyone is a key skill. Well-presented and focused data can help you and your colleagues make effective decisions. It can also build support for new initiatives and ideas.
This course demonstrates how best to share and present numerical data to support your individual and organisational goals. You'll explore how effective use of different types of data can enable informed business decisions and win support for ideas while considering your audience and the wider context. You'll also discover the importance of analysing data, how to express numerical data through visuals, and how to share your data for persuasion and influence.
Data presentation in your role
- Why is sharing data important?
- Why data presentation skills matter
- What's special about presenting data?
- Data presentation as a form of communication
- Key skills for effective data presenters
- Sharing data with non-specialists
How data leads to knowledge and understanding
- From data to wisdom
- Types of data
- The data pyramid
- The data pyramid in practice
- Contrasting interpretations
- Providing insight
- Evaluating data
Analysing and explaining data
- Before you share data
- Analysing data
- Forecasting from data
- Delivering a forecast
- Explaining data
Interpreting and visualising data
- Using visual tools
- Tables vs charts
- Misleading charts
- The power of colour
- Interpreting complex data
Sharing data to inform decisions
- Data, facts, and opinions
- Making decisions
- Sharing data in written documents
- Sharing data in a presentation
- Designing effective slides
- Handling ambiguity and uncertainty
Using data to persuade and influence
- Using data to influence
- Constructing arguments
- Why data isnít enough to change someoneís mind
- The power of social norms
- Targeting your audiences
- Verbal tactics
- Telling engaging stories using data
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