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Lea's latest musings on data presentation, visualization, and analytics.
5 Crucial Ingredients For a Kick-Ass Data Presentation

5 Crucial Ingredients For a Kick-Ass Data Presentation

There are many schools of thought on what makes a great presentation. And there are further nuances in what makes a presentation work depending on the venue, the topic, the audience, etc. Here’s the thing. I’ve watched a ton of presentations and given a ton of...

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Introducing the Present Beyond Measure Show with Lea Pica

Introducing the Present Beyond Measure Show with Lea Pica

It’s alive, it’s alive! It’s...the first episode of The Present Beyond Measure Show! Oh man, I'm crazy excited about bringing to you the first podcast at the intersection of analytics, data visualization, and stellar presentation! You can download the podcast to your...

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Watch Me Sing Pat Flynn’s Favorite Disney Song

Watch Me Sing Pat Flynn’s Favorite Disney Song

This post is a little different. I reached out to Pat Flynn, the "crash test dummy" of the online entrepreneur world and world-class dad, and asked him a question on his Ask Pat podcast. He answered, and as my thanks, I taped myself singing his favorite Disney song,...

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How to Make Charts Look Good in PowerPoint [Template]

How to Make Charts Look Good in PowerPoint [Template]

Raise your hand if this scenario sounds familiar. I can't see you do it, but please indulge me. You're in the middle of a web analytics or marketing campaign readout, and you arrive at one of your most compelling insights. The chart slide you’ve painstakingly created...

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How I Deliver Presentations with Process and Passion

How I Deliver Presentations with Process and Passion

This post was originally published on the Prezi Blog. It was an interview by Emer Kirrane, my good friend and Prezi Product Manager. You can follow her at her wonderfully zany Crepuscular Light blog. She wanted to get the skinny on my presentation planning process and...

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If You Want to Lose Your Presentation Audience, Do This

If You Want to Lose Your Presentation Audience, Do This

“That...was the worst presentation I’ve ever seen.” he words you’ve just read could strike terror into the hearts of the most seasoned professional presenter. A statement so sweeping, so final, it seems almost improbable. And yet, I overheard that exact remark at a...

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8 Essential Questions for a Winning Analytics Presentation

8 Essential Questions for a Winning Analytics Presentation

It’s five minutes before closing time. You’re finishing up your last email of the day, and...the phone rings. It’s your manager/client/VP of Marketing, and they drop the bomb on you: “I need you to come present some web traffic stats at a strategy meeting next week.”...

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How to Embed Free Google Fonts in PowerPoint

How to Embed Free Google Fonts in PowerPoint

I have a beef with Calibri. Hey you, Calibri. Yeah you, you default font of every single Microsoft document. I’m over you. So what if you dethroned Times New Roman from its Microsoft default font reign? I’m not impressed anymore, with your rounded corners and soft...

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