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Jon Schwabish Wants To Help YOU…Deliver “Better Presentations”

This episodes esteemed guest is an economist by training, but over the last 5 years, he’s worked hard to communicate his research in better ways and to help others do the same.

Jonathan Schwabish is the author of the popular data viz blog PolicyViz, his wonderful PolicyViz Podcast and the Rad Presenters, and his collaboration site HelpMeViz. Through each of these, his mission is to help others do a better job communicating their data.

Jon was named a “visualization thought leader” by AllAnalytics in 2013 and his brand new book, Better Presentations: A Guide for Scholars, Researchers, and Wonks is designed to help presenters of scholarly or data-intensive content develop clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating presentations. And it’s one of my favorite new data presentation reads for 2017!

And in this episode, Jonathan delivers a value-packed session with strategies for delivering clear, sophisticated, and visually captivating data presentations.

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In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

  • Why it is important to outline your presentation and determine what your audiences goals are, before you even open PowerPoint
  • What research shows about how we learn information and why incorporating these principles are so crucial for effective presentations
  • Common mistakes of treating text in presentations
  • Tips to emotionally engage your audience even with dry material

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Thanks for Listening!

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A very, very special thanks to Jon for joining me this week. And as always, viz responsibly, my friends.

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