“92% of guys say they washed, 34% were lying”
It’s always difficult to present some meaningless data, what even more difficult is how to make the people take action after they see the numbers.
And … here is one very good example of calling for action (don’t you think so ?):
What will you do to present Number of deaths for leading causes of death. Let’s say the meaningless data will be something like:
- Heart disease: 652,091
- Cancer: 559,312
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 143,579
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 130,933
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 117,809
- Diabetes: 75,119
Here is probably the best way:
See, will that help you to rethink how to present your data ?
TED.com is simply great, and the presentations are simply jaw-dropping. You will certainly find many good topics and speakers there but I found the following is one of the best (YMMV, of course). Neuroanatomist Jill Bolte Taylor had an opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: One morning, she realized she was having a massive stroke … make the best of your next 18 minutes with this video (with transcript).
Two very good set of slides … “Did You Know” is a set of slide about the globalization and America’s future in 21st century. And “Shift Happens” is a stylization of same set of slides. Two different approaches but same important message. Enjoy !!
“Did you know” by Karl Fisch, a teacher from Colorado.
“Shift Happens” by Jeff Brenman, a graduate from NorthWestern University.