For a presentation to be useful (i.e., to help an audience make a decision), it needs a succinct narrative supported by relevant data and purposeful visuals. There should be no extraneous information or visuals for the sake of visuals.
It’s 2020, and the internet is abuzz with talk of the future of work. Most of the people “in the know” are talking about AI and soft skills. However, in order to know what we should focus on when it comes to training content, we need data.
We should leverage the very skills that ensure a positive classroom experience to tell the learning story to our stakeholders, sponsors, owners and leaders.
Data-driven stories can seem magical, giving professionals a superpower of persuasion, and training employees on how to create such content can be a daunting task. Here’s some advice to help you train employees in data-driven story techniques.
Ask any executive what their biggest frustrations are and, invariably, they will answer, “Long-winded, unfocused presentations that pack in too much data.”