How To Win Under Fire
To win in a competitive business environment, you must use charts to ignite action. Instead of talking at your audience, show convincing and colorful charts. This is much easier now than ever before.
If you’re short on ideas for converting your text into charts use these three tips:
Tip 1: Examine USA Today
Grab a copy of USA Today. In the left hand corner of every section, you’ll find wonderful imaginative charts. Many of these charts use imaginative design to feature the topic in the graphic layout. If the chart is about golf statistics, it is likely to be shown with golf clubs.
Hint: road warriors this is your opportunity. Pick up a copy before you head out the door of your hotel.
Tip 2: Create A Chart File
Instead of tossing the cool charts you’re finding in the trash, keep them. Build a file. Leaf through your file if you are stuck or need a fresh dose of inspiration.
Tip 3: Go Beyond The Norm
Use Smart Art feature in Microsoft PowerPoint to create charts in a snap. Mix and match to keep your audience’s attention.
Customize your chart to match your topic. For instance, add colors, pictures, and photos to tailor your chart for different subjects. By taking the lead on innovative chart design, you are building a powerful bond with your audience.
Put these three together and you have a dynamic recipe for success. Use charts to inspire your audiences to make smart – and swift decisions.