Show Your Symbols

People interpret symbols as pictures, not words. That makes symbols, like $, more instantly recognized and understood than words, like dollar.

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Three Dots

Use your chart title to communicate a takeaway idea. What if your takeaway idea is complex or multi-part? Employ three dots.

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Watching Leadership Catch the Insight

Have you ever worked for a client where you were going to have access to data so close to the chest that you had to sign a form acknowledging you could no longer trade their stock? That’s me, often, when I work with Fortune 100 companies.

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Tight Five

Your boss has high hopes but a lot going on, so needs you to keep to a tight five. Long enough to say what needs to be said but short enough to preserve schedules and stay on agenda.

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