With more than 20 years of experience in the field of visual communications, Nolan Haims helps individuals and organizations tell better stories with fewer words. He has created thousands of presentations including keynote addresses for Fortune 500 CEOs, TED Talks and multi-million dollar winning agency pitches.
As Vice President and Director of Presentation for Edelman, the world’s largest PR firm, he founded and ran a department dedicated to raising the agency’s bar on visual communication.
Nolan trains organizations to think visually, speaks at national conferences, writes about visual storytelling at PresentYourStory.com, and is a co-host of The Presentation Podcast. As one of only 15 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the US, he regularly advises the PowerPoint development team.
In a past life, Nolan was an award-winning magician and juggler and performed with the Moscow Circus and Vermont's Circus Smirkus before turning to theatre. He directed and wrote professionally, creating stories on stages in New York and around the country for a decade.
He runs his own visual communications consultancy in Montclair, NJ.
Present Your Data
Bad pie charts and multi-colored bar graphs are not just holding back your presentations from looking professional, but most likely preventing you from communicating the story of your data clearly, succinctly and effectively. Poor data visualization leads to overly complicated charts that take too long to understand, stealing valuable time from your audiences and hindering your message.
In this in-depth session, you'll learn the best practices for creating and formatting charts in PowerPoint and Excel to maximize "glanceability” and create “1-second charts™” limiting color, adding emphasis, removing chart junk and replacing legends with direct labels. You’ll learn the ins and outs of embedding vs linking, how to use chart templates and placeholders and how to make use of PowerPoint color themes in Excel. Additionally, you’ll learn how to create unique and highly visual charts such as proportional shapes, unit charts and bullet graphs. Lastly, we’ll discuss how and why to avoid typical data pitfalls such as 3-D and Y-axis manipulation.
15/04/21, 09:30 - 13:30