Data and numbers present unique challenges in presentations.
Some presentations require you to use a lot of numbers or data. There’s no getting around that. One or two numbers, no problem. Dozens of numbers, problem. Big numbers, big problem.
The problem is caused by our brain’s inability to hold onto numbers easily.
Your mind doesn’t hold onto data and numbers efficiently
Think of how often you have had to write down someone one’s phone number so you didn’t forget it. That’s only ten numbers.
Start talking about numbers in the millions or billions and you run the risk of your audience glossing over and tuning you out. Unless you can create a connection that leads your audience to the numbers.
A creative approach is the key
In this video, I’ll show you how to use mental images your audience can relate to as a way to get them to both understand and remember the important numbers and data you want to share in your presentation.