Mark your calendars for our next webinar with Microsoft MVP, Nolan Haims

Presenting the Story of Your Data

Data doesn’t have to be either hard to understand or boring! Learn how to design charts that are both clear and beautiful.

In this presentation, we will cover

  • Techniques for clarifying your data stories including picturing numbers without charts, leveraging “The McKinsey Rule,” Adding emphasis and using color correctly, direct labeling and splitting up charts
  • Simplification and reducing “chart junk”
  • Alternatives to pie charts
  • Charting pitfalls to avoid

About Nolan

With more than 20 years experience in the field of visual communications, Nolan helps organizations and individuals show up differently and tell better stories with fewer words.

Most recently as a Vice President and Director of Presentation for Edelman, he helped the world’s largest public relations firm consistently win multi-million dollar pitches by communicating more visually.

As a designer and art director, he has created high-end presentations, keynote addresses and pitches for Fortune 500 CEOs, leading financial institutions, top foundations and all the major television networks.

Nolan trains organizations to think visually and to create and give more effective presentations. He speaks at national conferences and writes extensively on visual storytelling. Microsoft has recognized him as one of only 11 PowerPoint MVPs in the U.S for his contributions to the presentation community. Read more at his site,

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.

Nolan has a degree in media writing and theatre from Northwestern University, and lives in upper Manhattan with his wife.

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