A picture is worth a thousand words – especially when you are trying to find relationships and understand your data – which could include thousands or even millions of variables. To create meaningful visuals of your data, there are some basic tips and techniques you should consider. Data size and composition play an important role when selecting graphs to represent your data. This paper, filled with graphics and explanations, discusses some of the basic issues concerning data visualization and provides suggestions for addressing those issues. From there, it moves on to the topic of big data and discusses those challenges and potential solutions as well. It also includes a section on SAS® Visual Analytics, software that was created especially for quickly visualizing very large amounts of data. Autocharting and "what does it mean" balloons can help even novice users create and interact with graphics that can help them understand and derive the most value from their data.
With more and more competition for our increasingly short attention spans, it’s no wonder we’re seeing reliance on visuals as the leading form of communication across the web.
Even the most well-thought-out ideas and well-written content will get lost in the shuffle if the visual elements aren’t equally compelling—or don’t communicate the right message. That’s why the imagery you choose should be as strategic as the written message behind it. It’s not enough to settle for the first applicable image you find in your stock library—you need to ensure every image is on brand and conveys the right idea.
Download this whitepaper for a few ways to use imagery to meet your brand’s content marketing objectives.
Published By: Lucidchart
Published Date: Nov 28, 2018
Does it take forever for your sales team to close deals? There’s a potential roadblock you may have missed: your internal sales communication.
Take a look around—new sales reps are overwhelmed with processes and messaging during onboarding, your sales reps don’t pass discovery information off to sales engineers or customer support, and you aren’t always sure where deals stand, which makes it rather difficult to predict pipeline. If the members of your org aren’t completely aligned, you can’t take a prospect across the finish line or keep the org running smoothly.
Download this eBook to see how visuals can solve these communication breakdowns and align your sales organization to close bigger and faster.
"Today’s business users want to use all types of data to create compelling, shareable visualizations. But charts and graphs alone may not convey all the information, especially when they are part of a complex series. An audience can best understand analytic results when those results tell a story that connects all the pieces together. The right visuals can also reinforce the lessons buried in the data.
Stories are powerful mechanism to communicate with people. Stories stick and make insights actionable, so it goes without saying that storytelling is a very powerful (soft) skill. In this webinar, you'll learn how to effectively apply storytelling best practices to get your message across. Especially in the world of BI, it is getting more and more important to effectively communicate business results.
Watch this webinar to learn how to use IBM Cognos Analytics to:
· Create the important elements of a good story
· Put the data in context
· Select the best type of ch
Published By: Qualtrics
Published Date: Oct 04, 2018
Advertising is a high-risk game. Done well, ads break through the noise, spark conversations about your brand, drive demand, and boost sales. Done poorly, ads bury your messages, damage your brand image, fail to generate revenue, and waste budget on expensive campaigns that fail to deliver.
With so much on the line, getting your ads right is crucial. How do you ensure success? Ad testing.
As the name implies, ad testing is validating your ad with your target audience prior to launch. You can test individual portions of your ad, like messaging, headlines, visuals or calls to action, or even initial reactions to early ad concepts.
Ad testing gives you the following benefits:
• Predict the effect on purchase intent
• Make informed go or no-go decisions on a specific ad launch
• Understand how your brand is perceived
• Get the highest ROI from your ad spend
Ad testing is one of the best ways to protect your advertising budget and maximize the chances of landing the right messaging with you
When it comes to display technology today, businesses tend to invest in flat panel TVs without much thought. But visual communication is an important element essential for success. When a new product is unveiled to a room of editors, when engineers analyze a circuit board, or when a teacher attempts to bring a classroom subject to life, visuals are as powerful as the spoken word, if not more.
This paper offers insight on the state of visual display to ensure you make the right decision on your next investment, whether it’s a replacement, revamp, or remodel. Learn how to use and maintain visual display technology to make the greatest positive impact on your organization with the highest return of investment.
"So you drank the Kool-Aid and subscribed to the idea that your presentations need to ""tell a story"" and ""be more visual."" But how do you translate dry information into something that's compelling to your audience?
When you get back to the basics and focus on the structure of the information you present, you'll find a new way to lay the groundwork for a clean and clear storyboard that will deliver the story and visuals you want.
Watch this on-demand webinar to hear Cliff Atkinson, author of Beyond Bullet Points, talk about how you can turn dry content into a compelling presentation. "
Learn how DreamWorks Animation uses HP Converged Infrastructure technologies to boost creativity, streamline production, and save significant time as well as costs. "HP Converged Infrastructure technologies are increasing our capacity to produce state-of-the-art CG animation -- great storytelling combined with stunning visuals. And that's what audiences expect."
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