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A Day in the Internet

In the past, I have written articles stressing the importance of making data meaningful for our audiences. Drawing inspiration from such sources as Carl Sagan and the Long Island Initiative, I have tried to show examples of how statistics need … Continue reading

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Be like Carl Sagan

In my series entitled “Making it Stick”, one of the posts discusses how to be credible as a speaker. One of the pieces of advice is to put things, especially statistics, into context for our audiences. Failing to do so … Continue reading

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Why Too Much Data Can Be Bad

Seth Godin is the author of ten books about marketing, change and work that have been bestsellers around the world. His blog is one of my favourites. Below is a post that he wrote cautioning against the overuse of data. It is excellent … Continue reading

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Quotes for Public Speakers (No.12) – Margaret Thatcher

“A statistic should tell a story.” – Margaret Thatcher

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