How to Display Statistics on Your Slide Deck

If you’re going to be displaying statistics on screen, make sure they are large and impactful. For example, consider how in his TED talk, “Why architects need to use their ears, Julian Treasure filled up his entire slide with a statistic:


The large, bold statistic Julian uses draws attention to it, which then allows Julian to elaborate on the statistic and explain what it means.

Another example, taken from Bill Gates’ TED talk “Teachers need real feedback”, can be seen below:


If you’re going to be displaying statistics, make them large and bold.

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