Thinking Multilingual–Texts

Is size not important?

How many languages are there?
More than you think.

In a very interesting article – "How many languages are there in the world"? by Stephen R. Anderson, he states that " As of 2009, at least a portion of the bible had been translated into 2,508 different languages, still a long way short of full coverage."
I don't think that a presentation should be as widely spread as the bible but I do believe that a good presentation should be planned to be given in more than just one language. For this purpose, the designer has to think "Multilingual".

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Thinking Multilingual – Images

Are we all seeing the same thing?

When planning a presentation – whether it is for a client with global connections, offices or clients, or for a global firm you work for – one should always take into consideration that the image deck we prepare  needs to be appropriate for more than just one language.

Most of the time clients/bosses are not aware of the consequences of a great presentation being poorly adapted to another language. The same presentation can achieve totally different results.

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Data Needs Context

Is your presentation data meaningful? It’s all about context. Numbers are meaningless on their own. Jude Barak shows us how to share our data in the most effective way. Every entrepreneur and manager knows how important it is to make the right business decisions. The question is, based on data, how do we make the right business decisions or how do we get our audiences to make the decision we want them to make?
This article was published on Presentation Guru website

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Engaging Audience When Data is the Story

How can presenters keep an audience engaged when going over large sets of data? It can be challenging keeping an audience focused during a normal presentation, but graphs and pie charts can make it even more difficult to keep their attention. Here, Jude’s written these tips to make sure your next presentation establishes the story first, and then uses data for context.

This article was published on Presentation Guru website.

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Data Visualisation Advice to Stop You Drowning in the Numbers

How to engage an audience when data is your story and the fact that data needs context in order to mean anything are two areas that Jude Barak has previously written about for us. In this piece, the third in the series, Jude explains the importance of presenting data in a format that is easily understood by the people who ultimately will be basing important decisions on it

This article was published on Presentation Guru website.

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