Tip: Understand that the use of charts in today’s communications is accepted, and actually expected, as a way of getting your readers to understand your message faster and easier.
So what can you do to make your charts more effective?—in essence how can you make your charts “do the talking?”
Consider these six key points when creating business charts:
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Bovee, John V. Thill and Courtland L. Excellence in Business Communication. 11th. Boston: Pearson, 2015.
HubSpot. Data Visualization 101: How to Design Charts and Graphs. 2014. Document. 21 June 2014. <http://offers.hubspot.com/data-visualization-guide>.
Visage. A Business Guide to Visual Communication. 2014. Document. 21 June 2014. <http://visage.co>.