Flash Charts in Corporate Presentations

Presentations are a part of everyday corporate life. Every company from automobile companies to newspapers, right down to the phone company and hardware manufacturers require presentations quite often to explain and/or illustrate how their business is running, showcase budgets and chalk out plans. An integral part of these presentations are charts. For effective data visualization which will convey and not confuse we need to use expressive charts that can present the given data in an aesthetic manner.

Recently, as I was making a series of slideshows for various presentations, I felt the need to make charts and realized that most of these looked very boring and difficult to comprehend. On investigation, I found a series of charting software that let one create visually arresting charts and tables based on an Adobe Flash Platform. These charting software are available at a price as well as free and are also very easy to use.

These presentation charts allow for greater variety and ensure that the attention of the audience is firmly on the information displayed at all times. The charts can also be made interactive by nature which makes it possible to insert drill-down options which could lead to another link or another function; one can include a mouse over option which will allow the viewer to access more details; one could also physically twirl the chart around to better illustrate the data showcased. The drag option lets the viewer play around with the icons further and also lets someone add secondary functions that can be accessed with the click of a mouse.

Flash charts effectively make your presentation look really good without compromising on data inclusion or comprehensibility. In fact, it makes it a lot easier for the viewers. Once the charts are better looking, the viewers want to pay attention. In addition to this we find that effective charting also allows to a greater amount of information to be included within a compact chart which means that we save both on space and complexity. The software required is freely available and are accompanied by efficient tutorials to explain their usage.