7 Ways To Get People To Look At Your Numbers

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Do you provide your team with thorough, insightful data that gets routinely ignored? Here are 7 Ways to Get People to Look at Your Numbers.

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  • 1. Adam Jacobson, Red Three Consulting
    7 Ways to Get People to Look at Your Numbers
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2. How I Got Here
The reports you need from the software you already have.
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3. Mark Twain
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Get your facts first, and then you can
distort them as much as you please.
4. I work with people who love numbers
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Numberphiles
5. FAQs
I send out ALL these reports. Why do I only ever get two questions?
Why dont they just look at the report I sent them instead of calling me for the answer?
Why do they ignore all the analysis and do what they want anyway?
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6. On the other hand
There are other people who are not like you and me.
When they see numbers
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Numberphobes
8. 7 Ways to Get People to
Look at Your Numbers
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9. 1. Be HUMBLE
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10. 1. Be Humble
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How can they not get this!?!?
Stop banging your head against the wall
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1. Be Humble
and grab a slice of humble pie.
12. A little humility goes a long way
when youre trying to communicate.
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1. Be Humble
13. 2. Be TRANSPARENT
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14. 2. Be Transparent
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You cant handle the truth!
Yes they can!
15. 2. Be Transparent
Dont hide behind accounting jargon.Reconcile to reality.
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16. 3. Ditch YOUR DECIMALS
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17. 3. DitchYour Decimals
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When Numberphobes see this
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3. DitchYour Decimals
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3. Ditch Your Decimals
Welcome Home!
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The Budget Process
3. Ditch Your Decimals
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I have seen the future.
3. Ditch Your Decimals
22. 3. Ditch Your Decimals
The future looks like this:
$1,000,000.00
NOT like this:
$987,945.43
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23. 4. All numbers are not created equal
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24. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
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The Overweight Cyclist
25. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
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Titanium / Leather Seat
408g
Nylon Fiber Tires
190g
Nylon Mesh Road Cycling Shoes
331g
Tubeless Rims
352g
Magnesium / Carbon Fiber Pedals
327g
Carbon Monocoque Frame
1028g
26. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
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SPARE TIRE:
??????
Titanium / Leather Seat
408g
Nylon Fiber Tires
190g
Nylon Mesh Road Cycling Shoes
331g
Tubeless Rims
352g
Magnesium / Carbon Fiber Pedals
327g
Carbon Monocoque Frame
1028g
27. Some numbers are more important than others.
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4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
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How many things can you remember?
4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
29. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal
THE ANSWER:
7
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30. 5. TELL A STORY
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31. 5. Tell a Story
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32. 5. Tell a Story
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33. 6. A picture is worth a thousand numbers
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34. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
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Which is has more impact?
This:
35. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
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36. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
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Or this:
37. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
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38. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
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The new Starbucks Trenta size is 32 ounces.
39. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
www.youtube.com/robcockerham
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40. 7. tie it to compensation - Carefully
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41. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully
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You Get What You Measure
Not Always What You Want
42. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully
The Chief Justice of the Malaysian courts started measuring judges based on the number of cases cleared from the docket
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43. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully

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44. Be Humble
Be Transparent
Ditch Your Decimals
All Numbers are NOT Created Equal
Tell a Story
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers
Tie It to Compensation CAREFULLY
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7 Ways to Get People to Look at Your Numbers
45. The Visual Display of Quantitative Data by Edward Tufte
The Numbers Game by Michael Blastland
Little Bets by Peter Sims
The Drunkards Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
By LeondardMlodinow
Story by Robert McKee
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Additional Reading
46. IF YOU
have trouble getting your reports to tie out
have difficulty reconciling multiple systems
spend hours and hours re-keying data into Excel
are about to spend a lot of cash on new software
RED THREE CAN HELP
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53. Adam Jacobson, Red Three Consulting
THANK YOU!
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