Überblick:Pressestimmen Modern scholars spend many hours a week watching or giving presentations; every one of us should be forced to practice the wisdom of Jonathan Schwabish's wonderful short book. I thought I had mastered this craft and imposed my mastery on others but I learned so much from Better Presentations that from now on I'll just say 'Read the book!'--Robert E. Hall Stanford UniversityData visualization has provided a new set of powerful tools to help analysts communicate their ideas more clearly and effectively. Jon Schwabish helped to pioneer the use of these tools in the policy community and Better Presentations is full of valuable insights that teach his approach to others. Both new and experienced analysts would benefit immensely from reading this book.--Douglas Elmendorf former director of the Congressional Budget OfficeMany smart people often become selfish idiots when they give a presentation. Jon's much-needed book is a must read for just about anyone asked to share some slides.--Seth Godin author of Really Bad PowerpointDo us all a favor: read this book before your next presentation. From font size to data visualization Schwabish guides you through creating a presentation that will both hold your audience's attention and effectively deliver information.--Susan Dynarski University of MichiganYour work can shape the future only when others understand you. You can show how your ideas matter if you master the fundamentals of communication and this book shows how to do just that.--Carmen Simon author of Impossible to IgnoreIf you are a scientist or scholar who doesn't care about designing beautiful slides for your presentations you are doing it wrong. Elegance clarity and good visual composition make your messages understandable. In this concise book Jonathan Schwabish outlines simple but essential rules of design and data visualization that anybody can benefit from. Apply them and I guarantee that you will never again see a bored face in your audience.--Alberto Cairo University of Miami author of The Truthful Art: Data Charts and Maps for Communication Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende Jonathan Schwabish is a senior research associate at the Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center. He is also a member of the Institute's communication team specializing in data visualization and presentation design. He has published widely in economics journals including the National Tax Journal the Journal of Human Resources and the Journal of Economic Perspectives. He is the coauthor with Robert Haveman and Andrew Bershadker of Human Capital in the United States from 1975 to 2000: Patterns of Growth and Utilization (2006). He can be found on Twitter at @jschwabish.