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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<ul><li> 1. Adam Jacobson, Red Three Consulting<br />7 Ways to Get People to Look at Your Numbers<br />www.reportsyouneed.com<br /></li></ul> <p> 2. How I Got Here<br />The reports you need from the software you already have. <br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 3. Mark Twain<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Get your facts first, and then you can <br />distort them as much as you please.<br /> 4. I work with people who love numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Numberphiles<br /> 5. FAQs<br /> I send out ALL these reports. Why do I only ever get two questions?<br /> Why dont they just look at the report I sent them instead of calling me for the answer?<br />Why do they ignore all the analysis and do what they want anyway?<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 6. On the other hand<br />There are other people who are not like you and me.<br />When they see numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 7. reportsyouneed.com<br />Numberphobes<br /> 8. 7 Ways to Get People to <br />Look at Your Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 9. 1. Be HUMBLE<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 10. 1. Be Humble<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />How can they not get this!?!?<br />Stop banging your head against the wall<br /> 11. reportsyouneed.com<br />1. Be Humble<br /> and grab a slice of humble pie.<br /> 12. A little humility goes a long way <br />when youre trying to communicate.<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />1. Be Humble<br /> 13. 2. Be TRANSPARENT<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 14. 2. Be Transparent<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />You cant handle the truth!<br />Yes they can!<br /> 15. 2. Be Transparent<br />Dont hide behind accounting jargon.Reconcile to reality.<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/daffy-duck<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/transparency<br /> 16. 3. Ditch YOUR DECIMALS<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 17. 3. DitchYour Decimals<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />When Numberphobes see this<br /> 18. reportsyouneed.com<br />3. DitchYour Decimals<br /> 19. reportsyouneed.com<br />3. Ditch Your Decimals<br />Welcome Home!<br /> 20. reportsyouneed.com<br />The Budget Process<br />3. Ditch Your Decimals<br /> 21. reportsyouneed.com<br />0<br />I have seen the future.<br />3. Ditch Your Decimals<br /> 22. 3. Ditch Your Decimals<br />The future looks like this:<br />$1,000,000.00<br />NOT like this:<br />$987,945.43<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/more-zeros<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/529-a-share<br /> 23. 4. All numbers are not created equal<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 24. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />The Overweight Cyclist<br /> 25. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Titanium / Leather Seat<br />408g<br />Nylon Fiber Tires<br />190g<br />Nylon Mesh Road Cycling Shoes<br />331g<br />Tubeless Rims<br />352g<br />Magnesium / Carbon Fiber Pedals<br />327g<br />Carbon Monocoque Frame<br />1028g<br /> 26. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />SPARE TIRE:<br />??????<br />Titanium / Leather Seat<br />408g<br />Nylon Fiber Tires<br />190g<br />Nylon Mesh Road Cycling Shoes<br />331g<br />Tubeless Rims<br />352g<br />Magnesium / Carbon Fiber Pedals<br />327g<br />Carbon Monocoque Frame<br />1028g<br /> 27. Some numbers are more important than others.<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br /> 28. reportsyouneed.com<br />How many things can you remember? <br />4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br /> 29. 4. All Numbers are Not Created Equal<br />THE ANSWER: <br />7<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/micrograms<br /> 30. 5. TELL A STORY<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 31. 5. Tell a Story<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 32. 5. Tell a Story<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/ketchup<br /> 33. 6. A picture is worth a thousand numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 34. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Which is has more impact? <br />This:<br /> 35. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 36. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Or this:<br /> 37. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 38. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />The new Starbucks Trenta size is 32 ounces.<br /> 39. 6. A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />www.youtube.com/robcockerham<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/starbucks<br />www.reportsyouneed.com/jamie-oliver<br /> 40. 7. tie it to compensation - Carefully<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 41. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />You Get What You Measure <br />Not Always What You Want<br /> 42. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully<br />The Chief Justice of the Malaysian courts started measuring judges based on the number of cases cleared from the docket<br />reportsyouneed.com<br /> 43. 7. Tie it to Compensation - Carefully<br /><br />www.reportsyouneed.com/kpi-malaysia<br /> 44. Be Humble<br />Be Transparent<br />Ditch Your Decimals<br />All Numbers are NOT Created Equal<br />Tell a Story<br />A Picture is Worth a Thousand Numbers<br />Tie It to Compensation CAREFULLY<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />7 Ways to Get People to Look at Your Numbers<br /> 45. The Visual Display of Quantitative Data by Edward Tufte<br />The Numbers Game by Michael Blastland<br />Little Bets by Peter Sims<br />The Drunkards Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives <br /> By LeondardMlodinow<br />Story by Robert McKee<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />Additional Reading<br /> 46. IF YOU<br /> have trouble getting your reports to tie out<br /> have difficulty reconciling multiple systems<br /> spend hours and hours re-keying data into Excel<br /> are about to spend a lot of cash on new software<br />RED THREE CAN HELP<br />reportsyouneed.com<br />A Little Self-Promotion<br /> 47. The reports you need from the software you already have. <br />reportsyouneed.com<br /></p> <ul><li> Financial Reports</li></ul> <p> 48. Slice &amp; Dice Analytics 49. Data Cleansing 50. Dashboards 51. Excel Automation 52. Teachingwww.reportsyouneed.com<br />adam@redthree.com<br />(646) 736-0060 x101<br /> 53. Adam Jacobson, Red Three Consulting<br />THANK YOU!<br />adam@redthree.com<br />(646) 736-0060 x101<br />www.reportsyouneed.com<br /></p>