Practice Often, or Hire a Professional
Consider improving your chart design skills, or hire someone who can do it a little differently!
Author: Geetesh Bajaj
Product/Version: Microsoft PowerPoint (all versions)
It's always been the norm that you will enjoy the work that you are passionate about, and chart designing is no exception. There's so much to learn about creating better charts that are effective in sharing information or data with others -- and people spend their entire careers in trying to be better chart designers. If you have spare time and need a hobby -- then chart designing is a great option. It is fun too -- not to mention that it can become a very lucrative source of income if you get good at doing this stuff well.
And if you do not have the time to learn chart design, that's OK too. There are many professional slide designers who can create awesome charts for you. It's a great idea to hire someone professional to design your charts -- there will always be someone who can do it a little differently -- and that "difference" may make a "big difference"!
How do you find the right person? Look around, and see if there's someone in your office. Or if you know someone who is not from your office, through a friend or colleague -- do reach out and ask if they could help you. Ask to see some sample work. You can also post on some of the LinkedIn forums for presenting technologies -- one such forum is the PowerPoint and Presenting Stuff forum -- make sure you post these threads in the Jobs sections, and not within Discussions!
Figure 1: Practice Often, or Hire a Professional
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