Here is a bar chart I did in Excel.
And here is what it was based on, a school kids project. I used the same data, but mine has none of the class.
A brilliant example of instinctive use of the “Made to stick” rubric.
Simple: there’s this much sugar in these drinks
Unexpected: there’s this much sugar in these drinks!
Concrete: Actual bags of sugar and drinks.
Credible: Look with your own eyes at how much sugar is in these drinks
Emotional: Yowza! Look at how much sugar is in these drinks!
Story: You drink these drinks, look how much sugar is in them.
I’m exaggerating for hopefully comic effect, but I think as PowerPoint is to communication, so Excel is to information. If there’s a better way to communicate, dump the PowerPoint. If there’s a better way to show information dump the Excel.