Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Seminar at APMP May 24 in Dallas

The Association of Proposal Management Professionals hosts its annual conference this year in Dallas. This seminar is scheduled for late afternoon, Thursday, May 24.
Bid & Proposal Con is the premier professional meet-up for proposal development professionals who work in government, healthcare, and commercial sectors. You must be a member of APMP to attend the conference. This is the first year that How to Lie with Charts will be presented there. Find a summary of the presentation below. It is scheduled for 4pm, Thursday, May 24 in Lone Star Ballroom C4 at the Sheraton Dallas.

Conference registration online at APMP.org.

How to Lie with Charts interactive seminar (1 hour)

Gerald Jones, La Puerta Consulting

Learn to quickly spot misleading information in visual presentations. Based on the popular book "How to Lie with Charts" by Gerald Everett Jones. Decompose examples of good and bad visual presentation practices. The main focus is the principles of persuasive - and undistorted - visual communication. It's about careful thinking and clear expression. If you're using a computer to generate charts for proposals, meetings, and reports, you don't have to be taught how to lie with charts - you're already doing it. You probably don't know your charts are unreliable, and neither does your audience. So you're getting away with it - until a manager or a sales prospect or an investor makes a bad decision based on your information. This material has been used as courseware at Empire State and Georgetown Public Policy Institute.

Gerald Everett Jones is an independent IT and multimedia consultant doing business as La Puerta Consulting. He has managed major proposal and business analysis projects in government, healthcare, and commercial sectors. He is the author of more than 25 business and technical books, including How to Lie with Charts and PMP Certification for Dummies, as well as two comic novels. He has an extensive background in IT systems development and was project leader on the ARTIS computer graphics system, a precursor of Harvard Graphics and PowerPoint.