Week 4 – Developing presentations and slideshows – Shuffle Q/A 1

11. An analyst introduces a graph to their audience to explain an analysis they performed. Which strategy would allow the audience to absorb the data visualizations? Select all that apply.

  • Practicing breathing exercises
  • Improving body language
  • Using the five second rule
  • Starting with broad ideas

12. During a presentation, one of your stakeholders expresses concern that you did not control for differences in the data. Which kind of objection are they making?

  • Findings
  • Presentation Skills
  • Data
  • Analysis

13. During a meeting, a colleague on your team points out a flaw in your analysis that you had not noticed before. What steps should you take to respond to their objection? Select all that apply.

  • Hide evidence that you were incorrect
  • Follow up with your colleague
  • Investigate the issue
  • Acknowledge that their objection is valid

14. You are presenting to a large audience and want to keep everyone engaged during your Q&A. What can you do to ensure your audience doesn’t grow disinterested despite its size?

  • Ask your audience for insights
  • Wait longer for the audience to ask questions
  • Repeat your key findings
  • Keep your pitch level

15. Which of the following statements is true about using a hypothesis in your data presentation?

  • Include the hypothesis in a summary at the end of your presentation
  • Choose a hypothesis your audience will like
  • Include a new hypothesis before every data visualization
  • Present the hypothesis early in your presentation

16. Why is it important to state the insights from your graphic when using the McCandless method?

  • To get everyone on the same page before you give supporting details
  • To make sure your audience understands why the data matters
  • To ensure that you establish credibility as a serious data analyst
  • To add a strong finish to your presentation

17. A researcher is presenting the data for their study. What can they do to ensure their presentation is impactful?

  • Ensure their delivery is as well executed as their analysis
  • Suppress their excitement to remain passive and neutral
  • Start with really narrow ideas and works towards broad ideas
  • Focus on the data instead of focusing on presentation skills

18. You run a colleague test on your presentation before getting in front of an audience. Your coworker asks a question about a section of your analysis, but addressing their concern would mean adding information you didn’t plan to include. How should you proceed with building your presentation? Select all that apply.

  • Leave the presentation as-is
  • Keep the concern in mind and anticipate that stakeholders may ask the same question
  • Remove the section of the analysis that prompted the question
  • Expand your presentation by including the information

Shuffle Q/A 2

19. One of your stakeholders tried to reproduce the work you presented by using a copy of your scripts and was unable to get the same results. Which kind of objection are they making?

  • Data
  • Analysis
  • Presentation skills
  • Findings

20. One of your co-workers is giving a presentation on the results of an analysis the two of you have been working on. Someone in the audience points out that the data system you used has frequent errors. How should you deal with this comment?

  • Assume you were given valid data
  • Tell them they should have looked at the appendix
  • Explain how you cleaned and formatted the data
  • Ignore the question and move on

Devendra Kumar

Project Management Apprentice at Google

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