Learn Chart Animation in 60 seconds

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Present your PowerPoint charts more effectively. Learn to animate charts with the following example in 60 seconds. Watch and learn from a simple video tutorial. The same principles apply for any type of chart or graph in PowerPoint.

PowerPoint charts for sales

Why should you animate your PowerPoint chart?

There are 3 main reasons why it helps to animate your PowerPoint charts:

  1. Avoid Information Overload:
    When you have a lot of information to present in your charts, your audience may get overwhelmed. It becomes an uphill task to keep them engaged in your presentation. When you animate your charts, you help them understand your information in incremental steps. They stay with you.
  2. Reduce distractions:
    A busy chart distracts your audience. They get into unrelated discussions and your point gets lost. You lose control as a presenter. When you animate your charts, you guide your audience attention in a systematic way and make your point convincingly.
  3. Increase clarity:
    When you compare data, chart animation helps you register your critical observations clearly and thoroughly. Without animation some key observations may go unnoticed.

Thus, animating complex information helps present data effectively. In this article, we will learn how to animate charts.

Related:Charts in PowerPoint

Watch the following video to learn how to animate your PowerPoint charts:

Examples of Animated PowerPoint Charts:

Take a look at some of our professionally animated PowerPoint Chart templates to serve as an inspiration to create your own:

The column chart you see below makes a professional impression on your audience.

Animated Data-Driven Column Chart Template on Screen Background


Source: Placeholder Chart Templates from Visual Graphs Pack

The following pictograph chart with text animation serves as a visual metaphor.

Animated Data-Driven Pictograph Template


Source: Pictographs from Visual Graphs Pack

Animating your charts help present them with impact. It may add a few more seconds to your preparation time, but they add a world of difference to the effectiveness of your message.

About the samples we showcased in this article…

The chart templates you saw in this article are part of our Visual PowerPoint Graphs pack. The pack has 320+ unique data-driven graphs and charts to make your presentations look professional instantly.

Here are some more examples from the Visual Graphs Pack:

Line chart from Visual Graphs Pack

Designer Pie Charts

Designer Pie ChartsDesigner Pie Charts

Pie Chart from Visual Graphs Pack

Source: Visual Pie Charts from Graphs Pack

A word of caution:

Even the most thoughtful chart animation can fall flat if you don’t spend the time needed to rehearse your presentation. You need to remember the order in which the information appears on your slides. Otherwise, you may come across as tentative and unprepared.

Related: Data-driven PowerPoint Sales Funnel

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