How to turn survey results into a great presentation

You’ve launched your survey. The results are in. Now it’s time to make sense of them.

Creating a survey results presentation is one of the best ways to analyze your results and present them to stakeholders in a format that makes them clear and understandable.

It’s not as simple as copying and pasting everything into a PowerPoint presentation, though. Here’s how you can create an awesome survey results presentation.

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Why you should turn survey results into a presentation

Not everyone is going to be willing to sift through all your survey responses and tease out the relevant findings. That’s why you need to succinctly summarize those findings and make them digestible for everyone. A survey results presentation is the perfect tool.

How to create a survey results presentation: Best practices

Before you rush to turn your responses into a presentation, take the time to acquaint yourself with the following best practices.

Choose the best data to share

Not every insight you collect from your survey is going to be relevant to your target audience. So start by narrowing down your dataset to include only information that’s useful. Think about what you want your audience to take away from your presentation, and then choose your data accordingly.

Tell a story

If you really want to capture your audience’s attention, tell a story with your presentation. Rather than just show them the raw data, explain what the findings mean and why your audience should care.

Using subjective feedback from surveys can work well. While it’s helpful to show data that proves your point, using specific examples can make your presentations much more powerful, writes corporate trainer Dana Brownlee.

Adhere to common design rules

There are several design best practices you should follow, writes Shonna Waters, Ph.D., vice president of strategic alliances and partnerships at professional coaching platform BetterUp. That includes using a minimalistic background, placing only your major points on each slide, and avoiding blocks of copy. “Keep the presentation stimulating and appealing without overwhelming your audience with bright colors or too much font,” Waters advises.

Create an additional report

Not all of your survey findings will be suitable to include in your presentation, but they may still be essential for stakeholders. “If you’re presenting data to senior executives or business clients, you might want to prepare a full report on your findings,” writes Swetha Amaresan, senior marketing coordinator at Nickelodeon International. “You wouldn’t refer to this document during a presentation, but you might hand this to your audience to read through on their own time.”

Turn survey results into a presentation with Jotform Report Builder

If you’re worried about keeping track of all the best practices above, let Jotform’s Report Builder do the hard work for you. Jotform Report Builder automatically turns your Jotform survey responses into beautiful, professional reports.

Create the perfect report with a range of charts and tables. You can drag and drop design elements to suit your tastes. Don’t worry about having to update your presentation once it’s designed — presentations are updated automatically with each new form submission.

Just so you know

Automatically turn your survey responses into professional presentations with Jotform Report Builder.

How Jotform can make surveys easy

Whether you want to create a survey or turn your existing survey into a report, Jotform is the ideal tool. With over 800 free survey templates, it’s easy to get started.

You can tailor the survey to your needs, choosing the format that works best for you. That could be a classic survey where all questions are listed on a single page, or you may opt for Jotform Cards, where you ask one question per page.

If you want to dig deeper, you can use conditional logic to create an interactive survey that changes depending on each user’s response. Conditional logic improves the quality of answers from respondents while also improving the completion rate.

With Jotform, you never have to worry about privacy or security. All Jotform form data is protected with a 256-bit SSL connection and is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and the California Consumer Privacy Act. You can even add an optional feature that helps with HIPAA compliance if you’re creating a healthcare survey.

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