Successful Reports, Presentations and Dashboards

As an expert in your field, you have collected the important data and checked its accuracy. However, putting these figures across to the management or to your customers successfully takes a lot more than that. This is where your message must be in the foreground – the report users will only understand you if you actually say what you have to say.

  • Objective

    The objective of this seminar is to convey universal guidelines for reports, charts and dashboards so that they can be presented more successfully – with numerous before-and-after examples from real life. Get an introduction to the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®) and find out why major corporations such as SAP and PHILIPS have successfully standardized their reporting with the SUCCESS formula.

  • Package Price

    Participants booking the introductory IBCS® with SUCCESS seminar and the two-day IBCS® Workshop as a package will benefit from the reduced price of €2,690 plus VAT (instead of €3,035).


  • 9:00 am

    Introduction: The Principles of Business Communication

    • Management reports: Reports should have something interesting to report
    • Presentations: The PowerPoint culture needs to be called into question
    • The SUCCESS formula of the International Business Communication Standards (IBCS®)
  • 10:30 am

    Coffee Break

    • 11:00 am

      UNIFY: Apply Semantic Notation

      • Unify terminology
      • Unify visualization
      • Apply semantic design
    • 11:45 am

      SAY: Convey a Message

      • Focus on the message
      • Determine, explain and recommend
      • Substantiate the statements
    • 12:30 pm

      Lunch Break

      • 1:30 pm

        STRUCTURE: Organize Content Logically

        • Use elements that are homogeneous, exhaustive and non-overlapping
      • 2:00 pm

        EXPRESS: Choose Proper Visualization

        • Use appropriate chart types
      • 2:30 pm

        SIMPLIFY: Avoid Clutter

        • Minimize noise
      • 3:30 pm

        CONDENSE: Increase Information Density

        • Add more data, elements and objects
      • 4:00 pm

        CHECK: Ensure Visual Integrity

        • Use the correct scaling
      • 4:30 pm


        • Next steps
      • 5:00 pm

        End of the Seminar