The Best Stats You Have Ever Seen

July 17, 2015.  Improve Your Presentations. Study the Best TED Speakers.

Hans Rosling: The best stats you’ve ever seen. Professor, Global Health Expert & Data Visionary.

If you ever had to give a presentation containing large amounts of data, were you able to do so in a way that your audience found enjoyable and easy to understand?

Maybe you are an exception.  More likely, though, you struggled to present all your data in a clear and understandable way—never mind entertaining your audience!

In this featured TED talk, Hans Rosling—Swedish professor, statistics guru and data visionary extraordinaire—shows complex and extensive health and economics data in a way that you may never have seen such data presented.

TED2006 – 8.3 million views on

Not only is he a fascinating speaker to watch—he also brings out the big picture of his data in a way unsurpassed by speakers before him.

Rosling’s TED talk took place at the TED conference in Monterey, California, in 2006—and was one of the first 6 TED talks ever posted online on Within a year these had attracted more than a million views—and as such, became a key part of TED history.

Since then Rosling has become one of the most popular TED speakers—and his presentations legendary.

Enjoy and learn!

Trond Varlid
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This article first appeared in the EMC Quest newsletter series.