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Translating numbers into impact. Professor Anne Glover CBE Chief Scientific Adviser to the President of the European Commission. With whom do you want to spend a dinner?. a) Celebrity. b) Politician. c) Statistician. Numbers have power.

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Translating numbers into impact

Professor Anne Glover CBEChief Scientific Adviser

to the President of the European Commission

With whom do you want to spend a dinner?

a) Celebrity

b) Politician

c) Statistician

Numbers have power

Numbers can be incredibly useful,especially when visualised…

And even more so when put on a map

Numbers - e.g. used as indicators - play a key role in informing policy-makers

Contrary to public belief, people like numbers

Don't be scared about communicating numbers if they convey a message

And don't be scared about communicating uncertainty – even if politicians don't like it

But numbers are a means to an end – they will make an impact only if…

…you tell a good story!

Scientists often find it hard to tell a good story, especially when they include numbers

But actually it is quite easy.

In fact, statisticians can be very inspiring people

So shout about what you do!

Thank you for your attention!

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