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Translating numbers into impact

Professor Anne Glover CBEChief Scientific Adviser

to the President of the European Commission

Numbers can be incredibly useful,especially when visualised…

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

Contrary to public belief, people like numbers

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

But numbers are a means to an end – if politicians don't like itthey will make an impact only if… …you tell a good story!

illuminations.nctm.org

Scientists often find it hard if politicians don't like itto tell a good story, especially when they include numbers But actually it is quite easy.

In fact, statisticians can be if politicians don't like itvery inspiring people So shout about what you do!

myfootpath.com

Thank you for your attention! if politicians don't like it

E-mail: [email protected]

Twitter: EU_ScienceChief

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