[English, c. 2008, from QUANTitative + communicATION.] The act of presenting numbers, such as financial results, electronically or in written form for the purpose of informing an audience.
This word is important! Presenting numbers is a communication skill, much like presenting words is, either on the printed page or out loud to a listener. The principles of effective communication apply regardless of the medium:
- There are rules and best practices to follow.
- Remember that you are telling a story; a sense of narrative flow is important.
- Always be respectful of the audience and cognizant of the differences among various audiences.