## How do you start a speech with statistics?

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**How effective are statistics?**

Because data represent facts, incorporating statistics in your persuasive speech can be an effective way of adding both context and credibility to your argument. Your audience is much more likely to believe you if you incorporate statistics. These visuals are often easier to understand than raw data.

### Can you trust a statistic?

What you can’t trust is someone’s interpretation of statistics. In other words, the numbers don’t lie, but people do. People use many tricks to bias their presentation of statistical results. If you just look at the numbers and ignore their spin, and even their charts, you can usually get to the truth.

**Are statistics always right?**

Even when statistics are carefully checked, and don’t have the decimal point equivalent of a typo, things don’t always look right. Both reports were using completely accurate statistics, but simply used different measures to back up their message.

## How can we avoid a misleading statistics?

5 Ways to Avoid Being Fooled By Statistics. Do A Little Bit of Math and apply Common Sense. Always Look for the Source and check the authority of the source. Question if the statistics are biased or statistically insignificant. Question if the statistics are skewed purposely or Misinterpreted.

**What makes a graph misleading?**

In statistics, a misleading graph, also known as a distorted graph, is a graph that misrepresents data, constituting a misuse of statistics and with the result that an incorrect conclusion may be derived from it. Graphs may be misleading through being excessively complex or poorly constructed.

### How do you lie with stats on Youtube?

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**How do you lie a book?**

The Essential Books To Read On Why People Lie The complete works of Sigmund Freud. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K Jerome. A Million Little Pieces by James Frey. How to Lie with Statistics by Darrell Huff.