Data may prove your point and drive away your audience at the same time
When we are trying to make a point, attract followers and support for an idea, we don’t want to appear to be expressing only our unsubstantiated opinions.
What to do? Use diagrams, not graphs and charts, use diagrams, simple drawings that make your point quickly and easily.
Grab a piece of paper or paper napkin if you are sitting in a restaurant, explain with a quick drawing. This is how it looks, this is how to get there, here is how I think it will fit, this is one way we can accomplish the goal, here is a mind map of the options we have.