Traditional lore suggests that statistics and data are boring. That CAN be true if the presenter makes them boring. Hans Rosling, speaking at TEDtalks, brings data to life. He makes it dramatic and interesting.
Watch for the magic moment between 4:10 and 5:05. Listen to the audience response!
Did you see the huge mistakes Hans made? Did you? He walked in front of the projector and turned his back to the audience! Huge mistakes! Everyone knows you can't do those things in a presentation. Right? Wrong. He broke these commonly held beliefs, these "rules," much to the delight of the audience. He turned faux pas into fabulous moment.
Find a way in your presentations to make data interesting. Be excited about it yourself.
If you are interested in the software Hans uses, it is called GapMinder and he generously makes it available FREE.