We help people and organizations create graphs that make sense
and weave them into compelling, action-inspiring stories.
There is a ton of data out there and a growing desire among organizations to be “data-driven.” Yet, people adept at making sense of data and communicating it well are in short supply.
Nobody sets out to make a bad visualization. But it happens, all the time and everywhere. That’s because it’s easy to make a graph, whereas effective data storytelling is a specialized skill that must be learned and honed. There is an incredible amount of value to be realized from analytical work already being done that simply isn’t being communicated as effectively as it could be.
That’s where SWD can help.
ADD VIDEO PROGRESSION HERE? FROM LESS-THAN-IDEAL CHART TO COMPELLING DATA STORY
With a focus on simple lessons and practical application, we equip and inspire individuals to take data storytelling to the next level.
Two best-selling books cover the fundamentals and guide readers through hands-on practice.
Our workshops and presentations have benefited more than 25,000 people around the world.
We offer a number of ways for you to experience SWD lessons firsthand in inspiring sessions geared to help people understand the value of effective data storytelling and impart skills to build individual and team confidence and credibility to transition work from acceptable to exceptional.
Change the way your organization communicates with data.
We offer a range of on-site sessions—from short presentations that enlighten and excite to engaging, full-day workshops that facilitate skill development in a hands-on setting—customized to meet your team’s specific data storytelling needs.
Invest in your development and
attend a workshop.
Public workshops are available in cities across the US and beyond, where individuals from a wide range of roles, organizations, and industries come together to learn effective data storytelling through an interactive and hands-on day of learning.
Join the SWD community to practice and be supported in your journey to better data storytelling.
Are you interested in improving your personal data visualization and communication skills? Join our community to connect with others, share your work, practice, and give and receive feedback. Building good habits is the key to success, and the SWD community is here to encourage you!
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Our customers love us!
Here’s what some of our workshop participants have said…
“The SWD workshop was one of the best sessions I have attended in a long time. Not a dull moment—it was interactive and kept my mind engaged. It has changed the way I share data.”
“Engaging, informative, and superbly delivered with practical advice that’s easy to implement. Well done!”
“You challenged my way of thinking for preparing and producing a quality presentation. Thank you SWD, you have changed my professional life!”
Check out the latest…
start with a clean slate (template)
In Alex’s first post on the blog, she shares an Excel tip to make creating graphs more efficient. READ
think like a designer
Cole talks with designers from digital production studio, Z1 about empathy, research & more. LISTEN
upcoming workshop: October 16th in Chicago
Space and time are running out! Join our final 2019 workshop in person or via live stream. REGISTER