By popular demand, Cole's workshop previously reserved for companies and private organizations is being made available to individuals in cities around the US (and occasionally beyond!).
upcoming public workshops
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who should attend
Are you responsible for representing data in your day to day job? Is it important for you to be able to tell stories through data (graphs) and presentations?
If you ever find yourself needing to communicate something to someone using data, this workshop is for you. Whether you're an analyst crunching numbers, a manager needing to communicate in a data-driven way, or a leader responsible for presentations to your board or other stakeholders, this workshop will give you the tools to tell more effective stories with data.
what past participants have said...
what we'll cover
The goal of this 3-hour workshop is to enable you to bring data to life and use it to communicate a story to an audience, with a focus on simplicity and ease of interpretation. This is accomplished through a mix of data visualization and storytelling theory, best practices, and practical application. Workshop content is organized into 5 key lessons:
- Understand the context
- Choose the right display
- Identify and eliminate clutter
- Draw attention where you want it
- Tell a story
Lessons are made concrete through numerous real world examples and hands-on learning. The workshops are highly interactive and registration is limited to ensure instructor/student interaction. Lessons focus on general best practices and are not tool-specific (examples are primarily Excel-based, but concepts can be applied in any graphing application or presentation software).
"The session was the best training I have been to in years - I left excited, inspired and challenged to think of ways to do it better. I think anyone who reports findings from data back to clients would find this training valuable!"
"This is a great intro course that everyone who ever presents information in written or slide form needs to attend. The logical framework for how to step back and think through the 'why' of the data you want to share, then the link to the visual representation was well done."
"I am INCREDIBLY judgmental and impatient with poorly planned and executed presentations. You were AMAZINGLY engaging and informative! I was immediately clear where I could utilize your training."
"I've attended 5 or 6 half-day and full-day dataviz trainings in the past year and yours has been the best."
"What did I like most? All of it. Super informative, fascinating, applicable content. Great, engaging presentation. Interesting content. Great tips and tricks."
"Cole - your session was awesome. Can't wait to take these lessons back to my team."
If you're interested in organizing a storytelling with data presentation or workshop for your team or organization, check out Cole's Custom Workshops.