Your one-stop shop for essential data visualization and presentation skills for digital marketers, web analysts, and BI practitioners. With regular original content and luminary guest appearances from Rand Fishkin, Jim Sterne, Dustin Mathews, Garr Reynolds and more. This is the toolset you need to present your data, inform business decisions, inspire action, and become INDISPENSABLE.
Facing Racism in Analytics and Beyond with Mary Owusu + Pierre DeBois
Mary Owusu and Pierre DeBois are celebrated experts and speakers in the digital analytics field.
They graciously offered heartbreaking stories of racial oppression and discrimination both in the tech field and their personal lives, helping me unpack and uncomfortably face the dark truth that racism is still at large all around us.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn…The hidden dark side of racial inequality that still exists in the corporate tech fieldWhy listening, empathy, and identity politics are the keys to inspiring activismHow would-be white allies can take an active role in helping to eradicate racial injustice and inequality (it’s easier than you think)People, Blogs, and Resources MentionedWhite Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo13 Ways of Looking at a Black Man by Henry Louis Cates“13th” - Netflix documentary on the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison industryHow You Can Get Support and Take a Stand to Help End RacismCall your lawmakers with the free 5 Calls AppJoin the Digital Analytics Association’s Anti-Racism Committee with Mary by sending an email to info at daa dot org.Self-educate with anti-racism books and movies, and fact-checked news sources like the Winno AppHow to Keep Up with Mary and Pierre:Mary: Gurubound Website and LinkedInPierre: Zimana Analytics Blog and LinkedIn
Mindset Tools to Overcome Adversity with Dominick Quartuccio
Dominick Quartuccio helps corporate individuals, teams, and businesses design a future they can’t wait to live into. He also has a passion for developing highly evolved men to elevate how they show up as leaders, husbands, fathers and champions for women.
I don’t know anyone who has worked so tirelessly to create awareness and help others navigate the multiple crises of 2020, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to capture his deep wisdom.
In this episode, Dominick shares his most powerful stories and tools for staying cool and reframing the adversity (and opportunity) offered by the Year 2020.
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In This Episode, You’ll Learn…The critical reflection question he asks all of his mindset workshop studentsHow learning to hold space for others can help them move through their painThe light and dark side of forced positivity on othersA tearfully moving story of how a woman made peace with her child’s life-threatening illnessThe simplest and most powerful tool to look at adversity with fresh eyesPeople, Blogs, and Resources MentionedDesign Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your LifeDominick’s Great Man Mastermind retreat_Man’s Search for Meaning _by Victor FranklIndistractable by Nir EyalHow to Keep Up with Dominick:Contact him for his 5 Ways to Fortify Your Inner Foundation workshopThe Great Man Within PodcastDominick’s LinkedInNOTE: In light of the George Floyd tragedy, I am donating 20% of my net proceeds for the next four months to charitable organizations that work to eradicate police brutality and support peace.
Predictive Presentation Design Made Easy with Beautiful.ai
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Mitch Grasso is the Founder/CEO of Beautiful.AI - predictive presentation software that will revolutionize how people build beautiful visual documents.
I’ve used it personally and after being seriously impressed with its intuitive interface and adherence to presentation design best practices, I actually considered switching tools of choice!
In this episode, Mitch shares the journey of creating an amazing tool designed to take the design guesswork out so you can focus on your story.
And the only presentation tool I plan on using besides PowerPoint!
In This Episode, You’ll Learn…What makes Beautiful.ai easier than PowerPoint other online presentation toolsWhat the “AI” part of the name means (hint: predictive design decisions!)How its slide design best practices helps you avoid the dreaded “slideument”People, Blogs, and Resources MentionedBeautiful.aiMy Beautiful.ai guest post on 6 Effective Presentation Techniques Inspired by Marie KondoNancy Duarte’s Data Story, Resonate, slide:ologyDangers of the “Slideument” by Garr ReynoldsMy LinkedIn article on job openings for data analytics, data science, and digital marketing
3 Tips to Survive Delivering Your Online Presentations
In this episode, I cover three areas of delivering online presentations that you can master and stay visible and sane in the process.
It's a sample of my flagship online course on presentation delivery.
For the complete data presentation rockstar blueprint, enroll in the Data Presentation + Storytelling Boot Camp and start creating the impact, influence, and data career you deserve.
To view the show notes, resources, and request your free Virtual Meeting Pre-Flight Checklist and Kickoff Superhero Script, visit LeaPica.com/055.
The 3 Tips for Rocking Your Virtual Presentations include:
How to build a home office fortressHow to upgrade your online presentation stationHow to master your virtual conference room and audienceLinks mentioned in this episode:
The Webaround Chair BackgroundMultimedia Hub for USB-C ConnectionMultimedia Hub for USB Connection35 Hilarious Quarantine Call Zoom Fails
Why You Need to Attend the Women in Analytics Conference in 2020
Rehgan Avon is the founder and CEO of the Women in Analytics Conference, an organization and industry event that increases visibility to women making an impact in the analytics space by providing a platform to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and applications.
The WiA conference is becoming an increasingly popular and highly respected annual event that gathers cutting-edge female data science and analytics expert speakers and hundreds of practitioner attendees.
I’ll be delivering a 6-hour masterclass at the conference so if you’d like to meet me and level up your game, register today!
In This Episode, You’ll Learn…Who should read his latest data storytelling book and what they’ll be able to do afterWhat makes WiA different than other women-focused eventsWho’s topping the list of their kick-ass, exclusively all-female speaker lineupWhy male professionals are highly encouraged to attend in supportAll about the 6-Hour Data Storytelling Masterclass workshop I’ll be delivering!People, Blogs, and Resources MentionedWomen in Analytics ConferenceThe WiA Conference ScholarshipHow to cast your vote in the Data Viz CompetitionAttend my Data Storytelling Masterclass workshopThe Google Analytics Women in Analytics Twitter ListTo view the show notes & resources for this episode, visit LeaPica.com/054.
Narrative Arc: The Missing Tool in Your Data Stories with Brent Dykes
With over 15 years of enterprise analytics experience at monster platforms like Domo, Omniture, and Adobe, Brent Dykes knows a thing or eight about leveraging thoughtfully presented insights to effect organizational change and success.
Brent stopped by the show to discuss his new book, Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Narrative and Visuals. It’s one of the most comprehensive reads on the subject I’ve found to date, and dives deepest into the role of narrative arc structure in data presentation (often the most vital, missing ingredient!)
In This Episode, You’ll Learn…Who should read his latest data storytelling book and what they’ll be able to do afterHow to avoid the communication and ethical pitfalls of common “data forgeries”A deep dive into narrative arc structure, a vital missing ingredient from many presentationsHow to use analogies and metaphors to explain complex and technical conceptsSuccessful strategies for effecting change in an organization’s data democratization processPeople, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned:Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice by Brent DykesStorytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Brent DykesBrent’s original PowerPoint Ninja blogMy blog post on slope graphsCatherine Madden, IllustratorResonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy DuarteSteve WexlerHow to Keep Up with Brent:TwitterLinkedInTo view the show notes & resources for this episode, visit LeaPica.com/053.
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Greatly produced show in which Lea shares the very best of how to present data effectively and inspire action. Lea is a hands-on data analytics expert with an artist's heart. You will feel captivated with her voice. Keep going Lea!