30 episodes

Rid your world of ineffective graphs and mediocre presentations, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time! The storytelling with data podcast from bestselling author, speaker and workshop guru, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic covers topics related to data storytelling, better presentations, and all things data viz. There is a story in your data—get the skills and power to tell it!

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    • Business

Rid your world of ineffective graphs and mediocre presentations, one exploding 3D pie chart at a time! The storytelling with data podcast from bestselling author, speaker and workshop guru, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic covers topics related to data storytelling, better presentations, and all things data viz. There is a story in your data—get the skills and power to tell it!

    storytelling with data: #30 influencing change for data storytelling

    storytelling with data: #30 influencing change for data storytelling

    What should we do when we believe others should place more value on effective data storytelling than they think they should? Don’t fight every fight, augment rather than replace, and work to understand what’s driving resistance so you can be more nuanced in how you address it. Learn strategies for influencing change among colleagues, stakeholders, and leadership.

    • 45 min
    storytelling with data: #29 think like a reporter

    storytelling with data: #29 think like a reporter

    Tune in to hear Cole, Randy and the SWD team chat with Kristen Johnson, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing at Wingate University and prior news reporter and executive producer. Given today’s need to communicate virtually, many of us are becoming mini-news reporters from our makeshift home studios and in this segment, you’ll get a variety of pro tips on how to do this successfully. FYI: the zoom recording didn't turn out (we had the wrong view settings, apparently).

    • 53 min
    storytelling with data: #28 WFH with SWD

    storytelling with data: #28 WFH with SWD

    The storytelling with data team has been a work-from-home team since the beginning and in this episode, Randy and data storytellers Elizabeth, Mike, and Alex discuss how to be productive, stay engaged and maintain sanity when working remotely from others. Tune in to hear learnings ranging from the importance of a comfortable chair to pro-tips for video conferencing and staying connected with colleagues.

    • 37 min
    storytelling with data: #27 what is data visualization

    storytelling with data: #27 what is data visualization

    Why do we visualize data and what makes data visualization good? Tune in to hear Cole share her thoughts on these and related questions. She also answers listener questions about chronological versus lead-with-ending ordering for presentations, what to do when trying to show many data series in a line graph, and resources for communicating risk in a way that is easy to understand.

    • 28 min
    storytelling with data: #26 Ben Jones and Avoiding Data Pitfalls

    storytelling with data: #26 Ben Jones and Avoiding Data Pitfalls

    While in Seattle recently, Cole sat down with the author of recently published Avoiding Data Pitfalls, Ben Jones. They discuss missteps using data, why they are an expected part of our evolutionary process, and the role that human intuition plays in the analysis and synthesis of data. Listen also to Ben’s journey from engineer to Tableau to founder and CEO of Data Literacy, plus practical tips for interviewing your data, exploring its contours, and increasing data fluency for yourself and your team.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    storytelling with data: #25 Better Presentations with Jon Schwabish

    storytelling with data: #25 Better Presentations with Jon Schwabish

    When in DC recently, Cole visited the Urban Institute to talk with Jon Schwabish, author of Better Presentations and editor of the soon-to-be-released book, Elevate the Debate. Tune in to hear them discuss the importance of meeting people where they are, the Pyramid Philosophy for ensuring communications are rooted in sophisticated analysis, plus presentation tips on where to start, incremental slide improvements, and finishing touches.

    • 1 hr 10 min

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