25 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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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: #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
    storytelling with data: #24 Andy, Jeff & Steve and The Big Book of Dashboards

    storytelling with data: #24 Andy, Jeff & Steve and The Big Book of Dashboards

    Backstage at the Tableau Conference, Cole sat down with the three authors of The Big Book of Dashboards for a lively conversation. Listen to their chat about the conference, their book, and more—including Jeff’s six design tips, Steve’s goal of creating the greatest degree of understanding with the least amount of effort, and Andy’s view on the role of culture and what organizations should do before investing in a dashboarding tool to help ensure success.

    • 45 min
    storytelling with data: #23 Nancy Duarte & DataStory

    storytelling with data: #23 Nancy Duarte & DataStory

    From graphs made with electric tape and exacto knives at NASA to CEO of a renowned Silicon Valley communications firm—in this episode, Cole talks with best-selling author Nancy Duarte about her new book, DataStory, and related topics. Tune in to hear about Nancy’s hunt for unicorns, why bridging the chasm between exploration and explanation is good for your career, and the Duarte magic that turned thousands of slides into three simple graphs.

    • 50 min
    storytelling with data: #22 Alberto Cairo & How Charts Lie

    storytelling with data: #22 Alberto Cairo & How Charts Lie

    If good graphs empower us to pose good questions, what happens on the dark side of data viz? In this episode, Cole talks with Alberto Cairo about his new book, How Charts Lie. Their conversation delves into how information designers and consumers are both to blame as well as how mindfulness relates to chart making and interpretation. Tune in also to hear tips to keep from spreading misinformation, why “essay” is a beautiful word, and Alberto’s optimism for the future of data visualization.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    storytelling with data: #21 a special conversation with...

    storytelling with data: #21 a special conversation with...

    The sloppy copy, picture power, and more about Cole’s new book in this special episode of the SWD podcast.

    • 19 min
    storytelling with data: #20 think like a designer

    storytelling with data: #20 think like a designer

    Broadcasting from Seville, Spain—a city where modern and traditional meet in design—in this episode, Cole chats with three designers from digital production studio, Z1. The conversation flows from empathy in design to the importance of research and user feedback for de-risking projects and building thoughtful products to approaches when your client doesn’t know what they want (or wants everything!).

    • 43 min

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