58 episodes

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.

The Present Beyond Measure Show: Data Visualization, Storytelling & Presentation for Digital Marketers Lea Pica | Data Storytelling Evangelist, Speaker + Trainer

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    • 4.9, 44 Ratings

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

    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 field
    Why listening, empathy, and identity politics are the keys to inspiring activism
    How 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 Mentioned
    White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
    13 Ways of Looking at a Black Man by Henry Louis Cates
    “13th” - Netflix documentary on the criminalization of African Americans and the US prison industry
    How You Can Get Support and Take a Stand to Help End Racism
    Call your lawmakers with the free 5 Calls App
    Join 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 App
    How to Keep Up with Mary and Pierre:
    Mary: Gurubound Website and LinkedIn
    Pierre: Zimana Analytics Blog and LinkedIn

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mindset Tools to Overcome Adversity with Dominick Quartuccio

    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 students
    How learning to hold space for others can help them move through their pain
    The light and dark side of forced positivity on others
    A tearfully moving story of how a woman made peace with her child’s life-threatening illness
    The simplest and most powerful tool to look at adversity with fresh eyes
    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned
    Design Your Future: 3 Simple Steps to Stop Drifting and Take Command of Your Life
    Dominick’s Great Man Mastermind retreat
    _Man’s Search for Meaning _by Victor Frankl
    Indistractable by Nir Eyal
    How to Keep Up with Dominick:
    Contact him for his 5 Ways to Fortify Your Inner Foundation workshop
    The Great Man Within Podcast
    Dominick’s LinkedIn
    NOTE: 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.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Predictive Presentation Design Made Easy with Beautiful.ai

    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 tools
    What 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 Mentioned
    Beautiful.ai
    My Beautiful.ai guest post on 6 Effective Presentation Techniques Inspired by Marie Kondo
    Nancy Duarte’s Data Story, Resonate, slide:ology
    Dangers of the “Slideument” by Garr Reynolds
    My LinkedIn article on job openings for data analytics, data science, and digital marketing

    • 47 min
    3 Tips to Survive Delivering Your Online Presentations

    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 fortress
    How to upgrade your online presentation station
    How to master your virtual conference room and audience
    Links mentioned in this episode:

    The Webaround Chair Background
    Multimedia Hub for USB-C Connection
    Multimedia Hub for USB Connection
    35 Hilarious Quarantine Call Zoom Fails

    • 39 min
    Why You Need to Attend the Women in Analytics Conference in 2020

    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 after
    What makes WiA different than other women-focused events
    Who’s topping the list of their kick-ass, exclusively all-female speaker lineup
    Why male professionals are highly encouraged to attend in support
    All about the 6-Hour Data Storytelling Masterclass workshop I’ll be delivering!
    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned
    Women in Analytics Conference
    The WiA Conference Scholarship
    How to cast your vote in the Data Viz Competition
    Attend my Data Storytelling Masterclass workshop
    The Google Analytics Women in Analytics Twitter List
    To view the show notes & resources for this episode, visit LeaPica.com/054.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Narrative Arc: The Missing Tool in Your Data Stories with Brent Dykes

    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 after
    How to avoid the communication and ethical pitfalls of common “data forgeries”
    A deep dive into narrative arc structure, a vital missing ingredient from many presentations
    How to use analogies and metaphors to explain complex and technical concepts
    Successful strategies for effecting change in an organization’s data democratization process
    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned:
    Storytelling with Data: Let’s Practice by Brent Dykes
    Storytelling with Data: A Data Visualization Guide for Business Professionals by Brent Dykes
    Brent’s original PowerPoint Ninja blog
    My blog post on slope graphs
    Catherine Madden, Illustrator
    Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences by Nancy Duarte
    Steve Wexler
    How to Keep Up with Brent:
    Twitter
    LinkedIn
    To view the show notes & resources for this episode, visit LeaPica.com/053.

    • 55 min

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

Presentations can be beautiful ,

Essential tool for anyone in business!

Lea tackles content that is essential for anyone in business. Presenting complex data in an impactful and digestible way is the difference between persuading your audience into your desired action or not. A lot rides on the success of your presentations and Lea provides actionable insights, strategies, and tips on how to deliver a memorable and compelling presentation. Especially when the content is as complex to represent visually as data is. She’s a great host and turns this topic into easy listening. Give it a shot, you won’t be sorry!

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Brilliant

This is the show for those who want to do a better job telling compelling stories that sell.

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A must for any aspiring speaker!

My #1 source of income is through keynote speaking, and Lea cracks the code on how to deliver a persuasive presentation. She's entertaining and practical, and has a way of painting images with her words that have inspired me to up my speaking game.

Her guest interviews are always entertaining, as she mines their best speaking tips!

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