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Your one-stop-shop for essential data storytelling, data visualization, and presentation skills for data analysts, digital marketers, data science, and data practitioners. With regular original content and luminary guest appearances from Nancy Duarte, Rand Fishkin, Alberto Cairo, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Jim Sterne, Dustin Mathews, Garr Reynolds, and more. This is the toolset you need to present your insights, inform business decisions, inspire action, and become INDISPENSABLE.

The Present Beyond Measure Show: Data Storytelling, Presentation & Visualization Lea Pica | Data Storytelling Advocate, Speaker + Educator

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    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

Your one-stop-shop for essential data storytelling, data visualization, and presentation skills for data analysts, digital marketers, data science, and data practitioners. With regular original content and luminary guest appearances from Nancy Duarte, Rand Fishkin, Alberto Cairo, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Jim Sterne, Dustin Mathews, Garr Reynolds, and more. This is the toolset you need to present your insights, inform business decisions, inspire action, and become INDISPENSABLE.

    Advanced Data Visualizations, Charts, and Graphs with Jon Schwabish

    Advanced Data Visualizations, Charts, and Graphs with Jon Schwabish

    Ever wonder what chart horizons lie beyond the basic bar, pie, or line graph? Jon Schwabish returns to the show to give us a tour of advanced chart options that can work well for business data storytelling and a few exotic graphs that are simply a fascinating and novel way to view data!
    Jon is an economist at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. In addition to his research on programs that support low-income communities, he is a writer, teacher, and creator of policy-relevant data visualizations. He is considered a leading voice for clarity and accessibility and how researchers communicate their analyses.
    Jon is also the author of Better Presentations, Elevate the Debate, and Data Visualizations in Excel, and today's episode samples charts from his most excellent read, Better Data Visualizations.
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    In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

    The pros and cons of Excel, Tableau, Datawrapper, Flourish, Power BI, and R for data visualizations. 

    Why a bee swarm chart is one of Jon’s favorites.

    The advantages of a waffle chart over a pie chart. 

    The importance of asking for feedback on a graph or chart you have created.


    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned

    Bee swarm chart

    Waffle chart

    Voronoi diagram

    Dumbbell dot plot


    Choropleth map vs. hexagon and tile map


    Slope graph

    Better Presentations

    Elevate the Debate

    Better Data Visualizations

    Data Visualization in Excel

    Tableau

    Datawrapper

    Flourish

    Power BI

    R

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    • 54 min
    Google Data Studio Dashboard Do’s and Don'ts with Michele Kiss

    Google Data Studio Dashboard Do’s and Don'ts with Michele Kiss

    What makes a stellar Google Data Studio dashboard? Michele Kiss has the answer. She is a recognised digital analytics leader, with expertise across web, mobile, and marketing analytics. She is a Senior Partner at Analytics Demystified, where she works with clients on analysis, training, and process, to help them draw insight from their digital data.
    Google Data Studio is Michele’s go-to tool, and after hearing about its interactive nature, the visualization options it provides, and the way in which it allows one to craft captivating data stories with relative ease, it’s not hard to understand why!
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    In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

    The multitude of benefits of using Google Data Studio.

    The different ways in which Google Data Studio dashboards can be optimized.

    How to make the most of the interactive nature of Data Studio.

    Her favorite places for finding Google Data Studio templates and best practices.

    Why Michele opts for more presentation slides with less information on each slide when presenting data.

    Michele’s favorite Data Studio data visualization strategies.

    The difference between the Data Studio dashboards and Data Studio reports.

    Why simplification is key when it comes to data presentations and how to do it. 


    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned

    Looker Studio Blog

    Google Data Studio Online Course

    Measure Slack chat

    Analytics Power Hour

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    • 58 min
    Best Audience Engagement Techniques to Boost Boring Business Presentations

    Best Audience Engagement Techniques to Boost Boring Business Presentations

    This episode showcases another top-secret book snippet where I am sharing my top techniques and secrets for getting a business presentation audience to stay engaged, entertained, and enthused about your analytics and marketing insights.
    I share the two most important questions I ask myself from my audience's perspective before presenting, and three cinematic data storytelling techniques you can use to create suspense, anticipation, and rapt attention.
    It's a top-secret snippet from my upcoming book, The Ultimate Story-Driven Data Bible! Click here to get on the book waitlist to get exclusive updates, goodies, and more.

    • 25 min
    Data Literacy vs. Business Literacy with Jason Krantz

    Data Literacy vs. Business Literacy with Jason Krantz

    Jason Krantz is a LinkedIn data superstar on a mission to help data practitioners kick ass at their jobs using a widely underutilized tool in the analytics field: business literacy and personal growth.
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    In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

    What is business literacy and why it’s the key to data practitioner and organizational success.

    A practitioner’s first steps for becoming more business literate.

    How to describe what’s at stake in the data to identify opportunities

    How to explain the stakes in the data in the language of the audience’s needs.

    What to do when encountering objections and cognitive bias in stubborn stakeholders.

    The processes for adopting the perspective of a CEO.

    Consciously seeking out certain kinds of discomfort in order to grow.


    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned

    Jordan Morrow

    Be Data Driven

    Be Data Literate 

    Simon Sinek

    Tony Robbins

    The School of Life

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Kate Strachnyi on the Path from Data Analytics Practitioner to Respected Data Storyteller

    Kate Strachnyi on the Path from Data Analytics Practitioner to Respected Data Storyteller

    Today's guest is the one and only Kate Strachnyi, a meteorically rising star on the LinkedIn data circuit and appointed a LinkedIn Top Voice of Data Science & Analytics in 2018 & 2019.
    We discover the mission behind her data media company, DATAcated, and her expert advice on how to overcome the greatest obstacles faced by data analysis practitioners and provide solutions for overcoming them, before delving into the topic of confirmation bias and how to sidestep it, and so much more! 
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    In This Episode, You’ll Learn…

    The greatest obstacles in data analysis and data storytelling for practitioners today.

    Kate’s top tips for better data storytelling.

    How to use data storytelling to incite emotionally-driven, yet data-justified decisions.

    How to avoid your own and your audience's confirmation bias in guiding the story.


    People, Blogs, and Resources Mentioned

    DATAcated

    DATAcated On Air Podcast

    Canva

    Descript


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    • 1 hr
    The Vital Role of Narrative Arc in Business Data Storytelling

    The Vital Role of Narrative Arc in Business Data Storytelling

    Learn what the narrative arc is and how it can be used to supercharge your data storytelling presentation and impact.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Zhi Zhang Tee ,

I’ve learnt a lot from this show

Big thank you to Lea for providing a platform where I could learn how to effectively paint a picture and tell a story with the use of data, which isn’t really something you could learn from a textbook. Hence, learning from the guests’ and Lea’s own experiences was really helpful in learning the nuances and important tips for the trade. Would recommend for anyone looking to learn more about data!

IhorSokol ,

Co-founder ConversionRate.Store

I can confidently say that this podcast is a game-changer for the way people work with data. The host, Lea, is exceptional and has a knack for bringing on guests from different backgrounds and with varying experiences to offer unique insights. I highly recommend this valuable resource to anyone who works with data or is interested in the field!

michelejkiss ,

Awesome show!

Lea is a fantastic live speaker, and her podcast is no exception. A successful analytics career is all about effective presentation, no matter your role. Present Beyond Measure features insightful guests and a great host, which make for an awesome combination that no analytics professional can miss.

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