Learn Data Storytelling with Bill Shander


If data is a critical part of your content - thought leadership research, surveys, data journalism, etc. - then you know that it can be challenging creating communications that break through the clutter and really speak to your audience. Whether you're in marketing, PR, thought leadership, content development, analytics, IT or consulting. Even if you're not doing the work, but you manage teams and freelancers doing this work, you need to know how to make your data sing. In today's world of information clutter and fast-moving technologies, it is absolutely critical to turn your data into visual experiences that leverage the mechanisms of great storytelling to maximize your impact. With Rock the VizComm, your team will learn to polish up their data communication skills in live hands-on workshops led by Lynda.com's and LinkedIn Learning's data storytelling expert, Bill Shander.

what they're saying

Testimonials

As an Analytics & Insights team at a B2B company, we are in the depths of data and analysis all of the time and can become disconnected from the needs and preferences of our audience.  Bill really helped us think about how to tell a compelling story and visualize data & insights in an engaging way.  He worked through specific materials with us and gave us tips & tricks that will help bring our work to a new level.

I liked that it worked through current/living examples of how BBDO treats data visualization to an extent today and how it can be improved through the quick tips and tricks we learned in this workshop

As a predominantly business-to-business global financial company, our marketing communications can often be very dense and complex. Bill Shander does a great job breaking down these complexities into the most basic of human communications: Storytelling.  His 4X4 model for knowledge content helps us organize our thoughts from the audience’s perspective, separating “water cooler” moments from the “deep dive” to keep all content more engaging.

Bill’s class inspired my staff.  For example, he effectively led a critique of some draft visualizations, provided pointers, and walked the staff through a ‘before and after’ demo.  That “real life” activity, in particular, has helped challenge the staff’s creative thinking and transformed their process and deliverables. It was tons of fun!

Workshops Offered

Data Storytelling and Visualization Workshop

Custom workshop for your organization

Upskilling: Excel and Power BI

Increase efficiency and productivity in market-leading tools

D3.JS Key Concepts

Learn to create custom, animated, interactive visualizations for the web

Data Literacy and Data Analytics

Think critically about, and find insights in, data

Been All Around This World

This map shows the locations where I’ve delivered workshops. While heavily concentrated in the US, I’ve been to Asia, Europe, and Central America for a variety of clients.

Some Past Workshops

Memphis, TN

June 8-9, 2016 public workshop (click for pics)

New York City

Multiple workshops for various clients from 2014-2019

Portland, OR

March 24, 2015 public workshop

Toronto

2017 & 2018

Little Rock, AR

Private workshop October 24, 2018 (click for pics)

Costa Rica

Costa Rica, July 26, 2018 (click for pics)

Blacksburg, Virginia

Private client workshop April 13, 2018 (click for pics)

San Francisco

June 6, 2014 for the Association of Management Consulting Firms

Singapore

August 18, 2015 @ the Fullerton Hotel, Singapore (click for pics)

Saskatoon, Canada

Saskatoon, Canada April 2019 (click for pics)

Disney University

December 9, 2015 @ Disney University (click for pics)

Rochester, NY

Private workshop May 23, 2019 (click for picks)

London

Multiple client workshops (click for pics)

Seattle, WA

Multiple client and public workshops 2016-2019 (click for pics)

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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