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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!
 
Your one-stop shop for essential data storytelling, data visualization and presentation skills for data analysts, digital marketers, data science and other 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 data, inform business decisions, inspire action, and become INDISPENSABLE.
 
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“For data visualization, you don’t need to be an artist to make good sketches.” Cole talks with Data Sketches authors, Shirley Wu and Nadieh Bremer, about their multi-year project that has been turned into a beautiful new book. Listen as they discuss their exploration of the creative side of data visualization through colors, shapes, math, code, an…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Present Beyond Measure Show for 2021! Today on the show, we will be having an inspiring conversation about LinkedIn Ads, data visualization, and public speaking with AJ Wilcox. AJ talks about how to get started on LinkedIn, why its targeting functionality is worth the high cost,…
 
Cole talks with Jon Schwabish about his latest book, Better Data Visualizations. Tune in to hear about Jon’s goal to make people aware of a wider array of graphs, which less common graphs he wishes people would use more, his favorite Sankey diagram, and how Luxembourg highlighted an important lesson about maps. Jon also addresses viewer questions o…
 
Being able to introduce yourself eloquently and in a way that captures and keeps your intended audience’s attention is a hugely important thing. Yet, we don’t commonly devote a lot of time or thought to planning how we do this. In this episode, Cole shares the process that she and the storytelling with data team used to create their intros, plus sh…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES FOR DATA VISUALS + RESOURCES This episode is a very special new holiday tradition called “The Year In Data”. I partnered with a fellow data viz renegade and beloved host of the Data Viz Today Podcast! Alli Torban is an Information Design Consultant in Washington, D.C.and a leading voice in the field of data visualization on her p…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Nidhal Firoze is a Digital Analytics Association certified web analyst and associate manager of Digital Analytics and BI at Course5 Intelligence. He was recently recognized by the Analytics India Magazine as one of the top 5 data science mentors in June 2020. He's also a DAA Quanties-award finalist in the difference-m…
 
How can you get people’s attention on what you want to share and drive the action you seek? Carefully consider your audience. In this episode, Cole dives deep on audience, discussing ways to identify who they are and prioritize their needs, strategies for approaching the challenging but common case of the mixed audience, and tips for getting to kno…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Christina Stathopoulos is an Analytical Consultant at Google who uses data and visualization to help her clients drive decisions about marketing, expansion, and more. She holds adjunct faculty positions at two top universities in Madrid, where she teaches analytics courses for MBA programs. Alongside her corporate and…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Anna Shutko is the Product Marketing Manager at Supermetrics, a technology tool that picks up all the marketing data you need and brings it to your favorite reporting, analytics, or storage platform using “connectors”. Anna helped launch the company's top products, such as Supermetrics for Google Data Studio, Excel, a…
 
When communicating data in a meeting or presentation, YOU play a very important role. How can you talk about your data in a way that makes others want to listen? Tune in to this special episode, excerpted from a recent virtual event, about presenting data. Cole shares practical tips for rehearsing aloud, planning how you’ll start and end, harnessin…
 
Marilee Yorchak and the Digital Analytics Association are working tirelessly to support digital practitioners, leaders, and companies hit hard in 2020 with furlough and layoffs this year with a bevy of events, tools, and resources. In this episode, Marilee shares the Herculean efforts she and the DAA are undertaking to help the analytics practition…
 
A xenographic is simply a chart type not seen before, and in this episode, Cole talks with data journalist and designer Maarten Lambrechts, creator of xeno.graphics. They discuss having an open mindset for weird graphs, pushing boundaries to elevate graphicacy, and the value of bringing strange data visualizations mainstream. Tune in to also hear a…
 
With days defined by distraction, how can we solve big problems and make time for what matters? Cole talks with technology designer and author of Sprint and Make Time, John Zeratsky, about the power of focus for getting things done. John details the design sprint process perfected at Google Ventures—detailing the value of “working alone, together” …
 
“Creativity is not stopping at the 1st or 2nd or 3rd iteration. Let’s create a ton of spaghetti and throw it at the wall—eventually something will stick.” Cole talks with illustrator, designer, and facilitator, Catherine Madden, about the power of drawing to think, define, generate ideas, collaborate, and ensure all voices are heard. Catherine shar…
 
“Visualization is a game of decisions.” In this episode, Cole chats with data visualization consultant, teacher, researcher, and author, Andy Kirk. Hear about topics ranging from what can be learned from cartoons and other unexpected sources of inspiration to the importance of curiosity, practice, and editorial judgement for taking work from good t…
 
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. VIEW ALL SHOW NOT…
 
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 …
 
Tune in to this lively conversation, where Cole chats with The Big Book of Dashboard author and Tableau evangelist, Andy Cotgreave, about optimizing presentation content and style for the virtual environment. From an “on-air” lightbulb to keep the kids out to practical tips for keeping energy high and sessions engaging, this is an episode not to mi…
 
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. Tune in to hear more on these and additional strategies for influencing …
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES 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 swi…
 
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, infl…
 
Lights, camera, action! Tune in to hear Cole, Randy and the entire 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 i…
 
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 v…
 
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 incr…
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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, Nar…
 
Today's guest is a woman who has had a formative impact on my journey and whose latest book is my new desktop Bible for data presentation. Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic is the CEO and Founder of Storytelling with Data, a company providing workshops and presentations that teach the basics of data visualization and how to tell compelling stories with data …
 
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 p…
 
On the cusp of holiday turkey and tree trimming mayhem, I take a pause from Autumn Author Madness to tell a personal story of being criticised by a member of the industry and how it taught me an important lesson on response and kindness. I also express my undying gratitude for your continuing support as my listener, and share how I'll be working ev…
 
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 rol…
 
Nancy Duarte is the founder of Duarte, Inc., a global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. It is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley and also the fifth largest female employer in the area. Nancy is a communication expert and as a persuasion specialist and she has she cracked the code for effectiv…
 
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…
 
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