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Data Storytelling Basics

Instructor: Ben Sullins

So, you think you’re a bonafide data expert—but do you have what it takes to turn your data into a story? Your datasets may be powerful. But they can be more compelling if you show what’s at stake. In this audio-only course—adapted from the Free the Data Podcast—Ben Sullins talks with CEO and best-selling author Cole Knaflic about how to tell stories with data visualizations to make a more effective, lasting connection with your audience.

Discover the power of storytelling to leverage natural human behaviors to your advantage as an analyst. Learn about the guiding principles of data visualization and what storytelling can do for your career. Explore what makes for a compelling story so you can go out and start telling your own. Cole shares tips and insights on choosing chart types, situating your project, and measuring efficacy as you go. By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to use your data to communicate your message more effectively through stories.

Note: This course was created by Ben Sullins of the Free the Data Podcast. We are pleased to host this content in our library.

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