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Data Visualization and Storytelling for Managers

How to use data visualization and storytelling to inform, engage, and persuade

By Steve Wexler of Data Revelations

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Date and time

Tuesday, June 27 · 7:30 - 11:30am PDT



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About this event

  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Learn how to communicate effectively with data from the best-selling author of The Big Picture and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards.

New Workshop!

Special introductory price: $195

Why you should attend

As a manager, you may be tasked with persuading others and backing it up with data—learn what combination of charts works and what doesn’t so you can guide your team to build clear and compelling data stories.

As a manager, you need to help your organization make better decisions, faster—you need to be fluent in the language of charts and dashboards.

As a manager, you need to push for data fluency within your organization—learn how to get buy-in from executive management.

And finally, learn why that pie chart your team planned to use would be a terrible choice!




By taking this course you will be be better able to contribute to your organization by

  • Getting people to “aha” faster
  • Persuading people with facts they can see and understand
  • Distinguishing among helpful, misleading, and deceitful charts
  • Knowing where and when to use data visualization, dashboards, stories, and infographics


Each attendee will receive a copy of The Big Picture: How to Use Data Visualization to Make Better Decisions—Faster

Topics will be based on the author’s book The Big Picture: How to Use Data Visualization to Make Better Decisions—Faster and will include

  • Why numbers are not enough: people may be great at spreadsheets, but they are missing out on things that can help them
  • The five ways color are used in data visualization (and why this matters)
  • Ten chart types everyone in your organization should absolutely understand
  • When charts misbehave: how to recognize and remedy unhelpful, misleading, and deceitful charts and dashboards
  • When to use data visualization, storytelling, infographics, and dashboards
  • How to drive engagement and change behavior with personalization
  • How to drive adoption in your organization
  • Exercise: what’s wrong with these charts and what would make them better?
  • Exercise: how would you visualize this data? How would you tell a story around the data?

About the presenter

Steve Wexler is the founder of Data Revelations, author of The Big Picture: How to Use Data Visualization to Make Better Decisions—Faster (winner of Data Literacy’s Most Insightful Data Book) and co-author of The Big Book of Dashboards: Visualizing Your Data Using Real-World Business Scenarios.

Steve has worked with ADP, Gallup, Johnson & Johnson, Deloitte, ExxonMobil, Convergys, Consumer Reports, The Economist, SurveyMonkey, Con Edison, D&B, Marist, Cornell University, Stanford University, Tradeweb, Tiffany, McKinsey & Company, and many other organizations to help them understand and visualize their data. A Tableau Visionary (Hall of Fame) and Iron Viz winner, Steve also serves on the advisory board to the Data Visualization Society and is co-host of the popular webinar series Chart Chat (winner of Data Literacy’s most interesting podcast award).

His presentations and training classes combine an extraordinary level of product mastery with the real-world experience gained through developing thousands of visualizations for dozens of clients. Steve has taught thousands of people in both large and small organizations and is known for conducting his workshops and presentations with clarity, patience, and humor.

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