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.

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Testimonials

We invited Bill to come share his expertise with 24 members of public affairs and stakeholder relations teams. Bill customized a dynamic workshop specific to our needs. Bill provided a format that was engaging, educational, and inspirational. Our team is excited to put to practice his methodology and tools including his memorable acronyms for distilling messages!

Bill Shander’s workshop was perhaps the most highly praised workshop our department’s staff training committee organized this year. Bill was happy to work closely with us before the workshop to help tailor its contents to make it more relevant for our organization’s communications objectives and staff’s current skill level. Everyone left the day energized and more confident in their ability to tackle future data visualization projects.

Bill Shander’s data visualization workshops have been well received across all roles and levels at our firm. Bill is clearly an expert on the topic and he is also a talented facilitator! His creativity and flexibility in the classroom bode well for true problem solving.

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

Data Literacy and Data Analytics

Think critically about, and find insights in, data

D3.JS Key Concepts

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

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

Boston

Multiple public and private workshops 2015-2019 (click for pics)

Disney University

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

Philadelphia

June 2, 2015 public workshop (click for pics)

Dublin, Ireland

Multiple workshops, 2018-2019 (click for pics)

Washington, DC

Multiple client and public workshops (click for pics)

Portland, OR

March 24, 2015 public workshop

Blacksburg, Virginia

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

Costa Rica

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

Ask Me Anything – June 2, 2020

Virtual Session June 2, 2020 (Zoom)

Stamford, CT

Private workshop, May 9, 2019 (click for pics)

Wisconsin

Multiple client workshops, 2018 (click for pics)

London

Multiple client workshops (click for pics)

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA – July 14-15, 2016

Jacksonville, FL

December 10, 2015 (click for pics)

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