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

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.

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.

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!

Bill started with a highly entertaining and informative history lesson on data visualization and then took our team through several exercises designed to give us the tools to think about our data and our content more interactively. It was an extremely successful session for us all.

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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

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA – July 14-15, 2016

Brussels

April 24, 2014 for a client in Brussels

New York City

Multiple workshops for various clients from 2014-2019

Memphis, TN

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

Hong Kong

August 20, 2015 @ the Four Seasons Hotel, Hong Kong (click for pics)

Singapore

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

Chicago

Private client workshop June 19, 2018 (click for pics)

Stamford, CT

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

Blacksburg, Virginia

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

Seattle, WA

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

London

Multiple client workshops (click for pics)

Sacramento, CA

June, 2016

Boston

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

Wisconsin

Multiple client workshops, 2018 (click for pics)

Los Angeles, CA

Thursday, May 4, 2017

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