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.

what they're saying

Testimonials

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 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.

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 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.

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

Jacksonville, FL

December 10, 2015 (click for pics)

Toronto

2017 & 2018

Little Rock, AR

Private workshop October 24, 2018 (click for pics)

Rochester, NY

Private workshop May 23, 2019 (click for picks)

London

Multiple client workshops (click for pics)

Memphis, TN

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

Dublin, Ireland

Multiple workshops, 2018-2019 (click for pics)

Kansas City, MO

Private workshop, Dec 12, 2019 (click for pics)

Hong Kong

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

New Jersey

New Jersey, 2017

Washington, DC

Multiple client and public workshops (click for pics)

Disney University

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

Seattle, WA

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

Chicago

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

Singapore

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

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