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!

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 program was exactly what our staff needed to breathe new life into our presentation and communication materials. His engaging style, practical hands-on exercises and flexibility to work with us to customize content for maximum effectiveness contributed significantly to the effectiveness of the program. We’re excited about raising the bar on our communications and look forward to working more with Bill in the future!

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.

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

D3.JS Key Concepts

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

Data Literacy and Data Analytics

Think critically about, and find insights in, data

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)

Philadelphia

June 2, 2015 public workshop (click for pics)

London

Multiple client workshops (click for pics)

Chicago

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

Wisconsin

Multiple client workshops, 2018 (click for pics)

San Francisco

June 6, 2014 for the Association of Management Consulting Firms

Toronto

2017 & 2018

Hong Kong

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

Blacksburg, Virginia

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

Kansas City, MO

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

San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA – July 14-15, 2016

New York City

Multiple workshops for various clients from 2014-2019

Little Rock, AR

Private workshop October 24, 2018 (click for pics)

Brussels

April 24, 2014 for a client in Brussels

Disney University

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

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