DATA STORYTELLING TRAININGHelping technical minds to communicate data clearly and concisely
Would you like your team to…
- Identify and be able to deliver the story of their data.
- Explain complex concepts in a simple way to stakeholders, operational and non-technical staff.
- Avoid getting bogged in detail when presenting their data.
The value of data is lost more often due to ineffective communication skills rather than lack of technical ability. Even the greatest data minds are restricted if they can’t clearly share their data story.
Presentation Boss empowers people to find and tell stories with their data and turn their insights into business decisions.
If your team needs to communicate using data, whether in written report form or verbal presentations; from sales to data scientists, and everything in between, reach out. We have worked with the private sector and government, large and small teams.
We decided to use Presentation Boss to enhance our team’s ability in the storytelling behind the data analysis.With the abundance of data in today’s businesses it can sometimes be challenging for those working with data to articulate key messages for stakeholder engagement, buy-in and strategic decision making.The feedback on Kate and Thomas’s sessions were excellent. Participants felt that the approach to being able to critically analyse and receive feedback on their own current reports and presentations provided a high level of relevance and value.The opportunity after the initial sessions to reconvene each month and apply learnings was also seen as distinctive to previous training and created excitement in having an ongoing support team to embed the learnings.Participants left the sessions inspired and would definitely recommend the course to anyone who wants to improve their data storytelling and presentation skills.
COO, Finance Industry
I’d like to congratulate you on being such a pleasure to work with.I engaged you to deliver corporate presentation skills to our consulting team. The feedback was great and we noticed a step change in how the team present and engage with customers and prospects through storytelling, visuals and the use of PowerPoint.Thank you from the COINS AUSTRALIA team.
You positively and confidently helped me develop my story-telling/speaking skills, resulting in me delivering a heartfelt speech to over 150 people. My speaking career in 2019 has lifted and seen me MCing, speaking on panels and delivering further speeches.
Managing Director, COINS
I had the pleasure of working with Thomas at a time when I felt that I really needed to brush up on my presentation skills. What I received was a complete tear and rebuild, threw out preconceived ideas of what works and doesn’t and started from scratch. The course outline and content was very well presented and easy to incorporate.Thomas is an excellent coach and speaks with authority and explains/answers questions with actual examples. Both myself and business partner agreed that the course was of tremendous value and we will be using Presentation Boss for all of our staff training on presentation preparation and delivery moving forward. Highly recommended!
What an awesome job you did. Have had attendees catching me all afternoon to say how good it was… surprisingly good as they usually hate this softskill stuff. Well done. I can recommend Presentation Boss.
Director Operations, QLD Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
Thomas was able to extract the essence of what I wanted to say. What I ended up with was a very professional presentation that… stood out in its simplicity. It stood out in a way that it complimented what I was saying in a very effective manner.I would recommend Thomas for not only his knowledge, but also for the way that he and I worked together to create what I needed and what I wanted so that I could deliver the best presentation I could and serve the audience that had come to see my work.
World Champion Public Speaker
From Interesting to Insightful
Employees working with data are most valuable when they can effectively communicate their data insights to stakeholders in an influential manner.
Data storytelling is about employees helping stakeholders to understand their insights and clearly articulate recommendations to be actioned. High-stakes presentations need to be impactful if they are to move the audience toward the desired outcome and are successful when they help stakeholders to understand the data, have an emotional connection to the desired outcome, and are clear in the next step to be taken.
Data storytelling is about creating visual, verbal and written clarity that directs attention to key findings so that audiences can easily understand the current state and why recommendations should be approved. A clear process that leans on industry best practices will deliver the tools and techniques that analysts need for effective data visualisation and a methodology for finding and creating the narrative in the data.
Our approach is content and brand agnostic; we focus on the process of presentation building and live workshopping in the room to apply transferable skills for individual outcomes.
We follow an information and implementation strategy; delivering industry-leading tools and techniques, followed by ongoing implementation support to embed learning as data communicators mature.
Soft skills can be notoriously difficult to measure. We have our participants complete a thorough assessment before and after our workshops, and if the embedding program is utilised, it is also completed each quarter to track progress. It is always exciting to see the progress of our attendees and provides management with the ability to report on the program.
THE TIME INVESTMENT
We get it – it’s difficult to take your team away from their work for Professional Development. However, one of the biggest benefits of communication training is the time that you regain afterwards. When people know how to communicate they;
- hold shorter meetings
- spend less time putting together emails, reports and presentations
- write shorter (but more effective!) emails and reports
- create and give shorter (but more effective!) presentations
- are clearer in what they communicate therefore there is less confusion about/misinterpretation of information
- stress and procrastinate less about impending presentations
Book an obligation-free 15-minute Discovery Call to discuss your needs.
Relevant Pod Episodes
If you want to know more about us, our style and our philosophy, we suggest starting with these episodes of our podcast.
By presentationboss | February 19, 2020
Hello and welcome to episode forty-three of The Presentation Boss Podcast. Way back in episode three, this guy got a mention and Kate has been following his work for years and years. Thomas too wanted Andrew Tarvin on this podcast to share his unique perspective on adding humour into any and every presentation. Kate and…
By presentationboss | February 5, 2020
You’ve made it! We’ve arrived at episode forty-one of The Presentation Boss Podcast! This episode straddles the fine line between Thomas and Kate having a discussion, and Kate interviewing Thomas. Why? Because Thomas specialises in visual communication, especially PowerPoint design. Today we concentrate on what you do if you have a slide deck that is…
By presentationboss | January 15, 2020
Welcome to episode thirty-eight of The Presentation Boss Podcast! This episode straddles the fine line between Thomas and Kate having a discussion, and Thomas interviewing Kate. Why? Because Kate specialises in data visualisation and data presentation. Today concentrates on how you go about choosing the right chart to best present your data insights to your…