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Your one-stop shop for essential data storytelling, data visualization and presentation skills for data analysts, digital marketers, data science and other practitioners. With regular original content and luminary guest appearances from Nancy Duarte, Rand Fishkin, Alberto Cairo, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, Jim Sterne, Dustin Mathews, Garr Reynolds and more. This is the toolset you need to present your data, inform business decisions, inspire action, and become INDISPENSABLE.
 
You want to create effective data visualizations. That’s hard work. There are so many decisions to make, like chart type, annotations, and color! Will this podcast help? Host and fellow data viz designer Alli Torban is in the trenches with you. She shares the latest tools and methods that she’s discovered while on the job and interviewing top designers. If you’re an analyst, journalist, or designer who wants to hone your skills with specific tactics, then this show could be just what you need.
 
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I sample a prime piece of content from my upcoming book on how to craft and deliver powerful, influential recommendations that get done using a popular goal-setting framework. Consider this a private mini future audiobook reading! To get exclusive access to book updates, events, and resources, sign up for my book waitlist! And be sure to check out …
 
It’s easy to think you have to be the master at D3 and also have the design eye of an artist in order to have a fulfilling data viz career, but that has not been my experience, nor the experience of my guest today Amanda Makulec who is the Data Visualization Society’s Executive Director. She’s heard her fair share of data viz origin stories, frustr…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Everyone can recall a time when their emotions were moved by a story. On today’s episode, we explore the practice of harnessing the power of visual storytelling in order to educate consumers about brand and product. Our guest today is Shlomi Ron, CEO of the Visual Storytelling Institute or VSI, a seasoned digital mark…
 
What can we do to make our data visualizations more accessible to more people, especially those with disabilities? In this episode, Frank Elavsky shares how we can integrate accessibility into our current data visualization workflow. It’s a skill just like anything else, so let’s get practicing! Show notes: https://dataviztoday.com/shownotes/63…
 
Ah, money. The topic everyone wants to hear about but no one wants to talk about! It’s a complicated and nuanced subject because there are so many variables that factor into someone’s compensation, but... In this episode, I’ll share some highlights from the responses in the Data Visualization Society community survey to give you a sense of what dat…
 
What are the ingredients of a successful personal project? How do you even know what topic to make your personal project about? What constraints make for a successful personal project? In this episode, data visualization designers Nadieh Bremer and Shirley Wu share insights they learned from completing a year-long collaboration that ended with a ne…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Present Beyond Measure Show for 2021! Today on the show, we will be having an inspiring conversation about LinkedIn Ads, data visualization, and public speaking with AJ Wilcox. AJ talks about how to get started on LinkedIn, why its targeting functionality is worth the high cost,…
 
Do you feel lost when you’re creating a chart? Are you feeling around in the dark with every new project? Confidence comes with practice, but you can also take a few smart steps, in the beginning, to create an effective chart. I’ve interviewed top designers for years on my podcast while creating and experimenting on my own, and I’ve found that thes…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES FOR DATA VISUALS + RESOURCES This episode is a very special new holiday tradition called “The Year In Data”. I partnered with a fellow data viz renegade and beloved host of the Data Viz Today Podcast! Alli Torban is an Information Design Consultant in Washington, D.C.and a leading voice in the field of data visualization on her p…
 
The last episode of the year! In this episode, I have a little data viz tennis match with fellow podcaster Lea Pica. We found the most inspiring visualizations in four categories: climate change, COVID-19, racial injustice, and the US presidential election. Lea and I bounce back and forth describing our favorite in each category and the mastery on …
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Nidhal Firoze is a Digital Analytics Association certified web analyst and associate manager of Digital Analytics and BI at Course5 Intelligence. He was recently recognized by the Analytics India Magazine as one of the top 5 data science mentors in June 2020. He's also a DAA Quanties-award finalist in the difference-m…
 
Have you ever created a successful graphic that really hit the mark and you felt like you were just spot on? Do you know how you can consistently replicate that feeling? If not, I have an idea of what you might be missing... Art direction! In this episode, we'll learn when you need art direction and when you don't, and how to use art direction to m…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Christina Stathopoulos is an Analytical Consultant at Google who uses data and visualization to help her clients drive decisions about marketing, expansion, and more. She holds adjunct faculty positions at two top universities in Madrid, where she teaches analytics courses for MBA programs. Alongside her corporate and…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Anna Shutko is the Product Marketing Manager at Supermetrics, a technology tool that picks up all the marketing data you need and brings it to your favorite reporting, analytics, or storage platform using “connectors”. Anna helped launch the company's top products, such as Supermetrics for Google Data Studio, Excel, a…
 
Marilee Yorchak and the Digital Analytics Association are working tirelessly to support digital practitioners, leaders, and companies hit hard in 2020 with furlough and layoffs this year with a bevy of events, tools, and resources. In this episode, Marilee shares the Herculean efforts she and the DAA are undertaking to help the analytics practition…
 
Have you ever felt frustrated when you're trying to express important data to someone? Do the bars and pies just seem to fall flat? Try turning the data into an experience! In this episode, I try to bottle up Miriam Quick and Stefanie Posavec’s creative genius that they poured into their new book so that we can create data experiences in our work, …
 
Chart legends are so key (ha!) to make your chart understandable, but you need to give it some thought and care. The goals of a good legend: informative and concise It shouldn’t be a puzzle. So how can we enhance the default legend to be more informative and concise without becoming a puzzle? Let’s jump into 3 ways to enhance your legend! Show note…
 
Mary Owusu and Pierre DeBois are celebrated experts and speakers in the digital analytics field. They graciously offered heartbreaking stories of racial oppression and discrimination both in the tech field and their personal lives, helping me unpack and uncomfortably face the dark truth that racism is still at large all around us. VIEW ALL SHOW NOT…
 
Dominick Quartuccio helps corporate individuals, teams, and businesses design a future they can’t wait to live into. He also has a passion for developing highly evolved men to elevate how they show up as leaders, husbands, fathers and champions for women. I don’t know anyone who has worked so tirelessly to create awareness and help others navigate …
 
Are you interested in freelancing or consulting in data visualization? Being your own boss as a full-time freelancer has its own set of unique challenges, and of course, many benefits! But from the outside looking in, it’s hard to know where to even start... How do you find clients? How do you know what to offer? How do you reach out and pitch to p…
 
>> VIEW SHOW NOTES + RESOURCES Mitch Grasso is the Founder/CEO of Beautiful.AI - predictive presentation software that will revolutionize how people build beautiful visual documents. I’ve used it personally and after being seriously impressed with its intuitive interface and adherence to presentation design best practices, I actually considered swi…
 
In this episode, Shirley Wu shares the specific things that she looks for in potential collaborators, the steps she took to execute her innovative People of the Pandemic game, and how she overcame her moments of self-doubt under the mounting complexity of creating a game from scratch… Show notes
 
In this episode, I cover three areas of delivering online presentations that you can master and stay visible and sane in the process. It's a sample of my flagship online course on presentation delivery. For the complete data presentation rockstar blueprint, enroll in the Data Presentation + Storytelling Boot Camp and start creating the impact, infl…
 
Rehgan Avon is the founder and CEO of the Women in Analytics Conference, an organization and industry event that increases visibility to women making an impact in the analytics space by providing a platform to lead the conversations around the advancements of analytical research, development, and applications. The WiA conference is becoming an incr…
 
I’ve noticed that many of the really engaging graphics have something in common: really thoughtful annotations. Usually, we think of annotations as a way to communicate context (like the title, subtitle, data labels) or point out outliers or specific events. But what if we thought of annotations as a tool beyond just context. What if we could use a…
 
With over 15 years of enterprise analytics experience at monster platforms like Domo, Omniture, and Adobe, Brent Dykes knows a thing or eight about leveraging thoughtfully presented insights to effect organizational change and success. Brent stopped by the show to discuss his new book, Effective Data Storytelling: How to Drive Change with Data, Nar…
 
Happy new year! It's time for goal-setting, right? One small thing you can do throughout the year that will make you a better information designer (and not drive you crazy) is focus on building your data viz toolbox. I've been filling my toolbox over these past 50 episodes, and while I'll never be done filling it, the more I fill it, the easier my …
 
Today's guest is a woman who has had a formative impact on my journey and whose latest book is my new desktop Bible for data presentation. Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic is the CEO and Founder of Storytelling with Data, a company providing workshops and presentations that teach the basics of data visualization and how to tell compelling stories with data …
 
Why do we care about finding the underlying emotion in our project? Because it can help guide us toward visualizing the data in a more meaningful way for our audience. It helps you hone in on their point of view and what they really want. In this bonus episode, I show a quick technique that I learned recently that helps me get to the underlying emo…
 
On the cusp of holiday turkey and tree trimming mayhem, I take a pause from Autumn Author Madness to tell a personal story of being criticised by a member of the industry and how it taught me an important lesson on response and kindness. I also express my undying gratitude for your continuing support as my listener, and share how I'll be working ev…
 
Have you ever been asked the explain the value of visualizing data? I always jump to “it reveals insights you couldn’t see before!” But while I was at the Data2Dome conference last month, I had a light-bulb moment. Revealing insights is just part of the puzzle… In this episode, I share stories of how the planetarium community is using data to engag…
 
It's no secret that creating two charts to show different views on a data set can be very powerful. But can connecting them somehow make it even more impactful? In this episode, we learn how Mohamad Waked used two charts with a captivating connective tissue to shine a light on a very important issue happening in the world right now. Show notes: www…
 
Nancy Duarte is the founder of Duarte, Inc., a global leader behind some of the most influential visual messages in business and culture. It is the largest design firm in Silicon Valley and also the fifth largest female employer in the area. Nancy is a communication expert and as a persuasion specialist and she has she cracked the code for effectiv…
 
Alberto Cairo is not only a highly revered mind in the data visualization world, he brings a fresh perspective on keeping your charts honest in his brand new book, How Charts Lie.. If you're looking for a way to create and interpret charts accurately and in integrity, this interview is for you. Alberto is a celebrated visualization educator, design…
 
It’s no secret that some charts lie. You might be thinking that only a subset of people who maliciously create a chart to serve their interests are guilty of this, but the truth is, there are many ways in which a chart can lie. You can make a mistake in your design, or use data that’s insufficient, or make conclusions that aren’t accurate. I’m guil…
 
It's rare when I encounter someone at a conference that not only nails the presentation, leaving me wanting more, but also drops wisdom I can easily say I will use for the rest of my speaking career. Carlos Gil is an international keynote speaker and award winning digital storyteller with over a decade of experience leading social media strategies …
 
Having a data viz mentor is a great resource! BUT... One person doesn't need to be everything to you. Maybe building a Board of Directors could be more helpful. I've built a virtual one that has seats for those who inspire me with - Creativity - Technical Skills - Communication - Introspectiveness - Fellow Data Viz Nerdery In this episode, I talk a…
 
Today's guest, Nir Eyal, has a zone of genius in customer engagement and spends his days writing, consulting, and teaching about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. As a matter of fact, MIT Technology Review dubbed him the "prophet of habit forming technology." He is an active investor in habiforming technology such as Eventbr…
 
Are you struggling with putting together an effective portfolio? I find it hard to know if I'm using my time efficiently. What do I need to include? When is it enough?!? Luckily, Dillon Winspear is here to help. He's reviewed hundreds of portfolios as a Senior UX Lead at Domo, and I asked for his top tips for building a portfolio. Listen in and lea…
 
The Data Presentation + Storytelling Bootcamponline course is open for enrollment! Cart closes on Aug 22nd at midnight. John is a highly experienced digital marketing strategist and consultant with special expertise in developing SEO campaigns, PPC campaigns, Google analytics, technical website auditing, web analytics implementation, and custom con…
 
Visualization isn't always about revealing the patterns in our data. Sometimes it can be used to bring people together. This featured viz is a project by Amy Cesal and her now-husband Zander Furnas that they created for their wedding to connect their guests to them and each other. In this episode, we'll hear how this project was created, what they’…
 
Data Literacy is on everyone’s mind right now, but it always seemed like a nebulous topic to me. What is it exactly? How can you tell how literate you are? More importantly, how do you improve?! In this episode, we’ll learn why you need to assess yourself, no matter how literate you are, and how to identify the next step you need to take to improve…
 
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