Data Storytelling: Craft Effective Stories with Data

As the business world becomes increasingly reliant on data-driven decisions, the ability to present data in a meaningful way with a strong narrative, is a must-have competency, whether it is to help you nail your case interviews, assessment centres, or excel in your career!

This workshop will cover easy-to-apply data visualisation tips which will enable you to bring data to life and communicate stories to an audience, with a focus on simplicity and ease of interpretation. You will learn how to tell effective stories with data, select the right type of visuals, simplify visuals, use appropriate design principles and draw the audience’s attention. 

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

• Recognise the difference between explanatory and exploratory analysis 
• Follow the ethical principles of storytelling
• Use a systematic approach to build their story and apply the right level of context for stories
• Select and leverage design principles to produce great charts and remove chart junk and clutter 
• Apply the Gestalt Principles of Visual Perception
• Apply visual tools and techniques to create focus

This workshop will cover data visualisation using Excel and Powerpoint. In case you are wondering - participants of this workshop are not required to have technical expertise, so sign up now!

Spaces are limited for this session so Non-Business school students are given priority booking. For any Business School students interested to register, please click here to register for the waiting list.
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Trainer, Mango Training

Mark's educational background has been equal parts psychology and organizational development and he combined these two paths with a Master’s degree in organisational psychology from the London School of Economics. His specific expertise is in leadership, communications, social psychology and counselling, and he brings this knowledge to every training session. Mark is an intuitive, flexible trainer who is passionate about developing novel and interesting activities to keep the training experience fun and engaging. He believes the key to learning lies not just in understanding, but in enjoying the learning process.

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Career Workshops

Date: Thursday, 22 September 2022

Time: 10am – 1pm

Event Venue: Online (via Zoom)

Industry: Others

Faculties: College of Design and Engineering; School of Computing; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; Faculty of Science; Faculty of Law

Target Audience: All undergraduate students except Business students