This course builds on the prerequisite course on Data Visualization Fundamentals by combining effective data visuals into a wider strategy of effective communication and presentation of data. In this course, the participants will be equipped with the tools to capture the attention of audiences, to build up excitement about the data, and facilitate these with a combination of visuals and presentation skills. The course includes an overview of data storytelling, a breakdown of the key elements of a data story, a primer on data visualization and its best practices, a detailed study of the presentation components of a data story, and finally, a primer on data storytelling ethics.
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, the learners are expected to:
- understand data storytelling and its elements;
- gain skills in presentation by understanding its components: content, structure, packaging and human element; and
- learn and apply strategies and techniques in data storytelling, which will effectively engage the audience.
You will need a computer or laptop with Microsoft Excel installed. Computer or laptop requirements are:
- For Windows: Core i3 or better, 4GB RAM or better, MS Excel 2007 or better
- For MacBook: ideally MS Excel 2013 or newer should be installed (some functions require this version on the Mac). If the version of MS Excel is 2011, download and install StatPlus.