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Analytics Storytelling for Impact

About This Course

All analytics work begins and ends with a story. Storytelling is the analytics professional’s missing link in delivering the essence of signals and insights from data to executives, management and more for real business results.

In this analytics storytelling course, you’ll learn effective strategies and tools to master data communication in the most impactful way possible—through well-crafted analytics stories.

Prerequisites

One of the equivalent knowledge and skills:
Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Excel or Analyzing and Visualizing Data with Power BI Working knowledge of PowerPoint.

What you'll learn

  • How to apply storytelling principles to your analytics work
  • How to improve your analytics presentations through storytelling
  • Guidelines and best practices for creating high-impact reports and presentations

Meet the instructors

Ben Olsen

Ben Olsen

Content Developer

Microsoft

Ben is a Sr. Content Developer for Microsoft's Learning and Readiness team, and is an analytics professional and educator with over 8 years of industry and managerial experience. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ben ran and directed multiple consulting firms, where he also held critical analytics roles in companies as diverse as Juniper Networks, Costco, and T-Mobile. He has taught Data Visualization at The University of Washington, and recently founded Seattle Pacific University's Analytics Certificate Program.

Mario Juarez

Mario Juarez

Founder of StoryCo

Microsoft

Mario is an Executive Communications Manager and Master Storyteller, helping teams and individuals across Microsoft to improve storytelling skills for professional and personal impact. His workshop "Storytelling for Impact” has been taken by over 1,000 employees since November, 2015. It measurably improves outcomes related to strategic communications, organizational health, and key performance measures.

Gulrez Khan

Gulrez Khan

Senior Data Scientist

Microsoft

Gulrez Khan is a Senior Data Scientist in Microsoft and has been wrangling with data for more than 12 years. Currently he is lead data scientist in the World Wide Learning Division in Microsoft that focus on understanding the learner's behavior and empower them to make best use of the learning content. Gulrez champions Data Visualization & Storytelling with data in the org and has been giving talks, speaking at conferences to democratize data. He loves to play with the public dataset to tell data stories. He also serves as the Advisory Board Member in the https://www.thedatascienceconference.com.

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