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Half-Day Workshop (3 Hours)

What it covers

 

The half-day workshop covers all you'll need to get started on your data storytelling journey. 

 

  • An introduction to data storytelling

  • How to identify your data communication goals

  • How to better understand an audience

  • How to find data story building blocks

  • How to write data narratives for stakeholder influence

  • How to communicate a narrative using data visualisation

How it's delivered

 

Half-day workshops are delivered on request for teams. Occasionally, tickets will be available for public workshops (see below). These workshops can be delivered in person or online via Zoom.

What you'll takeaway

 

Along with the knowledge and confidence to tell your own data stories, all workshop attendees receive a copy of The Data Storyteller's Handbook (from 2024).

What it costs

 

A half-day workshop for up to 12 people is $5,495 NZD+GST with additional numbers priced at $395 per person. Additional costs may apply for in-person workshops outside of Wellington, New Zealand.

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Full-Day Workshop (7 Hours)

What it covers

 

The full-day workshop covers everything in the half-day workshop along with an introduction to design and data visualisation. This workshop offers more opportunities for the practical application of the end-to-end data storytelling process. 

 

  • An introduction to data storytelling

  • How to identify your data communication goals

  • How to better understand an audience

  • How to find data story building blocks

  • How to write data narratives for stakeholder influence

  • How to use design principles to enhance data visualisations

  • How to design graphs well (and what to avoid)

  • How to communicate a narrative using data visualisation

  • Practical application of all of the above in a real-world data exercise

How it's delivered

 

Full-day workshops are delivered on request for teams. They are run in person over one day (9am-4pm).

What you'll takeaway

 

Along with the knowledge and confidence to tell your own data stories, all workshop attendees receive a copy of The Data Storyteller's Handbook (from 2024).

What it costs

 

A full-day workshop for up to 12 people is $8,495 NZD+GST with additional numbers priced at $595 per person. Additional costs may apply for workshops outside of Wellington, New Zealand.

What People Are Saying

Excellent and enlightening workshop! Learning to write data narratives will help me greatly with my reporting. Super useful. Every analyst should do this!

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We’ve had some wonderful feedback about these workshops, with various people in the team saying how interesting and eye-opening they were and how it has really got them thinking about how they’ll approach visualisation work differently in the future.

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I know our group was very quiet on the calls, but I have been itching to thank you for taking us through such an amazing course. You have given me a new perspective on the role/need for storytelling and narrative with data. Now I honestly can’t look at presentations in the same way! Love the frameworks and tools you gave us. It makes storytelling feel approachable and achievable for me (with practice).

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We recently put a large cohort of our Business Insights Analysts and Data Scientists through Kat's full-day training course and followed this up with mentoring. The course content included narrative structure and visualisation best practices in a really engaging way. I have been impressed by the practical and powerful nature of the take-outs, and the way our team has been able to action and embed their learnings across such a wide array of projects (from report design to insights decks). The communication and design principles can be applied to any format or platform (tool agnostic).

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I like that there are frameworks and structures in creating a data story. It's a whole journey in logical steps to achieve the final product.

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I was dreading this workshop (because I’m NOT a data person)... but instead, I loved it! I was surprised at how engaged I was throughout the day. I’m excited as I know exactly how I’m going to use what I learned when I go back to work tomorrow.

 

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A very good workshop! A perfect mix of information and practical application. Really useful tools and well-structured exercises. It was delivered at a great pace and I can implement the material immediately. This workshop has helped me understand data storytelling!

 

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This was a well-structured, engaging workshop! I really enjoyed how Kat walked us through everything at a good pace and in detail (i.e. data, story, telling). The practical components were great putting the concepts into practice and felt natural and easy (not many courses do this so well!). I am excited to put these learnings into my projects. ​

All Rogue Penguin workshops are run by Kat Greenbrook.

 

Kat is a Data Storyteller from Aotearoa, New Zealand. She is a consultant, author of The Data Storyteller's Handbook, workshop facilitator, industry speaker, and founder of Rogue Penguin.

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FAQs

​I’m already really good at using my data visualisation tool. Why should I go to this workshop?

 

Data visualisation is just one part of data storytelling. Data storytelling usually consists of multiple customised data visualisations, connected through narrative. What you learn in this workshop is how to piece it all together, complementing your existing data visualisation tool skills.

I don’t analyse data in my role. Is this workshop still right for me?

 

Yes. This workshop is suitable for anyone communicating technical information as part of their role. You may be a graphic designer, a communications specialist, a product manager, etc. There is no prerequisite for data analysis knowledge.

My job is to do the modeling and analysis. Why do I need to tell stories?

 

Traditionally, the interpretation of data has been left to business users, but this is changing. Data communication skills are now a requirement for the majority of Analyst and Data Science positions advertised. The role of the Data Storyteller often falls on the person who has done the analysis. This workshop will give you frameworks to help tell data stories from your own analysis.

Do I need to know specific data visualisation software? 

 

No. This workshop is tool-agnostic. All workshop exercises are done using a pen and paper. The design principles and best practice data visualisation techniques taught in this workshop can be applied to any software.

I like to apply what I learn. How practical is the workshop?

 

Both workshops are a mix of concept theory, practical case studies, and hands-on exercises. All attendees receive a workbook (physical or digital) with exercises to work through.

When is the next half-day workshop available to the public?

 

Public workshops are advertised via. Eventbrite approximately every 6 months (depending on availability). Enter your email address below to be notified of upcoming public workshops. 

Thanks! I'll keep you posted.

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