Data storytelling workshops

 data storytelling
1-day in-person or 3 zoom sessions 

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Why attend a workshop?

 

Data storytelling communicates data insights. The value of data relies on how well it’s communicated (even the most amazing data has no impact if communicated badly).

Our data storytelling workshops teach essential skills to improve your insight communication. You will learn how to write data narratives, and combine them with well-designed data visualisations.

What we offer 

 

Rogue Penguin offers both full-day and half-day data storytelling workshops. They are a mix of concept theory, case studies, and hands-on exercises.

Our workshops can be delivered in-person or online using the Zoom app.

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full-day workshop

What it covers

 

The full-day workshop covers everything needed to turn data insights into a story. It’s incredibly practical and gives those attending the chance to apply their learnings to real-world (noisy) data.

The full-day workshop includes:

  • An introduction to data storytelling

  • How to better understand an audience

  • How to identify the right communication type for an audience

  • How to find story elements in data

  • How to write a data narrative

  • How design principles can enhance data visualisations

  • How to best design a graph

  • How to communicate a narrative using data visualisation

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

Who it's for

The full-day workshop is ideal for those working directly with data for the majority of their role.

 

How it's delivered

Full-day workshops are delivered on request for teams.

 

They can be run in person or online. In-person workshops are run over one day (9am-4pm). Online workshops are delivered in three, 2.5-hour virtual sessions - ideally over different days to give attendees a break from their screens.

 

What it costs

A full-day workshop for up to 12 people is $7,000+GST* with additional numbers priced at $500 per person.

* Additional costs may apply for in-person workshops outside of Wellington, New Zealand

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Half-day workshop

What it covers

 

The half-day workshop covers the basics of data storytelling. It is enough to get anyone started on their data storytelling journey.

The half-day workshop includes:

  • An introduction to data storytelling

  • How to better understand an audience

  • How to identify the right communication type for an audience

  • How to find story elements in data

  • How to write a data narrative

  • How to communicate a narrative using data visualisation

Who it's for

The half-day workshop is ideal for those communicating data as part of their role but not necessarily analysing it.

 

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 are run over three hours and can be delivered in person or online.

 

What it costs

A half-day workshop for up to 12 people is $4,000+GST* with additional numbers priced at $300 per person.

* Additional costs may apply for in-person workshops outside of Wellington, New Zealand

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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!"

"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."

“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 & 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).”

Kat made everyone feel like their ideas were AMAZING! 

Our facilitator

 

All Rogue Penguin workshops are run by Kat Greenbrook.

 

Kat has a background in data science and graphic design and works as a Data Storyteller in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an experienced workshop facilitator and international speaker.

 

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commonly asked questions

​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?

The workshop is 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 run via. Eventbrite. Individuals can sign up for the next available workshop below.

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