Need to create or improve a data story? Get Started With Our Data Visualization for Data Storytelling Online Course
Helping you gain and improve your data visualization skills
Learn about the best practices of Data Visualization for Data Storytelling
Data storytelling and data visualization are becoming absolute must-learn skills. As all organizations become increasingly data-driven, the ability to work with data and drive information out of it isn’t a bonus, it is essential.
Learn how to tell compelling data stories, accompanied by effective data visualizations, that will engage your audience.
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Here’s What You’ll Get
Years of Experience Condensed in One Course
The course draws from years of experience from two well-known teachers and practitioners in the data profession.
You will get essential theory and best practice guides, as well practical advice from the field.
Real World Applications
The lessons provide you with a lot of practical takeaways right from lesson one. You can apply these lessons in any data story or data visualizations – reports, dashboards.
Being an effective data storyteller will not only impress those around you, but also open doors of opportunities in today’s digital world.
Data Visualization Best Practices for Each Core Graph Type
The course covers core, essential graphs in depth: what they are, a bit of history, when to use them, and even some fun facts!
The course also introduces a range of different graphs and provide use cases for each.
Engaging & Practical Content
Upon launch, you will have access to 6 course modules packed with:
- High quality video lessons
- Supplementary resources
What are industry leader saying about
Data Visualization and Data Storytelling?
Chief Economist at Google
A hugely important skill in the next decades
The ability to take data - to be able to understand it, to process it, to extract value from it, to visualize it, to communicate it - that’s going to be a hugely important skill in the next decades. (excerpt from McKinsey)
Donna M. Wong
Author of "The Wall Street Journal Guide to Information Graphics"
Almost as indispensable as good writing
We live in a data-driven world where the ability to create effective charts and graphs has become almost as indispensable as good writing. (excerpt from her book)
Sr. Director of Insights and Data Storytelling at Blast Analytics
Data Storytelling: The essential data science skill everyone needs
As data becomes increasingly ubiquitous, companies are desperately searching for talent with these data skills. (excerpt from Forbes)
What is covered in the
Data Visualization for Data Storytelling Course?
Here are the 6 modules that cover data visualization best practices for effective data storytelling. ~5 hours and 45 minutes worth of content.
Module 1: The Basic Concepts
What is data storytelling? In this module we introduce what data storytelling is, why it is important, and introduces strategies for effective data storytelling.
Module 2: Foundations of Data Visualization
Before we can create effective visuals, we need to understand how humans perceive data. This module goes over the principles of visual perception and the pre-attentive visual attributes as they pertain to data visualizations, as well as best practices in color, layout, and much more.
Module 3: Core Graphs Best Practices
This module provides in depth discussion of core, essential graphs: bar graph, line graph, scatterplot, pie chart, etc. These lessons will teach you when to best use each graph, their different variations, and the data visualization best practices. Plus, there will be a lot of fun facts and stories peppered throughout the content.
In addition to these core graphs, you will be introduced to other charts that are used for different industries and different use cases – including bubble graphs, spider charts, circos, etc.
Module 4: Visualization and Data Storytelling Field Guide
What are the main considerations for data storytelling? How can we use our charts and other visuals to complement our data stories? This module will guide you through the practical considerations you need to be aware of when composing your data stories.
Module 5: A Data Storyteller's Journey
What is the journey of a data storyteller? We'll learn from the story of a student and that of a professional, see what skills we need to get hired as a data storyteller, and present some ideas how you can create your resume in order to stand out from the rest.
Module 6: BONUS
We'll uncover how sometimes it helps to break the rules, what selection criteria to follow when choosing a data visualization tool, plus some case studies, as well as resources to help you enhance your data visualizations and data stories.
About the Course Teacher, Donabel Santos
Donabel Santos is a self-confessed data geek. She loves working with data, writing queries, and developing reports on her SQL Server databases, and exploring and visualizing data with Tableau.
She is the principal and senior business intelligence architect at QueryWorks Solutions, a Tableau Learning and Alliance partner in Vancouver, BC, Canada, providing consulting and training services. She has spent years in consulting and has developed a variety of solutions for clients in different verticals—finance, manufacturing, healthcare, legal, higher education, and local government.
Donabel is a multi-year Microsoft Data Platform MVP and has extensive experience in the SQL server in different areas, such as development, administration, data warehouse, reporting (SSRS), tuning, troubleshooting, XML, CLR, and integration with ERPs and CRMs using PowerShell, C#, SSIS, and Power BI.
One of Donabel's passions is teaching and sharing her love for data. She is a Tableau Certified Professional and a Tableau accredited trainer, delivering Tableau public and on-site client training. She is also the lead instructor for a number of courses at British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), including Applied Database Administration and Design (ADAD) and Applied Data Analytics (ADA) programs. She teaches SQL server administration, development, integration (SSIS), data warehouse foundations, and visual analytics with Tableau.
About the Course Teacher, George Firican
George is a passionate advocate for the importance of data, a frequent conference speaker and a YouTuber, being ranked among Top 5 Global Thought Leaders and Influencers on Big Data, Digital Disruption, Top 15 on Innovation and LinkedIn Top Voice in Data Governance.
His innovative approach to addressing data challenges received international recognition through award-winning program and project implementations in data governance, data quality, business intelligence and data analytics.
George advises customer organizations on how to treat data as an asset, and shares his practical takeaways on social media, at conferences, and various industry sites and publications.
George has been a data professional for over 15 years. One of George's passions is to create informative, practical and engaging educational content to share with individuals such as yourself, and help organizations get more visibility on social media. George is the proud founder of LightsOnData.com and co-host of the Lights On Data Show.
Here’s what people are saying about the course teachers
Donabel's teaching style can make any topic fun and exiting
"Donabel's teaching style can make any topic fun and exiting. She made me fall in love with SQL and she also helped me to get my first job as a SQL developer. She is a well known name in Vancouver IT industry and even mentioning her name as my teacher at a few interviews has given me a few positive nods [...]"
George creates highly educational and engaging content
"George is well-versed on the latest thinking and trends in data management and business intelligence. He creates highly educational and engaging content and it was great to collaborate with him [...]"
Explains the most difficult topics of the course clearly
"She is a great teacher: she explains the most difficult topics of the course clearly and provides a variety of class activities so that students can gain practical skills. Her instructions and hand-out materials are very clear, concise and accurate. [...]
She is very attentive to students' questions and always willing to help them with any concerns."
Data Visualization Skills for better Data Storytelling- Online Course Available Now
Are you a data analyst or a data scientist that needs to showcase the results of your data analysis? Are you a consultant, a business intelligence professional or report developer that needs to produce graphs, dashboards, and reports?
Data and the insight, hindsight, and foresight that you produce are so much more valuable when they are visualized. That we can all agree on. Without that visual representation, it can be hard for the audience to grasp the true meaning of the findings and the story that is conveyed.
But one needs to be aware that creating a less than great data visualization, can have dire consequences on how your work is interpreted and what decisions are drawn out of the data.
So where can you start to acquire these skills from?
Acquiring this equivalent level of teaching at university or other higher education institution can cost you anywhere from $1,000 to $5,000 plus the cost of required reading. Not to mention the time commitment. You can also opt to get private or corporate coaching from other industry leaders in this area, but that ends up costing more than $20,000.
This online course gives you practical knowledge and best practices to develop better data stories through better data visualizations, with a much less investment of time, money and energy.
Once you complete these lessons, you will be able to showcase your data visualization and data storytelling skills on your resume and become the expert that organizations are looking for.
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Data Visualization for data storytelling course
Helping you gain and improve your data visualization skills for data storytelling
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If you don’t like the Data Visualization for Data Storytelling Course for any reason, or if you feel it wasn’t worth your investment or even if you just want your money back for no reason at all, we’ve got you covered. Purchase today and you can simply ask for a refund anytime within the next 30 days. Our support team will process your refund, no questions asked.
Don’t wait! Look at what others have to say about the teachers
Any student would be lucky to have him as an instructor
"George is the type of person who is very professional and knowledgeable and, at the same time, friendly, easy-going and fun to be around. Any student would be lucky to have him as an instructor.
I'm looking forward to seeing him again at conferences, because his presentations are always such an eye-candy and full of no-fluff, practical content."
By far one of the most inspiring instructors I have ever met
"Donabel has been by far one of the most inspiring instructors I have ever met.
She truly cares about her students' learning and helps them excel in developing and applying the skills in their work.
When I speak of a role model, Donabel is one of the greatest people that comes first in my mind."
A very detailed online encyclopedia
"Every article and video from George manages to perfectly describe and explain different areas in data governance and data intelligence, from master data to metadata management, from data quality to visualization, from business glossary to the data dictionary. All this with the business in mind, and not just as a technical exercise.
Thanks to George's broad knowledge and understanding about bringing value from data, many professionals can take advantage of a very detailed online encyclopedia shared by George on several platforms."
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the course for?
The course is geared towards anyone that has responsibility to communicate what the numbers mean. Anyone from a marketing manager, finance specialist, or a risk analyst, all the way to a data analyst and data scientist.
How much time will it take me to complete the course?
The video lessons are about 5 hours and 45 minutes.
Everyone has a different learning pace, though, and the great thing about having this delivered online is that it adjusts to your schedule and learning style.
The course will be available for you without limitation. You can go back and go through it as many times as you like, whenever you like.
Is the course only applicable to specific industries?
The course is applicable to ANY industry. Even though some examples will draw from and showcase certain industries, the takeaways are relevant to any industry.
Can I take the course on my phone or tablet as well?
YES! The course was built to work on all tablets and phones. Or you can take it on your laptop or desktop machine. Layouts, scrolling or displays may vary depending on the device you have. All you need is an internet connection.
Does the course require a specific data visualization tool?
No, the course content is tool agnostic. The learning gained from these lessons go far beyond the usage of a tool and are applicable to any data visualization tool (ex: Tableau, Power BI, QlikSense, R, D3, Google Charts, and even Excel).
What if I'm not satisfied with the course?
That will be very unlikely, but if, within 30 days of purchase, you find that the course doesn't meet your expectations, we are pleased to offer a refund. However, we kindly request that you meet the following condition:
To be eligible for a refund, please ensure you have completed less than 25% of the course content. We believe this gives you a fair opportunity to experience the course and its value.
If you meet this condition and wish to request a refund, simply reach out to our support team within the 30-day period. We will then process your refund.
What if I have more questions?
If you have any other questions about the course, you can always send out an email to support at lightsondata.com
Once you're enrolled in the course, you will have access to the teachers to ask questions. Plus, on almost every lesson you can post questions relevant to that topic, that the teachers and/or other students will be able to answer.
Bonus content NOW AVAILABLE!
Now including an entirely new bonus module.
Data Visualization for data storytelling course
Helping you gain and improve your data visualization skills for data storytelling
(Price in USD)