Dashboards, data-driven reporting and visual presentations of numbers are now an established and essential part of how any modern organisation operates. However, it can be a challenge to make the desired impact with your data.

This bespoke team training Telling Stories with Data is for teams who need to tell powerful data-driven stories. You may be an expert in the data that you’re presenting, but your audience probably doesn’t have your expertise. This course gives delegates the communication and storytelling skills to present data with maximum impact – to drive actions, influence change and crucial decisions.

Through real-world examples, gain the maximum opportunity and impact to drive action, influence change and crucial decisions through your data.

Leave with the confidence to distil the most complex data set into a compelling story.


Learning Outcomes

  • Utilise a range of design techniques
  • Pitch your data with clarity and impact
  • Gain best practice from data visualisation examples
  • Structure and design infographics by using the right tools
  • Learn how to tailor your visualisation to different audiences
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:45

Beauty Versus Function

  • How to balance clarity with attention-grabbing visuals
  • A repeatable framework for creating successful visualisations
  • Understand the current data visualisation landscape using industry examples’
10:45 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Tailoring to Your Audience

  • How to identify the best way to present to various types of stakeholders
  • Understand the advantages and constraints of different types of presentations
  • Techniques for introducing transparency, without over-complicating the communication
12:00 - 13:00

Data Visualisation Styles

  • Common problems with chart types and how to fix them
  • Matching graph and chart styles to the purpose of your visual
  • How to structure and design infographics by using the right tools
13:00 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:00

Reflection Session

  • Trainer will review the day’s learning and the next stages of the course
  • Delegates will have time to ask questions and share views with one another
14:00 - 15:00

Professional Design Techniques

  • Best practice in business dashboard design
  • Understand how the text and visual elements work together
  • How to use layers and step-by-step reveals to develop a story
  • Less is more: how to reduce clutter and focus on the key message
15:00 - 16:00

Advanced Storytelling

  • Pitching your data with clarity and impact
  • Refining the beginning, middle and end of your narrative
  • Common challenges and pitfalls and how to overcome them
  • Gathering feedback and measuring the impact of your communication
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways