Turn complex data into compelling stories

Data Storytelling Course & Training For Executives

No more swathes of stakeholders falling asleep when you pull out the charts. Communicating effectively with data is a crucial skill for anyone who wants to lead in a modern organisation. Discover how to use data as your secret weapon to drive action.

From stats to stories: Unlock your data’s full potential.

Do you struggle with making your data-heavy presentations:

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Easy-to-understand?

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Memorable?

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Persuasive?

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Engaging?

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Clear?

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Relevant to your audience?

Data Slides

Presenting numbers doesn’t have to be complex.

We teach professionals to:

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Uncover the stories behind numbers and turn data into actionable insights

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Create clear and compelling charts and infographics

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Drive decisions through compelling narratives

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Convince Investors

Turn skeptical investors into converts that open their chequebooks.

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Win Internal Buy-In

Get ideas accepted and decisions made without endless back-and-forth

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Data Storytelling:

the Biggest Business Skill of the Next Decade

Gartner predicts that data storytelling will be the most widespread means of consuming analytics by 2025. Adept data storytellers who demonstrate the ability to analyse data & make informed decisions is an indispensable part of teams, no matter the industry.

Developed for Career-Oriented Leaders
Who Need to Drive Change with Data:

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Technical Professionals

Engineers, Data Scientists, Tech professionals who struggle to bring out key messages from a sea of data.

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Client-Facing Professionals

Sales representatives who need to strike a chord with clients to shape purchase and partner decisions.

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Corporate Executives

Executives who regularly present to C-level stakeholders and need to bridge the gap between numbers and their real-world impact.

Course Description

“If you want people to make the right decisions with data, you have to get in their head in a way they understand. Throughout human history, the way to do that has been with stories”.

– Miro Kazakoff, Lecturer, MIT.

We’re constantly surrounded by data – KPIs, financial forecasts, customer retention rates – These data points are constantly folded into our regular communications at work. However, data storytelling is more than just showing data points on slides. Today, it’s more important than ever to convey data as a narrative that humans can comprehend.

 

Highspark’s Data Storytelling Workshop empowers learners to:
  • Structure their data presentation to address the needs of a specific audience
  • Habitually ask good questions to formulate hypotheses and recommendations that are valuable to their organisations
  • Transform the way their organisations function with improved business outcomes gleaned from data insights

Learning Outcomes

  • Tailor your data presentation to your audience and the business objectives.
  • Turn raw data into actionable insights to drive business decisions.
  • Craft effective headlines to get your story straight.
  • Proven steps to clarify and amplify key messages with visual charts and diagrams.
  • Structure a clear and compelling narrative.
  • Articulate and convey key messages in an engaging manner.
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CASE STUDY

Breathing life into communications in the medical space

BD Interventional specialises in breakthrough medical devices in the surgical and urology fields. With a distinct focus on the SEA market, their goal was to remain as a leading medical device choice in times of crisis for end-users such as doctors and nurses from both private and government hospitals…

Our Approach

Hands On

Practical Hands-on Exercises & Case Examples

To ensure relevant and practical application, we customise company-specific case studies mimic real-life work. Learners inform our process to develop case studies to maximise learnings. 

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Proven Frameworks

 We provide a step-by-by guide on how to put meaning behind numbers, design charts, and structure a narrative.

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Before & After Visual Examples

Clear and relevant visual examples are applied to learners’ past work to demonstrate the impact of frameworks on real-life work.

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“For years, I’ve been trying to break certain barriers in storytelling – how best to engage my audience with presentations, and how to inspire action. What I learnt in higher education was limiting, and I found it challenging to build compelling stories. I also found it hard learning data storytelling in-depth through internal learning resources.

The course conducted for EY’s Data & Analytics Team is well-structured and engaging. The frameworks & tips taught makes a world of difference. I am confident that this course will benefit all groups of people, not just client serving professionals but anyone keen to develop convincing, impactful and inspiring ways to deliver their story.

HighSpark stood out to me from other vendors. The team is responsive, approachable and caters to our needs. I appreciate the end-to-end process, from customising the programme to address our unique challenges to encouraging application of learnings after the workshop.”

Pei San Chew
EY, Consulting Learning Senior Specialist

“The course conducted for EY’s Data & Analytics Team is well-structured and engaging. The frameworks & tips taught makes a world of difference. I am confident that this course will benefit all groups of people, not just client serving professionals but anyone keen to develop convincing, impactful and inspiring ways to deliver their story.”

Pei San Chew
EY, Consulting Learning Senior Specialist

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Venture Fundraising

Convince Investors

Turn skeptical investors into converts that open their chequebooks.

“Insert Quote and Testimonials here.”
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Internal Pitches

Win Internal Buy-In

Get ideas accepted and decisions made without endless back-and-forth

“Insert Quote and Testimonials here.”
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