Master the Art of Storytelling with Data – with Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic

In this episode, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic shares her top tips on how anyone can become a better storyteller with data and the top crimes against data visualizations.

Cole helps organizations and individuals use data to tell powerful stories. She is the best selling author of Storytelling with Data, which was published by Wiley in 2015.

Episode Highlights

• 5:36 – Cole shares why storytelling with data is more important than you think if you want people to pay attention
• 6:05 – What is data visualization and why it’s important in the current world of business skills
• 6:43 – How well designed graphs create a magical ‘aha’ moment of understanding
• 8:29 – Cole’s top tips on how anyone can become a better storyteller
• 16:03 – Crimes against effective data visuals: don’t make these mistakes
• 17:20 – The one misstep presenters make when trying to engage an audience
• 26:06 – Cole shares how she was able to write and publish her book Storytelling with Data while working full-time, launching a new business and being a mother
• 34:12 – The surprising next chapter for Cole in her journey in Storytelling with Data

1. Favorite book for women?

2. Favorite self-care hack?

  • When traveling, “Getting to the airport early so I can get a massage and have a glass of wine.”

3. Best piece of advice and who gave it to you?

  • “Finish your math degree.” – Her mother

4. Female CEO or thought leader you’re into right now?

5. One piece of advice you’d give your 5 years younger self?

  • “Enjoy how easy it is to do simple things.”

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