Storytelling for Data and Design

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From cave drawings and classical mythology to film productions and Broadway plays, storytelling has stood the test of time. With the emergence of technology, however, our ability to practice our intrinsic nature as communicators has also grown immensely.

As such, we must learn how to harness that power to tell stories that touch the audience’s heart, mind, and soul.

In other words, my first live-action course on LinkedIn Learning is now officially published! 🥳🥳🥳

It took me a while to create this one. In fact, this might have been the longest I have taken to create 1-hour of content. That being said, I think it is totally worth it, as it has given me time to refine the exercises, create useful templates and share some cool anecdotes.

Here is a little preview:

Storytelling stands the test of time from Storytelling for Data and Design by Lachezar Arabadzhiev

The Curriculum

Introduction

  • Storytelling stands the test of time
  • Why are stories important?

Telling Visionary Stories

  • Being a genuine storyteller and person
  • Consistency and practice make almost perfect
  • Building and guiding a narrative

Audience Analysis and Exploration

  • Understanding your audience
  • Layered exploration in three degrees
  • Creating meaningful connections
  • Optimizing for retention

Building Your Narrative with a Storyboard

  • What is a storyboard?
  • Show, don’t tell
  • Navigating the elements of a storyboard
  • Aligning text and visuals
  • Building a visually expressive narrative
  • Presenting your storyboard

Storytelling + Storyboard = Action

  • Vlog or YouTube video
  • Business or agency pitch
  • Data visualization and reporting

Conclusion

  • Next steps

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