Telling Compelling Stories with Numbers: Data Visualization and Communication

Date: Friday, October 22, 2010
Presenter: Stephen Few, Perceptual Edge

On-Demand Webinar

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Important information cannot speak for itself. To tell its story, information relies on you to give it a clear voice. In government services, the challenge merely begins with collecting vital data, because you must then make sense of it and pass it on to others, accurately and clearly.

No information is more critical to your work than the numbers that reveal what’s happening, how you’re performing, and opportunities to do better. Quantitative information is usually presented in tables and graphs, but few are properly designed, resulting not only in poor communication, but at times even in miscommunication. This is a travesty, because the skills needed to communicate quantitative information effectively are simple to learn—simple, but not intuitive.

Stephen Few will introduce these simple skills and the common mistakes you should avoid through examples of both good and bad quantitative communication.

What You'll Learn

This webinar will demonstrate how to present and communicate quantitative information effectively.

About the Presenter

Stephen Few has worked for over 25 years as an information technology innovator, teacher, and consultant. Today, as principal of the consultancy Perceptual Edge, he is recognized internationally as a leading expert in the use of data visualization for analyzing and presenting quantitative information.

In addition to consulting and training, Stephen writes the monthly Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, speaks frequently at conferences, and teaches in the MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of three popular books, Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, and Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, and Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis.

You can learn more about Stephen’s work at



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