Storytelling and Data by Erica McGillivray

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Published on September 15, 2015

Author: ericamcgillivray


1. Tell Me a Story: Why Data Analysts Must be Storytellers Too by Erica McGillivray Moz #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

2. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray My dad

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4. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Me

5. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray “Empirical” Evidence We ate this bread and didn’t die.

6. What’s the Problem? He believes in stories. Not facts. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

7. "If the statistics are boring, you've got the wrong numbers." — Edward Tufte #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

8. What are Stories? The blending of emotions and facts. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

9. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray —Memorable —Impactful —Personal

10. The Basics of Story Building (around your data) #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

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12. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Who’s your hero? Business hurdle Outcome

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14. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Who’s the hero? Hint: It might not be you.

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16. Beware of Data Rabbit Holes (or 4 Don’ts) #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

17. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Misleading or shocking data to prove a point. 1

18. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray "Humans make illogical decisions." — Spock

19. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Giving too much data. 2

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21. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Building fancy charts to be fancy. 3

22. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Sending out auto-generated reports. 4

23. Keep Refining Your Message (or 4 Dos) #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

24. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Understand emotional and business goals. 1 $100k in sales All the emotions

25. view web page Your Account | We admire them for their vision, their fearlessness, their originality, and their impact on the literary world and beyond.  These are the 25 Women to Read Before You Die, as chosen by Powell's staff. Note: For a limited time, all of the titles featured in our list are on sale!#DAAAustin @emcgillivray Curate your data and its results. 2

26. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray "A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus." — Thomas Carlyle

27. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray HD vs. captions

28. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Use the appropriate medium for the message. 3

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30. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Be okay when progress appears illogical. 4

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32. Let’s Revisit My Dad And apply what I didn’t know then. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

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38. Let’s Build Customized Stories with Data Instead of letting the data stand alone. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray

39. #DAAAustin @emcgillivray Stay in Touch! @emcgillivray

40. Resources #9 – “Stories impact us when they are memorable, impactful and personal.” —Professor Jennifer L. Aaker power-of-story/ #11 – Freytag’s Pyramid #20 - Which Flight Will Get You There Fastest? by Ritchie King and Nate Silver #24 – MozCon 2015 Video Bundle #25 – 25 Women to Read Before You Die by Powell’s Books #DAAAustin @emcgillivray #28-29 – The Most Timeless Songs of All-Time by Matt Daniels #30-31 - Does Making a Website Mobile-Friendly Have a Universally Positive Impact on Mobile Traffic? by Rand Fishkin friendly-have-a-universally-positive-impact-on-mobile- traffic/ #35 - Lack of Snow Leaves California's 'Water Tower' Running Low by Dennis Dimick snow-snowpack-california-drought-groundwater-crisis/

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