Communicating Data Through Storytelling

Communicating Data Through Storytelling

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 22-Apr 11, 2023 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

Course Highlights

  • You will gain the practical skills to clearly and effectively communicate data-driven insights
  • This course runs over 6 weeks with an estimated 6-8 hours per week of study time
  • This course is delivered in our Self-Paced Online format which enables you to participate at your own pace within weekly modules
  • You will learn through a variety of formats including: interactive videos, practice quizzes, presentations, assignments, and discussion forums
  • You will have access to a Success Adviser who will help you manage your time, and support you with any administrative or technical queries you might have
  • You will earn a certificate of course completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Why attend Communicating Data Through Storytelling?

Success for many organizations today relies heavily on data and the insights that can be extracted from it. With the high volume of operational, customer, and environmental data available, a professional’s detailed analysis is needed to inform business decisions, measure success, and drive business objectives. But insights require action to have an impact. In order to do so, data must be visualized and communicated with clarity. It must be placed in the context necessary to persuade, motivate, and inspire action. It must tell a story.

In Communicating Data Through Storytelling, you’ll learn how to make complex data more understandable, and the importance of presenting with clarity, rather than complexity. Gain insights into how best to design graphs and construct compelling, logically sound, data-driven presentations for varied audiences. Using the TOP-T (topic, orientation, point, transition) framework developed by elite MIT faculty, you’ll engage with the science of communicating to others for understanding, and to inspire action. 

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Applying to the Course

Enrollment for this course is done through the GetSmarter website.  You can begin the application process by using the red Enroll Now bar at the bottom of the screen and clicking on the “Go to GetSmarter Site” button.

  • BUILD PRESENTATIONS THAT PERSUADE Enhance your ability to motivate, persuade, and inspire using effective visualization and presentation techniques.
  • INCREASE THE IMPACT OF YOUR INSIGHTS Discover the best practices for presenting data with clarity to maximize your impact in presentations.
  • IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS Engage with the science of communication using the TOP-T (topic, orientation, point, transition) framework.

Sample Schedule—Subject to Change

Today’s data-driven business environment makes this course applicable to any professional interested in having an impact on their organization’s decision-making process. It will provide particular benefit to analysts and analytics managers who want to enhance their ability to communicate insights, particularly when presenting specialist information to general audiences. Managers, decision makers, and those in other functional roles will also gain from this program, as it teaches the skills needed to tell a clear story with data and communicate this to key stakeholders in the organization. Entrepreneurs and consultants will learn practical techniques for persuading and influencing clients.

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Course Dates Format Duration Time Commitment Price
Feb 22-Apr 11, 2023 Self-Paced Online 6 weeks 6-8 hours/week $2,800

Tracks

Management and Leadership

Certificate Credits

2.0 EEUs

Topics

- Negotiation & Communication

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