Free Book Club Discussion Guide + Bonus Cheat Sheet

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Free Book Club Discussion Guide

Why start a Book Club?

Data storytelling is quickly becoming a critical data skill that everyone must master. Launching a book club based on Effective Data Storytelling is a great way for your team to explore, discuss, and develop this valuable, new skill together.
  • Reinforce the importance of data storytelling within your team and commit to building a shared language and understanding around it.
  • Discuss potential challenges, share inspiration from the book, and learn from each other.
  • Strengthen team relationships as participants grow and develop their data skills and knowledge together.

What's included in the guide?

The free book club discussion guide (PDF) provides an outline of how the book's nine chapters can be organized into a six-part series of discussion sessions. Based on how frequently you would like to meet as a group, you can use the guide as a baseline for building a discussion plan that is tailored to your unique needs.

For each chapter of the book, the guide summarizes the key topics, proposes potential questions to spur group discussion, and provides potential ideas for activities that can be used to reinforce the concepts of each chapter. Whether this is your first book club or a part of an ongoing series, the guide will help your team to maximize its learning experience with this book.

Added Bonus Cheat Sheet

Along with the discussion guide, you also get a one-page reference sheet (PDF) that covers some of the main concepts and frameworks in the book. After your team has finished reading the book together, the sheet can serve as a handy reference when your team members work on crafting new data stories.

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This guide was a great means of giving structure to an enterprise-wide book club forum. It helped foster conversation and increase engagement within our chapter review meetings, resulting in rave reviews from participants who labeled it the ‘best book club ever!

Leslie Adkins

Principal Digital Analyst, NI