Effective data storytelling


Nobody is more excited about sharing the power of data storytelling than me. As a seasoned keynote speaker, I bring passion and energy to every speaking engagement. Whether it’s in-person or virtual, I can deliver a presentation that will engage, enlighten, and inspire your audience to become better data storytellers.

Having spoken at hundreds of conferences and company events around the world, I’m thrilled to share my insights with diverse audiences—business or technical, large or small. Whether it’s in-person or virtual, I can tailor the content to engage, enlighten, and inspire your audience.

Most of my data storytelling presentations are structured around what data stories are, why you need to tell them, and how to build them effectively.

However, I have also delivered presentations on a variety of related topics, including data literacy, data visualization, data culture, and data strategy.

Whenever possible, I try to incorporate relevant stories into my presentations to both engage and educate attendees. In addition, I tailor the content to your audience with industry- or function-specific examples that will resonate more deeply. At conferences, I’m frequently rated as a top presenter with consistently high scores from keynote and breakout session attendees.

Brent presenting against a bright red conference floor

While most of my presentations fall into the standard 45-to-60-minute range, I’ve also delivered presentations as short as 10 minutes and as long as 90 minutes in length.

Whatever your speaking duration needs are, I can adjust the content to deliver something meaningful to your audience in the time I’m allotted.

For your next conference or corporate event, I look forward to delivering an insightful presentation that sparks a greater interest in data storytelling within your organization. Let’s begin planning your speaking event today!

Past speaking engagements

  • Strata
  • Web Summit
  • Shop.org
  • Adtech
  • Pubcon
  • RISE
  • Crunch
  • Adobe Summit
  • Domopalooza
Data Storytelling Speaking Engagements

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Effective Data Storytelling

Master the art and science of data storytelling—with frameworks and techniques to help you craft compelling stories with data.

Effectively communicating with data is a necessity in organizations of all types and sizes. It’s often the crucial last mile in the analysis process that determines whether an insight will inspire action. Transforming data into visual communication is only one part of the picture—it’s just as important to engage your audience with a memorable and persuasive story. Narratives are more powerful than raw statistics, more enduring then pretty charts. Effective Data Storytelling teaches you how to communicate insights that influence decisions, inspire action, and drive change.

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