This post rounds up the second communicating effectively – telling stories using data workshop, which was held in Birmingham, 22nd April 2010.
The morning started with an ice breaker session followed by Warren’s presentation on how to give an effective presentation using story-telling. You can watch a short summary of the key points in this video:
After the presentation, delegates worked in groups around PCs to produce a presentation, applying what they had learnt during the morning session.
The groups then presented their presentations to fellow delegates, receiving feedback on what worked and what didn’t, and ways in which they can improve their presentation skills.
In the afternoon, Nicola Underdown lead work on using data in presentations and how to get your information across more effectively without losing your audience.
You can watch a video of Nicola summarising the key points:
Delegates were again asked to work in groups and using the data provided produce a presentation which showcased the information effectively.
Overall the day was a success and delegates provided some positive feedback about the things they had learnt during the day.
Here are two short videos of two delegates saying what they found useful at the workshop. The first is with Nicola Brown from the Energy Saving Trust:
The second is with Liz Gillespie from Solihull MBC:
If you’re interested in learning more about presenting data through storytelling, do have a look at the resources shared on effcomm.posterous.com.