How to create from data inspiring stories

How to create from data inspiring stories

Let’s get to the point: you have a bunch of data but no idea what to do with it. You don’t want to just pass on this information as it is—you want to show it off! You want your audience to love your content and applaud every single time they see it. Well, what if I told you there is one way to make your stories come alive?

The story behind the stories

You probably already know that storytelling is an art. But have you ever thought about how it could be an art in which data plays an important role? Data can help you tell stories in a new way. It can help you tell those stories more engagingly, more vividly, and more inclusively—or at the very least, it can help you avoid boring or repetitive ones. But what happens when we consider data as a storytelling medium? How do we bring these two together so that they work together seamlessly?

A new way of storytelling

In an increasingly data-driven world, data visualization is essential for telling stories. But if you’re looking for ways to make your stories more meaningful and engaging, consider adding data storytelling techniques.

Storytelling is essential to human culture and history—from cave paintings to oral traditions around campfires—and will continue to be central as we adapt to a digital world. From the earliest days of writing, storytelling has been the way we’ve passed on our knowledge across generations: from generation to age; from person to person; from one medium (books) to another (movies). And now that technology has made it possible for us all to instantly publish content online without any prior experience or education in this field, more stories are being told than ever!

The best way for people who know nothing about graphic design (like myself) to learn how these new tools work was by watching some tutorials: The First Step Is Visualization which explains how we can use color schemes effectively when designing infographics using hex codes or RGB values instead of HSB values because they don’t require us learning anything about color theory before using them — only knowing what kind of mood each color represents, e.g., red = danger signals alerting us something terrible might happen soon while yellow = happiness, so we feel good while working hard on projects 🙂

Another great tutorial I found was Designing Data Visualizations Using Tableau Software which shows how easy it is.

Dashboard? Why should I care?

You might have heard the terms “dashboard” and “report” used interchangeably. They are not, in fact, the same thing at all—and nor should they be. A report is something that you can create with a template builder (e.g., Google Data Studio) or a template (e.g., Plusgrowth).
A dashboard is an individual visualization made up of multiple data visualizations (or sometimes just one) that have been built with a template builder and then published as a unique presence within your organization.

Google Data Studio

What’s in it for you?

You’ll learn how to make your data more engaging, actionable, and valuable by applying storytelling techniques. You’ll learn how to make your data more interesting by using visualizations in your stories that make sense. You’ll also learn how to add value by adding context and a human element—making it clear what the numbers mean for you as an individual or a business.

Everyone loves a good story.

Everyone loves a good story (that’s why we like watching movies), but what if you could turn data into an exciting adventure instead of a boring spreadsheet? If you want to learn how to make your data add value like Netflix, don’t forget to check out our template.

Everyone loves a good story (that’s why we like watching movies), but what if you could turn data into an exciting adventure instead of a boring spreadsheet? If you want to learn how to make your data add value just like Netflix, don’t forget to check out our template.

Netflix has over 100 million subscribers worldwide and makes billions of dollars yearly from its streaming service. Their success is partly due to their understanding of how to tell compelling stories that keep their audience engaged. Data Studio is another tool that helps enterprises create visually appealing stories from their data—and it does so quickly!

Data Studio takes your boring old spreadsheet and turns it into something more engaging: Data storytelling can help you make your business values visible through visual storytelling. Using interactive dashboards with custom layouts, charts, KPIs, and filters—Data Studio makes it easy for anyone on your team (or even yourself) to reach out and get involved in the conversation about what matters most at work today.

Conclusion

If you want to learn how to make your data add value just like Netflix, don’t forget to check out our template. We have tried to analyze what makes for a great story and created a template that will help you create something warm and inviting with just a few clicks. And by using this free tool, you can get started right away!

About the author

I’m Marco van den Akker, a strategist and marketer who uses data and creativity to grow Plusgrowth clients’ businesses. I’m always happy to work with towards measurable results.