Olga is a finance professional who is passionate about data insights and data visualization. For more than ten years she has been supporting businesses in better decision making through financial analysis. Along the way she realized how critical data visualization is for business decision making. She devotes most of her time to mentoring talented speakers and leading workshops on public speaking.
Elena is a manager in a Fortune 500 global corporation, leading a multinational team and exploring new ways of presenting data on a daily basis. Frequent discussions around business results shaped her presentation skills. She began applying different visualization methods for different types of data. Infographics have become one of the key tools she uses and she has developed and delivered a workshop on the topic.
In September “Data Story” from Nancy Duarte became available for pre-order. Data storytelling book from the guru of slides and presentations!!! I couldn’t wait. In December it arrived to me from Amazon. New. With the paper smell of the unread pages. I jumped right into it. Disappointment was waiting for me at the very first...Continue Reading
Pie chart Usually at my “Storytelling with Business Data” workshops audience splits into pie-chart-lovers (hopefully minority) and pie-chart-haters (hopefully majority). But it is hard to find a single person in the audience, who has never created a pie chart. Pie chart is probably one of the most overused charts in data visualization history. And they...Continue Reading
If you spent some time observing human beings, you might notice that people tend to complicate things. Especially analysts, especially at work. As a result, many great ideas are being rejected or misunderstood, simply because they are not explained properly. Analysts and specialists like to blame managers for not digging deep into their research, forgetting...Continue Reading