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Telling a Compelling Story with Data

Learn the skills to interpret and communicate technical information to varying audiences. Understand how to integrate data into their documents and produce statistical insights relevant to your work.

Do you need to communicate data and statistics simply, informatively, and persuasively?


Would you deliver better results if you could communicate technical information to varying audiences?

Would your work benefit if you could integrate data into your documents and produce statistical insights relevant to your work?

Over two half-day sessions, you will be given the knowledge to develop text that tells a story and make data meaningful for diverse audiences.

This hand-on workshop includes lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge to your own data sets and develop new ways of communicating to take back to your workplace.

Effective communications skills were identified by the NSW public sector leaders as one of the Skills for Success. This course builds on the foundations developed in Skills for Success: Communicating with confidence.


You will leave this course with the skills to interpret and communicate technical information for varying audiences.

You will learn how to integrate data into your documents and how to produce statistical insights relevant to your work.

You will complete several exercises to develop your understanding of data and will test this understanding using real datasets relevant to your own work in the NSW public sector.

You will finish this course knowing you can:

  • understand the importance of visualising information.
  • understand how and when to integrate statistics into correspondence.
  • avoid misleading graphs and representations.
  • use text and images to communicate concepts to form a logical and influential narrative.
  • understand the principles of communicating technical information to a non-technical audience.


NSW Public Sector Commission Capability Framework

Telling compelling stories with data is for people at the Foundational to Intermediate level and you will develop the following capabilities:

  • Relationships: Communicate Effectively
  • Prepare written material that is well structured and easy to follow by the intended audience
  • Relationships: Influence and negotiate
  • Use facts, knowledge and experience to support recommendations
  • Results: Think and solve problems
  • Identify the facts and type of data needed to understand a problem or explore an opportunity


You’ll be able to access all course materials (including workbooks) on our digital learning space, Illuminate. We’ll send you your Illuminate access details 7 days prior to the course date.


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4/10/2022 9:30 AM - 5/10/2022 12:30 PM
AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Sign in or create an account to register Last day to register is 27/09/2022

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