DATA STORYTELLING WORKSHOP (Virtual)
December 5th @ 2:00 - 4:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET (note your time zone)
Instructor: Dr. Lisa Cantrell
This is a 2-hour virtual workshop that will give you inside secrets of storytelling to use for data presentations. Storytelling is a powerful tool. Research has shown that when information is presented through stories, an audience is more likely to remember information and to be more persuaded by that information. Using stories is critical for sharing your scientific findings with granting agencies, policy makers, and the general public. Learn how to present your research findings and data through story.
By the end of the class, participants will have an understanding of how to turn their data into a story for presentations (primarily oral presentations); however, the key principles of storytelling shared during the workshop can be applied to written work as well.
About the instructor:
Dr. Lisa Cantrell holds a PhD in psychology and is an associate professor at Sacramento State. She spent over a decade in scientific research and has worked in science journalism, writing and producing stories for KQED in San Francisco, Spectrum in New York, and for her own science podcast featured in Science Magazine, An InExact Science. She has worked with researchers who have shared their work through Nat Geo, Discovery, and the Smithsonian. Cantrell is the founder and executive director of Capital Storytelling—a non-profit in Sacramento with the mission of connecting people through narrative— and the founding consultant at Stories of Science. She regularly consults for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies across the U.S.