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Soar Beyond the Dusty Shelf Report: New Online Course

Nothing bothers me more than watching important information decay inside of Dusty Shelf Reports. Most “professional” reports are long, dense, unused, and forgotten about.

Unfortunately I’ve got plenty of personal experience with Dusty Shelf Reports…

Unfortunately I've got plenty of personal experience with Dusty Shelf Reports...

I used to write hundred-page reports for everyday people that had that were filled with statistical jargon that only a college professor could understand. I was trained to write formal academic reports in college and graduate school. But I wasn’t sure how to transition my reporting skills in the real world.

Now, I design briefs, summaries, slideshows, dashboards, and infographics instead of Dusty Shelf Reports. My audience can read and understand the information, which means my data actually gets used.

Like this annual report for Technoserve…

TechnoServe's 2016 Impact Report

…and dozens of state profiles for the National Home Visiting Resource Center…

State profiles for the National Home Visiting Resource Center.

… and this survey report makeover for a foster care agency…

An organization's annual survey results: From clustered bars to deviation bars.

… and this slideshow makeover for a school district.

Slideshow makeover for a school district.

Last week, I launched a free online course to help you Soar Beyond the Dusty Shelf Report. I learned the hard way so you don’t have to.

In this seven-day jumpstart, you’ll see before/after makeovers from real projects. Whether you’re revamping an entire report or starting small with a single graph, there’s only one way to eat that elephant–one bite at a time!

I selected my favorite techniques. These are the strategies I wish I knew sooner. You’ll learn about data visualization, dashboards, and designing rockstar reports inside of software programs that you already have.

I also selected a a variety of topic areas: public health, accounting, zoos (!), human services, satisfaction surveys, and juvenile justice. You can apply these techniques to any topic area that you’re working in.

Several hundred people have already started the course. Join us! You’ll be on your way from Dusty Shelf stress to superstardom in no time. And you’ll never look at reports the same way again.

More about Ann K. Emery
Ann K. Emery is a sought-after speaker who is determined to get your data out of spreadsheets and into stakeholders’ hands. Each year, she leads more than 100 workshops, webinars, and keynotes for thousands of people around the globe. Her design consultancy also overhauls graphs, publications, and slideshows with the goal of making technical information easier to understand for non-technical audiences.

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