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Analytics on Fire is your backstage pass inside the enterprise analytics and business intelligence world. Join your host BI author, speaker, and co-founder, Mico Yuk (BI Brainz) as she pulls back the curtain on what’s working right now in the enterprise analytics/business intelligence world and what is not. You’ll hear the inside scoop from experienced business leaders on how to plan, implement and gain true business value from your analytics dollars. Visit analyticsonfire.com to subscribe and get weekly insights and freebies!
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Jun 25, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Register before it sells out again! Our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live Workshop new dates are finally available. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [00:40] Transformational Stories and Lessons Learned: 3 ways to use data storytelling in data science
  • [19:50] Storytelling as a means of visualization.
  • [26:52] How to think about answering the questions with data storytelling.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/56
     

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Jun 18, 2020

Sponsor

Our episode today is sponsored by Data-Mania! In record time, Winning With Data will lead you to identify the #1 data use case that’s the absolute quickest win for your organization - so you can get on with the process of building and executing your winning data strategy today. https://www.data-mania.com/winning-with-data-case-collections/

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [01:01] Lessons Learned: How to build a business-centric data use framework
  • [01:35] User Expectations: What a data strategy is and who should own it (Hint: It’s not who you think)
  • [02:10] User Expectations: Why a data use case framework is important and how you can use it

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Jun 11, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Register before it sells out again! Our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live Workshop new dates are finally available. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [01:50] Transformational Stories and Lessons Learned: Yves’s 3 things you can do to become irreplaceable.
  • [06:39] User Expectations: The importance of making yourself stick in your role during the pandemic and lockdowns.
  • [22:47]  - How consulting allows Yves to bypass age discrimination.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/54
     

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May 28, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Note: Upcoming BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live Workshops have been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, 2-Day Online Workshops (Livestream recordings) will be available. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of the workshop, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [08:07] User Expectations: Why are they important to set?
  • [18:05] Key Quote: For me, it was obviously a needed skill set to add. - Brent Warren
  • [18:45] Swiss Knife: Unappreciated, underpaid, and non-existent type that rebuilt metrics and reports without help.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/53
     

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May 21, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Data Storyteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [09:08] Key Quote: It’s really changing how we think about management, how we think about working together as a team. - Nick Caldwell
  • [19:37] Today’s Topic: Where analytics is today, where it’s going, and a future forecast?
  • [21:58] Data Experiences Defined: Moving beyond static dashboards to build experiences that allow anyone in a company to get their job done.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/52
     

 

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May 13, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Data Storyteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [02:30] Extra Step: Why quality assurance (QA) and substantive storytelling matters.
  • [03:16] Key Quote: Data scientists are brilliant, but I see a lot of struggle with how to communicate that brilliance.-Mico Yuk
  • [07:50] Kristen and Company: Working together to communicate and transform ML marketing and storytelling.

 

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May 6, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Datastoryteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [03:21] New Language, New Book for Reporting: Music to your ears!
  • [05:24] Keys to Success: Visual Consistency, Certified Tools, and Management Support.
  • [17:55] Hichert’s impact and influence on how dashboards and reports are created.

 

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Apr 30, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Datastoryteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [12:10] Programming Powers: Liza got into tech to be a winner and take things apart.
  • [24:45] Why did Liza decide to sign-up for BIDF course? Learn from mistakes made when projects failed.
  • [41:28] Step 3 - KPIs: Clearly define and develop skills to capture data metrics.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/49

 

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Apr 23, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Datastoryteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [02:18] Three key takeaways and five free headlines to get a response from Linkedin recruiters.
  • [08:14] Benefits of Lock-down: No distractions, increased productivity.
  • [01:09:10] How to prepare for Zoom interviews:   ​
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/48

 

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Apr 16, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Attend our FREE 'How to be the Chief Datastoryteller in your Org - Part 2 using our Analytics Design Guide' training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download the FREE 50-page Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [04:00] Are you literate or illiterate? The terminology is insulting and degrading.
  • [09:25] Natural Rebel: Think differently about established ideas to get a new perspective.
  • [47:44] “If you want your team to be data literate, the number one thing you can do is communicate with them using data.” Donald Farmer
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/47

 

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Apr 9, 2020

Free Data Storytelling Training

Register for three live training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download our FREE 50-page Analytics Design Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

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  • [09:10] Mary Ann’s BI Master Class—Three fundamental storytelling lessons
  • [10:46] What is AliMed? Manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies.
  • [13:13] Mary Ann’s Inspiration: How do you get into statistics as a career?
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/46

 

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Apr 2, 2020

Free Live Training

Register for our upcoming live training at webinars.bidatastorytelling.com and download our FREE 50-page Analytics Design Guide!

In this episode, you'll learn:

Design is important. Just take a look at some of the Corona Virus visuals out there. In this fun, short episode I discuss how bad design can affect you in ways you may not know!

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  • [12:09]  - "Design is one of those things that keeps the cash flow coming when it comes to BI projects."
  • [15:46]  - "You cannot afford to ignore it, no matter how good your data is, if it’s ugly, it doesn’t matter. "
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/45

 

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Feb 27, 2020

You know me — I love community! Being a part of the BI community has changed my life and it can change your too for the better if you choose the right community, and understand how to use it to your advantage. Listen and learn.

Today’s guest is Allen Hillery, editor of Nightingale, a data visualization society journal. Allen describes why community is important and what you can do to give and take within the community. Recently, he interviewed me and wrote a very popular article on Medium titled, “Mico Yuk on the Importance of Community and the Paradigm Shift in Business Intelligence.”

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [09:25] Allen’s Background: Writer, editor, and adjunct professor passionate about storytelling with data.
  • [10:40] Data Business Communities: First, there were not enough, now why there’s too many to choose from.
  • [11:03] Priorities Put in Place: Passing of family members led to self-discovery and fulfillment through data storytelling journey.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: bibrainz.com/podcast/44

Sponsor

The next BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop is live! Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

 

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Feb 20, 2020

I still can’t believe what transpired at the recent BI Data Storytelling (BIDS) Accelerator Workshop—simply because we made the exception of letting in a VIP after enrollment had closed. Why? The VIP desperately expressed his need to learn and implement our BI methodology/framework. He was determined to get it done, and the results he shares are amazing.

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Today’s guest is Ankush D’Souza, Director of BI at Estée Lauder Companies who is going to show you how to deliver your BI Strategy 'Gorilla' style. Ankush describes the four pillars he uses to create a successful BI Strategy, why not having a budget can be a benefit and tactics and tools to focus on.

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [08:56] New Decade, New Year: Time to think about fiscal end-of-year budgets and your BI Strategy.
  • [25:37] Clarification: Mico and Ankush describe differences between BIDF and BIDS.
  • [28:25] Gorilla-style BI Strategy: Ankush is a big believer in sharing knowledge.
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: bibrainz.com/podcast/43

Sponsor

The next BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop will be held soon. Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

 

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Jan 30, 2020

Practice, practice, practice! Storytelling takes practice, especially Storytelling With Data (SWD). What are the fundamental principles for communicating effectively with data and using storytelling concepts to communicate that data?


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Today’s guest is Cole Knaflic, author of Storytelling With Data and Storytelling With Data: Let’s Practice. She is super practical and realistic when teaching people who are struggling to tell stories. Are you ready to join Cole’s SWD community?

In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [09:30] Storytelling With Data and Let’s Practice: Read Cole’s books, then do the work.
  • [09:58] Why write the second book? Provide small and simple ways to practice and integrate SWD (Storytelling with Data) to make big changes and major impact over time.
  • [11:35] Key Quote: Having kids and a growing business simultaneously, it’s been hard, but it’s actually been fantastic. - Cole Knaflic
  • For full show notes, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/42

Sponsor

This exciting season of AOF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop. Our second one is coming up on Jan 28-30 and registration is open! Join us and consider upgrading to be a VIP (we have tons of bonuses planned). Many BI teams are still struggling to deliver consistent, high-engaging analytics their users love. At the end of three days, you'll leave with the tools, techniques, and resources you need to engage your users. Register today!

 

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Jan 16, 2020

Welcome to 2020! It’s time to kick the new year and new decade off by recapping awesome things that happened in 2019 for Analytics on Fire (AoF). Plus, what 10 things can amazing AoF listeners expect and look forward to in 2020? Let’s begin the countdown.

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In this episode, you'll learn:

  • [03:52] 10 things to expect from AoF in 2020
  • [06:02] #3: More solo teaching episodes from yours truly
  • [07:34] #4: Introducing the #askmico hashtag
  • [08:23] #5: Introducing a new co-host
  • For full show notes, his book give away, and the links mentioned visit: https://bibrainz.com/podcast/41

Sponsor


This exciting season of AoF is sponsored by our BI Data Storytelling Mastery Accelerator 3-Day Live workshop, on January 28-30, 2020 in Atlanta, GA.

Join us for your chance to be in the hot-seat and get your use-case critiqued live. At the end of three days, you’ll leave with a clear BI delivery action plan. Register today!

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