What Analysts Can Learn About Presentation From Group Fitness Instructors October 20, 2016

In my (vast amounts of) free time, I am a Les Mills group fitness instructor for BodyPump (weight training), RPM (indoor cycling) and CXWORX (functional core training.) While analytics and ...... Continue »

Advanced Training for the Digital Analyst July 24, 2015

In today’s competitive business environments, the expectations placed on the digital analysts are extremely high. Not only do they need to be masters of the web analytics tools necessary for ...... Continue »

Making Tables of Numbers Comprehensible June 21, 2014

I’m always amazed (read: dismayed) when I see the results of an analysis presented with a key set of the results delivered as a raw table of numbers. It is impossible ...... Continue »

Funnel Visualizations That Make Sense May 6, 2014

It happened last week: reviewing a client’s weekly report that I inherited, and I just couldn’t take it any more: That prompted some Twitter back-and-forth with Todd Belcher and Alyson Murphy, ...... Continue »

Excel: Charting Averages without Adding Columns November 23, 2013

I was recently building out a pretty involved dashboard where, ultimately, I had about 50 different metrics that were available through various drilldowns in Excel. Beyond just the number of ...... Continue »

#eMetrics Reflection: Data Visualization (Still!) Matters April 24, 2013

I’m chunking up my reflections on last week’s eMetrics conference in San Francisco into several posts. I’ve got a list of eight possible topics, but I seriously doubt I’ll managed to cover ...... Continue »

#AdobeSummit Takeaways: My Favorite Tips March 8, 2013

I’ve written several posts with different reflections on my Adobe Summit 2013 experience. You can see a list of all of them by going to my Adobe Summit tag. This post isn’t ...... Continue »

Why Data Visualization Matters: It's Funnel Optimization February 26, 2013

One of the reasons I like to give presentations at conferences is because it forces me to really, really, really, crystallize my thoughts. When I’m writing a blog post, I’m generally ...... Continue »

Effectively Communicating Analysis Results February 13, 2013

I was fortunate enough to not only get to attend the Austin DAA Symposium this week, but to get to deliver one of the keynotes. The event itself was fantastic ...... Continue »

Small Charts in Excel: Beyond Sparklines, Still Economical January 1, 2013

I’m a fan of Stephen Few; pretty much, always have been, and, pretty much, always will be. When developing dashboards, reports, and analysis results, it’s not uncommon at all for ...... Continue »