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Uncover the Story in Your Data: Introducing the Data Storytelling Cards

Engage and Captivate your Audience, Transform Your Data into Impactful Stories with the Data Storytelling Cards.

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Revolutionizing Data Storytelling for Professionals Everywhere.

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Transform Data into Compelling Narratives with Our Innovative Storytelling Cards

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Unlock the True Potential of Your Data

Transform uninspiring data into captivating stories that engage and resonate with your audience.

  • Engage Your Audience: Break away from monotonous, data-heavy presentations. Use these cards to weave engaging narratives that capture your audience's attention and leave a lasting impact.
  • Visualize Data Effectively: Employ powerful visual storytelling techniques to bring your data to life, enhancing understanding and retention.
  • Personalized Storytelling: Tailor your narratives to meet your audience's specific needs and interests, ensuring your message hits the mark every time.

These Data Storytelling Cards are nothing short of remarkable! They serve as a fantastic tool to effortlessly navigate even the most intricate data scenarios towards viable solutions. The straightforward instructions guide you through the five foundational categories, forming the acronym "ACTED," making it easy to remember and apply.

Whether you're looking to refine your data storytelling skills, just starting out, or already an expert, these cards are incredibly useful and, dare I say, FUN! I've been working with data for decades and found the cards to be extremely intuitive. I highly recommend them to anyone passionate about data, as they provide a tangible, low-tech approach to demystifying the high-tech world of data.

- Joe Perez ("Dr. Joe"), Gartner Peer Community Ambassador of the Year 2023 

Unleash the Power of Data Storytelling with Five Categories

Dive into the world of data storytelling with our five captivating card categories if the ACTED framework:

  • Audience: Understand what your audience cares about to help tailor your narrative.
  • Context: Set the stage and provide the necessary context for your data story.
  • Tale: Craft compelling narratives that resonate with your audience.
  • Envision: Visualize your data story with impactful and meaningful visuals.
  • Delivery: Deliver your data story effectively for maximum impact.


Are you tired of presenting data that falls flat, failing to captivate and engage your audience? Do you struggle to transform complex data into compelling narratives that resonate with your stakeholders? It's time to revolutionize the way you communicate data. Introducing the Data Storytelling Cards – the ultimate tool to unlock the true potential of your data and elevate your storytelling to new heights.

With the Data Storytelling Cards, you can break free from dull and data-heavy presentations and instead create immersive and persuasive stories that inspire action. This deck of 234 meticulously crafted cards empowers you to seamlessly weave together the narrative threads of your data, enabling you to connect with your audience on a profound level. Get ready to unleash the power of data storytelling like never before.

Craft Engaging Data Narratives

Transform raw data into captivating stories that resonate with your audience and leave a lasting impression.

Visualize Insights with Impact

Leverage impactful visuals and storytelling techniques to make your data come alive and enhance comprehension.

Tailor Your Story to Your Audience

Understand your audience's needs and preferences to deliver personalized and compelling data stories.


Overcome communication barriers and engage your audience with ease. Utilize these data storytelling cards to transform complex data into captivating stories, making every presentation and report unforgettable.


On the front side of each card, you'll find a captivating concept that unlocks the power of data storytelling. From understanding your audience's interests to crafting compelling narratives and visualizing data effectively, these cards provide key storytelling techniques. But it doesn't stop there.

Flip to the back side of the cards, and you'll discover a treasure trove of recommendations. These suggestions guide you to related cards within the same category and across different categories, allowing you to effortlessly build comprehensive and impactful data stories tailored to your specific data and audience. With each card, you'll unlock a new storytelling dimension that captivates, persuades, and inspires.

Data Storytelling Cards two sides


Free training is included with the cards. They include a free set of templates you can print out to get started right away. Watch all the training videos here >>

From the author of Delivering Data Analytics

Nicholas Kelly is a passionate management consultant, educator, and author on a mission to connect data professionals and business professionals.

His approach is focused on teamwork, inventive methods, bridging technical gaps, and aligning teams on value and outcomes – all with the goal of increasing data literacy. Nick is the creator of several business board games, including the Dashboard Wireframe Kit, and the author of the book Delivering Data Analytics.

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