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Data Storytelling with Tableau

With the rise of digital business and data-driven decision making, data storytelling has become a much-talked-about skill often associated with the data science and analytics community.

In this course, we will cover data storytelling, data visualization and communications best practices. You will learn tips, tricks, and strategies for engaging your audience to help them remember the key points of your data graphs. We will provide you with a framework for overcoming common deficiencies in visual communication, as well as how to leverage a story structure to introduce complex graphics in ways that entice and engage your audience.

Course Highlights:

  • Designing storyboard
  • Techniques in storytelling
  • Knowing and engaging your audience
  • Effective visuals
  • Effectively communicate your point


All participants will receive a Certificate of Completion from Tertiary Courses after achieved at least 75% attendance.

Funding and Grant Applications

Click the links below to apply. Note that you need to register the course first.

For Singaporeans: SkillsFuture Credit

For Company: WSG Absentee Payroll

Course Code: CRS-N-0051079

Course Booking

$298.00 (GST-exclusive)

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Course Cancellation/Reschedule Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or re-schedule the course due to unforeseen circumstances. If the course is cancelled, we will refund 100% to participants.
Note the venue of the training is subject to changes due to class size and availability of the classroom.
Note the minimal class size to start a class is 3 Pax.

Course Details

Module 1 Introduction to Storytelling

  • Visual communication
  • Know your audience
  • Basic data analytics tactics
  • basic journalism tactics

Module 2 Storytelling Models

  • 5 stages of storytelling
  • 4 x 4 knowledge management model
  • 7 type of data stories
  • Pyramid principle

Module 3 Planning the Story

  • Sketching and storyboarding
  • Story structure in visualization
  • Conflict and resolution
  • Ensure clarity

Module 4 Design Principles

  • Plot types (pick the right chart)
  • Legends and titles
  • Importance of colors

Module 5 Insights from storytelling

  • Guiding audience through plots
  • Simplicity and clarity
  • Keeping audience engaged
  • Providing context
  • Lead audience to your point (message)

Course Admin


This is a intermediate course. Basic knowledge on Tableau is required

Software Requirement

Please download install Tableau Desktop Trial

You can also download a free version of Tableau Public from

Note that we don't provide Tableau software.

Who Should Attend

  • Data Scientists
  • Data Analysts
  • Digital Marketers


Tableau TrainerDwight Nuwan Fonseka have a degree in Biotechnology (from NUS) ,Advanced diploma in Pharamceutical management (from MDIS) and Masters in Education (from NTU). He have 8 years experience of teaching biology at O and A levels/ IB level in international schools in Singapore and overseas.

Tableau TrainerAnderson Goh is a Tableau Desktop Qualified Associate. He graduated from Singapore Management University. With a major in Finance, he is currently undertaking an internship at Kraft Heinz where he focuses on Finance Analytics and utilising Tableau for various reporting purposes. He is also involved in using Tableau to automate management reporting as well as streamlining business processes. He is passionate is sharing his knowledge and is eagle to learn more. During his free time, Anderson enjoys doing community service at National Kidney Foundation where he interacts with the patients as a befriender.

Tableau TrainerLisa Lee has her degree in Finance at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to returning to Singapore, she worked as a financial analyst in a US-start up that sells business intelligence to dental offices. She was on the winning team for the Chicago Quantitative Alliance (CQA) Investment Challenge in 2015.Her core specialisation skills are R, Python, Machine Learning, Statistical Analysis, and Data Visualisation in Tableau and Qliksense. She currently works as a Data Science Instructor at a local university.

Tableau TrainerJoel Foo graduated with a major in statistics and minor in computer science from NUS. He is well-versed in R and Python libraries/packages and has applied knowledge of statistics in data mining, time series analysis and deep learning. As the Business Intelligence Lead in an Israeli startup, Joel has experience in using BI tools such as Tableau to perform drill downs and harness insights from data. Currently, he is the co-founder and CEO of Geboto, a chatbot centric CRM platform for hospitality and F&B.

Tableau TrainerGary HOW has overall 10 years of IT experience with strong exposure in Business Intelligence and Analytics domains. He has been delivering Qlik Sense enterprise solutions and training to corporate users for the past 4 years since it first released in 2014. Further, through the course of his work, he has also implemented software trials on various Business Intelligence solutions including MS Power BI and Tableau. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Computing from NUS.

Tableau TrainerDr. Alfred Ang is the founder of Tertiary Courses. He is a serial entrepreneur. He founded OSWeb2Design Singapore Pte Ltd in 1997 offering web development, e-commerce store development, graphics design, ebook publishing, mobile apps development, and digital marketing services. He established the first online gardening store in Singapore, Eco City Hydroponics Pte Ltd in 2000, offering a wide range of gardening products such as seeds, plant nutrients, hydroponics kits etc. Eco City Hydroponics has become the most popular and successful gardening store in Singapore. He founded Tertiary Infotech Pte Ltd in 2012 and transformed the business to a training platform, Tertiary Courses in 2014. Tertiary Courses offers a wide range of SkillsFuture courses for PMETs to upgrade their skills and knowledge. He also established Tertiary Courses Malaysia in 2016. He also founded Tertiary Robotics in 2015 offering Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Microbit and Robotics products

Dr. Alfred Ang earned his Ph.D. from National University of Singapore in 2000, majoring in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. He also completed an online MBA course with U21 Global based in Australia. He obtained his B.Sc (Hons) from National University of Singapore in 1992, majoring in Physics. He topped his Physics cohort for 3 consecutive years and funded his degree study with Book price, awards and tuition. He has worked in Defence, Electronics and Semiconductor Industries. His current interests include Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Robotics and Programming.

Dr. Alfred Ang was Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM) and Senior Member of IEEE. He has published more than 20 peer reviewed papers and co-inventors for more than 20 inventions.

Tableau TrainerEunice’s scope of work focuses on Business Analytics and uses Tableau to understand, monitor and report trends. Tableau helps to bridge the necessary vital information ranging from Finance to Operations, such as Spend trends to monitoring Inventory Management, as well as Supplier and Customer Management. In her work experience, Eunice has been a Tableau developer since 2014 and was responsible for setting up a structured Tableau Cadence as well as the Tableau Server for depositing the developed Tableau workbooks/dashboards currently used within an MNC, while other tasks include engaging in end-user training and cross-site collaboration.

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