Paul Laughlin recently presented a live webinar to share highlights from Laughlin Consultancy’s “People Skills for Analysts” online training course.
This webinar was hosted by Robert Walters Technology, as part of their popular “Business Intelligence & Data” series.
During the webinar, Paul presented slides both making the case for the People Skills needed by analysts & explaining his 9-step-model for effective analysis. That model provides the framework for our one-day online training course “Softer Skills for Analyst“. He also shared some highlights from 5 of those 9 steps.
Polling during the webinar revealed that most attendees felt comfortable with their technical skills & questioning to get to the business need. However, votes confirmed that analysts can struggle with the two steps relating to stakeholder management. Towards the end of this presentation, attendees shared that the most popular skill they would now work on was “visual data storytelling”.
The good news is that Laughlin Consultancy provides online training courses covering all these aspects, including courses on:
- Softer Skills for Analysts (introduction & overview of all 9 skills)
- Data Visualisation
- Stakeholder Management for Analysts
- Commercial Awareness for Analysts
A video of Paul’s webinar is available on our YouTube channel (together with other videos to help inform data & analytics leaders):
A copy of the slides Paul presented are available on our SlideShare site (together with other slideshows that you may find interesting):
Please get in touch if you’d like to chat further about developing your skills (or those of your team). At Laughlin Consultancy we offer both a programme of training courses for data & analytics teams and mentoring support for leaders. Improving in Softer Skills is best achieved with a combination of these services, so improvements can be embedded in team & culture.