The Sessions

Reports Worth Reading: 21 Century Storytelling

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Location: Room 2

Traditional data reports are boring, soulless, unreadable, and forgettable. It’s time we invoked better storytelling in our “reports”, using all the power and tools available from the digital world, to find engaging ways to share the same content with colleagues, supervisors, stakeholders, audiences, purse-string holders, community members, and your doting grandmother.

Reports Worth Reading is a series of blog articles posted to RyersonStudentAffairs.com, designed to include the same critical, important content found in a report. Using my background in professional and creative writing, I’ve worked with colleagues to craft this material in a way that is both exciting and engaging—just like a story.

I will share examples, explain how they work, and challenge the audience to see their reports as opportunities for storytelling. Leave my session inspired to create your own Reports Worth Reading, and embrace the mantle of 21st century storyteller.

Recent Blog Posts

#PSEWEB 2017: It’s a little bit different this year

We’ve been going through some changes. One exciting change is that we’ve incorporated and are becoming a not-for-profit! We’ve always operated with a mission to keep costs low and return profits to the community, but this... Read more

Getting Ready – Last Minute Details for Delegates

#PSEWEB is right around the corner. We're looking forward to seeing everyone in St. John's! Here are few last minute details to keep in mind as you pack your bags this weekend.... Read more

Alternate Accommodations for the Conference

The conference this year is at the Delta Hotel, but our reserved block of rooms there is sold out. Here are some other places you can stay when you come to St. John's!... Read more