I have been remiss in not thanking you for the terrific workshop you gave for Peterson last week. I’ve been drawing graphs of economic data for 45 years, and yet still feel that I learned a lot from your session. I was particularly impressed that — in an era when it’s so easy to let one’s attention wander in a virtual setting, you held mine for four hours. Whenever I see a great graph in the future, I’ll think of you, and some of the principles you laid out.
Your presentation was terrific! I heard many favorable comments about your lecture, and I am confident that it will attract a substantial audience when we post it on the NBER website later this summer. I really appreciate the time and energy that you devoted to preparing your lecture.
Jon’s workshop was really good, honestly! I consider myself quite advanced on the topic and have attended many “Visualization” workshops in the past that did not teach me much. This one really allowed me to raise my level and I will be using those templates and scripts very soon!
The workshop was perfect. I loved the workshop aspect and the comprehensive educational approach to get us to gain the understanding to then be able to practice.
I speak for all of my colleagues here at the U.S. Department of State in expressing our gratitude to you for a most engaging presentation at our agency’s monthly Evaluation Community of Practice meeting. Before and after the presentation, the staff was excited about getting insights on the power of data visualization in both processing and presenting data, such as evaluation information, to various stakeholders. We very much appreciate you giving us your time and insights, as well as links to additional resources and information. The use of data visualization techniques is a burgeoning field in federal agencies, so your remarks and accompanying materials will help move us further along the continuum of presenting data in visually appealing and informative ways.
Cindy Brach, Senior Health Policy Researcher at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
On behalf of our group, we want to thank you for a great presentation! Your remarks gave us useful examples and strategies that we can employ in our work and illuminated important considerations for the many audiences we serve.
Christen Sandoval, HHS Health Literacy Workgroup
Jon’s training was lively, interactive (despite having more than 200 participants), and provided a great deal of practical advice. He also showed us so many beautiful visualizations.
@jschwabish said I had a good point and I’ll leave it at that. <off to print and frame tweet reply>
It was perfect! I really appreciate your remarks. I was so confused all day….until you. Thank you!!!
Dr. Talitha Washington
Thank you! For an area that I’ve never worked in/thought about before, I found it incredibly interesting and informative.
I was extremely impressed with Jon’s ability to illustrate different data visualization techniques to greatly improve the effectiveness of communication with clients.
Melissa S. Kearney
Jon gave an excellent presentation and helped set the stage for how our teams work with and communicate data. His presentation combined imagination and inspiration for us to carry forward to our work.