Reimagining Collaboration Wins International Book Award.



Phil Simon

Award-Winning AuthorDynamic Keynote Speaker
Workplace-Technology Guru • Advisor Professor

Workshops

I offer a number of day-long workshops for driven professionals looking to acquire new knowledge and skills.

If you think education is expensive, try estimating the cost of ignorance.

—Howard Gardner

If I’ve learned anything in my speaking career, it’s this:

One-hour keynotes can certainly insipre and inform audiences.

I’ll never claim otherwise. Still, there’s only so much material and learning that one can pack into a reasonable speech. Sometimes an organization, team, or group needs a dedicated block of time—one that allows attendees to ask detailed questions, flush out ideas, understand new concepts, and begin the process of changing entrenched behaviors.

In this vein, I offer extended, interactive workshops. This format groups of professionals and students to learn and interact with each other in real time. They typically run about six hours, excluding breaks.

Reimagining Collaboration

Is your organization, department, or group languishing in a morass of e-mails? Do employees resist using new tools to communicate and collaborate? Are your business processes stuck in the pre-Covid world? Are employees quitting in droves because they’re burned out?

At least you’re not alone. Many folks struggle with change management, communication, collaboration, and technology.

Rest assured: It doesn’t have to be this way. In this custom workshop, I draw upon the lessons of my award-winning book Reimagining Collaboration: Slack, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and the Post-COVID World of Work. I explain how to embrace automation and efficient business communication.

Effective Data Visualization

The Era of Big Data arrived years ago, but your organization, department, group, or team is missing out. Specifically, employees continue to struggle to make sense of it all. They rely far too much upon Excel and static charts and graphs. Sure, IT folks can generate more exotic reports, but this process is frustrating and requires multiple iterations.

Fret not: It doesn’t need to be this way.

In this workshop, I show attendees a better way to visualize data. In this workshop, I draw upon key lessons from a few of my books, notably The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions.

Over the course of the session, I introduce new tools, concepts, and trends for effective data visualization. What’s more, I provide attendees with concrete and valuable tips on how to turn vast quantities of data into knowledge, insights, and action. Finally, I explain the obstacles that inhibit our ability to create meaningful charts—and how to overcome them.