Analyst Training: The Greatest Skill of an Analyst, How to Tell a Story in Numbers

We all know that data is powerful. But did you know when data is used to tell a story, it becomes unforgettable?

Telling a story in numbers seasons the data so it resonates with the audience on both an intellectual and emotional level. Data stories allow the audience to have a greater sense and understanding of the context of the numbers.

In this webinar, Rick Carter will explain and illustrate how to make your numbers tell a story.

To download the spreadsheet that Rick used please click here: Telling Stories with Numbers

Equation uses a custom Excel add-on that changes ‘Number to dollar’ and ‘Number to comma’. Contact ehaynie@equationhealth.com if you are interested in the add-on.


Rick Carter has over 35 years of experience in an analyst and consultant role. Rick helps physicians and healthcare executives improve their operational and financial performance. He has authored many industry articles, but is best known for creating the core methodology behind Equation’s data and analytically driven consulting model.

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