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That vital question you ask yourself whenever you need to update the executive team…

"Will the data speak for itself?” 

You can build a state-of-the-art model that will increase sales. You can uncover vital insights about customer turnover. You can create stunning visualizations. But data will never speak for itself. Which means....

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You Must Speak for Your Data

Everyday data professionals uncover helpful insights. But they often confuse managers by over-explaining their work. 

 

….Or worse yet, have executives tell them that they “don’t agree” with the data.  

 

So think about it….can you really confidently communicate in English with diverse stakeholders?

 

And even if your current role is largely technical, you still must be able to clearly discuss your expertise during interviews. 

 

Because as you know data scientists were once labeled “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” 

 

So the global talent pool? It’s expanding. Fast. 

 

The most successful individuals combine world-class technical abilities with great communication skills. 

 

And those who don’t? They get left behind. 

 

So if you know you could communicate more effectively in English during interviews, meetings, and presentations. But you aren’t sure how to break through your current level… 

 

… then what follows could be a turning point in your career. 

 

It could be THE pivotal moment in your transformation into the type of data professional who is able to drive change through a combination of great technical and communication skills.

"The storytelling program was amazing to improve my English speaking skills...

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The Data-Business Gap

It’s 10 am on a Tuesday. It’s your turn to share your screen. You’ve been tasked with updating your colleagues on an important forecasting project. This project could help your business save a lot of money.  

 

Your heart starts to beat faster. Your leg starts to shake. Your face is a bit red.  

 

You’ve spent the last 2 months working on this project. And 2 days preparing this presentation. You’re really proud of your work.

 

You begin with all the relevant background details. You discuss the importance of data quality. You introduce your forecasts. You even mention how other departments will be able to use these models.

 

Boom!! A key business problem is solved. Until..

 

…a skeptical executive questions the return on investment. 

 

This makes you say to yourself….

 

“I thought I just explained that…” 

 

So you attempt to explain that investing in quality data will lead to quality forecasts. But skepticism remains.

 

You're nervous. You try again. And again. At this point, you’re just repeating yourself. 

 

 Maybe, they just don’t see the value in your project or…

 

…maybe the project isn’t the ideal solution to the problem. 

 

This interaction reminds you of an article you read on LinkedIn 2 weeks ago. 

 

It was titled: “Why 85% of data analytics projects fail” 

 

The key lesson? There’s often a pretty big gap between data teams and business teams. 

Now you’re certain. The data-business gap? It's real. 

But you’re an analytical individual. You’re paid because of your technical, programming, and statistics skills.

 

You get it—communication skills are important. 

 

However, you’re busy. You work 9-hour days on multiple projects. You still find time to learn new technical skills on Coursera.  Maybe the business team should develop data literacy so they understand you. 

 

But if you can't effectively communicate the business impact of your work…it doesn’t matter how good your technical solutions are. 

 

The best projects?

 

….will be given to colleagues. 

 

The best clients?

 

… will work with others. 

 

The best jobs?

 

… will go to those who demonstrate excellent communication skills in interviews. 

With all of those technical skills, isn’t it time to truly make a difference? 

You deserve to have your insights valued. 

 

You deserve to have all of those “data-driven executives” actually listen to the data.  

 

You deserve the opportunity to bring value to new organizations. 

 

And let’s be clear….

 

You’re not trying to give TED Talks in English. 

 

You just want to speak the "same language"  as business stakeholders

 

So you can…

 

…finally get buy-in from that skeptical marketing manager

…present insights that create buzz amongst your coworkers

 

…offer recommendations that a data-driven CEO simply cannot ignore 

 

…and open Gmail and see “Congrats - We can’t wait for you to join the team!” after interviewing for your dream job.   

 

You can make that a reality. 

But first we need to discuss...

 

I was surprised and happy to discover that becoming a great speaker is a skill that you can learn and it's not something that is “natural” that can’t be taught. I realized you can actually learn how to add “sparkle” to your speech.

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You’ve taken plenty of English classes. During class you practice new vocabulary. You learn a grammar point. You try to adjust you accent to sound “native.” Your teacher gives you feedback. Then you practice during a conversation. 

 

You know these classes. It’s a “general” English lesson. 

 

Over the last 10 years I have taught over 2,500 students, across 5 continents, for 6 different schools and companies. Whether I was working with a student in Korea or a partner at Ernst and Young Mexico, a lot of these were “general” English classes.

 

I started my school, Accents Welcome, in 2019 because I wanted to move beyond the “general approach” to learning English. 

 

I decided to do something different. To help students improve their English AND their communication skills. 

 

I wanted…

 

…speakers to keep their accent and still be understood…hence Accents Welcome : )

 

…clients to learn “how to communicate” using brain-friendly frameworks 

 

…and to create lessons that were specific to the unique needs of individuals. 

 

So I made a negotiation lesson for a lawyer. I taught a sales class to software representatives.

 

Then I taught a storytelling class to Walkens, a data scientist from France. 

 

I was immediately hooked. I quickly realized that data professionals face some very unique communication challenges. And I knew frameworks, like storytelling, could help them overcome these obstacles.   

 

Since then, I’ve only worked with professionals just like you. 

 

They are data scientists, data analysts, business analysts and data engineers across the world. From Taiwan to Spain. Mexico to Saudi Arabia.  

My clients have worked at companies such as Facebook, IBM, Ernst & Young, Boston Consulting Group, Tiktok, Tesla, HP, Capgemini and British Airways.

 

Some are searching for new jobs. Others want to do their current work better.   

 

I’ve moved from teaching those “general” English lessons to classes that are tailored to the unique needs of each individual. 

 

My favorite part of working with such a talented niche?

 

I become a better teacher every day. 

 

I help my clients address their weaknesses. But I also learn from their strengths. 

 

So I can share it with you. 

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David Gates  M.Ed.

An English Coach for data professionals

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It was such a great experience. I did not expect a course so adapted and personalized to my requirements. Definitely, David's advice and feedback have been very useful for me to build confidence in my daily work.

Introducing the...

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The only English communication course designed specifically for data professionals who want to make communication skills their strength.

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Guaranteed, to make you more clear, confident, and concise when speaking English during presentations, meetings, and interviews. 

 

Over the last 2 years, I’ve met hundreds of data professionals just like you who…

 

...hear a colleague’s question and think to themselves “I thought I just explained that”

 

…have failed English interviews even though their technical skills are the perfect fit for the job

 

…dread the Q&A portion of their presentations

 

…have to overcome objections from skeptical stakeholders who believe “you can make the data say anything”

 

…struggle to explain their work to non-technical individuals

 

…or are worried their English skills are holding them back. 

 

The result is an English course specifically designed to meet the unique communication challenges data professionals face every day. 

 

A course that moves beyond grammar, vocabulary, and accents and instead encourages you to...

 

Focus on Frameworks. 

 

You’ll learn dozens of communication frameworks in just 8 units so that you can progress rapidly. 

 

You’ll excel in challenging communication situations. Whether you want to confidently discuss your strengths with a FAANG recruiter. Or you hope to convince skeptical executives to invest resources in data quality. 

 

In the end, you will master both “what to say” AND “how to say it” so your communication skills match your technical skills. 

 

Join the bootcamp and confidently communicate in English during meetings, interviews, and presentations. 

English Communication Bootcamp + Live Training

Perfect for data professionals who want to improve rapidly

Lifetime access to the entire English communication BootCamp library (8 units)

Unlimited Group Classes for 4 months ​(All live sessions are with David*) 

 $409

English Communication Bootcamp

Perfect for data professionals who prefer to learn independently

Lifetime access to the entire English communication BootCamp library (8 units)

Unlimited e-mail Q&A

$179

 15-day money-back guarantee

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I started to work on improving my story-telling and communication skills in English with David in August 2020. I was astonished by the quality and brightness of his approach and immediately recommended his program to my friends. 

If you strive to be better in communication, either public or private - David will help you!

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Before, I was really afraid of using English to do presentations or have an English interview. I would be stressed, nervous and speechless. I needed to memorize the transcript, otherwise, when audiences asked the question out of my preparation, I would totally draw a blank.


However, after taking David's class, it totally changed my way of preparing a presentation or an interview. He taught me how to speak in a storytelling formula without memorization, how to present in a persuasive way, and also taught me how to hold an engaging presentation.


Now, when I face an English presentation or interview I have more confidence than before. And when people ask me questions, I can answer fluently and persuasively

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I took his classes in order to prepare for interviews in BCG Gamma. The remarkable points of his classes are threefold:

(1) He consistently taught me the importance of storytelling, which made it easy for me to structure my answer logically.
(2) He provided highly customized lessons to me.
(3) The lesson fee was very reasonable, and the ROI was greater than other competitors.

The result: thanks to his lessons, I was able to get an offer from BCG Gamma!

I recommend his course to every data scientist. David is for sure to give you appropriate guidance so you get your dream job!

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You can master essential skills in the
English Communication Bootcamp

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Unit 1: Tell great stories 

Storytelling should be your superpower. 

 

You’ve probably encountered great storytellers...

 

...the individuals who always engage an audience.

 

They make communication seem easy. 

 

You’ve also probably encountered average storytellers. The people who tell a story that is kind of interesting. But then it goes on and on. And when they finish, you think to yourself “so what?”

 

Unfortunately, most people are average storytellers. Or worse yet, they’ve never even thought about their storytelling skills. 

 

Being a poor or average storyteller can put you at a serious disadvantage in your career. 

 

Because great storytellers use this skill to transform nearly every aspect of business communication. 

 

Presentations. Interviews. Sales. Meetings. Marketing. Partnerships. Networking. 

 

Storytelling becomes their superpower. 

 

The first unit of the course will help you become a memorable storyteller. With the right framework and a little bit of practice, you can tell engaging stories in English quickly. And then leverage this skill for growth.   

 

You’ll learn: 

 

  • The simple storytelling framework you can use in every situation, whether you’re chatting with a colleague or pitching your new project. 

  • The 4 essential elements you must include if you want to engage your audience. (Lesson 1.2)  

  • How to make sure your story passes the “Beer Test.” (Lesson 1.3)

  • The easy way to expand your English vocabulary in order to tell better stories 

Unit 2: Be clear and concise

Concise communication makes executives want to hear your opinion. 

 

Have you ever heard a colleague give so many details about their project that you have no idea what they’re actually trying to say? 

 

Or you’re updating the team about your work and you seem to be saying the same thing. Over and over and over. 

 

Being able to communicate key information in as few words as possible makes it easier for others to understand you. 

 

Less is more. That’s why concise communication is great for English learners.

  

In Unit 2 you’ll learn: 

 

  • A 3-step framework that will make executives love your updates. (Lesson 2.3) 

  • The 4 essential elements you should include in a business story so others truly remember what you said. 

  • And the two words that will help you humanize your data projects instantly so others see the true value of your work (Lesson 2.5).

Before the lessons, every time I had to do a presentation I would be anxious and nervous because there were too many thoughts coming out in my brain which made it blow up. As a data scientist, sometimes I need to communicate with clients, and presentations really bother me.  

 

But with David's storytelling techniques, I could finally organize the chaos in my mind, and use a clear structure to prepare the presentation. David CAN HELP.

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Unit 3: Speak with non-technical individuals

“You don't really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother”

 

This famous quote is often incorrectly attributed to Albert Einstein. It doesn’t really matter who said it because the key lesson is spot on. 

 

Great communicators explain complex ideas in simple ways. 

 

Ineffective communicators make their explanations overly complex. They give too many details. They focus on the wrong information. 

 

The end result? 

 

Their coworkers nod along politely…pretending to understand. 

 

But you should do better. 

 

In this unit, you get the tools and techniques to easily explain technical concepts in English to everyone (even the marketing manager who never ever “gets it”)

 

You’ll see: 

 

  • The language you must use to ensure that colleagues always listen to your technical explanations

  • A 3-step framework that can help you explain complex data concepts (like machine learning) so your grandma (and your coworkers) understand.

  • A simple exercise you can do every day so others always understand (and see the value in) your work. 

  • The 1 question to ask your audience whenever they don’t seem to “get it” so that you can eliminate confusion quickly. 

Unit 4: Discuss your data

You use data to grow your organization. 

 

Whether you are…

 

….discussing the results of an A/B test with the marketing team

 

….updating the sales manager on KPIs about customer behavior

 

…or forecasting Q3 for the entire executive team. 

 

You must be able to communicate insights clearly. 

 

Unfortunately, after gathering so much information, it can be easy to simply list everything you learned. 

 

Oh...the dreaded “data dump.” 

 

You know that too much data will overwhelm your audience. And not enough? Then they may not trust your expertise. 

 

The most effective communicators strike the perfect balance. 

 

In this unit, you’ll see how to actually discuss your data in English. 

 

You get tips, tools, and frameworks to help you strike the perfect balance. So you can clearly communicate your actionable insights to executives and management. And ensure your organization is truly “data-driven”  

 

By the end of Unit 4 you’ll know: 

 

  • The 6 questions to ask yourself about your data so that you can communicate it clearly.  

  • How to use the “Data as Dynamite” framework you can use to ensure executives remember your actionable insights.

  • How to pass the “Goldilocks” test so you can eliminate “data dumps” forever

Unit 4: Discuss your data

You use data to grow your organization. 

 

Whether you are…

 

….discussing the results of an A/B test with the marketing team