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Miro Kazakoff is a Senior Lecturer in Managerial Communication at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he focuses on how individuals use data to persuade others. 

At MIT, he developed MIT Sloan’s Communicating and Persuading With Data courses. His courses help individuals improve their ability to persuade within their organizations by speaking, writing, and visualizing data more effectively. He teaches a number of courses in the MBA, EMBA, Sloan Fellows and MFIN programs including Communication for Leaders, Communicating with Data, and Communication and Persuasion through Data for Executives.

Miro co-founded Testive, an education technology company that combines an adaptive online learning platform with live human coaching to help students meet their educational goals. Prior to that he worked in a variety of sales and client service roles at Hubspot, Compete.com (sold to media conglomerate WPP), and Bain & Co.  

Miro holds a BA from Georgetown University where he studied English and Computer Science and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Kazakoff wins 2021 digital teaching award

Kazakoff wins teaching award


Persuading with Data.

Kazakoff, Miro. MIT Press, 2022.

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Communicating and persuading effectively with data is a crucial skill for anyone who wants to lead in a modern organization. If presenting and explaining data to a non-technical audience is part of your job, this data storytelling course is for you. Highly practical and collaborative, this course combines visualization and strategic communication best practices to help you communicate data more effectively and influence others to take action based on data through data storytelling.

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