How to create stunning story-telling dashboards

How to create stunning story-telling dashboards

In this article, we will show you how to get to this self-explaining dashboard that covers a few use cases in one go ➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️➡️ 


There are 2 ways to start your dashboard.

  1. By using one of the pre-build templates

  1. By starting from scratch

Example of a storytelling 360 allrounder

A perfect template to use as a base is the 💍 Top activities - member drill down template 👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼

Now if you’d like to see how easily and quickly you can create a complete dashboard I invite you to continue reading.


Let’s rearrange and reorganise

Here you can see how I’m first moving things around and also deleting the text block (as it will not tell the right story)

Save time by first setting up the correct date range and picker before starting to duplicate the reports

The duplicate functionality is a perfect fit if you want to:

  • See the same data in a different way (Chart, metric, area)
  • See the same data with a different filtering option (eventually comparing the behaviour of ambassadors to the rest of the community)

Naming conventions are crucial to keep the overview

Whenever you change the filter, date picker, or integration picker, make sure you reflect this in the report header and description

This quick recording shows you how to rename reports and dashboards.

Use emojis in the dashboard titles and reports. It will make your life so much easier. Example: I add a ⭐️ in front of reports and dashboards that are targeting ambassadors. Start getting creative 😉

Let’s add some more data sources to this badass!

That little plus button in the top right corner is your ticket to more data sources.

From here you can find additional reports by:

  • searching in the categories (left side)
  • using the search field
  • scrolling down

Once you find what you were looking for, add it to the dashboard, set up the filtering, integration- and date picker, and you’re ready to go.

Share it with your team

By simply clicking on the share button (top right corner) the URL will be copied to the clipboard

For now, this functionality is only available to share with your teammates that also have an Ahoy account.

BUT 🤩, we’re working hard to make this option available to be shared with stakeholders that do not require access to Ahoy

And if ever you encounter an idea not being able to be translated into a dashboard, please reach out to us on Discord.