Data Visualization with Excel: Essential Business Communication Skills for Today’s Manager

Duration: 60 minutes

Behind every set of numerical data is a story waiting to be told. And that story needs to be to-the-point, easy to understand and engaging. That’s what “data visualization” is all about -- the representation of numerical data in a visual format your audience can quickly understand and gain insight from. This webinar will show you how to tap to power of data visualization using tools you already have available to you in Excel. (more details below)


WHY ATTEND

It's time to get your business communication skills up to date and learn how to use Excel to present data in the modern world. This session will get you started. You will learn how to create, enhance and customize charts far beyond the basics. The session will start with traditional bar and line charts and progress to more complex and modern formats such as combo charts, Sparkline charts and “People Graphs”.

Nationally recognized Excel training expert, Mike Thomas wil show attendees how to select the most appropriate chart to convey your message, create a chart from a set of data, change the appearance of a chart, how to enhance your message by using images within charts, and more.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

This 60-minute session will cover:

  • Charting 101 - create a basic bar chart/line chart/pie chart
  • Moving from “drab to fab” - enhancing and customizing basic charts 
  • Adding and repositioning chart elements
  • Creating dynamic headings and text blocks 
  • Removing unwanted elements from a chart
  • Changing colors and setting transparency
  • Using images instead of colors in your bars
  • Creating a Combination chart (a combined line and bar in a single chart)
  • Building Dynamic charts that automatically update as new data is added
  • Creating Sparkline charts (small charts embedded in a cell. Ideal for showing trends)
  • Developing an Infographic using the built-in People Graph

This training is categorized as basic-to-intermediate. It is aimed at users who have little or no knowledge of how to produce charts in Excel. Attendees should be familiar with how to navigate around an Excel workbook and how to enter and edit data. Although the training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel, this training is relevant for users of Excel 2010 and above.

        ABOUT THE SPEAKER

        Mike Thomas has worked in the IT training business since 1989. He is a subject matter expert in a range of technologies including Microsoft Office and Apple Mac. In 2012 Mike founded theexceltrainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for pluralsight.com and in his career delivered hundreds of courses and webinars on a wide variety of technology-related topics.

        Mike is a Fellow of The Learning and Performance Institute and has worked with and for a large number of global and UK-based companies and organizations across a diverse range of sectors. In addition to training, he also designs and develops Microsoft Office-based solutions that automate key business tasks and processes.

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