Excel - Effective Data Visualization Without Charts
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 excel trainer.co.uk where he has produced nearly 200 written and video-based Excel tutorials. He has recorded several Excel training courses for plural sight.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.
Data visualization is the representation of numerical data in a visual format so that your audience can quickly and easily understand it and gain insight from it. Until a few years ago it was enough to take a set of numbers and create a bar chart or pie chart. Although in the right situation these traditional charts are still appropriate, things have moved on and we're constantly hearing words like Data Visualization and Infographic.
This training covers how to visually represent your data using some of Excel's non-charting tools.
- Learn how to select the most appropriate visualization to convey your message
- Learn how to create Sparkline charts (mini-charts embedded in a cell)
- Learn how to create infographic-style charts
- Creating Sparklines to give a quick visual presentation of data
- Squaring The Pie with Waffle Charts
- Use shapes, images, and icons to create snazzy infographics
- Create a heat map using Conditional Formatting
- Data Visualization using symbols and icon sets
- Represent geographical data using the 3D Map tool
Course Level - Intermediate
Who Should Attend
This training is categorized as intermediate. It is aimed at users who want to take their data visualization skills to the next level. Although the training will be delivered using the latest version of Excel, this training is relevant for users of Excel 2010 and above.
Why Should Attend
Traditional charts such as bar charts and pie charts still have their place but your audience expects more and Excel can offer more. It's time to get your Excel-related business and communication skills up to date and learn how to use it to present data in the modern world.