Excel Charts - Visualization Secrets for Impressive Charts
What you'll learn
- Significantly improve your Excel reports to create more powerful graphs that communicate your information in the best manner
- Learn creative & simple techniques that allow you to create your own Excel charts from scratch
- Create dynamic Excel charts. Why? I have seen many cases where people are unnecessarily manually updating graphs. This costs considerable time and nerves.
- Impress your management by including new Excel graphs in your reports (such as my Pin chart for variances)
- Apply Best Practice methods to considerably improve the design of your Excel charts and tables
- Apply techniques that highlight chart and table elements to direct the reader attention where it is needed most
- Use effective Chart Combinations that are pivotal to management reports
- Apply best methods to compare performance in your Excel graphs: as in Actual data versus Budget, forecasts and previous year
- Learn by doing. Download the Demo Excel Workbook and follow each section with me. Learning by doing works best!
- Learn advanced Excel lookup methods (such as matrix lookups) which you can use in your larger data files.
- Become the Excel data Visualization star in your department by creating impressive Excel charts and graphs in your reports
- Existing experience and knowledge of Excel's basic charting options and formulas
- This course is aimed for current intermediate to advanced Excel users and will significantly build on existing knowledge
- Demonstration is done using Excel 2010. However, the focus of this training is to teach you new methods of doing things which you can do regardless of the Excel version you have
Without Doubt, With This Advanced Microsoft Excel Chart Course, You will be the Excel data Visualization star in your Department!
Significantly Improve your Reports by using Advanced Excel Graph Techniques.
This Course Includes:
Downloadable Workbook to follow the demonstrations (and use the charts as your templates).
Downloadable Exercise Book (answers included).
Full set of Cheat Sheets for download in Lecture 3. This PDF document is a quick reference guide for whenever you need to create any of the charts in this training.
If you use Excel to generate reports and graphs, my hands-on Excel training provides you with an extremely advanced toolkit worth of knowledge that will take the design of your Excel charts, tables and reports to the next level. It will provide you with the best tricks to create dynamic charts. It will save you tons of time of manually updating your Excel graphs on a monthly basis. The visualization techniques introduce you to some unusual methods to handle and create charts which will enhance readability of your reports as well as impress your readers.
Lauren says: "I wish she had more courses on advanced excel and access that are formatted like this one. She frames the content in ways that are applicable to my current job. I will be able to improve my current processes and project turnaround time as well as the look/feel of my tables and charts."
John says: "Leila does a fantastic job of walking you thru the process of creating various charts from scratch. From which formula to use to step by step chart creation. As a bonus you have actual exercises to practice your new skills, Absolutely one of the best instructional courses I have taken"
Paul says: "Course is clear, to the point and very dynamic. Excellent!"
Types of Excel Charts & Excel Graphs are presented:
The content and type of Excel charts presented are those that are typical to corporate reporting. Given my background in controlling, finance and project management, I designed the training with this audience in mind and the typical methods used to report, communicate, analyze, check and plan quantitative information.
If you are a student taking this course, rest assured that you are well equipped with advanced Excel visualization & chart design techniques to impress any employer who requires you to create graphs & reports in Excel.
Demonstration will be done using Excel 2010, but all methods will be compatible with older as well as future versions of Excel unless otherwise stated in the video. My main focus is to introduce you to new “methods” of doing things which you can do no matter which Excel version you have.
Why this course is different to other Excel courses:
I will not only demonstrate to you, but you
will be able to follow each demonstration in your own Excel workbook. To make sure you have understood the
techniques, you will complete an exercise at the end of each section (answers are included but you have to try on your own first).
I place great value on keeping the training not only informative but also interesting. I know technical courses can be boring, especially when taken online. For this reason, I have mixed screen-casts together with talking head and flip chart type of demonstrations to get it as close to a classroom training style as possible.
I have also been told by many students that I have the ability to explain complex topics in an easy to understand manner. I think you will benefit from that.
This course is split to 5 major parts:
Methods to effectively communicate and present data trends – In this section I will also provide you with a crash course in best practices for table and graph design.
Behind the scenes secrets of dynamic charts in Excel, where I introduce you to key functions you need to use to never manually update your Excel charts again –The functions you learn here go beyond graphs and charts. They enable you to do complex look ups in large data tables.
Techniques that highlight Excel chart and table elements to direct the reader attention where it is needed most.
New ways to compare performance: as in Actual data versus Budget, forecasts and previous year
Effective Chart Combinations that are pivotal to management reports
This is an Excel Advanced Chart Course BUT you will be surprised how simple the techniques are once you know them!
Who this course is for:
- Controller or financial analyst responsible for creating monthly, quarterly or yearly reports
- Finance or department manager looking for new effective visualization methods
- A student planning to work as a business or financial analyst or in any function that will require data visualization
- All in all, if you’re responsible for presenting your data graphically and you need to do this with Excel, you will benefit from the methods I teach in this course
Leila Gharani is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) dedicated to helping you create outstanding tools and reports in Excel & Google Sheets. Her courses are for those who want to shine at work, accelerate their careers and achieve more in less time.
Leila' background is Masters in Economics, Economist, Consultant, Oracle HFM Accounting Systems Expert & Project Manager. For over 15 years she has worked in the Finance and IT departments implementing reporting systems based on Oracle and SAP. All the while using Excel VBA to automate and improve processes.
Since 5 years, Leila runs her own site and has an active YouTube channel with many engaging, high quality videos. She provides customized spreadsheet dashboard seminars and enhanced visualization techniques to large corporations. She also teaches at the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria.
Her courses include examples based on her experience as well as the consulting work she has done for international companies. Many of the Excel tips and tricks she shares is based on the questions received from experienced professionals in her Excel training sessions.
She places great value on keeping her courses not only informative but also engaging. For this reason, students will find enough challenges, exercises and downloadable files to practice so they can maximize the value gained from each course.
Leila's passion is learning, sharing and solving difficult data analysis problems.