Welcome and thanks for your interest in my course!
Learn and master the art of creating a well-designed data visualizations and basic data analysis in Excel in this wide-ranging course. Forget the same old default Excel graphs that are boring and without personality - you can do better than that! This course will help your to go beyond the basics of graphing and teach you how to design graphs with your intended audience in mind. Not only will you learn how to create great graphs in Excel, but you will also learn how to organize your data before graphing to make the process easier and more productive.
A few of the topics we will cover in this course include:
This course is mostly video based, but does include all of the Excel spreadsheets used throughout the course. Use these spreadsheets and documents as a resource after you complete the course. They are yours to keep and use as a reference in the future.
This course will allow you to use the Excel skills you already have and take them to the next level. This course was designed with you - the student in mind. My goal is for you to be able to implement the skills your learn in this course immediately once you have completed it.
I hope you enjoy the course and that your use the skills learned to enhance your skillset and wow your boss and coworkers!
Before you start graphing in Excel, lets learn how to choose the right graph for your data type and visualization expectations.
We are ready to graph!
Learn the basics of good design and formatting.
Learn how to change a bar graph to a line graph.
Let's change things up a bit and bring in some new color schemes for our graphs.
Learn how to paste your data into programs outside of Excel such as PowerPiont.
This video will teach you how to make a graph in Excel in the Economist style. The Economist is a very well respected weekly newspaper know for their journalism focused on finance and world politics. The Economist is also one of the best data visualizers out there.
Let's wrap this course up with a few takeaways.
With 10+ years of reporting, analytics and Excel experience I enjoy taking abstract or complicated topics and simplifying them in order to make them useful. Teaching others and helping them achieve their goals is a passion of mine.