Data Visualization Essentials for Presentations: Intro

The Data Visualization course teaching you the ins and outs of business data presentation utilizing Microsoft Excel
3.9 (215 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a
course's star rating by considering a number of different factors
such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the
likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
8,596 students enrolled
Start Learning Now
  • Lectures 6
  • Length 41 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
    Certificate of Completion
Wishlisted Wishlist

How taking a course works


Find online courses made by experts from around the world.


Take your courses with you and learn anywhere, anytime.


Learn and practice real-world skills and achieve your goals.

About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This is an introduction to the "Data Visualization Essentials for High-Impact Presentations" course that will be released in the near future. This introduction course features detailed lectures on data essentials, pie charts, bar charts, and the best ways to properly display text -- all within the mindset of an individual presenting business data for a group of users.

This course was designed using Microsoft Excel 2007 and virtually every aspect covered in the videos remains relevant to newer versions.

After finishing this course you will have a greater understanding of the visualization techniques used by the best in the industry. Data Visualization is not hard, and after completing this course you will have a working knowledge to help you format and prepare professional business presentations.

STAY TUNED FOR THE FULL COURSE OFFERING! In the full course offering we will expand our palette of chart types, discuss the proper techniques for color scheme, introduce more tricks and tips and PROVIDE DETAILED MICROSOFT EXCEL WALK-THROUGH EXAMPLES.

What are the requirements?

  • Microsoft Excel 2007 or newer

What am I going to get from this course?

  • In this course you will learn the introductory basics of high-impact data visualization skills
  • By the end of this course you will be able to work with your own existing data in Microsoft Excel to create beautiful and meaningful visualizations

Who is the target audience?

  • Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Microsoft Excel users
  • Business professionals who are responsible for high-profile presentations

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: General Tricks and Tips
Edward Tufte Principles
Data Patterns
Section 2: Bar Charts
100% Stacked Bars (Horizontal / Vertical)
Section 3: Pie Charts
Optimizing Angle Rotation
Defining the correct number of pie slices
Section 4: Chart / Graph Details
Working with Text

Students Who Viewed This Course Also Viewed

  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading

Instructor Biography

Erik Baker, Senior Data Management and Quality Business Analyst

I work as a Senior Business Analyst in the Business Intelligence arm of a Fortune 500 investment services company. My role is focused solely on developing Business Intelligence products (Product Development), specifically operational and executive dashboard solutions for the highest-level executives of leading global financial firms.

I have a Master of Science degree in Business Intelligence and have extensive experience with data visualization, data mining, statistics, predictive analytics and process modeling.

Ready to start learning?
Start Learning Now