Category Archives: Presentations

My Presentation at Empower 2016

Deciding what level of detail to create in your QuickBase tables can make a huge difference in how you create, update, and delete records. You have choices, but many don’t know what those choices are and what are the consequences are. Continue reading

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Critical Point When Presenting to Managment

When presenting to management, you need to consider these critical keys. Continue reading

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Certified Bull

A certification seal for bull. Use it in PowerPoint presentation or Word and Excel documents. Continue reading

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The First Rule When Networking With People

Networking with people can be either a huge amount of time, a drain on the other person, or something mutually beneficial. Learn the first rule in networking to start things off right. Continue reading

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The most frustrating question you have to answer all the time

Business Intelligence is about making solutions and helping the company get smarter. When you’re asked, “what is that?”, you analyze how long you have with this person and their level of interest before you respond. Here are three responses based on time and level of interest. Continue reading

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OLAP – The Business Intelligence Podcast [BIP]

This podcast can be found in iTunes by searching for “Business Intelligence Podcast” in this 22 minute show we cover: How to better present your purpose by switching the order, how OLAP can unclutter your job, and how we saved someone’s life by figuring out how to count colored rows in Excel. Continue reading

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Business Intelligence Professionals Are Like Batman

Business Intelligence Professionals Are Like superheroes because they want to keep their anonymity and they pass on their information for others to respond to. A good metaphor is Police Commissioner Gordon and Batman. Continue reading

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The Art of Charting in Excel

As a Business Intelligence professional you need to know how to make a good chart in Excel. A good chart can “land” you the client, separate you from other vendors, or make your message to management extremely persuasive. This VIDEO shows you EXACTLY how to create good Microsoft Excel charts. Here is part 3 of a 3 part series on how to create compelling charts in Excel. Continue reading

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How to Create an Excel Chart that Amazes

A good chart can “land” you the client, separate you from other vendors, or make your message to management extremely persuasive. This VIDEO shows you EXACTLY how to create good Microsoft Excel charts. Here is part 2 of a 3 part series on how to create compelling charts in Excel. Continue reading

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The best office holiday gift for your boss or coworker

The challenge was finding a gift that was not too showy, but would be remembered. Not too expensive, but display quality. After a lot of thoughtful research, I found a great gift… A pen. No, really, a very cool pen. For starters it’s historical. Pens were given by Presidents George Washington and Harry Truman and also used in Space. Continue reading

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