Category Archives: Presentations

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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How to Create Compelling Charts 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 1 of a 3 part series on how to create compelling charts in Excel. Continue reading

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3 Simple Steps for Charting Data

When you have to present Excel data, the last thing you should do is take a screen shot of the data and make it into a PowerPoint slide. The chart should tell a story that can be understood in 5 – 10 seconds. If you take longer than that, your audience will ignore you and focus on trying to understand the chart. Knowing your data is the critical step. Follow these simple steps for charting your data. Continue reading

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