Comparing growth in Sales and Expense categories over time; Slide Makeover #92

Often we want to compare how different data series have changed over time. If the starting values are significantly different, graphing the trends in each series may not make the comparison better than a table of numbers. This makeover shows how you can use an index line graph to compare trends in different data series using a common starting point.

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By Dave Paradi

Dave Paradi has over twenty-two years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written ten books and over 600 articles on the topic of effective presentations and his ideas have appeared in publications around the world. His focus is on helping corporate professionals visually communicate the messages in their data so they don't overwhelm and confuse executives. Dave is one of fewer than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams communities. His articles and videos on virtual presenting have been viewed over 4.8 million times and liked over 17,000 times on YouTube.