The default graphs in PowerPoint are cluttered and hard to understand. Learn how to create graphs that are clean, clear, and instantly understood by your audience.
If you present numerical information or financial information, graphs are likely a better way to show your message than a slide full of numbers. Unfortunately the default graph settings that PowerPoint provides won’t make your presentation as effective as it could be. To create clean, effective graphs, you need to know how to create the graph quickly, the best practices for each type of graph, and the particular challenges you face when working with graphs when you switch between versions of PowerPoint. In this one hour webinar, I’ll show you:
- How to set up an Excel spreadsheet so that when you copy the cells into the PowerPoint graph it works properly the first time
- How to create the graph in PowerPoint and how to avoid some pitfalls related to copying and pasting data
- How to get rid of three specific default graph elements that diminish the effectiveness of any graph
- The specific best practices that apply to the most common types of graphs, including column or bar graphs, line graphs, and pie graphs so your graph will be clean and easy to understand
- How to avoid the problems that come when creating a graph in one version of PowerPoint and editing it in another to save you hours of frustration
- When you might want to use some of the less common graph types so you know when they might be appropriate
If you are ready to start creating and using clear, effective graphs in your PowerPoint presentations, this webinar will give you the information you need to know.
It doesn’t matter which version of PowerPoint you use. I show instructions primarily in PowerPoint 2007, but I cover PowerPoint 2003 and 2010 if there are any differences (usually they are almost identical). I focus on the Windows versions of PowerPoint, but almost everything is very similar in the Mac versions of PowerPoint.
You may have missed the live version of this webinar, but the recording is available. You can download a WMV video file and watch it at your own pace. You can pause whenever you want to try the techniques in PowerPoint or the other tools I demonstrate.
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Dave Paradi has over twenty years of experience delivering customized training workshops to help business professionals improve their presentations. He has written nine books and over 100 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 less than ten people in North America recognized by Microsoft with the Most Valuable Professional Award for his contributions to the Excel and PowerPoint communities. He regularly presents highly rated sessions at national and regional conferences of financial professionals.