FinancialViz makeover: Make a Top 5 / Bottom 5 bar chart communicate clearly

This makeover is a recent visual I worked on and is similar to the “Top 5 / Bottom 5” visuals I see in my FinancialViz training courses. In this video I show you how to make the message clearer and it is done only using Excel, what you are already using. If you want to learn how to select the right visual for financial or business data and how to create the visuals in the tools you already have, Excel and PowerPoint, go to to learn more.

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.