Focusing the message for variance analysis; Slide Makeover #86

Finance (and other) professionals often analyze current performance compared to past performance or plans to look for variances. Too often they copy the spreadsheet onto a slide. This slide makeover shows how you can focus the message with visuals when you are discussing variances.

You can also watch this slide makeover directly on Slideshare.

By Dave Paradi

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.