Presenting financial analysis: Show trends in data series measured in different units

You’ve analyzed the past data and need to communicate important findings to the executives or Board. If you want to show how the trends in different measurements compare to each other even though they are measured in different units, this video shows how to use an index line graph to allow the viewers to quickly compare the trends.

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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 1.2 million times and liked over 12,000 times on YouTube.