Showing component and total variance to budget; Slide Makeover #94

To explain the overall variance to the budget, we often look at the variances in each area. Too often the budget and variance amounts are shown in a table that the audience must interpret. This makeover demonstrates how you can use a steps to a total graph to show how each budgeted amount and variance contribute to the total expense and variance.

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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.