Showing the components that add up to a total; Slide Makeover #87

When analyzing results, it is important to look at how a total value was achieved. The components that contribute to the total help the audience understand how that total was arrived at. This makeover shows how you can use a Steps to a Total graph created in PowerPoint to visually show this instead of using a spreadsheet from Excel.

You can also watch this slide makeover directly on Slideshare.

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.