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Practice: Total Sales1:23 with Michael Watson
The first practice problem for Data Visualization in Excel.
[SOUND] Now that we've learned a lot about data visualization and 0:00 how to create and format charts in Excel, let's put some of that work to practice. 0:05 Practice makes a big difference with chart building, data analysis, and, 0:12 let's be honest, a lot of things in life. 0:16 When I first started working in business, I didn't know much about charts. 0:19 When to use what type of chart, the vocabulary. 0:23 I was a complete novice, so 0:26 in many ways you are already ahead of where I was when I started as an analyst. 0:28 Over time, I got a lot more comfortable and confident with what I was doing and 0:34 how I should be visualizing data. 0:39 I want to remind you of the importance of telling stories when visualizing data. 0:41 It's not only important as the chief goal of visualizing data, 0:46 it's also a helpful learning tool. 0:50 At the outset of my job as an analyst, 0:54 I participated in the creation of many different stories and 0:56 through that experience learned how to tell stories by myself. 1:00 Let's get started on some practice. 1:04 In this first problem, I want you to open the spreadsheet in the teacher's 1:06 notes that includes sales data for a fictional retail chain. 1:10 Your boss has asked you to create a chart showing total sales for 1:14 the chain over the course of the year. 1:17 What chart will you show her? 1:20
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