1 00:00:00,008 --> 00:00:05,505 [SOUND] Now that we've learned a lot about data visualization and 2 00:00:05,505 --> 00:00:12,648 how to create and format charts in Excel, let's put some of that work to practice. 3 00:00:12,648 --> 00:00:16,389 Practice makes a big difference with chart building, data analysis, and, 4 00:00:16,389 --> 00:00:19,360 let's be honest, a lot of things in life. 5 00:00:19,360 --> 00:00:23,710 When I first started working in business, I didn't know much about charts. 6 00:00:23,710 --> 00:00:26,490 When to use what type of chart, the vocabulary. 7 00:00:26,490 --> 00:00:28,560 I was a complete novice, so 8 00:00:28,560 --> 00:00:34,500 in many ways you are already ahead of where I was when I started as an analyst. 9 00:00:34,500 --> 00:00:39,360 Over time, I got a lot more comfortable and confident with what I was doing and 10 00:00:39,360 --> 00:00:41,680 how I should be visualizing data. 11 00:00:41,680 --> 00:00:46,760 I want to remind you of the importance of telling stories when visualizing data. 12 00:00:46,760 --> 00:00:50,640 It's not only important as the chief goal of visualizing data, 13 00:00:50,640 --> 00:00:52,500 it's also a helpful learning tool. 14 00:00:54,100 --> 00:00:56,660 At the outset of my job as an analyst, 15 00:00:56,660 --> 00:01:00,010 I participated in the creation of many different stories and 16 00:01:00,010 --> 00:01:03,060 through that experience learned how to tell stories by myself. 17 00:01:04,170 --> 00:01:06,240 Let's get started on some practice. 18 00:01:06,240 --> 00:01:10,060 In this first problem, I want you to open the spreadsheet in the teacher's 19 00:01:10,060 --> 00:01:14,240 notes that includes sales data for a fictional retail chain. 20 00:01:14,240 --> 00:01:17,740 Your boss has asked you to create a chart showing total sales for 21 00:01:17,740 --> 00:01:19,770 the chain over the course of the year. 22 00:01:20,790 --> 00:01:22,220 What chart will you show her?