Learn that you don't have to repeat if you don't have to.
- [Instructor] If we're trying to get right to the point,…and we are because our clients…don't have time for any else,…we need to make the data super clear.…The only way to do that is to remove…everything but the core message.…This isn't a bad chart,…but there's a lot of redundant information.…For example, if you take a look at the data labels,…I have the month in every single label.…Well I already have the month in my x-axis.…So I'm just going to get rid of the category name.…On the y-axis, I'm showing decimal places.…I don't need to do that because I'm not showing…any cents on the y-axis.…
So, I'm going to remove the decimal places.…In addition on the y-axis, I'm showing values every $10.…I don't need to do that because I'm showing data labels…that have the exact values in them.…So I'll change that.…On the x-axis, I'm showing the year,…but I don't need to because this all takes place in 2018.…So I'm going to go to the x-axis,…and I'm just going to get rid of the year.…I also don't need the grid lines,…and this is opinion on my part,…
- Summarize the mantras of “removing” and “reducing.”
- Identify the best font type to use on slides and charts.
- Explain the undesirable effects of context manipulation.
- Recall which type of chart is most effective at showing trends over time.
- Recognize the best practices strategy for organizing a report.