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POWER Excel Training – Fort Myers, Florida – July 24, 2014

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I’m happy to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at the IMA conference in Fort Myers Florida on July 24.  (IMA – Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business).

Our full-day session will cover how to make Excel work for you vs. you for Excel.  If you spend your life in Excel, than this training will save you at least 50 hours per year!  I actually got to a point where I automated a 40-hour a week job into the first 10 minutes of my day on Monday mornings, and I’ll show you how to do that!

The event is open to anyone and you can find sign-up details here: POWER Excel Training

If you need it, the course also qualifies for 8 CPE credits!

Here’s the day’s agenda:

Morning Course Description: Power Excel 8:30 AM to Noon (continental breakfast included)

– Learn fantastic tips and tricks to speed up your daily Excel usage
– Create Charts with 1-Click!
– See how to apply multiple levels of Sub-Totals to thousands of records.
– Explore Excel’s Data Tables and Structured References
– Quickly remove Duplicate Data and create Sample sets
– Add visual clues to data with Conditional Formatting and Sparklines
– Learn to use Data Validation Lists and AutoFill
– Deal with missing data (a frequent headache with database reports/queries from corporate systems)

Afternoon Description: Advanced Data Analysis Using Excel 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
– Explore the power of Pivot Tables for Data Visualization and reporting
– See how to use Slicers and Timelines for creating self-service reports
– Dealing with Text Functions (FIND, RIGHT, LEFT, MID)
– Understanding when and when not to use IF statements, including AND, OR and NOT-
– Conditional IF statements (COUNTIF(S), SUMIF(S), AVERAGEIF(S)).
– Dealing with formula Errors
– Set up dynamic VLOOKUPs that can automatically adjust
– See the power of INDEX/MATCH to perform reverse and multi-dimensional lookups.
– Explore PowerPivot, one of the most exciting new tools Microsoft has released

And time permitting, we’ll talk about VBA (Visual Basic for Applications), which is the underlying programming language behind most Office applications. It allows you do things like create customized reports on the fly and send them via Outlook all while you get a cup of coffee!

I look forward to seeing you all there!


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