Data Visualisation & Presentation Techniques


In this course, you will learn the fundamentals and best practices of data visualisation techniques, as well as hands-on approaches to using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to present your data in a variety of formats.  You will complete multiple exercises and create various types of visualisations and charts throughout the course.

Venue details:  
Belfast, 8-10 Amelia Street, Belfast
Start date & time:  
24 September 2020 09:30
End date & time:  
24 September 2020 16:30
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Training ticket cost:  
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Speaker details
First nameLast name
Mullan Training


Product type:  
CPD course
Technology and data

Who should attend?


  • Demonstrate a good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Understand formula/function writing to manipulate data
  • Understand basic features of Pivot Tables, such as the area designed for field

Course overview

Data Visualisation Formats:
Identify correlations, clusters or patterns and turn them into infographics:

  • Different types of charts and graphs (e.g. scatter plots, bubble graphs, pie charts)
  • How to easily identify which format to use for which story
  • Splitting data between different visualisations

Design Techniques:
Understand how to present data in the clearest manner:

  • Using colour to add clarity
  • Arranging information
  • Simple tricks to make your designs look brilliant

Software and online tools:
Key steps for maximising different software, including:

  • Getting your data in order with Excel
  • Using Powerpoint and Keynote simply and effectively
  • How to use online tools such as Prezi

Getting creative and telling stories with data:
Understand how to apply professional techniques to presentations and reports, including:

  • Mining data to find stories
  • How different storytelling approaches can be applied to the same data
  • How audiences read and interpret visual stories 

Key learning outcomes

  • Understand basic graphic design principles and how audiences process information visually
  • Learn how to make use of emphasis, colour, layout, and typography to maximise the clarity of your messages
  • Become familiar with available tools/techniques for data visualisation
  • Understand the differences between “Glanceable” and “Referenceable” visualisations and how to harness the power of each
  • Increase the impact and strength of your messages by choosing the most effective chart for a given data set and story in various circumstances