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K2's Improving Communications With Effective Visualizations

Total Credits: 2.2 including 2.2 Computer Software & Applications - Non-technical

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Tommy Stephens
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2.2 Hours
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Charts and graphs are nothing new. However, many professionals struggle with building effective visualizations. If that statement describes you, take part in this session to improve your skills when building visualizations. As a result of doing so, you will be able to create visualizations that will enhance your communication skills. This is much more than just a session on fundamental charts.  Instead, in this session you will learn how to create advanced charts that are interactive, dynamic, and animated. If you are looking to improve your communication skills, this session is a must for you.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the types of visualizations that should be used to communicate specific messages
  • Build effective visualizations in Office applications
  • Create interactive visualizations
  • Utilize Sparklines and Conditional Formatting to enhance visualizations in Excel

Major Subjects
  • Understanding the importance of visualizations in Microsoft Office and other applications
  • Best practices associated with creating charts, graphs, and other visualizations
  • How to add interactivity and animations to your charts and graphs
  • Common mistakes to avoid when building visualizations

Course Materials


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Thomas G. Stephens, Jr., received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985.  Upon graduation, Mr. Stephens began working for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm.  After earning his designation as a Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Stephens worked for BellSouth Corporation in Atlanta as an Internal Auditor.  After two years as an auditor, he was promoted to Staff Manager and then Operations Manager of the Internal Audit Group.  In 1991, he transferred to the Comptrollers’ department of BellSouth and served as Manager of the Cost Accounting organization.   While working full-time at BellSouth Corporation, Mr. Stephens also attended graduate school, earning a Masters of Science (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in 1992.

Mr. Stephens left BellSouth in 1994 and opened his public accounting practice in the metropolitan Atlanta area.  In his practice, Mr. Stephens provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a wide variety of small and emerging businesses.  Additionally, in 1995 he began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals.  In 2003, Mr. Stephens affiliated with K2 Enterprises and in 2007 he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured nationally on subjects such as internal controls for small businesses, technology strategies, computer hardware and software applications, tax strategies and compliance, and financial accounting standards and applications.  Over the past twenty-two years, Mr. Stephens has presented over 2,100 educational sessions to over 61,000 participants nationwide.

Presently, Mr. Stephens resides in Woodstock, Georgia where, in addition to his association with K2 Enterprises, he provides consulting services to small businesses and CPA firms.  In addition to an active professional career, Mr. Stephens enjoys an active personal life as well.  He and Michelle – his wife of thirty-one years – have two children.  His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and running.  Additionally, Mr. Stephens maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants and is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Tue, Mar 02, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:51pm CST
Fri, Mar 26, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:51am CDT
Fri, Apr 09, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:51am CDT
Mon, Apr 19, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:51pm CDT
Sat, May 01, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm CDT
Thu, May 20, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:51pm CDT
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Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:51am CDT
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Wed, Aug 04, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:51pm CDT
Fri, Aug 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:51pm CDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 03:00pm to 04:51pm CDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:51pm CDT
Sat, Oct 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm CDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:51pm CDT
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 - 07:00pm to 08:51pm CST
Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:51am CST
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:51am CST
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm CST

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Original Recording Date 11/14/19
Date Added to Catalog 01/24/2020
Prerequisites Fundamental knowledge of computer operations, including Excel, Word, and/or PowerPoint
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Business professionals who desire to communicate more effectively through visualizations
Course Developer K2 Enterprises
Yellow Book No

Additional Information

Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
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Course Registration Requirements Online Registration



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