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Guardian Masterclasses

Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

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If the thought of preparing a presentation or report based on numbers brings you out in a cold sweat, then this masterclass could be for you. Using Excel and Powerpoint, you'll go step-by-step through the process of turning raw data into a clear and compelling presentation that gets your message across.

You'll leave the course with a comprehensive set of tips and techniques for producing slide decks or written reports - whether they're for customers, clients or others within your organisation.

Course description

This one-day course will go step-by-step through the process of creating a dazzling presentation or report based on example data sets. Topics covered include: 

  • Principles of data visualisation (including good, bad and ugly examples)
  • Identifying the story you want to tell
  • Different data visualisation formats (and when to use them)
  • Basic software tools (Powerpoint, Excel, Prezi, Datawrapper)
  • Design tricks and tips (for non-designers)

This course is for you if...

You have to create presentations or reports for your job, but feel you lack some of the skills or experience to do this confidently. This course is aimed at beginners - so you will be comfortable using a computer, but may be less so using Excel or Powerpoint.

We also offer bespoke corporate Data Visualisation training for businesses - click here for more information.

Tutor profile

Alan Rutter is a journalist and digital media consultant. He works with data on editorial projects, and as a presenter and speaker on technology - speaking to varied audiences in the UK, US, Spain, China and Taiwan. Working with Condé Nast he oversaw the UK iPad edition launches of WIRED, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue, and he currently works with the publisher's international technology team. He has previously worked as an editor and journalist at Time Out, as Online Editor and Deputy Editor of the magazine, and as an editor and writer for the Telegraph, Men's Health, Jack and Maxim.


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When & Where

The Guardian
Kings Place
90 York Way
N1 9GU London
United Kingdom

Sunday, March 23, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (GMT)

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Guardian Masterclasses

Welcome to Guardian masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.

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