Top 3 Ninja level charts for EVERY business…PowerPoint Tips

If my friends ask me my top three picks of the best charts that I use frequently, I will share these:

  • Waterfall
  • 2-axis Stacked Combo
  • Thermometer

Waterfall charts have few advantages:

A: It can depict sequence in which an activity must be construed. Watch this chart as used in one of the presentations (publicly available) from Tata Power:

Waterfall Chart depicting a sequence

Waterfall Chart depicting a sequence

B: It can depict negative values along with positive ones:

Waterfall Chart with Negative Value

Waterfall Chart with Negative Value

C: It can show cumulative effect:

Waterfall Chart with a cumulative effect

Waterfall Chart with a cumulative effect

2-axis Stacked Combo:

I fell in love when I saw this beauty in one of the publicly available reports from BHP Bilton. It can depict timeline, comparison between multiple variables and at the same time is very compact

2-axis Stacked Combo Charts for Every Business

2-axis Stacked Combo Charts for Every Business

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Thermometer Chart:

It is one of the best ways to compare two variables of the same scale such as last year vs. current year, actual sales vs. target sales etc. In fact, it can be an essential ingredient to other trend capturing advanced charts.

Thermometer Charts for Every Business

Thermometer Charts for Every Business

In fact, this trick helped my client companies reboot one of their important board meeting slide decks.

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