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In The Spotlight: Dashboard Template

Posted on: Jan, 2013 By: Mike Weber
 

Have you ever wanted to use PowerPoint to demonstrate how your company is doing financially, production-wise, or any other measurable performance level?  Last month one of our valued subscribers sent us a request to create a toolkit that could be used to show this information in a way other than a standard "pie chart" , "bar chart" or spreadsheet.  The resulting toolkit is the Dashboard Toolkit Template as seen below in these few previews of the slides included with this template.

Today we are taking a look at one of our newest templates: The Dashboard Toolkit.  What makes this toolkit so impressive is its functionality and ability to be customized to suit your needs.

Simply select the gauge that suits your needs, edit the data, including the numbers, size of the parameters, color selections etc. and save the presentation.

If the circular gauge does not suit your needs, take a look at the Data Driven Adjustable Linear Graphs.  These graphs can have the values changed and will automatically adjust the size of each piece of the "bar" to reflect accordingly.  Use this style to compare costs, averages, competition and more.

Thanks to Art, the creator of this template for all his hard work, as well as the suggestions from our subscribers which led to the creation of the Dashboard Toolkit.  Keep sending us great suggestions and we'll keep creating new content!

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By: Mike Weber
Mike is a great asset as part of the team at PresenterMedia. He really loves working with people. He's always ready to help someone in need and it gives him great satisfaction in doing so. He is the go to person when a PresenterMedia customer needs help. While not at work, you will usually find him playing sports, running or enjoying a sports game.

Blog Comments (Sign In to Comment):

Jan 29, 2013 -
Sean Larkan
Great idea and nice to see you guys responding to input from users! I am sure I will find great uses for this for my clients! I like the tone of your newsletter/blog, thanks. regards Sean
Jan 30, 2013 -
Phil
Dear PresenterMedia people, I really love that you care for your customers wishes and the introduced dashboard sure looks amazing. Some from a design point of view, that is an amazing thing. However, there is one thing I must say: DOWN WITH GAUGES! Dashboards like this really produce no value at all in terms of information submission. What does a gauge or tachometer tell me? Where is the value I can compare a tachometer with? They hide tendencies and trends and from my perspective really do not add any value to those presented. Just my 0.02...
Jan 30, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Phil: We understand that not all of our subscribers would use all items suggested to us. However, there are many who do use the gauges and tach, from what I've seen in a few responses so far, in the sales industry used to show trends as "speeds" or as percentages in a way other than on a simple pie chart. We thank you for being a subscriber, and if you ever have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know. ~Kara Jones
Jan 30, 2013 -
Kara Jones
Thanks for the compliment Sean! We strive to create based on suggestions from our subscribers. If you ever have any suggestions, please let us know and we'll add them to our List o' Inspiration! ~Kara Jones
Mar 17, 2013 -
John Gutierrez
Excellente Idea, thank you for your continue support in creating new things.

Your presentations are going to be amazing!

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