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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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Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA, Jr.
Course Levels:
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


Thomas G. Stephens Jr., CPA.CITP, CGMA's Profile

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K2 Enterprises

Tommy Stephens received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (Major in Accounting) from Auburn University in 1985. In 1992, he earned a Master of Science degree (Major in Finance) from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Presently, Tommy is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

During his professional career, Tommy has gained valuable experience in a variety of positions, including:

  • Working as an auditor and technology consultant for an Atlanta-based public accounting firm;
  • Leading an Internal Audit staff and managing a Cost Accounting team for a Fortune 500 company;
  • Serving as a Chief Financial Officer for an international engineering organization; and
  • Founding and managing his public accounting firm that provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to individuals and a variety of small and emerging businesses.

In 1995, Tommy began authoring and presenting continuing professional education courses to accounting and finance professionals. In 2003, he affiliated with K2 Enterprises, and in 2007, he joined the firm as a partner. To date, he has lectured internationally 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-five years, Tommy has presented over 2,700 educational sessions to over 70,000 participants throughout the United States and Canada.

Presently, Tommy resides in Woodstock, Georgia, where he enjoys an active personal life with his wife. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, running, and other outdoor activities. Tommy maintains professional memberships with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally, he is a past member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.


Thu, May 20, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:51pm EDT
Mon, Jun 07, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:51am EDT
Sat, Jun 19, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:51pm EDT
Wed, Jul 14, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:51pm EDT
Wed, Jul 28, 2021 - 09:00am to 10:51am EDT
Wed, Aug 04, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EDT
Fri, Aug 20, 2021 - 12:00pm to 01:51pm EDT
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 - 04:00pm to 05:51pm EDT
Thu, Sep 23, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:51pm EDT
Sat, Oct 16, 2021 - 01:00pm to 02:51pm EDT
Tue, Oct 19, 2021 - 02:00pm to 03:51pm EDT
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 - 08:00pm to 09:51pm EST
Wed, Nov 24, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:51pm EST
Wed, Dec 01, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:51am EST
Sat, Dec 18, 2021 - 05:00pm to 06:51pm EST

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



Overall:      4.7

Total Reviews: 13


Hua Z

"Very nice presentation! Easy follow and understand!"

John E

"Tommy did a good job presenting. Not too fast which was appreciated. "

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