I've Been Teaching People How to Use Microsoft Excel for 10+ Years. Here Are 5 Reasons to Learn It!

Posted On May 09, 2022 |

Excel has become an indispensable part of any business or academic organization. Here are 5 reasons why I think you should learn it.

If you're looking for a program that can help you manage your data, then Excel is a great choice. It's also very easy to use and with a little basic training, the commands become intuitive. 

Here are 5 reasons why I think you should know how to use this program:

1. Microsoft Excel is not just for charts and graphs

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There's no end of ways you can use Microsoft Excel, from basic templates to track your weight loss, to creating spreadsheets that can help with the management of your financial affairs. There are even built-in training resources to help you build your Microsoft skills so that you can manage office projects better.

As a business owner, I love the power that Microsoft Excel gives me to analyze data, make management decisions skillfully, and run our office effectively, which is why I love it so much.

In my business, I provide training on how to use Microsoft Excel as a resource to solve problems that you encounter in your daily life and professionally.

If you're looking for a professional way to advance your career, organize your life, create basic spreadsheets, or calculate things in Microsoft Excel, then you've come to the right place.

2. Excel skills help you get projects done

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I'm not saying you should become a spreadsheet guru, but learning how to use Microsoft Excel is helpful because it will make your life easier by saving you time. Professionals use Excel for their own business purposes, and I also know a lot of people who use Excel skills for their personal financial planning.

I use Excel for most of my office projects because I want to make sure that my data is accurate, and that I can easily manipulate it into different formats. When you're dealing with numbers, it's easy to make mistakes, and when you work by hand you will waste a lot of time and effort.

If you are working on a project and want to use formulas to calculate values, this is the fastest and most professional way to do so. And it is also the most accurate. 

3. It will increase your salary

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Did you know that 90% of offices use Microsoft Excel? 

Microsoft Excel is the most commonly used resource for business analysis and planning, and a large number of companies require candidates with knowledge of Microsoft Excel. As a result, it is important for any employee to have some professional training on this software.

More than half of U.S. employers report those job applicants who have basic computer ability are more likely to get hired. And while it's true that many employers don't require candidates to know how to use a computer, it's also true that those who do are more likely to be more professional and more likely to advance in their career.

Getting Microsoft Excel certified can be highly beneficial for job seekers. I recommend that you earn certificates in multiple Microsoft Excel courses to prove your Excel skills.

This is especially true for the tech sector. I've seen job postings for people with Microsoft Excel skills offering salaries as high as $100,000 and more. If you're interested in a career in technology, you need to get good Excel training.

4. Excel will make you better at your job (no matter what that is)

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In case you are not familiar with the benefits of using Microsoft Excel, it is fast, powerful, easy to use, and can save you tons of time and effort. But did you know that there are things you can do with Excel that will make you better at your job?

There are plenty of reasons why you should be using Excel. But if you're not sure what it can do for you, this is a shortlist of ways:

  • You can easily download ready-to-use templates to manage your personal finances and your business. 
  • You can use it to organize and communicate your ideas.
  • You can create spreadsheets that contain the information you need to create your marketing materials. 
  • You can create a master spreadsheet that contains all of your data so that you can easily update it in one place and summarize it with various types of reports.

I've been using Excel for over 10 years and I'm still learning new things every day. I love it because it is one of the best ways to organize and present data. It is the most widely used tool for crunching numbers and creating graphs and charts.

5. You can learn the Fundamentals of Excel from a Microsoft Certified Trainer at an affordable price and in just a few hours

After years of training thousands of Excel users, I have developed the 7 Steps to Excel Success learning methodology. This basic training is broken down into 5 classes, Monday through Friday, and each class is not more than 1.5 hours long. 

During this training, you will receive a custom-designed Excel workbook that you can use as a resource to follow along while you learn.

Because the class sizes for this Excel training are limited to 15 participants, there are plenty of opportunities to ask me questions that will help you advance your ability. Asking questions during class is a great way to enhance your learning experience. 

Plus, I love answering your questions!

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Let this be your introduction to the Don't Get Mad...Get Skills! website where you will find some great resources to advance your spreadsheet ability.

Not only will you find valuable resources to help you with your projects you will also find the class schedule here.

And that’s why you should learn Excel

If you start using the program for basic projects in your life, you'll get a better feel for how it works and how it can make everything simpler. As you build your proficiency you will begin to reap all of the benefits, complete projects faster, improve your employment opportunities, increase your earning potential, and much more!

You can get started on a path to mastering Excel with our online training.

Interested in learning some more?

Are you on LinkedIn? 

Visit my LinkedIn profile where I regularly live stream content that may help you with a project that you are working on. Let's connect! 

While you are on LinkedIn, go ahead and feel free to follow the Don't Get Mad...Get Skills! business page. This is the link so that you can check it out because it is a great resource for keeping up to date with our monthly free workshops.

Another resource that you can use to advance your skills is my YouTube channel. Let me tell you in advance that I love to live stream so make sure to subscribe and turn on the bell icon so that you will be notified in advance when I am about to start a live stream. To automatically subscribe to my YouTube channel and add it to your list of resources simply click here.

Did you know that I also have courses on Udemy with thousands of positive reviews from students that have advanced their abilities by utilizing the many resources that I provide within the courses? For example, most lessons allow you to download the spreadsheet used in the lecture so that you can follow along hands-on! Plus, there are tons of other downloadable resources provided for you. Check out my instructor profile

So there you have it, my friend, now go ahead and keep on learning. Most importantly, remember, Don't Get Mad...Get Skills!


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