Use Excel & Find Your Double Rainbow

Nancy Lambert

You know, I think an Excel spreadsheet could solve most of our problems. Need to keep better track of your Babysitter? Look at this checklist. What are you taking on your camping trip? Bam! Right there. Or what about the demographic data of third world countries and their policies? Easy peezy! And check out the colorful bar chart!

Excel Spreadsheets: A Project Manager’s Best Friend

For many of us, a white board in the office or near our desk is all we need to keep our lives organized or to remind us of our “to do’s.” But for those of you who struggle with meeting deadlinesExcel Spreadsheets Help Project Managers Stay Organized, organizing data, or keeping track of certain marketing tests, a quick set-up in Excel will take some weight off your shoulders.

For some, it’s a source of anxiety to open up that series of columns and rows of empty cells and make decisions about the X and Y axis, let alone deciding on formatting, borders, and fonts.

Organization is Key

So, my advice to you poorly organized high achievers?

  1. Start small. Set up something as simple as a list with coinciding checkmarks or X’s and you can eventually expand your spreadsheet to include more intricate data.
  2. Rely on someone else’s work! There are countless Excel experts out there; individuals, who will answer your questions, provide you with pre-programmed templates, or who will sell you a whole book just to sharpen your skills. Codswallop has put together invaluable information on Excel in a blog article titled The Excel Magician.

Start using a simple spreadsheet to put together your most basic lists and you’ll stumble upon a new way of life. Or at least a new way to plan for your family vacation. Now that's a complete double rainbow!

Nancy Lambert

Written by Nancy Lambert

As a co-founder at Xcellimark, an award-winning Digital Marketing Agency based in Orlando FL, Nancy Lambert has been helping companies increase sales opportunities and leads through digital inbound marketing for over 17 years. She has over 30 years’ experience in the marketing field and has helped enterprise companies and small businesses alike increase marketing leads and convert them into sales. Nancy holds various marketing certifications in HubSpot for Inbound Marketing as well as Advanced Landing Page Optimization certification from Marketing Experiments. She recognizes the importance of understanding the psychology behind marketing messaging, landing page messaging and sales messaging. She combines her experience and continued education into digital marketing and sales to help clients and HUG members improve their marketing and increase their sales.

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