Are you really working at your most efficient? Can you find a way to get the same task done in less time? Keyboard shortcuts are a poorly understood strategy for work efficiency, and modellers can also benefit from this strategy. Back by popular demand, Expert Excel “shortcutter” Jacques Raubenheimer will take us through the gains we can obtain by using keyboard shortcuts, and how they can help us in practical ways to speed up Excel modelling. He will also teach us a proven strategy for actually learning and remembering keyboard shortcuts, which is the critical point at which many people’s forays into the world of keyboard shortcuts fail. Note that unlike our usual sessions, to get the maximum benefit from this hands-on session you will need to bring along your own laptop.
• About your Speaker
Jacques Raubenheimer (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacques-raubenheimer-15500911/) is a Senior Research Fellow in Biostatistics at the University of Sydney, and a self-confessed keyboard shortcut junkie. He has been working on Excel since Excel 5 for Windows 3.1 in 1994, and works on Excel on a daily basis, normally as a data-wrangling tool. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and holds the Microsoft Office Specialist Master Instructor certification, including the Expert level certificate for Excel. He has presented 174 computer training courses to date, which includes 57 Excel courses, from entry level to expert, including VBA macro programming in Excel.
• About your Host
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling specialist and the author of “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” published by Wiley in 2017 and “Using Excel for Business Analysis; a Fundamental Approach to Financial Modelling”, Revised Edition published by Wiley Finance 2015. Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups in 2015 which now have over 5,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 40,000 members. Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesteinfairhurst/
• What to bring
Please bring your laptop to this session
• Meetup Format
We start the sessions with around 30 minutes of networking, a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion and conclude by 7.30 or 8pm.
This is a networking group so be sure to find someone to chat to before the session begins. If you’re new and not sure what to say, just ask someone what their favourite Excel function is and you’ll fit right in!