Benchmark – sales results excel spreadsheet and powerpoint


The purpose of this assignment is to utilize Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint to create a business presentation.

Part 1

As a sales manager at Lopes Athletics Productions, you are required to report your sales numbers weekly and share them with the vice president of sales. Create an Excel spreadsheet that provides the following information.

  1. Total sales for each type of video.
  2. Total sales of all videos.
  3. Percentage of total sales for each type of video.
  4. A bar chart that summarizes the sales data.

The data needed for the spreadsheet is as follows. In all, you will need to create at least four columns; Video Type, Unit Price, Total Sales (for each type of video), and Percentage of Total Sales (for each type of video.

  1. Pilates sold 156 videos at $29.99 each.
  2. Step sold 392 videos at $14.99 each.
  3. Weight Training sold 147 videos at $54.99 each.
  4. Kickboxing sold 282 videos at $29.99 each.
  5. Yoga sold 165 videos at $34.99 each. 

Add a second worksheet to your workbook. 

  1. Insert a chart in a bar format linked to data on your first worksheet.
  2. This bar chart should reflect the total sales of each type of video.
  3. Review the rubric to see how the spreadsheet will be assessed

Part 2

Create a PowerPoint presentation with a minimum of five slides based upon the Excel spreadsheet you created in Part 1 of this assignment.

Utilize the bar chart from the spreadsheet as a graphic element on at least one slide in the presentation. The presentation should summarize the following information for the vice president of sales:

  1. Total sales for each type of video.
  2. Total sales of all videos.
  3. Percentage of total sales for each type of video.

In addition to the content, the presentation will be assessed on the following criteria:

  1. Slide structure includes correct use of bullet points and the 6 x 6 rule.
  2. Slide appearance includes consistent theme, text alignment, readable font, clear photos/charts.
  3. Slide content is accurate, concise, and focused on a single topic.
  4. Use of chart enhances the presentation and illustrates slide information.
  5. Speaker notes are appropriate for explaining slide content and add details not presented on the slide.

Submit the PowerPoint presentation file. Do not submit any other file format, such as an Adobe PDF file, or you will not earn full credit.

General Requirements

Submit both the Excel spreadsheet file and the Microsoft PowerPoint presentation file. Do not submit any other file format, such as an Adobe PDF file, or you will not earn full credit.

Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.

APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Benchmark Information

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

BS Business Secondary Education

7.1:  Demonstrate computer literacy skills.

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