Melissa Esquibel
Melissa Esquibel
Microsoft Certified Trainer | Microsoft Office Specialist-Expert

With more than 30 years in business application technology, Melissa Esquibel, MCT, MOSM (Microsoft Certified Trainer, Microsoft Office Specialist-Expert), has a unique ability to make learning programs enjoyable AND valuable. She always says: There’s a right way to do things, and a long way to do things.

The goal of Melissa’s technology training is to help you make friends with your technology and have a little fun doing it. Melissa empowers businesses and individuals to master their e-tools and embrace their ability to streamline and simplify, rather than confuse and confound. Melissa Esquibel has spoken internationally at numerous conferences and dozens of companies and organizations, large and small. She has a special passion for providing training to those in the administrative professions. Melissa is driven to see those in this field get a seat at the technology decision-making table.

Currently residing in Spain, but originally hailing from Chicago, IL, Melissa Esquibel graduated summa cum laude from Strayer University with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Legal Studies.

What “Proficient in Excel (and Sheets!)” really means

Using Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets, Melissa will demonstrate the core and key skills that every administrative professional needs to call themselves proficient. Demands upon administrative professionals in the world of data management has gone beyond just being able to type data into spreadsheets. Many are tasked with deliverables requiring them to function as data analysts. Being proficient at Excel and Sheets means knowing the optimal structure for data in a spreadsheet, taking that data and creating actionable information, and presenting that information in a visually impactful way. We’ll cover:

  • The way you input data and how it can limit or expand what you can do with it.
  • How formulas work (and sometimes don’t) to calculate numbers, fix ugly data and do time math.
  • Summarizing information with tables and pivot tables in just a few clicks.
  • Creating easy visuals with charts, graphs, and conditional formatting.
  • Ways to take your learning further the moment you step out of this session.


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