Vote for the Winner! Excel 5-Minute Excel Challenge

Ok…all the submissions for the 5-Minute Excel Challenge have come in.

I’ve loaded them to YouTube and have opened up voting.


I have to say, these videos are different than I expected.

After watching the submissions,

I realize now the real charm of these is not necessarily the final product.

It’s the small tricks that you catch as the presenters try to crunch through as efficiently as possible. It’s fascinating to see how different folks tackle similar tasks in various ways.

It’s not Breaking Bad, but for an Excel nerd like me, it’s fairly interesting watching.


Now comes time to pick the winners.

I need you for that.

Go to the YouTube Channel and watch the videos and press like on the ones you liked; that’s it!

For those who have submitted a video, it’s time to recruit co-workers and friends to vote for your video.

Because I uploaded these a day late, I’m extending the deadline for voting.

The winners will be the videos with the most likes by Sunday, February 12th, 12:00 am US Central time.

Winners will be announced on Monday, February 13th.


Many of the presenters expressed how difficult it is to record 5 minutes straight through. I quote the great Doug Clancy (

“It’s hard to do 5 minutes straight without major crew-ups – gives me much more respect for Orson Welles and Aaron Sorkin.”

I’m going to give it a shot and post mine up.

In fact, I think it would be fun to periodically post 5-Minute Excel Challenge videos. I’ll keep the channel up and going to see what becomes of it.

In the meantime, please take the time to vote, and take your hats off to the fine nerds who took on this challenge:

  • Alex Powers
  • MF Wong
  • Aamir Bhatti
  • Doug Clancy
  • Dinesh Natarajan Mohan
  • Oz du Soleil
  • Balázs Voros
  • Steve Rider
  • Frédéric Le Guen
  • Senthil Thasma
  • Janis Sturis

3 thoughts on “Vote for the Winner! Excel 5-Minute Excel Challenge

  1. Janis Sturis

    I sent you my video on january 25 and received a response from Michael Alexander: “Thanks Janis!
    I’ve got the video.”

    Therefore unfortunate that my video is not uploaded in YouTube without any explanation.

  2. Doug Glancy

    “The great Doug Clancy” Wow!

    And now for my enjoyment, two dashboard-themed puns:

    “I was going so fast it was a bit of a mad dashboard.”

    “The results aren’t that polished, They’re rather slapdashboard.”

    Thanks Mike. It’s a really good set of entries.

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