Quick, clean, and to the point

Select entire pivot table

Windows shortcut 
Mac shortcut 

This shortcut will select the entire pivot table, excluding report filters.

On Windows, Ctrl Shift * also works to select the entire pivot table

Related videos

The videos below show how this shortcut can be used.
In this video, we compare formulas and pivot tables side-by-side to build the same reports to demonstrate how powerful and easy to use pivot tables are.
In this video, we'll look at how to get a unique count in a pivot table. This feature is hidden by default in a normal pivot table.
In this video, we'll look at how to copy and paste a pivot table without bringing along the source data.