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Any suggestions on ways to produce more error free content (non/content mistakes, e.g. spelling errors, wordy sentences)? Seems like I get my slide up to 98% and have trouble getting them perfect.

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Print and review on paper.


1. Get rest.
2. Get peer feedback early.


Find a grammar Nazi and buy them donuts to help you down the line.


Nobody is perfect and you will kill your self trying to be...


Kind of basic but review the slide in presentation mode vs edit mode. You'll see things a lot differently. Also get into happy of running spell check before sending decks.


Definitely print. Peer review.


Print and read out LOUD. You need to hear it.


Peer review; templates to avoid format rework; your firm should have a library of diagrams as well


Try grammarly. It helps in avoiding grammar mistakes


But definitely print


EM1 I suppose you needed presentation view for your comment just now ;)

Thanks folks. I was just thinking about grammerly on the way in. Not sure if my firm IT nazis would allow it. Do they let you use it at the D?

Also, trying to up my game a bit and shoot for manager. It doesn't seem like the managers I work with need the peer review element. Dis you managers just figure it out and are now able to produce a perfect chart when necessary?

@OP - peer review is sign of maturity and common practice across leadership (partners, MD, directors).

Get a graphics team, if you don't have one, you're in a third rate firm, like me

Create a checklist of QC items and run through the checklist every time before sending out a deck. Checklist items include: spell check, double spaces check, font size consistency check, quick check for font case consistency

It does take a certain amount of experience to do a good deck and you get better with practice. However, I would say it's impossible to get to 100% on a deck because people will always have different opinions on level of detail, storyboard, white space, etc.

If you have spelling errors, grammatical errors, or bad formatting, you are not at 98%. That kind of thing is unacceptable in a 50% draft if you want to consider yourself a high end consultant.

send for proofread to backoffice teams, if you have time

Don't fuck with formatting at a word/line level to get information to fit. It rarely ends well.

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