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Can someone give me a pep talk to build out this slide deck?? Been staring at it for like 3 days

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I needed these yesterday you blood boy

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Damn you sound like my MD

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Look at your bank account. Seriously , take another look at it. Then call your partner and look at the background of their vacation house.

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Step up or step out

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My suggestion is: Don’t start a deck in power point. Start with a piece of paper, draw a line in the middle horizontal and vertical…. Creating 4 quadrants. Start with and idea of what you want to do in the first and “build it” by the time you get to the 4th quadrant. Since it’s pen and paper then it’s easy to do it rather than wasting time in power point trying to figuring out what to do.

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☺️ I do this for most of my slides where I don’t know from the start what I really want to represent. I’ve shared this “technique” with my team and I loved seeing them sketching their thoughts in a whiteboard before they start fighting with shapes and graphics in ppt

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Queue ice cube’s “today was a good day”

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Take a look at your student loan balance. That’s all the motivation I needed.

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But what if I got it down to 0

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I had a smile on my face when I saw this - This question has stayed with consultants from the time PPT was invented in the late 80s .

My approach to this is as follows
1. Type the story I want to tell in 6 bullets or less in keynote . This takes 50% of the time .
2. Then I put sub bullets under each on my thoughts on the best way to represent it - stats needed , pictures , examples . May be this takes about 10% of the time
3. I share this with the team to collect input - usually via slack . And then everyone collaborates on that one or two pages . I take back the pen and finalize what I want . This takes about 20% of the time
4. I - or someone else - builds the slides . Maybe another 10% of the time
5. The fleshed out deck is shared again and everyone gets a chance to make tweaks one more time and I finalize . That’s the last 10%

If I spend less time on step 1 - everything else takes a very long time . So I make sure I spend quality time upfront .

Obviously building the deck is only half the battle at best . The rest is on delivering it effectively

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Just do it.

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Accenture has a huge knowledge base with scrubbed decks to select as a framework.

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This gallery might have ideas as well:

tinyurl.com/talkpts

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