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How do I get MBB good @ PPT? I’m a staff 2 in consulting & have only had long term projects; teams rarely used decks. I know ppt well, so the Q is more directed towards designing pretty slides.

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It's all about templates & practice. You won't get either in the position you're currently in.

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Start to keep a file of slides you find visually appealing. Start to save files where the deck tells an effective story.

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Also learn short cuts. People are going to change what you send them anyways (Nothing is ever good enough) However, if you can do the small changes quickly it’ll save a ton of time.

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Coming from someone who makes slides all day, making a "pretty" slide is super subjective. I've had senior partners tell me i have a great deck going, and an hour later a manager will tell me to redo it. The one consistent theme is everyone like perfect alignment. I'd focus on learning the shortcuts and methods to align certain objects and text. Alt-h-g-a-etc

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❤️ Alt h g a...

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MBB folks correct me if I’m wrong, but I’ve heard that MBB actually teaches their consultants their firm’s POV on creating clear, consistent decks, typically underpinned by firm-approved templates with tweaking as needed. EY on the other hand is all over the fucking place and there is no direction or instruction on how to create an effective and meaningful deck. If anything we’re taught the more you can cram on a page the better it is, which I believe is inconsistent with most MBB decks. Again, please correct me if I’m wrong.

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I feel your pain EY 1 and glad you picked up on my intentional messaging. I’ve been given some really beautiful decks from PAS folks but none of the teams where I’ve proposed using have liked them because they don’t follow the overcrowded, size 8 font, plain white and yellow branding

“MBB good” made me laugh. Thank you.

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Steal templates unabashedly from past decks. Also having graphics team that you can send it to overnight who will do it for you never hurts

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McKinsey privilege there. Deloitte had something similar but not as good. I don’t miss decks

@EY OP I've been exactly there. Spent 2 years on ERP projects without really ever making many slides.. then rolled into a pre-sales project and was run through the wringer. I got by using good templates from PMO decks lol.

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Read MINTO, Get Backed, Slideology and then repetition. Work back from your key takeaways. It’s not rocket science and you’ll leverage templates and tools

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