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I distinctly remember as an Analyst on my first project telling my PPMD and SM that I hated PPT and excel, and thought it was the stupidest thing ever that we had to align everything and storyboard. Thankfully they laughed and didn’t roll me off. Now I’m in industry corporate strategy and teaching my new analysts how to create slides and she said the same thing😬. Funny how things change, and now I realize that those consulting skills are more important as you move up in corporate America

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PPT and excel are the backbone of the global economy

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Requisite meme

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Either you die a hero or live long enough to become the villain

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Lol. I am sad that I didn’t think of this. Brilliant.

Storyboarding more than anything I’ve found is valued in industry. Most people I’ve encountered could care less about how pretty your slides are or what drivers you used in your model, but the ability to tell a logical story to get to an outcome is so critical and comes across really well

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This. This is actually the reason I moved into consulting as an experienced hire. My previous boss was exceptional at the PPT story telling everyone would listen to them. I was baffled.

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That is absolutely correct!

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To be honest I find it a relief when new analysts/consultants question why everything is a damn slide

If you cannot storyboard it, did it even happen?

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