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I’m getting frustrated spending hours on end listening to people fuss and debate power point slides. I feel like people lose focus on helping the client and are more focused on making a pretty slide. As an associate I was wondering if more senior consultants felt the same way. I was on a 6 he working meeting 2day and we only worried about minor details of the slides. I’m frustrated and feel like my time is being wasted. In understand the importance of attention 2 detail but I feel this is 2 mych

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Your grammar tells me differently about your attention to detail...

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OP: You need to avoid ppl like P1. Their value addition to slides are below 1. Font Size 2.& should be replace with “and” 3.Theme All the other nice things which have zero impact to content

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Welcome to consulting. At the end of the day, it’s about the deliverable (PPT). 😞

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Imo, attention to detail is critical when conveying something to a client. How seriously is the client going to take a recommendation where basic spelling, alignment, etc. are wrong? The tighter your message is, the easier it will be to convey. Agree that a lot of time goes into it, but there’s a reason. Please pay more attention to detail the first time around, OP, and you won’t need a 6hr meeting

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Sadly this is the first time around with 4 members working on it. I agree spelling, grammar, and alignment are critical, however, I can’t quite understand yet the purpose of moving a table.01 over or a header .02 up. I appreciate the feedback though

I’m afraid so much of this work is to make PPT slides look “pretty.”

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I appreciate the honest and relevant responses. It definitely added some color and purpose

Yes, the consulting industry is a joke. But, if your perfect slides add value, fine, if you have perfect slides but little to no outcomes, run.

My slides are so perfect they don’t notice anything until after the check clears.

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