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On my current project we are working directly for the ceo and coo. I tend to think that whenever you present something to someone at this level, it needs to look good. Even if it’s an early draft things need to be professional. I don’t want to lose their attention or our credibility by showing bad stuff. My teammates on the other hand think it’s ok to show rough work because we are “co-creating” and they are normal people too.... who do you side with

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Your teammates may be right when co-creating with a colleague. Not a client that is paying a premium rate for your work. Everything must be client ready to justify your expense.

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It shouldn’t look like a dogs dinner when you put it up in front of them. As long as it’s neat and readable I doubt the overall attractiveness of the deliverable will be cause for concern in early drafts.

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1. What looks "good" is VERY subjective. Have the clients complained? How do their internal decks look? 2. Content and structure are more important for a work-in-progress document. 3. Executives, especially consultants are growing increasingly tired of how 30% of project fees are spent iterating on format and appearance instead of content.

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