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Why do we need to make slides all the time? The more I make them the more useless I found them to be. They don’t explain things well as well written reports, and usually are points for confusion. Find the best way is to have a report with an executive summary slide or two

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Then you’re looking at bad slides. Good slides should be able to distill a complex situation into digestible bits of info, and then use that info to provide insight and a recommendation. You lose a lot of the visuals and patterns that people typically connect with when you only have a word document.

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A1 - there are no good slides. Some just are better than others. Doesn’t make OP’s point any less valid.

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One of my clients insists the people at the company won't take anything seriously if it doesn't look pretty 🙄.

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Same. We do so much extra work to spice things up that aren’t necessary

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The bigger question is why we iterate so much on these useless communication tools

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Until we do a revolution against this

LOL. The program I’m currently working on is partnered with a B4. We’re constantly having to tell them to tone down the slides and make things more conversational.

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KPMG - literally yes. Our polite way of saying it is that we’re going to “google-fy it“

They are this industry’s chief export Go ahead and do a calculation on how much your client spends per slide

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Very abhorrent amount!

Thanks guys for coming to my TED talk. Full disclosure I still love my job and think the reason I still have one is because of my slide making skill set that makes up for my lacking industry knowledge depth

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You should go work at Amazon lol. They agree with you.

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I think it’s all relative if you’re in consulting tbh. Bigger issue with Amazon is the insistence on relatively low base salaries and taking all your comp in bonuses or slow vesting equity.

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