Waterfall charts: The data visualization you are probably not using but should

Waterfall charts: The data visualization you are probably not using but should

Waterfall charts are common in consulting and executives love them.  They are often the simplest way to show how multiple components impact total results, something that higher level business leaders care deeply about.  Deconstructing the effects of those components is difficult but worthwhile analysis.  It is a shame when action is not taken because someoneRead more about Waterfall charts: The data visualization you are probably not using but should[…]

The Pyramid Principle: The Foundation for all Persuasive Presentations

The Pyramid Principle: The Foundation for all Persuasive Presentations

The Minto Pyramid Principle, by ex-McKinsey consultant Barbara Minto, is the foundation of all persuasive presentations. When I started at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the Pyramid Principle was one of the first lessons in new consultant training. Structured and logical communication is extremely important to make a complicated message easier to understand, comprehend, andRead more about The Pyramid Principle: The Foundation for all Persuasive Presentations[…]

PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant now live on Udemy

PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant now live on Udemy

The best PowerPoint tutorial for driving impact PowerPoint is the default method of communication in business, and yet almost no one excels at communicating with it.  No one that is, except for management consultants. I wrote this course to help people understand how consulting presentations are different, and to teach them the techniques they canRead more about PowerPoint tutorial: Present like a management consultant now live on Udemy[…]

PowerPoint strategy: The three slide writing commandments

PowerPoint strategy: The three slide writing commandments

Or…How to stop sucking at PowerPoint: Volume 1 These three commandments are PowerPoint strategy in a nutshell.  If you follow these, you’ll be OK.  There is a lot more to optimize, and I’ll go over those soon.  Please let me know what you think and if this advice helps. If you have any questions orRead more about PowerPoint strategy: The three slide writing commandments[…]