Apr 9, 2009

Consult Presentation Series

Consultants make presentations all the time. They work on a project for months and at the end their output is just a presentation. It encapsulates their understanding, their analysis, their recommendation and implementation plans. It is a showcase of their work and their talent. Their job depends on it.

Considering all of this, one thing is clear. No consultant can live without knowing how to present. When I say present it means understanding what to say (content), how to arrange it (design) and how to say it (delivery).

So if you want to be a consultant or are already one, what I am going to do will definitely be of interest to you. I am coming up with a three part series on "How to make good consult presentations?"

In the course of this three part series I would be interviewing three consultants from established consultancies in the world and presenting their thoughts on questions like:

What's the most important thing in a consult presentation?
What are the common mistakes young consultants commit?
What are the trends in consult presentations over the last five years?
How to gauge what the client expects from your presentation?
How do you structure a presentation?
How do you use chart and graphs in presentations? and so on...

These three interviews will be posted in the next two weeks. If you also have a question for these consultants then shoot them to me at vivek [at] jazz factory [dot] in or leave a comment here and I'll get them answered for you.