Mar 7, 2009

Pick of the Week: Should You or Should You Not?

You have just finished making a corporate presentation. Your client praises you and asks you to hand over a soft copy of the presentation. What should you do?

If you have never faced this situation before then you definitely will. How can you say no when the client is asking?

Actually you should not hand it over if you are not prepared for it.
Not so easily.

When you face this situation next time ask yourself these questions:

1. Is the presentation going to make sense without your presence when someone else sees it?

2. Are you sure you are not handing over some confidential information about your company?

3. Can your presentation be misinterpreted by people who have not heard you present?

In his interesting post M.J. Plebon asks you to be cautious.
A presentation (if made like a presentation) cannot stand alone without your presence. So if you expect such a request then you can actually carry a word doc (or pdf) which captures what you want to say properly.

If you are not prepared with a word doc, ask for time and send a word doc later.

Read M.J.'s post to know more.

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