This blog has served as a catalyst for my own continual learning experience. This particular post has proved to be no different. As you can see from the comments, Doug Shaw has highlighted a lack of authenticity even in the briefest of slide decks I’ve used in the past. Doug made me think better. I should point out that I’ve always been present when I’ve shown this deck and don’t tend to dwell on them overmuch. I also show examples of my work (when client confidentiality permits). However, I believe that I secure work on the basis of a truthful conversation and it is in this dialogue that I open my heart. So, in an effort to square the two I’ve decided to try a single slide to tee up the conversation to follow and focus on what matters. The slide is shown below and I’ve left the entire previous post below that to retain the context for this and for Doug’s comments. This may not be the final iteration but I’d love to hear what you think.
I’m no great fan of PowerPoint, but if you absolutely MUST have them they should be honest and brief. I like to think that my work speaks for itself and there are plenty of examples on this blog that I can refer people to or clients who are happy to act as referees. That’s why I only ever use these 5 slides (excluding the two that top and tail the deck).