Help! My Client Isn’t Taking My Advice

You’ve probably seen or experienced this problem.

You work on a project and create something of value, like an innovative idea or recommendation. You’re excited about the idea and take it to your client, but you later learn that the idea went nowhere.

Your client didn’t implement your recommendation.

For everyone involved, this is a lose-lose proposition. No one wants this outcome, but it happens more often than anyone would like to admit.

In the video below, I outline 3 ideas to help you avoid finding yourself in this situation.

How to Put Any Audience in a Trance in a Nanosecond

The image below (a slide from  a real presentation) invites a rant about PowerPoint abuses.

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Anyone who puts 26 bubbles and 25 arrows on a single slide and expects people to “get it,” shouldn’t be surprised when everyone in the audience is either staring into space or texting.

Unfortunately, too many consultants lull their audiences into a deep trance with their slide decks, instead of getting them excited about their ideas.

Tempting though it is to blame PowerPoint, most presentation slide problems, like the one above, are self-inflicted. Fortunately, those problems can be fixed by answering three questions before you finalize your next set of presentation slides:
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