Strategy and tactics and Powerpoint →

Seth wrote

If you’re not trying to cause an action or some other change in attitude or belief, then what’s the purpose of the deck?

I keep trying to instill these thoughts in every person I come across that requests a meeting or creates a deck for one.

What are you trying to achieve? What change do you want to make to attendees actions or mindset? Because if there isn’t a clear message then we are just going to watch slides full of information we could of read on an email.

It’s a business cliche that half the meetings should be emails, yet the meeting and pointless decks keep coming. I follow a few simple rules to clean my diary of guff.

  1. No agenda = no meeting
  2. No possible solutions outlined = no meeting
  3. A way to solve this with a meeting = no meeting.