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