Present like a management consultant
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Present like a management consultant

Unlock the secrets to creating amazing presentations like the one from top 3 consulting firms McKinsey, Bain, and BCG
4.5 (186 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
985 students enrolled
Created by Eric Hulbert
Last updated 3/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 10 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Persuade managers and leaders to take action based on your ideas and data
  • Create presentations that are impactful, memorable, and engaging for your audience
  • Outline, design, and present a presentation in the same style as a consultant at McKinsey, BCG, or Bain
  • Impress your managers and clients with clear, concise, and authoritative slide decks
  • Access to a computer
  • Presentation software; preferably PowerPoint, but Keynote or Google Sheets work as well

Presentation and communication skills are more important than ever in today’s business world.  Scores of studies show that communications skills are at the top of the most desired skills for new hires.  PowerPoint is the default method of communication in business, and yet, almost no one excels at communicating in PowerPoint.  No one, except for management consultants that is. 

Consultants at the top three firms McKinsey, BCG, and Bain are experts at making complicated ideas understandable and driving business leaders towards making changes and implementing solutions.  They have developed a system for how to do this, a system I can teach you.  Believe it or not, their system relies on impactful presentations in PowerPoint. 

I will teach you the same techniques that I learned as a consultant at BCG.  These techniques helped me convince clients to implement ideas delivering hundreds of millions of dollars of annual impact.  I moved into business development post consulting, and the same techniques apply to selling clients and convincing them that your proposal is their best option.

In this course we will cover the entire presentation development cycle and learn how to:

  • Determine your key message
  • Lay out your argument with the pyramid principle
  • Develop supporting arguments that are MECE
  • Arrange your presentation into a compelling storyline
  • Create attractive slides that are effective
  • Utilize titles to avoid confusion
  • Make good charts that support your key message
  • Tailor your presentation to your audience
  • Portray executive presence when speaking
  • Present over the phone
  • Sound smart
  • Save time with tips and tricks in PowerPoint

We will review the concepts and principles we discuss by looking at some actual McKinsey, BCG, and Bain slides to see how they used them. 

The work that consulting firms do is difficult, but the system they use to present their results is not.  I can teach you how, and the difference it will make in your career can be trans-formative.  I know it will be, it was for me.  I look forward to seeing you in the course!


Who this course is for:
  • Sales professionals seeking deeper client discussions
  • Office workers looking to improve their interactions with executives
  • Aspiring management consultants
  • Anyone who wants to improve their presentation skills, save time writing PowerPoint slides, and to never again waste an opportunity to get their point across
  • Analysts who want to get more recommendations implemented
Course content
Expand all 49 lectures 02:29:42
+ Build your storyline
13 lectures 25:48
What is the point you are trying to make?
How to choose what topics to discuss
Hypothesis based problem solving
How many supporting arguments to use?
Arrange and order supporting arguments
Additions to your presentation
Proposals and pitches
Build the storyboard
Next steps
Using examples
Storyline exercise
+ Create your slides
16 lectures 53:41
The three commandments of slide writing
The parts of a slide
Exercise: how to write a compelling slide title
Slide body - using graphics
Slide body - using tables
Slide body - using charts
How to make good line charts
How to make good bar charts
How to make good waterfall charts
Slide body - text only slides
Text slide examples from McKinsey
Notes / sources / headers / page numbers
+ Present your ideas, data, and solutions
7 lectures 29:45
Tailoring your presentation to the audience
The secret to becoming an awesome presenter
How to effectively prepare
Developing executive presence
How to stop reading your slides
How to sound smart
Tips for presenting over the phone
+ PowerPoint tips and tricks
3 lectures 12:21
PowerPoint efficiency tools
How to properly utilize old slides
+ Conclusion and thanks
2 lectures 00:49
Thanks from your instructor

Here are some actual presentations from the top tier firms.  The vast majority of consulting firm materials will be considered highly confidential by their clients and thus never publicly available.  They are often hard to access for anyone not at a very high level in a company.

Public sector work however, is often public record.  The work is paid for by tax, or grant dollars, and thus is part of the public domain.  I have attached the full versions several project reports that I found and used in this course.  The link contains several others, most of which I have not looked at.    

I hope this helps as you grow and learn how to develop these documents.  

Actual McKinsey, Bain, and BCG presentations