Essential Presentations for Business Analysts and Consultant
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Essential Presentations for Business Analysts and Consultant

Practical guide how to create a killer presentation efficiently
4.3 (29 ratings)
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Created by Asen Gyczew
Last updated 9/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 33 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Put your analyses on slides
  • Express yourself with slides
  • Create a great presentation in the style of top consulting firms
  • Read and understand consulting presentation
  • Create the flow in the story told via presentation
  • Pick the right slides for present analyses
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Requirements
  • Basic knowledge of economics or finance
Description

What is the aim of this course?

As a business analyst or management consultant you are delivering your advices, observation and analyses using presentations. On some projects you may be producing as much as 200-300 slides. Slide preparation is very time-consuming and you have to make sure that you structure you work properly to deliver according to promised deadlines.  

In this course you will learn how to prepare a great presentation for your customer that will help you deliver your thoughts in a coherent manner and win him over. I will teach you how to prepare the the presentation in the right order so you do not waste your time. You will  also learn what type of slides you can consider and when you should use a specific type of slide.

This course is based on my 12 years of experience as a consultant in top consulting companies and as a Board Member responsible for strategy, improvement and turn-arounds in biggest companies from FMCG, SMG, B2B sector that I worked for.  I have not only delivered presentations on numerous projects myself but I was also receiving presentations from consulting companies such as PwC, BCG, McKinsey, EY, Accenture, OCC as a Board Member in many companies. I have seen the process of preparing and delivering presentations form all angles. On the basis of what you will find in this course and I have trained over 100 business analysts and consultants who now are Investment Directors, Senior Analyst, Directors in Consulting Companies, Board Members etc.

I teach through cases, using 80/20 rule so most of the lectures will be case studies showing examples of how to put something on a slide. Those slides are based on real life examples. You will also learn the order in which you should do things in order to deliver nice, coherent, understood by your customer presentations within the deadlines. To every lecture you will also find attached additional resources. Thanks to this, as a part of this course you will also get a library of ready-made materials that will help you in your first year as a business analyst / junior consultant.

Why I decided to create this course?

Presentations are not something people learn in school or even universities. For most people it is difficult to read presentations and to express themselves using slides. Many people, experience also in the beginning  problems in proper structuring of the whole presentation. They cannot make it understandable for the customer and quite often the presentation lacks the flow.  The biggest problem in consulting is that the presentation is determining the analyses that you have to make. If your presentation draft is not well structured and though-through you will not be efficient with interviews, data gathering and analyses. Therefore, I found it critical to teach all my co-workers and employees how to express themselves. In this way I made their work (not only related to presentation) much more efficient and also my life much easier :) . Learn from this course and apply it also in your work

In what way will you benefit from this course?

The course is a practical, step by step guide loaded with tones of cases, tricks, hints that will significantly improve the speed with which you work. You will learn how to prepare a great presentation both for internal as well as external purposes. There is little theory – mainly examples, a lot of tips from my own experience as well as other notable examples worth mentioning. My intention is that thanks to the course you will know:

  1. How to structure the subject that the presentation is addressing?
  2. In what order you should approach the preparation of the presentation?
  3. How to prepare the sketch and the template of the presentation?
  4. What type of slides and when you can use?

You can also ask me any question either through the discussion mode or by messaging me directly.

How the course is organized?

The course is divided currently in 7 sections and I will be adding new section to address other important issues. Currently you will find the following sections:

  • Introduction. We begin with little intro into the course as well as some general info on the role of presentation in consulting and when you actually prepare presentations
  • Creating the template. In the second section how to go from general idea (i.e. from an issue tree) to a sketch and how to transform the sketch into a template
  • Filling in the slides. In the next section I will talk about general rules concerning the filling-in the slides, the flow that you achieve and how different is the template vs the end-product
  • Delivery of the presentation.  In section 4 we will talk briefly about the delivery of the presentation: how to do it and how different is the written presentation from the presentation that can be delivered to audience.
  • Types of charts you can use. In section 5 I will go through many types of slides and will show you what you can use for a specific purpose
  • Example of presentations. In the next section I show examples of real presentations and will discuss what I have structured them in such a way.

 

We will be adding new lectures in the coming months

 

You will be able also to download many additional resources

  1. Templates of slides
  2. Example of presentation show in the course
  3. Links to additional presentations and movies
  4. Links to books worth reading

 

At the end of my course, students will be able to…

  • Create a great presentation in the style of top consulting firms
  • Understand the main challenges in preparing the management consulting presentation
  • Express yourself with slides
  • Read presentation
  • Create the flow in the story told via presentation

Who should take this course? Who should not?

  • Management Consultants
  • Students of Business Schools
  • Researchers
  • Business Analysts
Who is the target audience?
  • Business Analysts
  • Management Consultants
  • Researchers
  • Students of Business Schools
Compare to Other Presentation Skills Courses
Curriculum For This Course
51 Lectures
01:59:32
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Introduction
6 Lectures 14:36

We begin with little intro into the course as well as some general info on the role of presentation in consulting and when you actually prepare presentation

Preview 02:24

A few words about your humble teacher

Preview 01:47

Presentations are important for many reasons. Here I will discuss what they give you, what are their benefit

Preview 02:13

There 10 phases of producing the final presentation. You start with creating the structure of the presentation then you move to making sketches, template and slides. You end up with checking for errors and omissions. I will discuss briefly here each and every stage

Preview 02:30

In consulting you will be creating all the time different presentations for different purposes. I will discuss in this lecture different purposes and types of presentations

Preview 03:44

There are 2 types of presentations: presentation that will be read by the customer on his own and presentation that will be delivered to the customer during a meeting. Those presentations different in size, delivery time, animations present in the presentation and last but not least font size. I will be discussing those difference in more detail in this lectur

Presentation for reading vs audience
01:58
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How to create a template of the presentation without no data?
4 Lectures 08:02

The first step is coming up with the structure of the presentation. You have to name the sections and chapters that you want to create. I will also show what structure I came up with for this course

Preview 02:49

Once you have the section and chapters you should try to put the messages you want to convey. I will show the example of messages we created for this course

Create the messages
01:37

You should start by sketching the presentation on a piece of paper. There are 4 phase of sketching the presentations I will show them in this lecture. You will also see the sketch for this course

Sketching of the presentation
01:34

After sketching you have to create the template of the slide. I will show you examples of how a sketched slide is turned into a power point slide

Creating the template
02:02
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Filling in the slides
3 Lectures 10:08

Power Pointe presentation is the second most important tools to be used by Business Analyst in his work. After all it is not only important to analyse data and draw conclusions but also to show them in a nice manner to decision makers. Here you will learn basic rules on how to build your Power Point deck in fast and easy manner. You will see also some examples of good and bad slides. There are many advanced tools for presentation (i.e.) Prezi. Still Power Point is the most often used and widely accepted

Preview 05:47

Here you will see how the real slide looks in comparison with the sketch and the template

Template vs real slides
01:31

There has to be a flow in the story you are trying to say with the presentation. I will show you how to achieve it

The flow of the presentation
02:50
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Delivery of the presentation
2 Lectures 05:47
Rules for delivering successful presentation
03:49

The delivered presentation will be different than the written one. I will discuss in this lecture the difference.

Comparison of the written and the delivered version
01:58
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Types of slides you can use
23 Lectures 46:22

In section 5 I will go through many types of slides and will show you what you can use for a specific purpose

Preview 02:04

This sort of slides you use to show how the process will look like, what the customer will have to do, what will be done in each and every phase, what will be the cost of each and every phaes

Preview 02:37

This sort of slides you use to compare 2 data sets over the same dimensions i.e. costs and profit per dpeartments, conversion rates and average value ticket per channel of acquisition. I will show you different ways to express is and compare 2 data sets.

Comparison of 2 data sets
02:43

This sort of slides you use to compare to phenomena using text rather than data

Comparison of 2 things using text
01:40

From time to time you have to compare numbers using more criteria. I will show you in this lecture how you can achieve it

Comparison using 3 criteria - numbers
02:51

When communicating with the customer you have to show them the project structure – who is going to do what. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Project structure
01:25

You have to show to the customer what are the roles of the team members. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Team / Project roles
01:38

Here you will see what kind of slides you can use for showing the timeline

Timeline
01:36

With longer presentations you have to show the agenda and use some sort of tracker to let the customer know during the presentation where he is in the whole process. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Agenda
01:42

I will show you ways in which you can summarize information for the customer

Preview 03:34

Sometimes you have to group the existing knowledge and show it to the customer in a structured way. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Grouping knowledge slides
01:42

You can use slides showing the customer. Here you can use photos or schemes. This helps you to sell the conclusions. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Slides showing the customer picture
02:57

In many cases you have to show the composition. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Composition
01:07

You will use this slides to show impact, savings and sometimes composition. I will show you in this lecture how to use them

Waterfall slides
02:13

You have to show to the customer your team and what they will do during the project. I will show you in this lecture how to do it

Team members
01:30

I will show you for what and how you can use maps

Maps
02:17

In the pitching presentations you will have to show your references. I will show you what type of slides you can use for this

References
01:27

During optimization project you may want to show the motivation system of a specific group. I will show you what type of slides you can use for this

Motivation system
01:02

Here I will show you how to present the issue tree, structure of a complex business problem

Issue tree slides
01:32

In many cases you will have to show the business model in a simplified way to the customer to get a feedback and show the possible improvements. I will show you what type of slides you can use for this

Business model slides - Part 1
02:00

In many cases you will have to show the business model in a simplified way to the customer to get a feedback and show the possible improvements. I will show you what type of slides you can use for this

Business model slides - Part 2
02:20

In many cases you have to show the customer available options. I will show you how to do it.

Showing options - Part 1
02:05

In many cases you have to show the customer available options. I will show you how to do it.

Showing options - Part 2
02:20
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Examples of presentations
5 Lectures 17:11

In the next section I show examples of real presentations and will discuss what I have structured them in such a way.

Preview 01:02

Here I will show you an example of a proposal to the customer who wanted to do a consulting project

Example of a proposal for a consulting project
05:27

I will show you with what kind of presentation you can describe you relevant experience

How to describe your experience for your proposal
02:09

I will show you here how a presentation for the so called kick-off (first meeting starting the project) can look like

Kick-off meeting presentation
03:57

I will show you what kind of alternative slides you can use for the proposal

Alternative slides for the proposal
04:36
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Evolution of a presentation for a customer - case study
7 Lectures 16:45

Here I will show you using example how a presentation will change in reaction with the customer

Preview 00:40

I will show you example of a project sold at very high margins yet at lower cost for customer thanks to proper structuring of the project scope

Introduction to the case study
01:21

In this lecture we will analyze in details the RFP I got from the customer and see what are the implication of it for the whole project, the offer and the real underlying problem

RFP that I received - details
02:21

Here I will show you the first proposal I have created for the project. I will explain you the logic behind it and why certain things are presented in such a way

My first proposal - introduction
00:46

Here I will show you the first proposal I have created for the project. I will explain you the logic behind it and why certain things are presented in such a way

My first proposal - details
05:07

The meeting totally changed the approach to the project and I learned a lot. I will show you what I have learned during the meeting, how it influenced the whole project. I will show you also the result of the negotiations

What happened during the negotiations?
04:33

During the negotiations I learned enough information to adjust the offer for the customer. The aim was to creating more appealing (for both sides) offer that would reflect what we have agreed on during the negotiations

Second offer - how I redesigned the project
01:57
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Conclusions
1 Lecture 00:50
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00:50
About the Instructor
Asen Gyczew
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Expert in performance improvement, turnaround and startups

Expert in performance improvement, startuping and turning-around companies with significant experience both in management as well as in supervision of medium size companies (EUR 20 – 40 million) as well as startups.

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Functional experience: performance improvement, strategy development, startups, intrapreneurship, post-merger integration and cost reduction, due diligence;

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