All entries for Friday 08 April 2011
April 08, 2011
It's different to prepare 4 presentations and 1 presentation. In CBE and LE, we were required to complete 5 or 6 mini-projects together. At that time, we needed to find as much information as we could and then summarized them into our presentations. As long as we got enough information, we could make our ppt quickly. But this time, things changed. We found a lot of information because we only concentrated on one topic, then sometimes we didn't know what we should put into our ppt. The whole presentation is only 20 minutes, but after our research each of the aspect in asset management could be talked over 20 minutes, if we wished. Thus, we had to discuss our slides, modify them and rehearse them again and again in order to control our time. Obviously, we could only show part of our outcomes in the presentation. The requirement of this presentation is higher than before not only because we have to spend the same amount of time in one question but also it requires a better skill in summarizing our work. But the "better skill" must base on "a better understanding". Only if we can understand the topic clearly we are able to make a proper summary. Things turn out to be the same in real practice. Companies usually choose more than one consultant firms at the beginning and then decide which one to choose according to their scheme outlines. So it is important for the consultants to think carefully what the board really wants to know and how to draw their attentions in 20 minutes presentation.