Sometimes a senior executive comes in at the end of a presentation design process and starts making some “edits for clarity”. She probably does not have a lot of time to go through the deck in detail, but wants to make sure the key points are said. No better way to do this than adding the words “flexible solutions ” on as many pages as possible. Now the deck says at least what it is supposed to say.

When this happens, it is time to stand up for yourself.