You are a junior executive preparing a presentation for a senior manager. The problem is that when the senior manager is not fully emerged in the latest content that you want to include, she is likely to edit down the new bits. She will not present what she is not aware off, and your presentation is likely to look pretty much the same as the one she used last year at the same conference. The solution: stop the presentation design process, and take her in a meeting through the raw content and new insights you have gained. Speak without slides. Now that you are both aligned, PowerPoint can be opened again.

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