Consulting pitch decks

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Anonymous A asked on Jun 10, 2020

Hi, I'm wondering whether there is any source / materials that provide samples of real consulting firm presentation decks for clients? (P.S. I'm looking for decks for real clients on specific business issues, instead of "industry wide" insights and presentations.) Thanks!

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Ian
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replied on Jun 10, 2020
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Hi there,

I have a feeling that you're asking because you'd like to learn how to create good decks. As such, I've provided an explanation further down. However, if you're looking for actual decks, take a look here:

https://www.consultantsmind.com/2017/04/23/30-mckinsey-presentations/

https://www.superside.com/blog/25-powerpoint-presentation-examples-from-consulting-firms-and-what-you-can-learn-from-them/

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I recommend that you start to approach pitch decks in this way: boil down good vs bad design into principles, determine the key things to check in a slide, identify what small tweak changes a slide from looking average to awesome. Do this by 1) Getting people to review your slides and note the specific changes thy make and 2) Seeing good slides and asking the person how they did that.

For example:

  1. Always align items on your slide
  2. Look to keep even spacing and sizing between multiple items (i.e. if I have 4 icons down the left column, I make them the exact same size, and set them all to be equidistant from each other)
  3. Use colors to highlight focus areas and draw the eye - but don't overuse colors! (Maybe my first column will be dark blue with white text, if it's asking the key questions we have. Or maybe if I have a "summary" or 3 takeaways on a slide I'll bold + add color to the specific words/phreases that each takeaway is really addressing)
  4. Identify what you are trying to achieve from the slide and then pick your template - there are probably 5 template I cycle through based on what I need. Coloring + content make them look different from each other, but boiled down, they're all quite simple (i.e. a table slide, a sequence slide, a 3 key takeaways slide, etc. etc.)

The list goes on, but I hope this starts to give you an idea of actionable steps you can take to make your slides better.

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Hi Anonymous,

I see 2 major sources:

  1. Google - you can find good templates from all major consulting firms
  2. Knowledge documents published (like McKinsey Global Institute) in which the formats used are the same as in pitch decks specifically

Hope this helps - if so, please be so kind and give it a thumbs-up with the green upvote button below!

Robert

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Anonymous A on Jun 12, 2020

Thanks! But I'm looking for decks for real clients on specific business issues, instead of "industry wide" insights and presentations.

Clara
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Hello!

They are constantly being updated.

There are tought super easy to get, directly from the source.

For instance, go to McK.com in the COVID part, there are tons of public decs you can download wtih the latest format.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Anonymous A on Jun 12, 2020

Thanks! But I'm looking for decks for real clients on specific business issues, instead of "industry wide" insights and presentations

Antonello
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Hi, a great sources for slides and synthesis of major trends is McKinsey Quarterly

Hope it helps,
Antonello

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Anonymous replied on Jun 10, 2020

Hi,

I suggest you follow BCG, McK and Bain on Linkedin.

Best

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Anonymous replied on Jun 10, 2020

Dear A,

If you goggle precisely you will find a lot of information, samples of design and structure of pitch decks.

Wish you best of luck,

André

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Anonymous A on Jun 12, 2020

Thanks! But I'm looking for decks for real clients on specific business issues, instead of "industry wide" insights and presentations.

Luca
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Hello,

Take a look on Linkedin companies profiles, it's full of deck on covid effects in this period :)

Luca

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Anonymous A on Jun 12, 2020

Thanks! But I'm looking for decks for real clients on specific business issues, instead of "industry wide" insights and presentations.

dav Jain updated an answer on Jun 22, 2021

A pitch deck is called as a visual representation which is used to attract the audiences. If you too have the business and wants that every business meet shall be undergone with perfection then you can hire SAG IPL, as we have the writers who can make you business presentation effective.

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