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How to become a Power Point Wizard?

Dear all,

I´m currently doing a consulting internship and would like to 1) increase my efficiency doing slides in Power Point and to 2) spot formatting errors better while doing slides (experienced consultants see certain mistakes I would never see right now). Of course experience matters but I know I can do better.

Any tutorials on the internet that are helpful? Are the ones on Preplounge recommended by the experts here?

Any tipps are highly appreciated.

P.S.: In the firm for which I currently work I see even fulltime juniors doing slides the whole day. So my question here is: where do they use the analytical thinking/ problem solving skills that they had to demonstrate in the interviews? In Excel I see a logic, however, Power Point seems rather primitive to me and I feel like junior consultants are more graphic designers than analytical, structured problem solvers with C-level communication skills.

Dear all,

I´m currently doing a consulting internship and would like to 1) increase my efficiency doing slides in Power Point and to 2) spot formatting errors better while doing slides (experienced consultants see certain mistakes I would never see right now). Of course experience matters but I know I can do better.

Any tutorials on the internet that are helpful? Are the ones on Preplounge recommended by the experts here?

Any tipps are highly appreciated.

P.S.: In the firm for which I currently work I see even fulltime juniors doing slides the whole day. So my question here is: where do they use the analytical thinking/ problem solving skills that they had to demonstrate in the interviews? In Excel I see a logic, however, Power Point seems rather primitive to me and I feel like junior consultants are more graphic designers than analytical, structured problem solvers with C-level communication skills.

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There are free tutorials, as well as paid trainings. Remember though, all consultancies will have an add-on with shortcuts allowing you to increase your efficiency significantly.

Above all though - actual ppt proficiency isn't very important in the grand scheme of things; I laugh every time I see a student writing "PowerPoint proficiency". Excel, fine; PowerPoint... nah. What matters is how well you can tell a story, not how fast you figure out how to change the font on a slide.

There are free tutorials, as well as paid trainings. Remember though, all consultancies will have an add-on with shortcuts allowing you to increase your efficiency significantly.

Above all though - actual ppt proficiency isn't very important in the grand scheme of things; I laugh every time I see a student writing "PowerPoint proficiency". Excel, fine; PowerPoint... nah. What matters is how well you can tell a story, not how fast you figure out how to change the font on a slide.

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