If you've been following my posts on doing the finals process differently, I've talked a lot about stakeholder alignment. Not so much around where they went to school or their view of your firm, but the challenges of their day job and the pressures facing their industry.
Most of our clients wrestle with another issue around getting ready – availability. Many firms have subject matter experts that parachute in and handle their “slice of the deck”. If this is working for you, carry on. If not, here’s why. This meeting is a test for what it will feel like to work with you. The stakeholders in front of you want to hear your story, how you're connected to one another and the ownership you will collectively demonstrate over their plan. Add to that, any business procuring services is going to demand a higher level of business acumen and an intimate knowledge of their industry.
Point: Since you may not have time as a team to practice your entire presentation, master your piece and master the transitions. Here are a few steps and processes to help you and your team get ready:
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