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20/10/5/3

What do the numbers 20, 10, 5, 3 have in common?

In this three-part blog I’m going to answer a recent mentees question on how you prepare for an executive presentation.

Three ways:

1. Managing time
2. Content
3. Mental preparation

In this first, it’s managing time. The answer to the question above is – it’s the four lengths of presentations you should prepare for (in minutes) when conducting an executive presentation.

Busy executives will either start right on time and end 5 min early in a 30-minute meeting to get ready for their next meeting or may show up late coming from another high priority meeting.

I can’t tell you the number of times I have heard, sorry “x critical issue came up” and you have 20, 10, 5 or 3 minutes to share your idea…and you need to include feedback time and next steps.

Once I’m done drilling the content, I’ll run it three more times in shorter time frames.

In the next post we’ll talk about content.

Colin

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