Thursday, 23rd November, 2017

Consultant jumps out of a running PPT to get to his point

16, Aug 2013 By Zed

In a shockingly ​outlandish incident, Anurag Preet Dhaka, a consultant of MckCGain Consulting jumped out of a speeding power point presentation to get to his point​.​ ​He was soon followed by his engagement manager​ who fell into a pothole and suffered a few bruises from the client.

Says a senior partner, who never fails to match the color of his tie with that on the slides,​ “It is not uncommon among mumbaikars to jump out of a speeding local to get down at their respective points. We have bench marked our presentation skills on these lines. In this uncertain economic scenario, it is getting difficult for us to force-fit insights and make a point. Hence, we decided to ​pounce out of presentations to get to our point.”

Powerpoint presentation
Fishing in troubled waters?

Principal at MckCGain, who begs to differ for a living said, “We are harbingers of innovation. Next week we will be piloting another change in our engagement delivery. We are ​going in for a Low-cost consulting model.”

​This path-breaking idea was conceived by an intern who was initially put on an internal project for being practical about things but is now being considered for a PPO. Says he, “I struck upon the idea after I saw striking similarities between consulting and aviation. In both these, air turbine fuel is the major cost component. Both involve talking in the air. And both involve pricing schemes and hidden costs confusing to even to the traveling salesman.”​

Said a Principal who was unavailable for comment, “We see that the Indian Business houses are very cost sensitive and it would be a good idea to charge them only for the redundancies they actually need instead of charging under the guise of a meaningless Performance improvement and Sustainability module.” ​

However, Anurag Preet Dhaka says ​that the decision to jump out of the ​PPT ​had nothing to do with MckCGain strategy. He says he was mercilessly pushed out of the PPT​, then​ speeding at ​84 slides per hour​, because he forgot to mention the data source in the footnotes.