“Congratulations James / Jane / Nicola (delete as applicable), the board has just signed off next year’s business plan. You have a 50% increase in your departmental budget and also have an additional three headcount to recruit to your team.”
Sound familiar? No? I thought not!
Over the years I have been fortunate enough (depending on your point of view) to present on anything from marketing strategies and business plans to awards and mobile phone ring tones, engaging audiences of senior executives, professional sport stars, rooms full of old ladies playing bingo and conference halls full of over-imbibed salespeople at 11pm on an end of year high.