To Fail To Prepare ....
That saying P² = P³
I learnt that saying when I became a management trainer. It stands for Poor Preparation = Pretty Poor Presentation, and it's true. If you learn nothing else about presentation, learn that.
It Applies to Life Too
My son has a job interview tomorrow. It's pretty important to him and he has been preparing his presentation, reading up on the subject and downloading papers to ensure he is fully briefed.
What Did He Forget?
Go on, guess! He only got his suit and shirt out tonight, ready for the interview tomorrow. I could have reminded him during the week but I chose not to. I knew I would be asked to iron his shirt.
Where's the P³?
One of his 2 white shirts has an orange mark on a cuff, which will not come out. He hung his suit trousers up in a very slovenly way and when I went to iron them, I found a mark on the trousers AND on the jacket. He has another suit and brought it out but the hem on one trouser leg is hanging down.
I Have Warned Him Several Times
I am fed up reminding him. He is old enough to think ahead for himself. Of course, being a scientist, going for a scientific job, the panel members may not notice!
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