36% of presenters to senior management consider their presentations tedious

A Business Objects poll of executives found that over 50% of the respondents give one or more presentations per month. Of those respondents, 36% found presenting data to the board or senior management “tedious,” with a further 24% stating they “dread it each time it comes around.” The poll results reveal that preparing for presentations is time-consuming and stressful for most executives. Survey participants admitted (45%) that it often takes them one or more hours to convert data in Excel spreadsheets into a format for a meeting or presentation. An additional 34% of the executives surveyed have pulled an all-nighter to prepare for a big presentation.