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Re: Getting a four out of five

Posted by Bruce Kahl on September 28, 2005

In Reply to: Getting a four out of five posted by MM on September 28, 2005

: "Relentless preparation can let a presenter focus on things that separate him from getting a four out of five versus a five out of five."

: What do the two phrases "getting a four out of five" and "five out of five" mean here? Thanks a lot!

If you attempt 5 different projects and you succeed at 4 of them you get a score of 4 out of 5.
If you attempt 5 different projects and you succeed at 5 of them you get a score of 5 out of 5.
Think of a high school student getting 4 math questions right out of 5 questions.

If the presenter is very good at preparation--practices his speech in front of a mirror or coworker and spends extra time on his Power Point presentation--then he may just hit a home run with his pitch.