Did you know there are 3 ways to present the same number?

Did you know there were 3 ways to present the exact same number? The one you pick is more important than you think…

£30m

This round number is great for impact and simplicity, but it could look like you made it up. So you’re more likely to be challenged on it.

£31.23m

This doesn’t quite have the impact, but has the benefit of at least looking like you calculated it with some proper assumptions. So you’re less likely to be challenged.

£30.2 to £31.9m

This range is just brilliant when you’re dealing with uncertainty.

Almost impossible to be wrong, and this was one of my favourite tricks to use when I was a FD.

You can download the templates I used below!

About Andy Shambrook

Hi I'm Andy. I used to be a finance director, then I became a sales director, and I'll show you everything I learned in sales that I wish I'd know when I worked in finance.

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