Also generally younger folks merely need their dad and mom’ blessing. Last Christmas, Maria Stopenski, then 19, had purchased a ticket to a meet-and-greet with Niall Horan, the singer well-known for being in the boy band One Direction. Ms. Stopenski, who attends the University of Pittsburgh and whose household lives in Pittsburgh, didn’t need cash from her dad and mom for the ticket. She needed their O.Ok. Her dad and mom weren’t thrilled about her driving all the means to North Carolina for the occasion — and she or he didn’t feeling snug going with out their permission. “I wanted them to see how devoted I’m. So I mentioned, ‘Mom, if I make a PowerPoint will you let me go?’ she mentioned.
“Sure, make a PowerPoint and we’ll see,” her mom mentioned.
A couple of days later, Ms. Stopenski arrange a life-size cutout of Mr. Horan and hooked her laptop computer to the household’s living-room TV. She devoted a number of slides to explaining the enchantment of Mr. Horan, simply in case it wasn’t readily obvious to her dad and mom: “He is 5’9” so principally he’s the excellent top for me” and “He loves golf,” one mentioned. “He sings good” and “I like his brown hair more than his blonde hair,” mentioned one other. She defined how a lot the journey, lodge and live performance would price and the way she had budgeted to hold prices low.
One of the ultimate slides included of Mr. Horan, applauding in an viewers. Ms. Stopenski’s caption mentioned, “Niall is clapping in this picture because he is so impressed at how dedicated I am to him.”
“They said ‘yes’ right away,” she mentioned.
This yr she needs to go to Toronto to see Shawn Mendes. “Do you want me to make a PowerPoint? Because I will,” Ms. Stopenski requested her mom.
“I don’t think that will be necessary,” her mother mentioned.
Ask for the Right Things
For some, the course of of making and delivering a presentation is much less about dazzling dad and mom than crystallizing for their very own selves how strongly they need one thing. Last month, Dwayne Neff, 17, a high-school senior in Park Forest, Ill., arrange a time to meet along with his dad and mom and had his PowerPoint on the TV display after they got here into the front room. He wanted $250 to purchase a ticket to the Travis Scott live performance. Dwayne thought if he merely requested for the cash, his dad and mom would say no earlier than he received the phrases out. Thanks to his slide present, Dwayne, an aspiring musical artist, was ready to make his argument.