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.Okay. Her dad and mom weren’t thrilled about her driving all the means to North Carolina for the occasion — and he or she didn’t feeling comfy going with out their permission. “I wanted them to see how devoted I’m. So I stated, ‘Mom, if I make a PowerPoint will you let me go?’ she stated.
“Sure, make a PowerPoint and we’ll see,” her mom stated.
Just a few 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 peak for me” and “He loves golf,” one stated. “He sings good” and “I like his brown hair more than his blonde hair,” stated one other. She defined how a lot the journey, resort and live performance would value 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 stated, “Niall is clapping in this picture because he is so impressed at how dedicated I am to him.”
“They said ‘yes’ right away,” she stated.
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 stated.
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 together with his dad and mom and had his PowerPoint on the TV display after they got here into the lounge. 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 bought the phrases out. Thanks to his slide present, Dwayne, an aspiring musical artist, was ready to make his argument.
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