Posts Tagged ‘communicating with clarity’

Presentations are NOT Standalone Documents

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

I attended an inspiring 2-day event this week where I saw some great presentations and some dismal ones.

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Use Mathematics

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Mathematical formulae are another powerful dimension of graphical representation that people hesitate to use. For example, here is a verbal explanation of the relationship between Celsius and Fahrenheit:

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Cowboys in India

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

In my last post I summarized Cowboy Ethics, by Owen and Stoecklein, a short book that captures the values that represent the culture of the American West in a concise package of short sentences: (more…)

Dry-runs are dry

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Public speaking and presentations strike fear in many people. Most presenters use dry runs to practice, namely a run through of the presentation with a reviewer, before the intended live audience. While this is useful, there are better ways to hone your presentation skills.

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Poker and selling

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Writing concise material that connects with an audience is an art and it takes a lot of practice to do it well. When I was young in my professional career, I was lucky enough to participate in writing proposals for defense contracts that were page-limited. It never occurred to me how instructive this was until later in life when people asked me how I honed my communications skills. Constraining written material through page limits is a great way to practice “communicating with clarity.”

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