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.


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:


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.


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.”