I attended an inspiring 2-day event this week where I saw some great presentations and some dismal ones.
Posts Tagged ‘communicating with clarity’
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:
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…)
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.
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.”