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A Presentation Isn't Always the Right Way to Communicate | Nancy Duarte

A Presentation Isn't Always the Right Way to Communicate | Nancy Duarte | Foreign Affairs | Scoop.it

...Of course, it’s common practice to circulate decks of slides before meetings, but often they’re too opaque to be understood without guidance from a presenter — or they’re so packed with“teleprompter” text that people have a hard time digesting them. Asking everyone to decode your cryptic bullets or plow through a lot of verbiage before you meet is setting yourself up for disappointment. Nobody has the time, and your ideas could get lost in translation. So give people a document that’s meant to be read, not presented. One they’ll grasp quickly and easily on their own.


You can create a slidedoc by re-chunking your message into key points and illustrating them with pictures or diagrams, along these lines:


Studies show that this combination — concise text paired with visuals — helps people understand and retain concepts more easily. As clinical psychologist and author Haig Kouyoumdjian points out, “Our brain is mainly an image processor (much of our sensory cortex is devoted to vision), not a word processor. In fact, the part of the brain used to process words is quite small in comparison to the part that processes visual images.” So, pare down the wording, but leave enough context to allow your deck to live on its own without your voiceover....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 18, 2014 10:56 PM

Valuable tips for deeper presentation iimpact from Nancy Duarte.

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Russia's Spying Craze | Opinion

Russia's Spying Craze | Opinion | Foreign Affairs | Scoop.it
After the FSB announced its plans to gain direct access to phone calls and e-mails without a court warrant, other Russian agencies said they want in on the spying game.
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The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teac...

The Virtual Learning Resources Center indexes thousands of the best academic information websites, selected by teachers and library professionals worldwide, in order to provide to students and teac... | Foreign Affairs | Scoop.it

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Patty Ball's curator insight, June 5, 2013 1:48 PM

 A Google-powered and Virtual LRC “refined” academic search engine.

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I'm Comic Sans, Asshole

A short monologue from the perspective of the typeface comic sans.

 

A Short Film by
Joe Hollier
 
Monologue Written by
Mike Lacher
 
This was an assignment for Paul Sahre's Typography Class
(Make an animation about our least favorite typeface)


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Mark Strozier's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:31 PM

"...I'm going to go get Hammered with Papyrus."


Classic.

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GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance

GCHQ and European spy agencies worked together on mass surveillance | Foreign Affairs | Scoop.it

Edward Snowden papers unmask close technical cooperation and loose alliance between British, German, French, Spanish and Swedish spy agencies


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Mia Farrow: Don't let Syria's children die

Mia Farrow: Don't let Syria's children die | Foreign Affairs | Scoop.it
Mia Farrow says until a political solution can be found, we must help Syria's most vulnerable victims. (RT @MiaFarrow: My CNN piece for #Syria is out!
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