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Blah Blah Blah review ´ 104 Ò [Epub] ❤ Blah Blah Blah Author Dan Roam – Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn'Whether trying to understand a Harvard Business School class or what went down in the Conan versus Leno battle for late night TV or what Einstein thought about relativity Vivid Thinking provides a way to clarify anythingThrough dozens of guided examples Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right brainers who hate to write This isn't just a book about improving communications presentations and ideation it's about removing the blah blah blah from your life for good. Electronic Copy provided by NetGalleyI thoroughly enjoyed Dan’s first book “On the back of the napkin” and loved the way he presented his ideas and his information So I was excited to get a chance to read this new book of his that deals with speaking and presenting ideas better and killing the blahs complexity boredom and misunderstanding Dan gives us his theory of “Vivid Thinking” which combines the right and left side of the brain so that we can think and learn uickly In short he shows the reader how not to be boring and explain ideas clearly and engage people Dan also practices this idea in the book as he walks us through his theory with a host of different characters ranging from Einstein and Captain Sully to his old math teacher This is a thoroughly enjoyable book and one that I would recommend to folks no matter what their job maybe so that they also might improve their presentation and speaking skills I give the book 5 out of 5 stars

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Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn't get your work done Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint presentation Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less Welcome to the land of Blah Blah BlahThe Problem We talk so much that we don't think very well Powerful as words are we fool ourselves when we think our words alone can detect describe and defuse the multifaceted problems of today They can't and that's bad because words have become our default thinking toolThe Solution This book offers a way out Blah Blah ePUB. A book about how to pair words with pictures to effectively relay information to others Side note I found this one to be much better than The Back of the Napkin by the same author Favorite PartsuotesWhen we say a word we should draw a picture and vice versaThe story of Dr Seuss on page 19The six different types of pictures for verbal grammar If you hear a name draw a portraitIf you hear a number draw a chart If you hear a list of objects draw a map If you hear a history draw a timeline If you hear a seuence draw a flowchart If you hear a stew of facts draw a multivariable plot This is exactly where PowerPoint presentations go wrong When we polish our slides to a high finish we leave our audience with nothing left to add Since they can't evolve the idea in their own minds ie connect the dots they never fully engage

Dan Roam ¾ 4 review

Blah Blah Blah#8608 of blah blah blah It's called Vivid ThinkingIn Dan Roam's first acclaimed book The Back of the Napkin he taught readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even powerful This techniue combines our verbal and visual minds so that we can think and learn uickly teach and inspire our colleagues and enjoy and share ideas in a whole new wayThe Destination No blah blah blah Through Vivid Thinking we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. One of my colleagues recommended this to me because I’m of a words person and she thought this might help me become balanced in my thinking Blah Blah Blah is basically a book on how to balance writing with visuals for better communicationSo disclaimer I’m not a visual person I like taking photos but I express myself much better in words than pictures Even when I read books about mind maps and get really excited about them they never really work for me So I was a little wary of the book despite its claims that it’s for everyoneThe basis of this book is the idea that words aren’t enough we’ll need pictures to fully understand an issue The land of Blah Blah Blah is a land where words are boring foggy or even misleading And by checking things out against the Blah blahmeter we can check use ‘vivid’ to clarify things make the message even appealing explore ideas or debunk fake newsNow what is vivid Vivid stands for VIsual Verbal InterDependent thinking Basically using words to illustrate words The idea is that by using both halves of the brain we can see connections and communicate clearly than we can without only words or with only images And the way to use vivid is to use something called the vivid grammar graphIn the vivid grammar graph people are represented by portraits numbers by charts positions by maps tense by timelines interactions by flowcharts and reasons by multivariable plots The third section and the majority of the book is on how to use vivid to improve your ideasThe book was very nicely written and illustrated It’s easy to understand and representing the verbal mind with a fox and the visual mind with a hummingbird was a very cute touchThe book’s summary of The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson’s did convince me that visuals can help in understanding But is it a method suitable for me I have no idea I’ve tried to use it as I read it but I didn’t really see it expanding the way I thinkThat said I can see vivid as a useful tool for summarising and communicating While I like words I know that not everyone does and a picture can be a very effective way of communicating I’ll definitely be keeping vivid checklist in the back of my mind next time I have to present somethingThis review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile