Before we close out 2017 (wow, THAT went by fast!), I thought it would be a good idea to go through a personal assessment for myself.
I developed seven questions designed to ask some tough questions we might not normally ask ourselves. Frankly, I’m not completely happy with some of my own answers. Gives me something to work on, for sure.
How about you? Curious about what my questions are? Interested in learning how you measure up in this self-assessment? It might be a bit eye-opening, like mine was.
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Steve – thanks – another highly useful communication. The most impactful book I read in 2017 was, Get to the Heart; How Movie Storytelling Secrets Can Make Your Presentation Clear, Compelling, and Earn You a Seat at the Table by Ted Frank, with Damon Pipitone and Celeste Auge. It turns out – a huge amount of this book is inspired by (or nearly directly sourced from) slide:ology; The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations by Nancy Duarte (which I also read.) Because effective and differentiated visual / audible communication is so crucial – these books can help you NOT create terrible – over-texted and poorly presented PowerPoints (guilty here — but no more.) For 2018 – I am using these powerful resources. Hope they may help others too.
Nancy’s book, slide:ology, is must-reading for anybody who uses visuals in presentations! Thanks, Rich.
That was good stuff. Kind of gives you a measuring stick. And while listening i thought, you might end the questions with, what would you like the answer for the same questions in 2018. Maybe a figure for no. Of book to be read in 2018. And how much or what or something like that.
Good stuff , i will do that partfor myself. In 2018.
Have a great year end.
Ya, good idea, Jayant! I actually thought of that, but figured it was obvious. I should never do that! You are correct.
The best book not only of this year, perhaps in the recent times has to be Shoe Dog, by Phil Knight. A really outstanding read and transformation of an industry to a different perspective. Phil has a wonderful drive that kept him going through perilous times with nothing but creativity and talent. Stunning book!