Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A Zen Presentation to communicate in a simple effective way

Don't you find yourself including too many data points, messages and details on each one of your slides. By the time you show your 30-slide deck, your audience is ready to sleep.

Focus on essential messages. If you cannot say it in less than a sentence, that means it is not clear in Your head. And if it is not clear in your head, then you cannot communicate it.

In communications as in life, stick to the KISS principle. Keep It Simple Stupid.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rachid Sefrioui on New Business Model Generation

I discovered this fantastic book about how to be wholistic when trying to develop a New Business Model for your startup, your app or just to reinvent your business in light of a rapidly changing competitive environment.

Use the Canvas by clicking on & printing the picture in this post to make sure you have covered all the bases when subjecting your idea to the "Business Model" test.

It did remind me of when I discovered Michael Porter's Five Forces Framework. It has that feeling of Eureka! but again everything these days seems to be a nanosecond eureka :)

You can find out more about the authors and their works at Business Model Generation