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It comprises the facts without necessarily showing clarity to a situation.
Carefully check that the logic of your case is clearly explained. Observation or even intuition can create an initial structure for explaining a complex problem such as an issue.
Pictures, visuals and images offer your audience an invaluable way of remembering the relationships between different variables. The right visual offers an easy way to see, i...
Information graphics or data visualization (infographics) are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly to a live or...
Stories that summarize certain logics or relationships between variables are perhaps stickiest of all.
When thinking up stories, don’t be afraid to channel the ridicul...
Tools like data or equations or even stories are of limited value if an audience feels they can’t push back, disagree, or ask for clarification.
The higher the status of your audien...
See if you can simplify important concepts by using metaphors.
“Think about a cake,” says Scott Johnston, senior vice president of product at Docker, likening t...
We tend to learn best when we’re interested in something – and we’re interested in topics when they relate to us directly.
When you’re trying to explain a complicate...
Find related information people already know, and expand on that.
The more you can pull from information people already have and analogies they already understand, the be...
When you understand a concept, you can find it’s all-to-easy to fall into the trap of thinking every detail is important.
Your immediate objective is to get the main poi...
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Generally speaking, if they're interested, they'll learn better, focus more, and actually take something away from the conversation.
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When you're trying to explain a complicated topic to someone, it's best to show what's in it for them. For technology, you can usually play off of people's desire for security, privacy, or simplicity.
You want to find the hook that catches them and go from there. Keep fishing until you find what matters and the rest of the explanation is easy.
Find related information people already know and expand on that. For example, understanding what a blog is can be described as "it's a magazine, but online." That's incredibly simplistic, but it gets the point across.
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To be effective in information gathering, you need to let go of assumptions and be aware enough to recognize when you’re jumping to conclusions, making judgments, or using labels.
Asking curious, open-ended questions encourages dialogue instead of dictating what other people should do or think, And the best communicators listen more than they speak.
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Is a logical fallacy where someone concludes that since they can’t believe that a certain concept is true, then it must be false and vice versa.
Its 2 basic forms:
Premise 1: I can’t explain or imagine how proposition X can be true.
Premise 2: if a certain proposition is true, then I must be able to explain or imagine how that can be.
Conclusions: proposition X is false.
... and to bring this up as part of an argument. The issue with doing so occurs when this incredulity isn’t justified or supported by concrete information, and when this lack of belief is used in order to assume that a preferred personal explanation must be the right one, despite the lack of proof.
At the same time, it’s also important to remember that it’s possible that the person using the argument from incredulity is right, despite the fact that their reasoning is flawed.
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