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The "One Thing" To Remember

To have a better chance of making complex information memorable, ask yourself these 2 questions:

  • If my audience will only remember one thing about my explanation, what is that "one thing?"
  • And, why should my audience care about this "one thing?"

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Give Context and Use Examples

Give Context and Use Examples

The way you frame your information matters--the language, terms, and examples you choose to use will have a huge impact on what your audience remembers and understands.

Paint a verbal picture. You will make the problem tangible, and the solution appealing.

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Watch Your Language

While using long, technical words might seem impressive, it rarely helps anyone understand what's being said.

Opt for using simple, everyday language. Along those same lines, avoid any acronyms, jargon, or highly-niche phrases. When it's impossible to avoid, make su...

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Get to Know Your Audience

Presenting information is never about the presenter--it's always about the audience.

Get to know who they are, in order to use their common knowledge and experience: What's most important to them? What motivates them? What's their background? How do they prefer to commu...

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The “One Thing” They Should Understand

If something is too complicated, people are most likely to be confused by it, or worse, forget about it.

Ask yourself:

  1. If my audience will only remember one thing about my explanation, what is that “one thing?”
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The one big thing

Incoming demands and digital distractions can get in the way of real productivity. If you do one big thing today, you will feel like it is a productive day.

Ask yourself: What’s the one big thing you want to accomplish today?

Why Just Add One?

Because it is achievable. If you add more than that you will feel anxious and overwhelmed. ( for example to go from 3 to 9). 

The great thing about these two questions is that they are simple and easy to ask. They will quickly become an habit and they w...

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