Be brave. Tell a story at your next presentation rather than “and-ing” out sundry facts.
Med-tech companies are constantly finding innovative ways to improve the lives of people. Taking a moment to simply be amazed by a product or service helps you to become a genuine advocate and ally.
Is talk an instant, intuitive leading indicator for innovation? There are lagging indicators for innovation—signs that say, “You did a good job one year ago, Maam.” Revenue is a lagging indicator—sales were good, but “What have you done for me lately?” Patents are a lagging indicator of innovation success. New products burning up the market …
Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences applies to persuasion as well as learning. Experiencing multiple versions of a concept can help change someone's mind.
Foster Your Own Stealth of Eureka Ninjas Every human wants to make a mark If you were to design a creative team from the ground up, you might start with experts. Experts can have Ph.Ds or other advanced degrees that apply (or are adjacent) to your team’s needs. You might also look for expert practitioners …
You hate to write, and I get it. Writing can feel like an interruption, but really it allows us to reflect, realize we know more than we think, and put our ego aside. Making time to write may just have a humanizing effect on us all.
Information overload can lead to writer's block. Following Marie Kondo's cue, take the time first to tidy your thoughts and keep only what inspires you before starting the writing process anew. The tidying process brings the structure and new life to writing needed to create a piece of joy.
Your didactic self wants to say everything, but you cannot, lest your audience walks away. But you can use words and images that evoke their story and the emotion you desire around your main message.
Physically voiced words are often more compelling than those we read on a screen or a page. There is something about the human voice that says, “I’m here. I’m present.” As writers, we attempt to mimic the human voice as much as possible. The more our writing sounds like the human voice, the more invisible it becomes—and the more the message we want to portray gets across.
Who is your Mr. W? https://youtu.be/2mTLO2F_ERY Seeing the ordinary in a new way takes more than choosing to “Think different,” as the long-remembered slogan insisted. That slogan became a piece of cultural lore we find ourselves spouting in response to challenging projects. However, there are a considerable number of social aspects to seeing things in …