As you may have noticed by now, I’m all for effective communication (and who isn’t?). It is an art and a science that CIOs and IT Managers must master.
As a leader, you must assure that people understand what you are asking and expecting from them. But you also need to make sure that colleagues and customers “get it” when presenting a new plan, project or strategy.
I found this article this morning, where the author recommends 10 Ways To Explain Things More Effectively.
I strongly agree with most of the points and the only concern I had was point #9. Why? Because I don’t think that using the concepts of Supersets and Subsets are that applicable to “normal” presentations, unless we are talking about software version, as explained.
My favorite tip was #7. I use that technique commonly. Analogies do help to drive the point home easier.
What do you think? Any point that you think is great or incorrect? Please let me know by adding a comment.