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Elegant process for using visual thinking to solve any problem and sell any solution

September 2, 2009

Whether preparing a poster for an academic conference, presenting project plans to executives, or even designing this blog, I have always found joy in seeking out the simplest way to communicate a concept to my audience.  It may come as no surprise then, that I loved Dan Roam’s four napkin animations explaining the basics behind his book, The Back of a Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures.  I will definitely reference the visual guides he shares on his website next time I’m creating a presentation.  I’m also looking forward to reading Presentation Zen.

To see the napkin-style presentation in action, check out American Healthcare: A 4-Napkin Explanation.

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  1. November 23, 2009 2:52 pm

    I think somehow we much be related. I too have read Presentation Zen and had the honor of meeting Garr Reynolds at the Tableau User Conference this year. Dan Roam’s book….excellent.

    While the content of your blog is completely different than my personal blog….there is a lot of overlap. I came upon your blog via your Tableau Tweet today. I monitor the twitter stream related to Tableau closely. Full Disclosure: I’m a Tableau Reseller.

    If you would like to see Tableau can do with your medical DB, shoot me a DM. I’d love to show you. Twitter handle – dgm885 (Dan Murray).

    Your in my RSS feed.

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