Wed Jun 23:
I need help! There is so much going on in my head around the portfolio/product roadmap presentation, especially all the new stuff I’ve learned from the book and I realize based on feedback from my boss and the board member, when I was working on the OKRs, initially. I give too much info and it can be overwhelming for my audience 😦
I’ve been trying to widdle info down since my first conversation with my boss – he told me that you want to capture attention and convey your message within the first two-three slides but then as I read more, I’m like, “Oooh! This info is also important, and so is this and this. Oooh, these examples are helpful. Look at all this new stuff I learned, how can I include it and still keep the presentation short and interactive and non-preachy.” This is why, “YOU MUSTN’T READ FROM THE BOOK!” Said the Egyptologist in The Mummy” lmao! Ugh – then it’s like my brain starts to overheat and I shutdown. I take a break – I do something else and then I come back to it.
Anyway – I am worried that I won’t get the results I want from this meeting because my damn presentation isn’t going to be concise and succinct – and nobody is going to understand what I’m trying to say and everything will turn to shit and I will lose any credibility and … I am not concise and succinct – at least not at first. I am a rolling rockstoner who gathers lots and lots and lots of mosses. I have found that talking things through with one other like my boss for example, or Dee, and even The Boys help get me out of my head and maybe even understand things better and from a different perspective. Even our IT Guy helps me organize my written stuffs into things that everyone can understand. lol. Thank you Noah!!! 🙂 Thank you Dee!!! Thank you Boss!!! and thank you everybody else who gets me into the real world.
You should have seen my notebooks when I was in university, I devoured everything, wrote everything down, including my questions and ideas then I would reread and reread and finally get it down to a few pages – I feel like if I cannot explain and be concise and succinct, then I don’t yet understand it.
Holy Moly. Good Golly Miss Molly!
Austin Kleon’s “Show Your Work” is great also!
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Sweet! Thanks for sharing Mary! 🙂
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