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How to Make Extreme Numbers Resonate

Both colossally large and infinitesimally small numbers can be hard to fathom, because they’re so abstract. Visualization can make data at the extremes easier to grasp. The key to doing it well is finding the right scale and the right approach. Here are three examples of visuals that make huge …

Infographics

Top 35 Presentation Books: Expert Ratings

Hundreds of presentation books are published each year.<p>Some are bad. Some are good. And some are outstanding!<p>We want to help you find the outstanding …

What Your Survival Instincts Know About Pitching Ideas

So you have a big idea—or maybe your team does—and the time has come to put it to the test. Specifically, the test of <i>The Pitch</i>, that distressingly …

Mind

How to build a metaphor to change people’s minds – Michael Erard

If you could ask Dante where he got the idea of life as a road, or Rilke where he found the notion that time is a destroyer, they might have said the …

Culture and Change

More than half of change initiatives fail to achieve their objectives. Most of these initiatives fail because they don’t adequately understand the …

If Don Draper Tweeted: The 27 Copywriting Formulas That Will Drive Clicks and Engagement on Social Media

You’ve heard it said that storytelling is an essential element to drawing the reader into your content and driving more engagement.<p><b>So how can you add</b> …

How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion

“People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of others.”<p>If it weren’t for the “backfire effect” — the strange psychological phenomenon behind our propensity for self-righteousness — changing people’s minds …

David Foster Wallace

How To Write Short

It’s not news that the Internet age has put a premium on the pithy, but some people use the short form more effectively than others. Roy Peter Clark, author of How To Write Short, shares some tips on making the most of every word.<p>What’s the best way to write in the digital age? Short, according to …

5 Ways to Write a Damn Good Sentence

Average copywriters write average sentences. You, I’m guessing, don’t want to be average.<p>You want to be great. You believe you can be <i>remarkable</i>.<p>That …

Writing

Improve Your Presentation Skills with Sales Techniques | Ethos3 - A Presentation Design Agency

We’ve got good news (at least from our perspective): you’re in sales.<p>It’s good news because salespeople drive their own fate. If you can convince …

9 Ways To Sound Like You Know What You're Talking About

What makes a great public speaker truly great?<p>Luckily for the not-so-natural speakers among us (in other words, most of us), speech coaches say the most important presentation skills can be learned. From slowing down the pace of speech to eliminating pesky "ums" and "ers," there are plenty of …

How To Persuade Anyone Of Anything In 10 Seconds

You’re on the most important elevator ride of your life. You have ten seconds to pitch- the classic “elevator pitch”.<p>Love or Hate. Money or Despair. …

33 Brainstorming Tips, in 140 characters or less

Brainstorm creative ideas with these 33 tips, each summarized in 140 characters or less. For sources used in this design, check out the complete blog post at: http://ethr.ee/1kff0HX For even more great tips and tricks for creative professionals, and presenters, visit the Ethos3 Blog: …

How to Write a Compelling Executive Summary

In most companies, decisions are made based on executive summaries. Here's how to write one that will generate the right decision.<p>Other than business plans, executive summaries are probably the most crucial of all business documents. It's fair to say that almost every big decision inside any …

Management

7 Ways to Capture Someone’s Attention

Your long-term success depends on winning the attention of others. If your boss doesn’t notice your work, how will you get a promotion? If your team doesn’t listen to you, how can you lead effectively? And if you can’t capture the attention of clients, how does your business or career …

Sheryl Sandberg