Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dan Roam is the author of The Back of the Napkin, which was Fast Company’s Best Business Book of the Year and. Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam book review. Click to read the full review of Blah Blah Blah: What to Do. Blah Blah Blah – Dan Roam. The one-sentence summary. Words on their own often fail to communicate sufficiently, so try combining them.
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The rest of the book tells you how to present your ideas or understand bkah people’s ideas better via visualization draw portraits, charts, timelines, flowcharts, etc and clarification. Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less? This is a thoroughly enjoyable book and one that I would recommend to folks, no matter what their job maybe, so that they also might improve their presentation and speaking skills.
Thanks to Dan, I am smarter today than yesterday. A good book to understand why many meetings result in very few actionable outcomes and what to do to reverse that so that you can communicate better. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
If you’ve read the Back of the Napkin or Beyond the Back of the Napkin, then you’ll recognize his engaging style that mixes text with oddly compelling simple drawings. I picked up this book to prepare for a speaking engagement, and I’m glad I did. To ask other readers questions about Blah Blah Blahplease sign up.
Since they can’t evolve the idea in their own minds [i. Roam moves the focus of visual thinking away from creativity and places it firmly on clear thinking and communication.
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Read this book to find out why — and how to fix the problem. It’s called “Vivid Thinking. Ever fallen asleep during a bullet-point presentation? Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less?
Jan 31, Manu rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Blah Blah Blah: I see a possible follow-on question to the concepts in Roam’s books — dealing with unintended consequences van simplification.
Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam
In the writing of this book Roam included many simple drawings to help illustrat Excellent re-conceptualization of his first book “Back of the Napkin”. Jun 11, Aaron Bolin rated it it was amazing Shelves: See the full cast list here. Goodreads helps glah keep track of books you want to read. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. If you hear a list of objects, draw a map.
I enjoyed reading the book. I really liked this book, can’t wait to start trying out the ideas in my own work.
Open Preview See a Problem? I picked up several worthwhile tricks to riam me communicate more clearly, especially in an environment when I have a pen and paper or a white board and markers in hand. Now what is vivid?
I am a fan, and I really liked the overall This book actually delivers hlah the title promise. Reading through it has helped me clarify my message and come up with several drawings to show my ideas. To make it easy for the blsh to start using vivid thinking right away, Dan has given 3 interlinked frameworks in the book namely: I was searching for a way to simplify complex ideas and make them understandable and memorable.