The Art of Explanation - Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understand

The Art of Explanation Making Your Ideas Products and Services Easier to Understand Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist You ve done the hard work Your product or service works beautifully but something is missing People just don t see the big idea and it s keeping you fr

  • Title: The Art of Explanation - Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understand
  • Author: Lee LeFever
  • ISBN: 9781118374580
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist.You ve done the hard work Your product or service works beautifully but something is missing People just don t see the big idea and it s keeping you from being successful Your idea has an explanation problem.The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanationYour guide to becoming an explanation specialist.You ve done the hard work Your product or service works beautifully but something is missing People just don t see the big idea and it s keeping you from being successful Your idea has an explanation problem.The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want to improve their explanation skills and start solving explanation problems.Author Lee LeFever is the founder of Common Craft, a company known around the world for making complex ideas easy to understand through short animated videos He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium You will learn to Plan Learn explanation basics, what causes them to fail and how to diagnose explanation problems Package Using simple elements, create an explanation strategy that builds confidence and motivates your audience Present Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals.

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    1. Lee LeFever Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Art of Explanation - Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understand book, this is one of the most wanted Lee LeFever author readers around the world.

    2. I really love this book. I find the illustrations helpful, especially the visual aid of the A-Z scale of understanding and the objective of helping others progress along that scale.

    3. A must-read for communicators, or anyone who has to explain information, concepts or presents. My notes: Explanation: An explanation describes facts in a way that makes them understandable. The intent of an explanation is to increase understanding. What do great explainers have in common: empathy. Great explaners have the ability to picture themselves in another person's shoes and communicate from that perspective. Without a way to explain something effectively, we limit its ability to spread. P [...]

    4. Must-read for communicators but it will not show nothing new if you are already doing talks and presentations often.

    5. Это одна из классических книг в области визуальных заметок, скетчинга и фасилитации (вот моя полка книг на эти темы /review/list). В мой список попала книга вслед за изучением книги Визуальные Заметки и Объяснение на салфетке Рома Роэма. Авторы этой книги не менее знамениты - Ли Л [...]

    6. This wasn't a worthless read, and I may even reference a few things in the future. But this book was too general to be the guide that I was looking for. The author, as he himself analogizes, kind of left me standing by the side of the pool instead of helping me to jump in.My particular complaint is that the author consistently, in word and deed, underestimates the danger of ignoring and annoying more knowledgeable audience members on any topic. This book annoyed me, because I already thought eno [...]

    7. One of the things that interested me about this book was the concept that explaining is a skill. Like any skill, your ability to help people understand the world around them can be improved. This book does several things well in its three main parts, planning, packaging, and presenting explanations. Coming from the data analysis / business intelligence field, it's easy to become enamored with an analysis, but until other people understand what you understand, you haven't finished your analysis. [...]

    8. I like the kind of book that takes a narrow topic, makes it somewhat unique, and just tells you how to do something. The Common Craft folks, purveyors of videos that explain things, define their niche and show exactly how it's done. It ain't rocket science, but their product has a well-thought out method behind it. In my book, good business books either change your way of thinking or make you want to act, and this one does both, in a relatively short volume. Well done.

    9. This book is a must read! If you want to be the CEO (Chief Explanation Officer) at your organization this book will be your guide to become one. What I liked about this book is it teaches you how to become an explanation expert and tell your story in less than 4 minutes. Also it teaches you how to make it less complicated for the people who knows nothing about your product or service or don't know how to use it. Read it and thank me later!

    10. As the author points out, we tend to take explanations for granted, but once you read a few chapters, you look at things a little differently (especially PowerPoint slides). Even if you don't learn any new techniques or ideas by reading this, it still makes you more mindful of how you explain.

    11. It helped me to understand why my explanations tended to fail and how to improve them in order to become a better professional.It's also good to know that everything in the book is very well explained :)

    12. If you have an idea, product or service you want to entice people with or simply explain it in an effective way, this is the book for you. Great book with no none-sense approach to crafting highly effective explanations that help people just get it!

    13. This book gave me so much confidence in my abilities to explain something to people. It works in all areas of life! Thanks to the author.

    14. Если ты не можешь понять какой-то предмет, возможно, тебе его плохо объясняют.Объяснение – навыкИ навык важный. Этому навыку можно научиться точно также, как правильной постановки стопы при беге.Объяснение – описание фактов через причины, контекст и последствия с целью сд [...]

    15. Один из главных вопросов, - к какому разряду отнести книгу, куда она больше подходит? Это скорее обычная книга в том понимании, что она призвана поделиться с читателями своими идеями или это книга призвана прорекламировать услуги автора (очевидно, что они являются основным [...]

    16. Basic message of ‘The Art of Explanation’ is to do your homework to know your audience and all of your audience, know the key message(s) you need to convey, build the What In It For Me (WIFM) for your audience, and build stories when appropriate to drive home the message rather than just list facts. Nothing earth shattering here if you have read other how to books on giving presentations but some good examples to drive home the point.

    17. it's an interesting read - it has outline the method the author used in his company and the book is written based on the method described in the book.I think the book can help someone to make better explanation in a work setting. However, using the method again and again to explain the concept of the book makes it repetitive, especially for readers who want quick action steps

    18. Great book if you are looking to improve the way you explain ideas. It takes a concept like Explanation and builds a framework around it for easy use.

    19. The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Products and Services Easier to Understandby Lee LeFever was chosen by Soundview Executive Book Summaries as one of the Top 30 Business Books of 2013E SOUNDVIEW REVIEW:It doesn’t matter how wonderful a product you’ve created, if you can’t simply explain it to someone, there is little chance it will ever be purchased. Into this dilemma steps author and “Chief Explainer” Lee LeFever with his book The Art of Explanation: Making Your Ideas, Produc [...]

    20. I picked up this book to improve work around client deliverables and explanations and really enjoyed it. I'll be recommending it to others at the office. It lays out an excellent approach to explanations, a good framework for thinking about explanations in context of your audience and there are a lot of little useful hints as well.

    21. LeFever's company, CommonCraft, started with the task of explaining technical developments or products to non-technical people. If anyone has ever had an engineer or IT person try to explain something to them you know how frustrating it is to be on the receiving end of their communication! LeFever uses "crafty" imagery and short videos to explain the essence of many new digital products (Twitter, FaceBook, etc)I found this book helpful to explain explaining to Christian religious educators, who, [...]

    22. This book reads more like a marketing and sales for the authors service. Some good tidbits but I was not that impressed.

    23. Довольно много воды, сама книга основана на принципе эмпатии своей аудитории)

    24. "Explanation" sounds so natural for most people. You explain how to go to a bus station to a lost stranger. You explain why your boss just made a mistake. You explain why local coffee places are better than starbucks. You explain so many times on a single day that it just feels natural. If you thought this way, you are not alone. That was exactly how I considered what explanation is.If you go a little deeper, you can see that explanation is a process to transform vague images of your brain to yo [...]

    25. Explanation is NOT facts, it is giving context and meaning for facts. This is so important, and yet it is easy to miss and it is something that I think most people are never told. This is a book that should be read in every college-prep high school or in first year composition in college (a mainly useless class in it's present form which could be turned into something truly useful).The book is short, useful and direct about the ONE point it is trying to make, which is what explanation is and how [...]

    26. Definition: "An explanation describes facts in a way that makes them understandable. The intent of an explanation is to increase understanding. If I explain coffee roasting, I am clarifying the facts and making the ideas more understandable. For example, an explanation may highlight the role of heat in giving coffee a distinctive color and flavor when roasted." (P.10) [highlight ~ curate]Not a description, definition, instruction, elaboration, report, or illustration per se. "Explanations make f [...]

    27. The reference and instruction staff at my library is reading this as a team right now, or I might not have ever heard of this book. It isn't necessarily the sort of book that immediately grabs me (I do enough nonfiction reading for my master's coursework right now). In spite of that, I enjoyed it. It was a quick read, and I found it to be a helpful one since my job involves a great deal of explaining the way things work in our library to others. A lot of the points the author makes feel like thi [...]

    28. The Art of Explanation is a very approachable "how to" guide for creating explanations. I thought it was wonderfully clear and well-organized. LeFever has a knack for simplifying concepts without dumbing them down too much.In terms of criticism, parts of the book come off as a transparent commercial for the Common Craft video production company. In all fairness though, I watched several Common Craft videos recommended in the text -- the videos provided excellent real-life application examples of [...]

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