How many times have you written an email at work, read it back and found that it didn't make as much sense as you'd hoped? Or worse, someone else has told you that they can't follow it. The Pyramid Principle will show you how to communicate your ideas clearly and succinctly.
Barbara Minto reveals that the mind automatically sorts information into distinctive pyramidal groupings. However, if any group of ideas are arranged into a pyramid structure in the first place, not only will it save valuable time and effort to write, it will take even less effort to read and comprehend it.
The Pyramid Principle explains how to:
The clear communication of ideas, whether to clients, colleagues or the management board, is a key factor in determining personal success. Applying the Pyramid Principle will enable you to present your thinking so clearly that the ideas move off the page and into the reader’s mind with a minimum of effort and a maximum of effect.
Bring your ideas to life!
Intro to Part I - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Writing
PART 1 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN WRITING
Intro to Part 2 - The Minto Pyramid Principle: Logic in Thinking
PART 2 THE PYRAMID PRINCIPLE: LOGIC IN THINKING
Appendix: Problem Solving in Structureless Situations