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What is effective communication in the workplace?

First, let's define both words in effective communication. Effective means, “successful in producing a desired or intended result.” So right off the bat, we see effective implies that we are trying to achieve something. We want something to happen. We want someone to do something. Communication means, “exchanging information or news.” --- What is Effective [...]

How to have structured thinking and structured communication

We developed a process that gives you a structured way to think about messages, and our process gives your structured communication. Our process is extremely easy. You can signup to get our free worksheet to create a structured message below or at Points On Paper. Below are detailed directions. The first step is answering three questions and then [...]

Find freedom from your own mind with key messages

Points on Paper helps you find clarity and a set of key messages, which are the most important statements needed to move your audience. To learn how to make Key Messages, here are seven steps you can take now to express your idea clearly. We infuse guided brainstorm technology that we created with scientifically proven [...]

A New Method to Write Key Messages

Many of us struggle when writing key messages for our audience or customers. Many times, we’re not confident in what we created and our audience and customers misunderstand us. You can learn how to make Key Messages with our blog post that teaches you seven steps to express your idea clearly. Traditionally we’ve written [...]

A Lesson in Bridging to Your Key Message

Let’s pretend you went through the Points on Paper process to get your key message. You now have clear, concise statements about your project or idea. Your thoughts are now structured and organized. And if someone asks you a question about your message, you can prove it. Much of this has to do with the [...]

How should I prepare for a presentation?

To prepare for a presentation you need to know how much time you have. Unfortunately, this dictates a lot about the content you will share. But the cool thing is you can make all of it relevant. Here are some thoughts: What are you communicating? You need to get an insane level of clarity on [...]

Brainstorming is Painful (but it doesn’t have to be)

Have you ever sat through a brainstorm meeting and no one knew how to exactly…. errr… brainstorm? I have. We didn’t accomplish much. We just stared at the whiteboard. We made zero progress. In many cases we regressed. And then soon it would be time for lunch. Sandwiches would be brought in. We’d eat and [...]

Communicate effectively: 2-minute speech, no problem

Even the two-minute speech can give us that anxiety along the pit of our stomach because it's hard to communicate effectively. An old colleague recently called and said he was going to speak in front of 100 people. A few days before the event he said, “It’s just for two or three minutes. I’ll probably just [...]