In reading a work-related on-line article about effective presentations, one forwarded from our marketing department with professional development intent I’m sure, I found myself nodding in agreement and chuckling with one particular exerpt…

“Never Let Facts Speak for Themselves

Facts need interpretation. According to Mark Twain, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” If you don’t believe this, tune in to the next political campaign. People can make facts and numbers mean almost anything. Interpret yours so that your listeners draw the same conclusions you intend.”

and when I’m getting all confident just knowing I’m already doing most of what the article suggests, I take/make note of the sound advice given that should probably be applied to any/all of my future blog posts…

“Never Ramble on Past the Point of High Impact

Anything you say after your polished point of close dilutes your impact. Do not ramble on with anticlimactic drivel. Say it and stop.”

I’ll see if I can improve on both…now if only I could get a few others to follow the lead (or at least try), but don’t get me started for crying out loud.

I can certainly do drivel well at times.