The most critical skill set for a PM to possess is the ability to communicate creatively. So perhaps the art community can offer some tips to improve our ability to communicate creatively and visually. Take it away, Pablo Picasso!
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Leaders are visually oriented, yet they still get accosted by slides that are walls of words. To be persuasive, you must be better at illustrating key points. Here’s how to use a diagram from the quality management area for high impact.
In a world where key messages are lost in a sea of words, incorporating visual content into project communications can be like sending out a distress flare. This article talks about four ways of using visual content that will grab attention, connect with stakeholders, optimize team creativity and increase corporate awareness of your project.
Project managers have a problem in how we visualize--and visually present--information about our projects. Over time, there has been very little innovation in how we depict and portray information about our projects.
While visually pleasing elements can help stakeholders focus on important aspects of project management like risk identification and crisis management, other data elements are still needed for a qualified assessment of project or portfolio status.
Taking a lesson from the automobile industry, some project managers have found ways to improve project team and stakeholder communications through the use of tools that help people better visualize the status of projects and related issues. Here is a primer on Visual PM--its origins, use and more...
...or, how a picture can divert 1,000 eyes. Pictures are cool. They aid discussion and unite comprehension. They also allow us to avoid having to read volumes of text. As such, they are the convenience food of project management. Easy to consume, but are they nutritious?
Join us for a humorous and practical look at how using persuasive skills can simplify your communication challenges and increase the response rate, efficiency, and reduce the time required to communicate effectively. Learn a proven method for keeping everyone at the table interested, engaged, and involved. You will leave with several templates to use in email, phone calls, presentations and meetings. These templates are easy to use, reproducible, and applicable to virtually every communications situation
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