Craft the Story Line
When it comes to discussing the story line of your presentation, I feel like the Antonio Salieri to the Amadeus Mozart of the field. In this case, Amadeus is Barbara Minto, founder and author of The Pyramid Principle. Do yourself a favor and order a copy of her book, in which she presents the process for synthesizing facts and ideas so they lead to logical conclusions. My goal here is not to repeat her tested and vibrant ideas on structure, but to share my observations and experience on how to position your conclusions once you’ve surfaced them.
 Barbara Minto, The Pyramid Principle, Copyright 1998, Barbara Minto International, 19 Cadogan Place, Bell 3, London SWIX 9 SA, England.
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