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Ten Minute Guide to Business Presentations by George J. Kops

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Chapter 7. Organize Your Material

In this lesson you learn how to present information in six organizing patterns so your listeners can remember it more easily.

According to a recent business survey, more and more chief information officers—the people in charge of the computers—are being promoted by their companies to CEOs. If we ever needed further proof that information is the most valuable resource an organization can possess, this is surely it.

As speakers, we operate like chief information officers, taking raw data and turning it into useful information that our listeners can use. This process involves organizing our data into points which form patterns.

Learn the Six Organizing Patterns

By creating patterns, we give shape to the data we use to ...

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