I need more time
First rule of decision making: More time does not create better decisions.
In fact, it usually decreases the quality of the decision.
More information may help. More time without more information just creates anxiety, not insight.
Deciding now frees up your most valuable asset, time, so you can go work on something else. What happens if, starting today, you make every decision as soon as you have a reasonable amount of data?
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009
"INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SHOW and CAREER FAIR!"
On April 23, Accelerate Madison partners with University Research Park to bring you a unique networking, educational and career development opportunity - "INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SHOW & CAREER FAIR!"
AGENDA: 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY FAIR and NETWORKING SOCIAL
(open house format)
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ADMISSION is FREE!
The Heirarchy of Presentations
by Seth Godin
A presentation is a precious opportunity. It's a powerful arrangement... one speaker, an attentive audience, all in their seats, all paying attention (at least at first).
Don't waste it.
The purpose of a presentation is to change minds. That's the only reason I can think of to spend the time and resources. If your goal isn't to change minds, perhaps you should consider a different approach.
- The best presentation is no presentation at all. If you can get by with a memo, send a memo. I can read it faster than you can present it and we'll both enjoy it more.
- The second best presentation is one on one. No slides, no microphone. You look me in the eye and change my mind.
- Third best? Live and fully interactive. Powerpoint or Keynote, but with no bullets, just emotional pictures and stories.
- And last best... well, if you really think you can change my mind by using tons of bullets roning presentation, I'm skeptical.
A presentation isn't an obligation, it's a privilege.