“Show” Them You Mean Business.

26 Aug
“Don’t just tell your story. Show your story.”  Diagrams (white board, flip chart or scrap paper on the desk used to enhance your presentation) not only help the audience understand your concept but also bring life to your ideas.  When your presentation format calls for a “stand and deliver” style, diagrams give you the opportunity to add a level of excitement to any subject. Studies have shown that even the simplest of illustrations (bulleted points, sketching a process or crafting a chart) will hold your audience’s attention far longer than a presentation without any graphics.   And remember, it’s not about the quality of the artwork.  It’s about helping your audience see and understand the message.
Here are just a few examples of what we feel are effective diagrams.


At Fuller Communications, we know Diagramming.   Let us talk to you about how you can bring a whole new level of energy to your next presentation.

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2 Responses to ““Show” Them You Mean Business.”

  1. mark291 August 27, 2013 at 12:13 pm #

    I agree. Effective diagrams can say so much more than a simple text slide. Text slides are quick to prepare, but your audience suffers. Whereas a good diagram takes more effort, but you’re rewarded with an audience that understands what you are presenting to them

    It’s why I encourage students at the http://www.publicspeakingskillsuniversity.com to take the time to prepare a presentation properly, with effective slides and diagrams.

  2. Ashraf Al Shafaki August 31, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I totally agree. Using diagrams can be very effective in communicating ideas and making the mind comprehend complex relationships between various elements. I also like to use GF (graphic facilitation) which has a set of principles that allow a trainer/facilitator to quickly sketch information in real time.

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