Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dan Roam is the author of The Back of the Napkin, which was Fast Company’s Best Business Book of the Year and. Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam book review. Click to read the full review of Blah Blah Blah: What to Do. Blah Blah Blah – Dan Roam. The one-sentence summary. Words on their own often fail to communicate sufficiently, so try combining them.

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Kterak se neumluvit k smrti. I highly recommend this book if you have to communicate idea’s to others. A good book to understand why many meetings result in very few actionable outcomes and what to do to reverse that so that you can communicate better.

I am a fan, and I really liked the overall book. That said, I can see vivid as a useful tool for summarising and communicating. There were too many disparate ideas for a book on clarified thinking and communication.

But is it boah method suitable for me? Dan Roam has expressed the basic concept of “Picture is better than a thousand words” very well with detailed implementation strategy and examples.

We have to make more increasingly complex ideas more clear, more quickly and more persuasively than ever, to more audiences who are more informed and have more access to more information than ever.

In my first book, The Back of the NapkinI showed readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures.

If you hear a history, draw a A book about how to pair words with pictures to effectively relay information to others. To ask other readers questions about Blah Blah Blahplease sign up. Dec 24, Pavlo Huk rated it really liked it Shelves: Ever watched the news and ended up knowing less?


Ever fallen asleep during a bulletpoint blaah Through Blau Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects vlah crystal clear.

Blah Blah Blah is basically a book on how to balance writing with visuals for better communication. For leaders, managers, educators, salespeople, students, politicians, and markets, it has never been more important to be vividly clear.

The author makes a case for communicating with pictures and words instead of just words. The rest of the book tells you how to present your ideas or understand other people’s ideas better via visualization draw portraits, charts, timelines, flowcharts, etc and clarification. May 19, Shiva Shetty rated it liked it. Ever fallen asleep during a bullet-point presentation?

Warren Parad Some good ideas, taking the “picture says a thousand words” to heard.

Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work

Want a different approach to presentations, you need this book. Dan also practices this idea in the book as he walks us through his theory with a host of different characters, ranging from Dah and Captain Sully to his old math teacher. View all 4 comments. Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful.

If you hear a sequence, draw a flowchart. Blqh to Dan, I am smarter today than yesterday. Balancing the Visual and Verbal Minds Cruxcatalyst.

One thing intrigued me though: As a writer, it also helped blxh realize where I can use more visual examples to get my ideas across.

Think of my book as a treasure map that takes us from the noisy land of blah-blah-blah to the vivid clarity of great ideas.


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Bah trivia or quizzes yet. Jan 07, Dani Shuping rated it it was amazing. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. This approach of presenting new ideas could help the presenters of new ideas to stand out and make it easy for the people to act!

This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 11, Aaron Bolin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The insights in Blah-Blah-Blah will help you cut through the clutter and make ideas vivid. See the full cast list here. Roam had more than this to tell and he resorted to including many, many footnotes along with a few pages of endnotes. I would HIGHLY recommend this book to business people that communicate to make a living, sounds a little too broad, but it really is worth reading!

The tools which allow to illustrate any idea are very easy to use but powerful at the same time. The phrases “blah” I picked up this book to prepare for a speaking engagement, and I’m glad I did.

We talk so much that we don’t think very well. Let me give you the quick, strictly no blah-blah-blah summary: It’s twice as long as I expected or wanted. It is worth for one reading but it is not a must-read.

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