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  • [A Rogue Thought-Piece by Maj Dan “FIST” Ward] A crazy thought hit me the other day. I was looking through some powerpoint charts when I realized, charts…

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  • CHARTS
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  • Free, actually
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    • Human Capital
    • Competitive sourcing
    • Financial management
    • Expanded e-Government
    • Budget & Performance Integration
    • Transform our Military Forces
    • Implement QDR
    • Changing long standing business processes within the Dept to take advantage of IT
    • Foster a culture of innovation
    • Divest & invest for the longer term
    • Continuous Transformation
    • Capabilities-based Approach
    • Focused Logistics
    • Joint Systems
    • Network Centric Operations
    • “ Big A” Acquisition
    • Governance
    • Risk-based Source Selection & Time Certain Acquisition Programs
    • Defense Human Capital Strategy
      • Competencies & Performance Criteria
    National Security Strategy National Defense Strategy National Military Strategy QDR Hon. James I. Finley DUSD (A&T) Hon. John J. Young, Jr. USD(AT&L) Hon. Jack Bell DUSD (L&MR) The President’s Management Agenda Align with Senior Leadership USD (AT&L) “ The department must have a vision that conveys to the public a commitment to attract & develop the best mix of people, both military & civilian. This vision must be supported by an effective human capital strategy that is actively measured against well defined goals.” Robert Gates - SECDEF DoD Alignment Gordon England – DEPSECDEF
    • Define effective and affordable tools for the joint warfighter
    • Responsibly spend every single tax dollar
    • Take Care of our People
    • DoD transformation prioritie s
    AT&L Strategic Thrusts Top 25 DepSecDef Mar 2005 Feb 2006 2004
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  • My guideline:
  • ½ - 1 idea
  • per chart
  • (mostly)
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  • ½ - 1 point
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  • When writing or communicating with people, it is important, in order to ensure clarity and understanding, that the speaker or writer make a concerted effort to ensure they omit and remove any and all unnecessary words or phrases that they might have used.
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  • When writing or communicating with people, it is important, in order to ensure clarity and understanding, that the speaker or writer make a concerted effort to ensure they omit and remove any and all unnecessary words or phrases that they might have used.
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    • Important principles of clear communication
      • Written communication
        • Documents, emails, reports, posters, writing
      • Verbal communication
        • Presentations, lectures, speeches, announcements
    • Ensure clarity by making a concerted effort to
      • Omit any and all unnecessary words or phrases
      • Remove any and all unnecessary words or phrases
      • Delete any and all unnecessary words or phrases
      • Eliminate any and all unnecessary words or phrases
  • “ Brief unto others as you would have them brief unto you.”
  • “ Simplify, simplify, simplify.”
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  • BUT…!
  • Handouts Are Your Friend
  • BUT…! (part 2)
  • It’s called the Notes View in Powerpoint – where you can write as many words as you want… your whole script if you’d like, for your own personal reading enjoyment… without subjecting everyone’s eyeballs to all the details. I highly recommend it. (it’s also useful if you’re putting together a briefing package for someone else to deliver…) BUT… ! (part 2)
    • Bullets Are Unnecessary
  • This isn’t easy
  • This isn’t optional
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  • Charts Are Cheap
    • Charts are Cheap
      • Free, actually
    • No excuse for dense, extensive, complicated charts
      • Lots of people make very dense charts
      • Hard to read, hard to understand, boring
    • Limit charts to 1/2 to 1 point per chart (mostly)
      • Use Handouts to provide detailed information
      • Use Notes View to track talking points
    • Bullets Are Unnecessary And Can Be Deleted
    • Several “How-To” books available
      • Presentation Zen
      • Beyond Bullet Points
      • Better Than Bullet Points
  • That’s all I wanted to say
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  • That’s all