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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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Books by Dan Roam. If you hear a name, draw a portrait. A book that teaches visual literacy.

Now he proves that Vivid Thinking is even more powerful. I enjoyed reading the book. For leaders, managers, educators, salespeople, students, politicians, and markets, it has never been more important to be vividly clear. As soon as an idea become “vivid” we can bring it back to people – the idea is ready to change the world. Vivid means we can better understand the complex problems of today by both talking about them and drawing them.

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I like the idea of supporting any message with an image. Conclusion for this book: I have no idea. I like taking photos but I express myself much better in words than pictures.

Nov 29, C. Hardcoverpages. Excellent re-conceptualization of his first book “Back of the Napkin”. There were too many disparate ideas for a book on clarified thinking and communication. Nov 23, Tamara rated it liked it Shelves: This book offers a way out of blah-blah-blah. But is it a method suitable for me? I highly recommend this book if you have to communicate idea’s to others. The book was short, clear, and easy to understand.

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Launch Labs — World-renowned professors, industry experts and construction paper. It is worth for one reading but it is not a must-read.

I do feel like though the message behind the book is very important, it was much too repetitive than getting straight to the blxh. The land of Blah Blah Blah is a land where words are boring, foggy, or even misleading. A little boring, could go faster. Through dozens of guided examples, Roam proves that anyone can apply this systematic approach, from leftbrain types who hate to draw to right-brainers who hate to write.

And he does it delightfully, as a storyteller.

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

Playful and encouraging journey from the word-dominated world where good ideas often blwh unheard to a quiet forest where the verbal staff is balanced by the visual one. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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!

I was searching for a way to simplify complex ideas and make them understandable and memorable. This is a thoroughly enjoyable book and one that I would recommend to folks, no matter what their job maybe, so that they also might improve their presentation and rooam skills. 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.

Doing that would allow you to make your own thinking more vivid, help others to get their ideas more clear and also expose problems in a poorly presented or even malicious idea. And there has never been a book that made being clear so vivid. I look forward to applying it at work, especially, where our presentations are rife with mind-numbing blah-blah-blah.


Since they can’t evolve the idea in their own minds [i. It’s always blha good thing to find an author who practices what he preaches.

Dan Roam, “Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work”

Not bad but this book is about clear ideas without blablabla so for about pages seemed a bit long. In my first book, The Back of the NapkinI showed readers how to solve problems and sell ideas by drawing simple pictures.

I work in a very technical environment and have many things to read blha understand, and it’s a bit overwhelming.

But, it seems to me the author have started by creating a problem, or at least exaggerating it, where there was almost no problem. Jan 07, Dani Shuping rated it it was amazing. I also missed the exercises that Roam included in his other volumes.

Jan 31, Manu rated it it was amazing. Even when I read books about mind maps and get really excited about blahh, they never really work for me.

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My book introduces Vivid Thinkinga simple set of tools that help us dispel the noise, avoid the chatter, and learn to be vibrantly clear in our own thinking. Through Vivid Thinking, we can make the most complicated subjects suddenly crystal clear. Apr 30, Amy rated it really liked it Shelves: Read this book to find out why — and how to fix the problem. This review was first posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile