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Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading…
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10 days ago by skinnyj
I've written about executive summaries in the past, but here's a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that's intended to drive toward a decision:

The Challenge. This defines "where we are now" and is always either a problem or an opportunity.
The Undesired Outcome. This defines "where we don't want to be"--what will happen if the problem or opportunity is not addressed.
The Desired Outcome. This defines "where we do want to be," which should obviously be better than the undesired outcome.
The Proposed Solution. This defines what must be done to avoid the undesired outcome and achieve the desired one.
The Risk Remover. Why the proposed solution is likely to succeed and unlikely to fail.
The Call to Action. The decision you want made that will put the solution into motion to achieve the desired outcome.
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14 days ago by skome
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading a hard-copy document (a.k.a. a "briefing document").
productivity  communication  presentation  collaboration  business  via:popular 
14 days ago by archangel
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading a hard-copy document (a.k.a. a "briefing document").
business  productivity  work  communication 
15 days ago by chris.leaman
> here's a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that's intended to drive toward a decision:
>
> The Challenge. This defines "where we are now" and is always either a problem or an opportunity.
> The Undesired Outcome. This defines "where we don't want to be"--what will happen if the problem or opportunity is not addressed.
> The Desired Outcome. This defines "where we do want to be," which should obviously be better than the undesired outcome.
> The Proposed Solution. This defines what must be done to avoid the undesired outcome and achieve the desired one.
> The Risk Remover. Why the proposed solution is likely to succeed and unlikely to fail.
> The Call to Action. The decision you want made that will put the solution into motion to achieve the desired outcome.
>
> Typically, each of the six sections consists of a single paragraph, which means you should be able to get the briefing document onto one single-spaced page. If the decision to be made is complex, each section might have two or three paragraphs.
productivity  meetings  business 
16 days ago by nwjsmith
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading a hard-copy document (a.k.a. a "briefing document"). via Pocket
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16 days ago by driptray
I've written about executive summaries in the past, but here's a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that's intended to drive toward a decision:

The Challenge. This defines "where we are now" and is always either a problem or an opportunity.
The Undesired Outcome. This defines "where we don't want to be"--what will happen if the problem or opportunity is not addressed.
The Desired Outcome. This defines "where we do want to be," which should obviously be better than the undesired outcome.
The Proposed Solution. This defines what must be done to avoid the undesired outcome and achieve the desired one.
The Risk Remover. Why the proposed solution is likely to succeed and unlikely to fail.
The Call to Action. The decision you want made that will put the solution into motion to achieve the desired outcome.
16 days ago by cayco
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey have banned PowerPoint. Here's what they use instead.
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17 days ago by conradz
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading a hard-copy document (a.k.a. a "briefing document").
17 days ago by lividhedgehog
Jeff Bezos and Jack Dorsey are among the highly successful CEOs who've banned PowerPoint, electing instead to start meetings with participants silently reading a hard-copy document (a.k.a. a "briefing document"). via Pocket
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17 days ago by archizoo
I've written about executive summaries in the past, but here's a six-section template specifically customized for use as a briefing document for an internal meeting that's intended to drive toward a decision:

The Challenge. This defines "where we are now" and is always either a problem or an opportunity.
The Undesired Outcome. This defines "where we don't want to be"--what will happen if the problem or opportunity is not addressed.
The Desired Outcome. This defines "where we do want to be," which should obviously be better than the undesired outcome.
The Proposed Solution. This defines what must be done to avoid the undesired outcome and achieve the desired one.
The Risk Remover. Why the proposed solution is likely to succeed and unlikely to fail.
The Call to Action. The decision you want made that will put the solution into motion to achieve the desired outcome.
2310  proposal 
18 days ago by craniac