8 Ways To Simplify Complex Ideas

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Do you read the terms and conditions of warranty before you check the I AGREE box in any formal document? Whether it is an update on your phone or the purchase of a new policy? I’m pretty sure almost all of you shook your head. And I am guessing a big reason for it was the super tiny font that makes even the thought of reading it loathsome. As if that wasn’t enough, we have jargon liberally sprinkled all over such documents that we’d rather check the box and be done with it!

But extrication is not as easy in other areas of our lives. We need to understand investments and taxes, monthly/quarterly reports of our team’s performance, make decisions on the budgets to allocate, make sense of graphs that swim in front of our eyes at every presentation. And no one’s really making life any easier by customising information to easy comprehension. In this post, let’s see why it is important to simplify complex ideas and look at several ways to do it.

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3 Must Read Posts On My Linkedin Pulse

The best of linkedin pulse

I have crossed the 35 article mark on Linkedin Pulse and I thought this is a great time to celebrate it by sharing the best ones with you here. Please feel free to connect with me on Linkedin to read the rest of the awesome posts!

1. How to become a confident speaker 

Surprise! My list starts with a post on speaking skills! This is one of the many posts that I have written on speaking skills on Linkedin and on this blog. This post has 10 things you can do to become a better speaker. This is a list of actions that help your overall speaking skills. I also have tips to make your speech and presentation impactful in – How to present like a pro

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Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*uck!

Work deadlines, payment due dates, moms’ school Whatsapp groups, keeping up with the Joneses, mom-in-law opinions, updating Facebook, the blockbuster movie missed, the bigger birthday party for the kid, the neighbour’s bigger car and better looking spouse – there are so many things that we worry about in our everyday life. Conventional wisdom nudges us to be our better selves, to try and be happy all the time, be our perfect selves, chase the elusive dream of being extraordinary. One look at the contents of Mark Manson’s book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life and you know that all your life beliefs are about to go for a toss.

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Thank You For The Highest Ever Views On The Blog!

Highest ever stats!

Soft Skills Studio was started as a blog to share my experiences in training and expertise in skill building. After a lot of research, I figured that there was need for a training blog that talks about skill building tips and other related areas. And it has been 3 eventful years – it completed 3 years recently – and I have written about a variety of topics related to communication and soft skills. From the series on speaking skills and vocabulary building to stand alone posts on productivity, listening skills, writing skills, effective communication, training, coaching. There have been book reviews, event reviews, Twitter activity updates, TED videos and what not! In fact, it is hard to capture the essence of the blog in a few lines. And yesterday, on 3rd October, the readers proved that the effort that goes into writing this blog is indeed worthwhile! The blog got the highest ever views in 3 years. And there’s another interesting thing about this piece of statistic…

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6 Key Tips for Disagreeing With Someone Respectfully | Inc.com


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We all have out world view and would expect others to fall in line. But working in a team or any set of people involves accommodating others’ views or at least respectfully conveying yours. The key word here is how to “respectfully” do it. I found this wonderful article on Inc which gives tips on doing exactly that. Here are the top 3 things that I love in the article:

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Book Review: 5 Tips On Personal Branding In Person


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If I ask you what are the top three great achievements of your life, it is likely that you will be thrown, at least at first. And then you will take some time to gather your thoughts and then be able to enumerate them. (Statistics say that women will find it harder to talk about their accomplishments than men will) But what if you ran into your CEO in the elevator and he asked you what has your best work been recently? Can you afford to be tongue tied for a few seconds while you think of the answer? That’s a great opportunity lost. What about meeting new people and starting afresh? That’s even more challenging, right? Well! Peggy Klaus’ Brag! The Art of Tooting Your Own Horn Without Blowing it comes to the rescue!

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