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7 Step Communication Development Pyramid

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Free

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16:9

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for Keynote (KEY), for PowerPoint (PPTX)

Support language

English

The 7 Step Communication Development Pyramid is a systematic approach to enhancing effective communication skills. It breaks down the complex process of communication into seven progressive layers, each building upon the previous one. Starting from the foundational aspects and working its way up, this model ensures a comprehensive understanding and mastery of interpersonal and group communication.

Introducing the 7 Step Communication Development Pyramid: Your Ultimate Communication Tool

In the business world, it’s important to communicate efficiently and effectively. To define and structure your ideas, the 7 Step Communication Pyramid offers a comprehensive framework. Originally inspired by the McKinsey consultant Barbara Minto’s Pyramid Principle, this productivity tool allows you to logically and persuasively present your ideas using the pyramid structure. It’s designed not just as a communication tool but also as a thinker’s guide to structured thinking.

Key Features of the Product

  • Free Slide Template: Available for PowerPoint, Google Slides, and Keynote.
  • Aspect Ratio: Ideal 16:9 ratio to ensure your slides look professional and are easy on the audience’s eyes.
  • Full Editable Vector Shape: Customize the pyramid to meet the needs of your presentation. The design allows for adjustments while retaining clarity.

Why Use the 7 Step Communication Development Pyramid?

  1. Structure Your Thoughts: The pyramid principle ensures that you start with the main idea (answer first), followed by supporting reasons, and descend into supporting facts. This structured approach allows your audience to understand your message quickly.
  2. Maximize Productivity: Busy executives and professionals need to understand the situation efficiently. Using the pyramid, you can maximize your time with your audience, presenting information concisely and persuasively.
  3. Align with Business Best Practices: The Pyramid is deeply rooted in organizational culture, especially within executive circles familiar with McKinsey’s methodologies and Barbara Minto’s teachings.

Steps to Implementing the Pyramid Principle in Communication

  1. Define Your Objective: Understand the main idea you’re trying to convey. Pose your executive’s question clearly.
  2. Construct the Main Idea: Start by answering the main question first. E.g., if you’re addressing cost savings as your main theme, start with the data to support it.
  3. Organize Supporting Ideas: Implement the rule of 3 or the 7 C’s of communication. Group your ideas logically using inductive or deductive reasoning. Align supporting arguments and data to support your main point.
  4. Engage Your Audience: Grab your audience’s attention from the get-go. Use gesture, speech sounds, and speech and language techniques to reinforce your message.
  5. Maximize Your Time: Ensure your message is concise. Busy executives want to ensure their time is not wasted with inefficiency.
  6. Confirm Understanding: It’s not just about what you’re talking, but also how it’s received. Confirm that your audience comprehends the takeaways.
  7. Iterate and Improve: Communication is an ongoing process. Use feedback to take your communication to the next level.

The 7 Step Communication Pyramid is not just a tool but an initiative that can transform company culture. By using this pyramid, you’re not just improving your communication, but also setting a standard for others. As you progress, remember that it’s not about how many words you use, but how effectively you convey your ideas. So, if you’re interested in enhancing your skills, get started with this tool and understand the profound benefits of using the pyramid to communicate.

1 review for 7 Step Communication Development Pyramid

  1. banji oyeniran

    Looks good

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