Cloud Organization…not Computing

11 Nov

Quick post to help you efficiently organize your thoughts into a coherent argument, speech, presentation, etc.

3 step process;

1) brainstorm ideas without regard to organization

2) write good ideas into one of three clouds drawn around a central issue

3) convert your cloud map into an outline Cloud Idea

“Clear writing and clear speaking are a result of clear thinking.”

Look for logical segues between clouds and create a 5-part outline.

In summary the 3 step cloud process to create a 5 part outline is as follows;

1) brainstorm

2) cloud up your ideas

3) outline your speech

4) edit and revise the outline

5) rehearse and perform your well organized speech/presentation

For a more detailed analysis please visit http://magazines.toastmasters.org/publication/?i=176571 (Joe Cook)

Cloud Map

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