Oversharing Part I

 

This is the first of a couple of pieces on the dangers of saying too much – sometimes less is more.

This is a fascinating piece on the dangers of not focusing your messages when you make a presentation – she uses a job interview as an example.  She posits that if you give a range of relevant information and add some information that it much less on point, you discount the power of your overall message by adding the less relevant stuff.  She talks a bit about the studies in other areas (marketing and crime prevention) that support this idea which makes for a fascinating complement to her general message.

The Presentation Mistake You Don’t Know You’re Making – Heidi Grant Halvorson – Harvard Business Review.

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