This book by Common Craft founder Lee LeFever is a simple guide to turning complex ideas into easy-to-understand explanations. Learn the strategies that. The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who “Chief Explainer” Lee LeFever with his book The Art of Explanation: Making. Lee LeFever. Art Explanation Lee LeFever is the co-founder of Common Craft and author of The Art of Explanation. Since , Common Craft.

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Too many choices can cause us to feel overwhelmed and lose confidence that we can make the right one. I think if I was new to this space, and if you are, then it would be helpful.

To view it, click here. However, using the method again and again to explain the concept of the book makes it repetitive, especially for readers who want quick action steps. Permissions Request permission to reuse content from this site. May 06, Manel Pique rated it really liked it Shelves: May 31, Ryan O’Connor rated it it was amazing.

LeFever provides one of the most original communication books to come along in recent memory. I don’t have three weeks to refine a simplified message for my audience, and the possible result of annoying the more advanced audience members is that nothing ever gets done because we never talk about the true nature of the issue.

A skilled explainer learns to see the intent behind the question and formulate an answer that focuses on understanding instead of efficiency. It took some time and caused me to focus on the fundamentals.

The Art of Explanation is for business people, educators and influencers who want explaantion improve their explanation Your guide to becoming an explanation specialist. Nice book, maybe not a solid research and with good examples but nothing superb.


The Art of Explanation: Making your Ideas, Products, and Services Easier to Understand

A must-read for communicators, or anyone who has to explain information, concepts or presents. Jan 15, Ravi Sridharan rated it liked it.

You will learn to: Added to Your Shopping Cart. Aug 25, Justin Price rated it really liked it. What I liked about this book is it teaches you how to become an explanation expert and tell your story in less than 4 minutes. By following this process and finding that you can’t explain something is a good sign that, perhaps, underlying understandings or beliefs need to change. In order to counter the curse of knowledge, take your time to know your audience very well.

It helped me to understand why my explanations tended to fail and how to improve them in order to become a better professional.

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As the author points out, we tend to take explanations for granted, but once you read a few chapters, you look at things a little differently especially PowerPoint slides. This book annoyed me, because I already thought enough of explanation to specifically search for and buy a book on how to explain concepts. Many of Lefevef Craft videos ,efever been used to promote products and companies e. Your challenge is to reach all of them.

Great book expalnation you are looking to improve the way you explain ideas. People love to learn via pictures. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lists with This Book.

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Nov 27, Yernar rated it it was amazing. Apr 22, Heath Lympaney rated it liked it Shelves: Take a few moments and write down. Without a way to explain something effectively, we limit its ability to spread. One of the things that interested me about this book was the concept that explaining is a skill.

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The author, as he himself analogizes, kind of left me standing by the side of the pool instead of helping me to jump in. The Art of Explanation […]. Even if you don’t learn any new techniques or ideas by reading this, it still makes you more mindful of how you explain.


Oct 28, Drew rated it really liked it. Nov 13, Sam Motes rated it really liked it Shelves: He provides five questions you should ask yourself to help make your explanation more effective.

Lee started creating explainer videos in Produce remarkable explanations with visuals and media. Or better 20 times. Today, Common Craft’s mission is to make the world a more understandable place to live and work by inspiring and equipping professionals to become explanation specialists. Feb 23, Jason rated it it was amazing. He is your guide to helping audiences fall in love with your ideas, products or services through better explanations in any medium.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. P A must-read for communicators, or anyone who has to explain explaanation, concepts or presents.

Facts give stories substance. The Art of Explanation is your invitation to become an explanation specialist and see why explanation is now a fundamental skill for professionals. Mar 23, Susan tbe it really liked it. I found this book helpful to explain explaining to Christian religious educators, w LeFever’s company, CommonCraft, started with the task of explaining technical developments or products to non-technical people.

Apr 25, Jeff rated it really liked it Shelves: The Art of Explanation is the result of years of trial and error to find the core of what makes explanations simple, effective and of greatest importance memorable.