Make it Clear

Make it Clear

Speak and Write to Persuade and Inform

Patrick Henry Winston


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The essentials of communication for professionals, educators, students, and entrepreneurs, from organizing your thoughts to inspiring your audience and ensuring what you say is remembered.

Do you give presentations at meetings? Do you ever have to explain a complicated subject to audiences unfamiliar with your field? Do you make pitches for ideas or products? Do you want to interest a lecture hall of restless students in subjects that you find fascinating? Then you need this book. Make It Clear explains how to communicate--how to speak and write to get your ideas across. Written by an MIT professor who taught his students these techniques for more than forty years, the book starts with the basics--finding your voice, organizing your ideas, making sure what you say is remembered, and receiving critiques ("do not ask for brutal honesty")--and goes on to cover such specifics as preparing slides, writing and rewriting, and even choosing a type family.


Patrick Henry Winston:
Patrick Henry Winston (1943-2019) was Ford Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at MIT.