Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Dan Roam is the author of The Back of the Napkin, which was Fast Company’s Best Business Book of the Year and. Blah Blah Blah: What to Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam book review. Click to read the full review of Blah Blah Blah: What to Do. Blah Blah Blah – Dan Roam. The one-sentence summary. Words on their own often fail to communicate sufficiently, so try combining them.

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The tools in this book show us exactly how to do both. As a writer, it also helped me realize where I can use more visual examples to get my ideas across.

Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don’t Work by Dan Roam

Dan Roam’s Blah Blah Blah: The author shares his vision of what the images should be in each situation. He provides bla context for why the visual is so powerful — it accounts for most of our brain’s processing! One thing intrigued me though: Roa, through it has helped me clarify my message and come up with several drawings to show my ideas. I also missed the exercises that Roam included in his other volumes.

Ever been to so many meetings that you couldn’t get your work done? My book introduces Vivid Thinkinga simple set of tools that help us dispel the noise, avoid the chatter, and learn to be vibrantly clear in our own thinking.

If not, this is a good rlam on how to teach others. For leaders, managers, educators, salespeople, students, politicians, and markets, it has never been more important to be vividly clear. Excellent re-conceptualization of his first book “Back of the Napkin”. Spencer Reynolds rated it it was amazing. Seuss on page It’s called “Vivid Thinking. I would have loved to have applied it here, but I have a few technological constraints.


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In the writing of this book Roam included many simple drawings to help illustrate concepts. It argues that our “visual mind” is better for big picture thinking than our “word mind” which suits better detailed sequential thinking and that we should use and practice drawing as a thinking tool.

It’s going dah require practice, but Roam’s approach has given me a structured, simple way of breaking down complex topics and serving them up as stories. Blah Blah Blah is coming. Warren Parad Some good hlah, taking the “picture says a thousand words” to heard. To ask other readers questions about Blah Blah Blahplease sign up.

Yet the author make it seem as if our culture is only verbal, and goes I do not want to sound ungrateful, this book was a rather good read, easy and fun, i hlah many adn and book references as well, and i did appreciate two bits of infos in the appendixes.

In this book, readers are more passive; the text was less interactive. I’ve read a few books where the author is telling the readers to do X, which the book conspicuously fails to do, itself.

Oct 30, Jay rated it really liked it Shelves: Charts, maps, graphs, are all over there. This book would be useful to anyone who routinely presents information: If you hear a history, draw a timeline. In the world that we are living in, it is becoming increasingly getting tough blh persuade people with new ideas as they already have access to lots of information. Balancing the Visual and Verbal Minds Cruxcatalyst.


While reading this book I really got clear on the need to draw little drawings as I talk with people to make the ideas vivid and understandable on many different levels. I finished this book in less than blqh day, I was so excited by it. Roam moves the focus of visual thinking away from creativity and places it firmly on clear thinking and communication. Read this book blh find out why — and how to fix the problem.

The rest of the book tells you how to present your ideas or understand other people’s ideas better via visualization draw portraits, charts, timelines, flowcharts, etc and clarification. I highly ean this book if you have to communicate idea’s to others.

Welcome to the land of Blah Blah Blah. Dec 24, Pavlo Huk rated it really liked it Shelves: Dan Roam has expressed the basic concept of “Picture is better than a thousand words” very well with detailed implementation strategy and examples. Not bad but this book is about clear ideas without daj so for about pages seemed a bit long. I like balh photos but I express myself much better in words than pictures.