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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall; 1 edition (6 Dec. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0273713329
  • ISBN-13: 978-0273713326
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (82 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“I love Jon’s work. His tips are hugely useful, his WiT fantastic and ground-breaking, and his book essential reading. If you want to enhance your sales tenders, pitches and slides – if you want to win more business – get into Jon’s stuff. It’s really, really good.         Gavin Duffy, a Dragon on Ireland’s “Dragons’ Den”

"This book will inform and inspire. It has simple design tips to make work look sharp" - Business Executive

"Jon Moon's book provides a comprehensive and convincing guide to making all sorts of information clear and compelling." - Student Accountant April 2008

Moon presents some relatively simple ideas and principles that can be used to improve the writing and structuring of reports, produce better slides that engage an audience or design tables that communicate points clearly and concisely. People Management January 08

 "Stunningly simple, yet mould-breaking. You’ll never look at a bullet point the same way"Michael Izza, Chief Executive ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

"Simple ideas can change business forever. WiT is one such idea"Dominic Burke, Group CEO, JLT Group plc

"Jon’s new approach (WiT) gives documents real clarity. It visually lifts ideas from the page and gives work a clean, slick look"Plain English Campaign

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Hello, I'm Jon Moon, the author of 'how to make an impact'. Here's some comments to help you decide if this book is for you, and if it is, to help you get the most from it.

WHAT'S IN THE BOOK
Firstly, let's correct a bit of an oversight... no-one's told you specifically what the book covers. Yes, both the write-up on Amazon and the book jacket say how the book will redefine this, change that, and so on - but neither tells you what's in the book. The chapter titles sum it all up: (1) bullet points, (2) graphs, (3) tables, (4) making comparisons, (5) slides, (6) numbers, (7) document design, (8) variances, KPIs and `flashes' (this one's more for accountants), (9) organisation charts, (10) next steps.

Chapter (1) might seem a curiosity - a whole chapter on bullets...? In it, I introduce WiT, my seriously better alternative to bullet points. But don't take my word for it... find out for yourself in chapter 1.

WHO'S WHO
In the Amazon write-up, you see some comments from Michael Izza, the CEO of the `ICAEW'. For those not into acronyms, the ICAEW is the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

HOW TO GET MORE FROM THE BOOK
If after reading the book, you wish to redo your documents, templates, slides or reports, don't waste time trying to replicate a particular layout in the book. Instead, visit my website, download the template and adopt and adapt.

If you buy the book, I hope you find it useful and interesting. Do please let me know what you think of it.

Thanks

Jon

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Many of us spend a lot of time in meetings, presentations and workshops, and are bombarded with reports, spreadsheets, and emails every day. Much of our working lives are spent reading, interpreting, or questioning the information we are presented with, and life in the information age is often exhausting due to the sheer volume of data we are required to understand.

Impact changes all of that and more. In essence, it looks at how to present information to get your message across clearly, which is unfortunately something you rarely see on the curriculum from school through to university, and into the business world beyond.

The beauty of this book is in its simplicity - Jon does not overcomplicate anything - there are no fancy flowcharts or diagrams to represent his methods or theories, just page after page of practical guidance that can be applied in minutes.

Having previously worked the private sector for 7 years and now in public sector administration for 9 years, I've been fortunate (or unfortunate), to see just about every type of report, presentation, survey, spreadsheet, and briefing. Whilst I was often impressed by the content, I was rarely impressed by the format, presentation or clarity of the information.

Within a week of buying this book I had transformed my 4-page project report into a 1-page document using WiT, reducing the word count by over 60% yet actually making the document clearer and more memorable. You'll be amazed at how Jon's techniques focus your thinking on the story you are trying to tell, and how much of what we write is often surplus to requirements.
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I attended one of the author's courses, and bought the book at the same time. I've since recommended it (and his website) extensively.

It does what it says on the tin - gives you advice on how to improve your written communications - but does so clearly, concisely, and completely. The book addresses design of slides, documents, and spreadsheets, focussing in turn on charts, tables, number formats, fonts, and explains the rationale behind its (far better) alternatives to conventional wisdom. I replaced my bullet-point-format CV with his "words in table" format, and it not only looks better, I'm getting more calls as a result.

I've recommended the book (and his website) pretty much non-stop since then. A massively useful resource!
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Does just what it says on the cover - it tells you how to make an impact.
After reading this book, even just from reading the first chapter, I realised just how consistently badly we all present information at work, and without a second thought too. We spend so long gathering the data but don't spend a few minutes to make sure it is presented well. And once you realise this and understand how to improve things, it is so easy to do.

My husband chanced upon this book in the library. We fought (not quite literally) over who should read it first after I 'stole' it off him part-way through. I even took it to read on holiday in Greece as the author writes with a good tinge of British humour, which even makes it an enjoyable read. And finally we bought a copy of our own so that we can always refer to it - and we almost never buy books as we're too stingy (my husband's an accountant!).

If that hasn't quite 'sold' it to you, what more can I say??? Well, this is a FANTASTIC book and not just for accountants - I'm not one and it has helped me enormously. I know that the information I present is clear and concise and my boss thinks I'm (even more) wonderful!!

I can't recommend it more.
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As a lawyer for 10 years, I spent a huge amount of time working with documents, and while my training dealt extensively with the content of the documents, there was little guidance on format. Once I moved both into a corporate environment and into a business role it became apparent how critical this is, and how some really simple rules (set out in Impact) can make a huge difference. Even the greatest content in the world can lose its value if it's difficult to read, and as Davenport points out in his book "the Attention Economy" (also worth a read) every document is competing for a scarce resource - attention.

A brilliant book - easy to implement, well thought through guidance that will help you present a wide variety of documents (I found it most helpful with Word and Excel documents) really well. Should be required reading for all business people and students who want to get ahead.

Highly recommended
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(Review by Peter Ball - I dont have an Amazon account so am posting this review on my wife's account)

I work for a large asset manager in the city. Having read the first 30 pages I knew i would change the way I laid out information at work. The book clearly explains why the 'normal' layouts are poor and could be improved. I am in the process of systematically changing the format in which I distribute information internally and also externally to clients.

Without mentioning the new format I made my six monthly internal presentation to senior management as a test. They (and those who helped me with the content of the slides) all remarked on how clear the format was....

I have already recommended the book to a number of friends in other firms and I recommend it to you if you find that the standard information packs and / or presentations you receive / create do not truly get the desired messages across.

I am very hopeful to persuade my firm to adopt this format widely as a default as I can see it being highly beneficial.
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