An excerpt from an in-class discussion about the importance of and one path to brevity in business writing:
Good PowerPoint chops can be a real asset, professionally-speaking. It’s helpful to develop a sense of fundamentals of design and a functional knowledge of apps like Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. Sometimes the best way to make a complex idea simple is graphically.
A thorough analysis of the information you’re presenting will facilitate identification of the patterns inherent in almost all systems. The human desire to classify what we learn will help you render your impressions in a more concise, ideally better-explicable form.