Thinking, Writing and Presenting Documents


Acquiring a powerful and simple methodology to organize your thoughts, your writing and your presentations documents applying the Minto Pyramid Principle.


This training will provide you with the skills to:

  • think creatively, reason logically, and express ideas with clarity;
  • define complex problem succinctly and establish the objectives and headlines of any document;
  • assess your ideas and recognize their relative importance;
  • structure your thinking into a clear and transparent reasoning;
  • test your reasoning to confirm its effectiveness.

Applying the Minto Pyramid Principle will allow you to save valuable time in writing and waste no time in getting your message across your audience, making sure everybody grasps your meaning at once.



Managers, consultants, professionals, entrepreneurs and anyone who needs to produce clear reports, papers, analysis, presentations and memos regardless of the tools used (eg: PowerPoint, Keynote, Word, Pages, etc.)



The pyramid principle and its substructure; introuction strategies; logic thinking.


“Thinking, Writing and Presenting Documents” – Course Contents


Why a Pyramid Structure?

  • Sorting into pyramids:
    • the magic number seven
    • the need to state the logic
  • Ordering from the top down
  • Thinking from the bottom up

The Substructure within the Pyramid

  • The vertical relationship
  • The horizontal relationship
  • The introductory flow

How to Build a Pyramid Structure

  • The top-down approach
  • The bottom-up approach
  • Caveats for beginners

Introduction Strategies

  • Initial introductions:
    • why a story?
    • how long should it be?
    • where do you start the situation?
    • what is a complication?
    • why the order
    • what about the key line?
    • learning by examples

Some Common Patterns

  • Directives
  • Requests for funds
  • “How to” documents
  • Letters of proposal
  • Progress review

Transition between Groups of Concepts

  • Backward references
  • Summary
  • Conclusions

Deduction and Induction

  • Deductive reasoning: how it works and when to use it
  • Inductive reasoning: how it works and how it differs from deductive reasoning

How to Highlight the Structure of the Document

  • Headings
  • Underlined points
  • Numbers
  • Indentations


Thinking Logic

  • Time order:
    • incomplete thinkingconfused logic
    • false grouping
  • Structural order:
    • creating a structure
    • describing a structure
    • imposing a structure
  • Ranking order:
    • creating proper class groupings
    • identifying improper class groupings

The Problem-Solving Process

  • What is the problem?
  • Where does it lie?
  • Why does it exist?What could we do about it?
  • What should we do about it?
  • Defining the problem
  • Structuring the analysis of the problem:
    • five typical logical trees
    • use of the tree logic

The summary

  • Calling to action:
  • using specific words
  • distinguishing different levels of actions
  • Drawing an inference from a conclusion:
  • finding the structural similarities
  • visualizing the relationship

Presenting Concepts Clearly

  • Creating the images
  • Turning images into words



Dates Course ID 2012

Milano 16/04/2018 17/04/2018
Milano 15/10/2018 16/10/2018

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Informazioni sul Corso
  • Id del Corso:2012
  • Costo:€ 1315 (+VAT)
  • Documentazione:Pdf Corso
  • Giorni:2
  • Timings:dalle 9.30 alle 17.30

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