If you need to supplement your training or prepare for a challenging communication situation, check out our free guides, checklists, and communication tools below.
Plain & Simple Business Writing
Make your business documents easy to read
The ability to write clearly and concisely makes a difference in your productivity and professional credibility. In this eBook, you’ll learn the fundamentals of effective business writing, from the importance of using clear and concise language to creating effective business correspondence.
HINT Method Guide
Plan your slides before you open PowerPoint
Storyboarding your slides is one of the most effective ways to plan your presentation, and with Vital Talent’s HINT Method, you can do it in four simple steps. Use this guide to help you sketch out your slides so that your presentation tells an engaging story.
Know, Feel, Do Matrix
Describe how you want to influence your audience
When setting your goal for your presentation, ask yourself: What do I want my audience to know, feel, and do as a result of my presentation? The Know, Feel, Do Matrix helps you chart your audience’s intended journey. In the first column, write what they currently know, feel, and do about your presentation’s subject. In the second column, write what they should know, feel, and do after your presentation.
Answer your presentation's most important questions
To develop your presentation’s supporting ideas, take inspiration from this journalism technique: ask yourself questions about your presentation that start with who, what, where, when, why, and how, answer them, and explain why those answers matter to your audience.