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Developing Your Analytical Skills: How to Research and Present Information

Seminar #2162 Onsite

Assess and synthesize information so it’s more useful and meaningful..

Everyday there are new information and new demands. Your employees are asked to summarize a lengthy report or come up with a list of recommendations. Important information about a competitor’s product has just arrived and your direct reports are indecisive about how to present the data. Your team is reading conflicting expert opinions on what’s hot and new and uncertain on whose advice to pursue.

Success in this age of information where answers on every topic are readily available isn’t just about managing and mastering the flood of new knowledge—but assimilating, assessing, organizing, and analyzing it. This seminar will give your employees innovative tools to accomplish these critical tasks, so they can use information to their best advantage.

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  • Organize information from multiple sources in various formats
  • Categorize data to analyze it
  • Uncover relevant information
  • See contradictory data in different perspectives
  • Analyze the facts to identify the best opportunity
  • Recognize patterns and determine what they mean
  • Clearly communicate findings and suggestions

Topics Covered:

Analytical Skills and data analysis
  • Identifying core analytical skills
  • Exploring challenges in collecting, evaluating and presenting information
  • Describing the steps in the analytical process: plan, analyze, conclude

The Planning Phase

  • Defining the purpose of the analysis
  • Clarifying relevant issues and questions: why, who, options, benefits and risks
  • Identifying issues that are essential for a comprehensive understanding
  • Deciding on an approach for an analysis project
  • Creating a data collection plan for obtaining information

The Analyze Phase

  • Organizing, collecting and evaluating data via graphic tools
  • Affinity grouping: aggregating unstructured data into segments
  • Using a 2x2 grid and SWOT analysis to evaluate ideas and analyze strategies
  • Determining risks and performing cost-benefit analysis
  • Evaluating data and dealing with information gaps

The Conclusion and Reporting Process

  • Characteristics of valid conclusions
  • Getting from conclusions to recommendations
  • Developing your conclusion graphically

Telling Your Story

  • Tools, tips and techniques for presenting your story to multiple audiences
  • Creating and delivering a brief presentation that gets buy-in

Who Should Attend

All business professionals who want to quickly make sense of vast amounts of diverse and unstructured business information by developing and improving their analytical skills.

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