Guidelines for Preparing Briefings

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Abstract

This short manual, originally published for the use of RAND staff, blends key principles from relevant research with practical tips gleaned from decades of briefing reviews. It provides basic guidelines for creating a briefing structure that meets the audience's needs and suggests some techniques for focusing the audience's attention on the main point--of the presentation or of an individual or chart. For readers interested in learning more about the principles that inform this discussion of briefings, the manual includes a brief bibliography.

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