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Randall Bolten, Author of "Painting with Numbers"

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On Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:30 PM Eastern time, Randall Bolten, author of Painting with Numbers, joins David Domzalski on Financial Bin Radio.

About Randall and the book:

Author Randall Bolten asserts that mastering the rules of presenting numbers is not so different from -- and just as important as ­-- mastering the rules of grammar, spelling, diction, sentence structure, and paragraph organization
we spend years learning in school. The rules and practices that help you present numbers clearly and effectively are similar to the rules and practices that make people effective and eloquent writers and speakers, asserts the former Silicon Valley executive. Unfortunately, very little of your education was probably devoted to developing these skills.

Moreover, as with any other form of communication, when presenting numbers you are constantly sending all kinds of messages to your audience -- about your respect for your audience, your professionalism, your attention to detail, your work ethic, and even your perceived intelligence. Even small errors can have a disproportionately negative impact on your audience¹s understanding as well as on their opinion of you. With sympathy for the presenter and wit, Bolten addresses these messages you may be sending, and how to manage them.
Painting with Numbers teaches the reader to communicate financial information and other numbers clearly, understandably, concisely, and -- most of all ­-- effectively.