Blog: An Intern's First Summer in the City
In grade school, we’re taught the acronym “KISS,” or “keep it short and simple.” In college, we’re asked to write lengthy papers that include all the research and details known to man. Now, I’m learning something very different: keep it simple… but keep the research, too.
Whether the research is a screenshot from competitive analysis, data from Facebook Insights, or information found online, research is necessary for any business proposal or new idea. The trick is knowing what research to keep and what research to ditch.
Keeping it short and sweet is something that is new to me and involves a new “mind set.” During my internship, I’ve learned that keeping it simple without losing the value of your content is necessary in the business world no matter what field you’re in.
I’ve learned to revise my work multiple times in order to see what information is necessary to my main idea and what information just adds length. It’s great to understand and practice how to be more direct and efficient with ideas and proposals.