Pip Decks Blog
‘Premortem’ Workshop tutorial
Find out why the Premortem workshop tactic is one of the Pip Decks Founder's 'Desert Island' cards.
May 18, 2022
Top tips from a Miro brainstorming pro
Expert facilitator, Rachel Davis, gives her top tips for designing, building and facilitating a virtual brainstorming session with Butter and Miro.
May 16, 2022
How to write a great value proposition statement
The value proposition statement. That Holy Grail of business and marketing speak. The key element of your project… that somehow gets left until last. We’ve put together an all-encompassing guide...
May 02, 2022
How to make a decision as a group
Group work. It can be so rewarding. Group decision making however, is not always easy. Here are some neat tricks to help you prioritise ideas or problems to help make...
April 30, 2022
How to take minutes in a meeting
The monumental task of recording the meeting has fallen to you. Learn how to take minutes in a meeting far in advance, and be prepared, too.
April 27, 2022
The secret to Pip Decks: a high rate of “insights per minute”
You could say the ipm (insights per minute) of a book is somewhere between 0.1 - 0.0001. With a blog post like this, the ipm might be closer to 0.2...
April 20, 2022
How to build and test great prototypes
Read how to set up your prototype for success, and avoid testing them like an amateur.
November 09, 2020
How FBI negotiation tactics help you give better feedback
It’s how we help each other improve. It grows our craft, our relationships and most importantly, humbles our ego. But, feedback isn’t always easy to receive. So how do you...
August 11, 2020
Why are we addicted to meetings?
Meetings rarely produce meaningful design work. And most, if not all, meetings are a waste of time. So why do we have them?
July 14, 2020
Are you a Comfortable or Vulnerable Designer?
Two designers. One has three years of experience. The other has 10 years of experience. Who is the better designer?
July 06, 2020
An Introduction to Storytelling: How to Tell a Story
Through life, we’ve been taught that storytelling is an undoubtedly important skill to have. But no one ever tells us how to actually tell a good story. Here we explore both Icebreaker...
April 24, 2022
Why is Storytelling Important for Business?
Stories are important in business because they help us 'see' what you mean better than just facts or opinions.
April 18, 2022
How to be a better public speaker
Become a confident public speaker - avoid these basic errors.
April 11, 2022
How to tell a story with data
Turn your data into a rich story by zooming into the details and finding the human element.
April 04, 2022
Two Decks are Better than One
How to combine the power of Storyteller Tactics and Workshop Tactics.
March 28, 2022
How to tell the difference between a leader and a manager
What makes a great leader, and how is that different to a great manager? Find out!
May 18, 2022
Managing conflict in a workshop or meeting
If you get enough passionate people in a room to talk about problems and make decisions, conflict in a workshop or meeting is almost inevitable. Here's how to turn a bit of...
April 27, 2022
Six tips for building effective product teams
Building an effective team is crucial for designing great products. Every team is unique, but there are some common traits in those that are most successful. Emulate those traits with...
October 27, 2020
What should a product manager do in their first month?
Joining a new product team is like starting at a football club. You're eager to play, but you don't know their tactics or strategy. You have to train with the...
September 08, 2020
How I created our product differentiation strategy
Find out how to make your own Strategy Canvas with our PDF template and Google Sheets template. Blue Ocean Strategy is a way creating a new market for yourself, where...
April 21, 2020