A Minto Pyramid is a way to effectively communicate an idea in the most efficient way possible.
Using a Minto Pyramid
To successfully use the Minto Pyramid, communicate your ideas in the following order:
- Conclusion first. Lead with the punchline. Those reading what you’ve written should not have to wait until the end to understand what you want.
- Provide the key points. You have reasons for your conclusion; back up each of them with specific reasons behind your statement.
- Back up your key points with detailed information. Stating each of your key points on their own likely isn’t enough to be able to justify each of them. Provide facts and references to support your claims.