It’s generally easy to come up with an analogy to describe or support a concept you’re presenting; our minds are steeped in analogies, which is why so many of them may easily come to the surface. But you can usually improve on the first analogy that comes to mind. Here are some suggestions for choosing just the right one:
- Decide the main point
- Find the right balance between familiarity and novelty
- Test it for weaknesses
Decide the main point. Every situation can be superficially...