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Visual Computing in Focus

AMD's platform shows small businesses a new way to see.

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This story appears in the April 2010 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

No matter how persuasive your pitch or how silver-tongued your spiel, everything sells better if there's something to see. There's even data to back it up: According to the U.S. Department of Labor, more than 80 percent of comprehension occurs via visual input, and people retain 6.5 times more information when visual aids complement verbal interaction.

"In today's world, the best way to communicate is to show," says Bob Grim, director of product for semiconductor giant Advanced Micro Devices, in Sunnyvale, Calif.

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