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Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

Nine Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Graphic Recorder or Facilitator

December 9, 2019

  Before you hire a graphic recorder, ImageThink has a few pro-tips that we’ve identified over the last eleven years to help ensure that you know what you’re getting, and getting what you want! Have you seen their portfolio as well as client referrals? This first question may seem obvious, but with hand-drawn art, style ranges greatly. Before making your choice on a partner, make sure that their style matches your needs. Additionally, as with any hire, it’s good to speak with some previous clients as a way to ensure you’ll have a productive partnership. What is included in the […]

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

TERMS OF ART: Graphic Recording vs Graphic Facilitation vs Scribing vs Sketchnoting vs Infographics

November 25, 2019

What Does ImageThink Do? Whether your new to the world of visual meetings, or you’ve been in the game for a while, there are a lot of terms to keep straight, with new designations being created every year. It’s a fast-growing industry, and one that is becoming increasingly stratified as the wider world recognizes the value of visuals. If you’re on the ImageThink website, chances are you’ve run into words like graphic recording, graphic facilitation, scribing, sketchnoting, whiteboarding, visual facilitator, live illustrator. All descriptive terms, and all relatively explanatory, however, it can be overwhelming. ImageThink appreciates that investing in a […]

What To Do After a Meeting?

What To Do After a Meeting?

November 15, 2019

If you’ve ever scheduled a meeting, you know a lot work goes into assembling the minds and voices you want present. Good planning leads to good collaboration, and it’s critical that you follow up after a meeting on all your hard work. Nothing is more frustrating than seeing great ideas get lost to day-to-day business as usual. So let’s set the stage. You’ve planned the perfect meeting. You nailed your agenda. You engaged your team and inspired them to collaborate and ideate. And ImageThink (or another graphic recorder) was on site to capture your best ideas visually. After facilitating and […]

AGENDA DESIGN THINKING

AGENDA DESIGN THINKING

October 28, 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, ImageThink wanted to share our process of designing a successful meeting agenda for our clients. ImageThink’s approach to writing a good agenda is steeped in design thinking philosophy, visual theory, and our own ImageThink Method. Applying these principles to our client’s most important challenges, we build tailored, ambitious, and importantly, achievable agendas for their biggest meetings. Successful by DESIGN: Creating a good meeting agenda begins with identifying what needs to be discussed, and this is one area where our devotion to design thinking principles is helpful. In a nutshell, design thinking is a human-centric […]

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

7 Reasons Your Most Important Meetings Have Been a Waste of Time

October 17, 2019

Did you know that middle managers spend roughly 35% of their time in meetings? For senior managers, this number can bump up to 50%. And it makes sense. As efficient and convenient as technology has made communication, some conversations need to be had face-to-face. But how much of the time you spend in meetings is wasted? ImageThink understands the course of a meeting can change; new ideas can be sparked, new paths charted. We’re in 300 meetings a year all over the globe. Below are seven meeting pitfalls we protect our Fortune 50 clients from with one simple recommendation. Assign […]

Listen Up! The Number One Skill that will Set You Apart

Listen Up! The Number One Skill that will Set You Apart

September 23, 2019

illustrations by Claud Li Over and over, we’ve heard our clients say they wish they could do what our graphic recorders do, only “they just can’t draw.” Don’t let the fact that you’re not an artist stop you from thinking like our facilitators. It’s true that visualizing ideas in real time requires some dexterity with a marker, and most of our recorders have a background training in the visual arts. But having said that, the real skill on display with a talented graphic recorder is active listening. When scribing, our facilitators are listening, synthesizing, and organizing information in real time. […]

Case Study: ImageThink, Freeman, and Digital Graphic Recording for Cisco

Case Study: ImageThink, Freeman, and Digital Graphic Recording for Cisco

September 10, 2019

Over the last decade, ImageThink has visualized the keynotes, panels, and breakout sessions from hundreds of conference partners in nearly every sector. We have helped energize, engage, and illuminate audiences and have helped capture and crystalize the insights of top brands, thought leaders, and even the attendees themselves. Whether it’s visual notes for a general session or drawing out your audience’s answer to a central question, our ImageBoards serve to foster collaboration and memorialize the information you uncover. Images activate the whole brain and encourage participation. They’re also shareable and memorable, meaning that your message lives long beyond the last […]

See ImageThink Live at The Event Planner Expo 2019

See ImageThink Live at The Event Planner Expo 2019

September 9, 2019

Join ImageThink and glean great insights from Gary Vaynerchuck, Jason Feifer, and all of the 3,000 attendees ranging from event planners to decision makers to CEOs, HR and PR and marketing professionals attending The Event Planner Expo 2019! Whether you’re an event planning pro or just the person responsible for office birthdays and teambuilding activities, The Event Planner Expo 2019 presents a great opportunity to swap stories, pick up ideas, and see first-hand how graphic recording makes ideas more memorable, sharable, and beautiful. Use code ImageThink30 to save 30% This October 1-3, ImageThink will be capturing Keynotes from Gary Vaynerchuck, […]

Extend Your Event and Maximize Your Sponsors’ ROI with Graphic Recording and Social Listening Murals

Extend Your Event and Maximize Your Sponsors’ ROI with Graphic Recording and Social Listening Murals

August 26, 2019

Imagine a sponsorship activation that sticks with attendees for days beyond the end of the conference – one that gets shared out organically on social media and serves as a valued keepsake for conference goers. It’s be a win / win / win. Highly engaged attendees walk away with meaningful content that helps them remember key concepts. Sponsors experience boost in brand relevancy by sponsoring an entire content stream. Conferences see a lift on social, broadcasting the activity outside of the conference center with assets that can be used to promote next year’s enrollment Having ImageThink graphically record your event […]

7 Takeaways from an Immersive ImageThink Visual Workshop

7 Takeaways from an Immersive ImageThink Visual Workshop

August 7, 2019

1. Graphic Recording Is More (Neuro) Science Than Art. ImageThink workshops aren’t just about teaching your team how to draw, or why we use whiteboards instead of powerpoint. (We’ll cover that as well, but it’s not all we’ll talk about.) On a fundamental level, our workshops fully immerse attendees in the why of working graphically. Humans are visual animals, wired to process information optically. For instance, 30% of our neurons are devoted to visual inputs, as opposed to 8% for tactile inputs and 3% for auditory input. Visuals are wired into our very survival instincts, which explains why we see […]