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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 […]

#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

#FacesInThings, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Pareidolia

July 22, 2019

What is Pareidolia? You’ve probably encountered photos on Twitter or Instagram of an inanimate object with a comically (or perhaps eerily) human-like face. Maybe you follow the #facesinthings hashtag or subreddit. More than being good for just a laugh, this phenomenon has a name, and some interesting science behind it. The word pareidolia comes from Greek, and directly translates to “wrong shape.” It doesn’t exclusively apply to faces and can in fact describe anytime one object is mistaken for another by the human eye and brain. It is demonstrated when a person sees shapes or objects in the clouds, hears […]

We're Hiring: Travel to the best cities in the world to create live illustrations!

We’re Hiring: Travel to the best cities in the world to create live illustrations!

July 10, 2019

Get paid to draw what people are saying! Have you ever heard of Graphic Recording? It is the process of creating live analog murals of people’s conversations by listening, synthesizing and translating into words and pictures. We are looking for the right person to train for this unique position. ImageThink has established itself as a leader in the field of visual thinking and is based in Brooklyn and San Francisco. Our clients include Google, LEGO, NASA and many more. To learn more about ImageThink, check out our About and Service pages, or watch us in action in this youtube video. […]

Summer Workshop Season: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for a Productive Q4

Summer Workshop Season: Get Your Creative Juices Flowing for a Productive Q4

July 9, 2019

Summer Slowdown Means Heating Up Your Skills It has begun. You’re getting auto-responder messages detailing beach weekends, family reunions, and European vacations. Half your team is “OOO,” your customers, clients, and other stakeholders are in seven time zones. Summer Slowdown is real. The good news is, a slowdown is the perfect time to learn some new skills with your team, and tackle the “it can wait” project that Quarters 1, 2, and 4 just don’t leave time for. There’s a reason corporate retreats happen in the summer. Here’s Where ImageThink Comes In By now, you have hopefully had ImageThink in your meetings and […]

Good Morning, Baltimore!  Wake Up to the Power of Visual Leadership and Creative Brainstorming with WBENC

Good Morning, Baltimore! Wake Up to the Power of Visual Leadership and Creative Brainstorming with WBENC

June 24, 2019

Who Run the World?  At ImageThink, we love the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and we are thrilled they invited our founder and global creativity authority, Nora Herting, to appear as one of the Featured Speakers at this year’s National Conference & Business Fair.  Nora’s (and ImageThink’s) story is an incredible one that began with $500, a shared bank account, and a hunch that visual thinking and graphic recording had legs. Ten years later, Nora represents one of the foremost experts in the field of visual leadership, graphic facilitation, and creative brainstorming. Through her leadership and business acumen, ImageThink has expanded to a globally recognized leader in the field, having worked with 30% of Fortune […]

What Inspires Innovation? An Interview With ImageThink CEO, Nora Herting

What Inspires Innovation? An Interview With ImageThink CEO, Nora Herting

June 10, 2019

  ImageThink co-founder & CEO graphic records for Al Gore at SXSW. What inspires you to innovate at ImageThink? How has that inspiration moved the needle/generated success for your company? Innovative thinking is at the core of ImageThink, from our inception, to our organizational structure, to the ways we collaborate with our client base.   When I co-founded ImageThink 10 years ago, graphic recording was just starting to become more widely recognized as the valuable tool for strategic thinking that it is. And while in the early 2000s, there were several graphic recorders working on a freelance basis, ImageThink was […]