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Jan 22nd Workshop: Visualize Your Career in 2019, at Baruch College NYC!

Jan 22nd Workshop: Visualize Your Career in 2019, at Baruch College NYC!

January 16, 2019

Jump Start Your Career in 2019 Whether you’re newly out of school and looking for meaningful work, or ready to find a more fulfilling career, bridging the gap between your career vision and how to get there can be a little daunting. Nora Herting’s January 22nd workshop, Visualize Your Career in 2019, hosted by Baruch College, will help you literally draw where you see yourself heading in the new year. What You’ll Learn Drawing from her own experience as co-founder and CEO of ImageThink, Nora will lead participants through visual thinking exercises to tap into creative potential, develop concrete solutions […]

New Year, Fresh Slate: Re-centering Your Company Values, With Live Scribing

New Year, Fresh Slate: Re-centering Your Company Values, With Live Scribing

January 8, 2019

Picturing A Purpose-Driven Team In the day to day shuffle of tasks, it’s all too easy to lose sight of the purpose that drives your business forward. The daily deluge of deadlines can have a dangerous effect on the way we relate to our colleagues, our clients, and our larger organizational goals. It can lead to misaligned priorities, career burn out, and divest work of a sense of meaning. With the year still new and shiny, it’s the perfect time to hit the reset button at work, and re-center your team around the reason you all show up to work: […]

The Science Of Live Scribing: Why Graphic Recording Works

The Science Of Live Scribing: Why Graphic Recording Works

December 24, 2018

Scribing at the intersection of art and science It probably goes without saying that graphic recording is an art. You might be a little more surprised to hear that there’s a science behind it as well. Countless studies reveal the power of visual aids for information processing and memory retention. After all, humans are wired for visual thinking, and we’ve been doing it as long as we’ve been around. Just think about the cave paintings of Alta Mira, drawn by campfire nearly 15,000 years ago, and you’ll see just how central visual thinking is to the human experience. Or simply […]

Design and Deliver Right, With Graphic Facilitation

Design and Deliver Right, With Graphic Facilitation

December 10, 2018

Uncover your client’s real design needs with visual thinking When it comes to good design, many clients and consumers assume that execution is the hardest part. After all, the end result is what they normally interface with, so why would they consider anything else? But whether you’re a designer of physical products like vacuum cleaners, or something less tangible like marketing strategies, you know that when it comes to designing for a client base, manufacturing the final product is only the tip of a much larger iceberg. Hiding behind that last stage is a long process of research and ideation […]

Tell Your Brand Story So People Will Listen

Tell Your Brand Story So People Will Listen

November 26, 2018

To Engage Your Client Base, Paint Your Brand Picture In our 10 years of illustrating meetings across industries, we’ve worked with folks from nearly every sector and every level. And while goals and strategies may differ, one thing has been remarkably consistent: the need for the businesses we support to tell their stories better. That’s because whether you’re B2B or B2C; whether you’re a single-person operation or a global enterprise; the success and growth of your company depends on connecting with your clients. And your clients, as all humans do, connect with stories. The most successful businesses know how to […]

3 Ways To Create Community Engagement Through Visuals

3 Ways To Create Community Engagement Through Visuals

November 19, 2018

Show Your Team Appreciation (Literally) The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to reflect on the people in our lives–both personal and professional–who matter most to us.  Showing appreciation for your team mates is crucial for a company culture of mutual support and longterm growth. That’s why this week on the blog, we’re sharing a few visual tools and exercises to help your team realize how much they mean to you. Not only will they boost morale and give you the warm fuzzies–they’ll also help you uncover workplace intersections that can lead to better collaboration in […]

The Graphic Facilitator's Guide To Offsite Success

The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide To Offsite Success

November 12, 2018

Tips for a powerful year-end strategy session. The leaves are turning and the air is getting chill. For some, that means cider donuts and cozy evenings. But if you’re running a business, it means something else entirely: wrapping up the year and building your strategy for the next. Year-end offsites are an opportunity to bring your entire team together for a much needed period of reflection and planning. Most companies, though, have only one or two days to devote to the task. That means getting smart about how you use your time together. At ImageThink, we’re no stranger to this. […]

The Graphic Recorder's Travel Guide: Essential Items for Bleisure Travel

The Graphic Recorder’s Travel Guide: Essential Items for Bleisure Travel

November 4, 2018

Travel tips from our globe-trotting graphic recorders. From the millennial going from business meeting to off-the-beaten track, to the manager Skyping the office from her yoga retreat, “bleisure” travel is on the rise, as the lines blur between our professional and personal lives. At ImageThink, we travel often to client engagements and are just as likely to blend a business trip with leisure time—adding a quick weekend to the tail end of a graphic recording workshop, or arriving early to sight-see. But finding fun things to do is the easy part. When it comes to bleisure travel—what to pack is […]

How To Bring Creativity Into Business: Inspiration From Fast CO's Innovation Festival

How To Bring Creativity Into Business: Inspiration From Fast CO’s Innovation Festival

October 31, 2018

  3 Ways To Enable Creative Problem Solving, from Fast Co’s Innovation Festival At Fast Company’s Innovation , hosted in NYC last week, one theme kept cropping up: In a world of increasing competition, creativity and empathy will no longer be add-ons. They will be fundamental necessities to staying relevant and successful. Here at ImageThink, we couldn’t agree more. After all, it’s our mission to bring creative perspectives into business through graphic recording, infographics, and visual solutions to complex problems. The Innovation Festival’s keynote speakers held the stage at the 92nd St Y, but their sessions were beamed live into […]

5 Takeaways From The Most Successful Business Leaders In America

5 Takeaways From The Most Successful Business Leaders In America

October 26, 2018

Key Insights From Inc. 5000 and WORLDZ Customer focus, creative genius, long-term vision: America’s fastest-growing businesses and most extraordinary cultural icons share these inspiring characteristics. On-site at this month’s Inc. 5000 Conference and WORLDZ Global Summit, ImageThink captured powerful insights on what distinguishes such success stories and the latest trends affecting business today—along with sharing some of our own, in founder Nora Herting’s WhiteBoarding Bootcamp Masterclass. From discovering their company’s purpose and making a positive difference in the world, to customer-centricity, psychological techniques and more, speakers touched on influences, tools and perspectives that help them produce next-level ideas and growth. […]