Tips & Tricks

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 […]

5 secret ingredients your Design Thinking Agenda recipe is missing.

5 secret ingredients your Design Thinking Agenda recipe is missing.

March 4, 2019

    From our Live Scribes to you, Our graphic facilitators support nearly 300 events every year at ImageThink, and they’ve learned a thing or two about agenda design along the way. After 10 years of leading the charge in visual strategy, we’re ready to share some of our top learnings for mapping a successful strategy session. Here are a few tips to set the ball rolling for your 2019 strategy. Be Clear On The Purpose It may seem obvious but defining the parameters of your meeting’s purpose is a critical first step that often times gets overlooked. Specificity is […]

Pitch To Win: Seal The Deal With Graphic Recording

Pitch To Win: Seal The Deal With Graphic Recording

January 21, 2019

  Graphic recording helps your business pitch stand out from the crowd. The Art Of The Pitch Your palms are sweaty. Your heart is racing. You’re trying your best to remember your opening line. With symptoms like those, you’re either asking out your middle school crush, trying open mic stand-up for the first time… or pitching your business to a potential new client. Even for the most experienced business leader, planning and executing a pitch can bring about a lot of anxiety. Winning new business demands a thorough understanding of your potential clients’ workplace culture, values, and strengths and challenges. […]

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 […]

Revolutionize The Way You Work With These Visual Thinking Tools

Revolutionize The Way You Work With These Visual Thinking Tools

October 15, 2018

Visualizing A Better Way To Get the Job Done At ImageThink, we believe the power of visual thinking not only as a tool for meeting facilitation, but as a way to improve office workflows and culture as well.  That’s because the concept we’re founded on—that visual communication can not only ignite excitement but also clarify ideas, solidify shared goals, and inspire concrete action—really works.    It holds true across roles and tasks, and it’s a powerful way of keeping an entire team aligned and motivated, even during busy periods. If you want some new tools to manage client pipelines and busy calendars, and to have a […]

8 Ways To Be More Creative At Work

8 Ways To Be More Creative At Work

September 17, 2018

Creative Thinking: Not Just For Artists We are fascinated by creativity: what is it? When do we stimulate it/ how do we map it neurologically? It isn’t just researchers who are invested in understanding creativity. At ImageThink, our graphic recorders spend a lot of time thinking about ways that visuals can spark creative problem solving.    As technology accelerates, transforming our world at greater and greater speeds, creativity becomes ever more important. Today it is considered a fundamental edge in business and leadership.     IBM interviewed over 1,500 leaders across 60 countries. 65% of them cited creativity as the most important leadership quality.   So, researchers and business leaders agree […]

Turn Dreams Into Reality With The Stroke Of A Pen

Turn Dreams Into Reality With The Stroke Of A Pen

August 28, 2018

Harness Your Entrepreneurial Spirit With Pen And Paper We all have dreams and ambitions, big goals that we wish could become a reality. ImageThink started the same way, with an entrepreneurial spirit that still lives with us today, pushing us to expand our services and improve our team.   Self-starting is certainly the zeitgeist of our time. According to a survey released by  Bentley University  and Forbes Magazine, some 66 percent of millennials are interested in starting their own business, while about  54 million Americans  now consider themselves freelancers.   But sometimes, the bigger the dream, the harder it can be to get started on it. Whether you want to start a business, open […]

Whiteboarding 101: 9 Ways To Boost Meeting Productivity

Whiteboarding 101: 9 Ways To Boost Meeting Productivity

August 17, 2018

Prepping to whiteboard your next meeting? Here are a few tips to get you started. Visualize Conversations in Whiteboard Meetings Like A Pro: Tips From Our Graphic Recorders In the age of high-res displays, and no shortage of presentation apps and programs, it may be hard to imagine whiteboards being a visually compelling way to collect and share information during your meetings and work sessions. Perhaps you associate the whiteboarding medium with a dull, dry college lecture hall. Or you’ve seen it used in a way that means nothing – whoever’s writing isn’t necessarily thinking about how to present information […]

Drawings and Dunes: ImageThink’s Visual Thinking Workshop at GISC

Drawings and Dunes: ImageThink’s Visual Thinking Workshop at GISC

July 19, 2018

Participants break out the markers, at last year’s Visual Leadership Workshop. Unlock Leadership Skills With Visual Literacy The sun is out, and the beach is beckoning. It’s nearly time for our annual Visual Leadership Workshop in beautiful Cape Cod! Led by co-founder of ImageThink Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole, these management classes will introduce strategic tools that will help you clarify goals, increase your leadership impact, energize meetings, and make complex issues understandable… all by putting marker to paper. The workshop is designed for anyone who wants to learn to incorporate graphic facilitation and visuals as a tool for greater effectiveness in […]