Tips & Tricks

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 […]

What Is Graphic Recording? A Quick Guide

What Is Graphic Recording? A Quick Guide

December 21, 2017

What Is Graphic Recording? Graphic recording is the real-time translation of conversations or presentations into text and pictures. Graphic recorders do three things simultaneously: they listen for key ideas, synthesize them, and document them in visual form. What is graphic recording? It gives meeting and conference attendees an opportunity to absorb content on a visual level. At ImageThink, our experienced graphic recorders use visual facilitation to reinforce themes, clarify complex problems, and move insight to action. The end result is a visual map of key insights that can be reflected on and shared post event. Check out some of these […]

Stick Out (In a Good Way): A Quick Guide to Engaging Event Attendees

Stick Out (In a Good Way): A Quick Guide to Engaging Event Attendees

July 10, 2017

  Take it from ImageThink: conference fatigue is real. Especially for those whose jobs require them to call tradeshow booths home, and whose commute time is marked not in subway stops, but by plane rides.   But the success of a business conference or trade show depends on its ability to stand apart, break expectations, and find moments of human connection amid the hustle and bustle. In corporate events, whether you’re hosting an internal conference or designing a tradeshow booth, it takes careful planning to make it a success. Here are a few ways we can help.     1) Go Viral […]

Strategy Session Success in 3 Simple Steps

Strategy Session Success in 3 Simple Steps

April 24, 2017

Getting geared up for a strategy session?   No matter what your industry, we know it takes a lot of time, energy, and resources to put a corporate strategy session together.  At ImageThink, we know how important it is to make the most of the time you have. After nearly 10 years of using visuals to facilitate strategy and brainstorm meetings, we’ve come to recognize the signs of success…and the hallmarks of wasted time.    Here are a few tips from our strategy consulting expertise to get you started on the right path:   1) Define Your Goals Up Front  Before […]

Drawing Big Ideas and Inspiration for People-Focused Execs at Viseo Talent Summit

Drawing Big Ideas and Inspiration for People-Focused Execs at Viseo Talent Summit

March 3, 2017

  ImageThink was a proud sponsor and creative partner with Viseo at their recent Talent Summit in Silicon Valley.   From designing their agenda as an insightful preview of the day’s sessions, to graphic recording the sessions themselves, our creative partnership was seamless from start to finish.     And, what innovative content that came out of the panel discussions! For a look and feel as forward-thinking as they are, Viseo turned to us for digital graphic recording, a seamless way to picture the big ideas of speakers from companies including AirBnB, Linkedin, Google, GoPro, TrueSearch, NEA, Tinder and more.  Even better? Because the […]

Stop by ImageThink’s table today at Viseo Talent Summit

Stop by ImageThink’s table today at Viseo Talent Summit

February 28, 2017

How will you get the most out of Viseo’s 2017 Talent Summit? Whether you’re a senior-level director or founder in need of talent management solutions or a talent professional lookingn for the latest best practices in human capital management, at  ImageThink, our goal is to help you get the most out of your Viseo summit experience. Here are a few ways to optimize your time today: 1) Stop by the ImageThink table today for a free notepad and pen Graphic recording isn’t just for the pros! Follow along with your own sketchnotes. Studies show that taking notes by hand helps […]