Keynote Speaking

Inspire en Masse

Nora Herting inspires and engages global audiences with her compelling evangelism of visual leadership. Armed with neuroscientific evidence, visual theory, and amazing illustrations, Nora will have attendees on their feet and drawing in no time. Her talks are also supported with real time graphic recording by one of our visual strategists.

Nora Herting, Founding CEO of ImageThink and keynote speaker

Nora Herting

A pioneer of visual strategy, Nora is passionate about expanding peoples’ definition of creativity and believes the best way to meet the demands of business today is to take a visual approach that blends strategic thinking and creative expression. 

Nora’s skill and impact with businesses, and her own entrepreneurial prowess founding ImageThink has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fox Business, Entrepreneur and INC. 

She leads a compelling conversation around the power of visual leadership as a catalyst for personal and organizational change. As a sought-after keynote speaker and thought leader, Nora has inspired global audiences her creative keynotes at Cannes Lions, SXSW Interactive, The Atlantic Ideas Fesitval, and WBENC 

Nora’s first book, Draw Your Big Idea, has inspired thousands to think visually and access their own creativity.

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ImageThink CEO delivering Keynote at WBENC 2019 in Baltimore Maryland in front of one of her own ImageBoards.

Visual Leadership


Use Visuals to Drive Organizational Change

Clear communication inside any organization is a key to its success. But what if the message, task, or vision is too big to convey with words? That’s what this talk is all about. Nora founded ImageThink with the goal of helping hundreds of organizations like NASA, Google, or LinkedIn use visuals as tools to communicate and collaborate. With this talk, she inspires audiences to use visuals in brand storytelling, to express complex ideas, or take an initiative from conception to launch.

Nora shares how she helps leaders and employees overcome common myths about creativity

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How Can Leaders Promote Creativity within Teams?


When people think of art and creativity, running a Fortune 50 company isn’t the first association they have in mind. Yet, the most successful leaders know that promoting creativity and creative thinking is essential to win in business. In this talk, full of creative brainstorming techniques, Nora shares how she helps leaders and employees overcome common myths about creativity and debunk the biases against art in business. As a result, companies experience a flow of new ideas, challenge the status quo, and naturally encourage true out-of-box thinking. She’ll give real examples, real case studies, and step-by-step exercises.

ImageThink meeting facilitator Nora Herting


How to Think Like an Artist at Work

Tenacity, passion, vision, tolerance for ambiguity… These are just a few of the qualities that business leaders look for in top candidates. As a fine art photographer and former art professor, Nora brings a unique insight to the world of business: you should be hiring more artists. She’s seen countless businesses transformed after their executives opened their minds to a more visual way of thinking. This talk is designed to teach audiences (and executive leadership) to think like an artist for their businesses, as well sharing her own techniques and ImageThink’s trademarked methodology.

Keynote Speaking Services Results

ImageThink founder and CEO Nora Herting offering meeting facilitation to a client
  • Inspire audiences and get attendees ENGAGED!
  • Learn new skills and gain a new perspective.
  • Witness the power of visuals as a thinking and communicating tool in real time!
  • Learn to use some of the very same techniques and frameworks as our visual strategists.
  • Invite audience questions, host a fireside chat, or capture a panel discussion visually.

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“Nora’s visualization at the end was amazing – keep doing that for future customer interactions, because I’ve never seen that before and was a cool way to end the session.”

We just wrapped the first day of the advisory board and wanted to share some high level feedback on the graphic image – all around powerful. Takeda was especially please with the participants reactions!

Here are just two quotes from the participants:

“Phenomenal and right to the point. Never seen this laid out like this.”

“I have not cried since my diagnosis until today. Strange how one illustration brought it all out. Lots of virtual hugs.”

The image assets were outstanding and will be great artifact for our Product Managers moving forward.

Our campus constituents are very excited about the work that has taken place between JSU and ImageThink. So much so that departments are still asking about the services and how they can use the services. I make a referral at least once a week and sometimes more.

In my opinion, one of the most exciting things that occurs in the life of a scientist is the ability to start their own research laboratory. In some ways it is like starting a business, in that you have to not only have the idea and have to find investors (i.e. funding), but then you also have to recruit bright and talented individuals that not only share in your vision, but also help you evolve to answer some of the most pressing questions and give those answers back to the lay community.

As such, I started my research laboratory at USC in 2016 with the goal of helping uncover risk and resilience factors in brain development using neuroimaging techniques. In just four years we have been successful and have grown in many ways with various funded projects. But as we started this year, I wanted a way for our team to align in our big ideas and really solidify our mission. In addition, I wanted us to be able to improve our ability to communicate what we study and why we study brain risk and resilience in children and adolescents to a larger audience without all the scientific jargon. Through a series of thoughtful meetings, ImageThink allowed for us to not only verbalize and visualize our united efforts, but also enhance our creativity and we had fun in the process!

Dr. Megan Herting, PhDBehavioral Neuroscientist, lab director
  • Cannes Lions
  • ifvp
  • Inc.
  • Ogilvy
  • SXSW
  • The New Yorker
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Today

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best topics for a keynote speaker at a conference or trade show?

Nora Herting has found that her topics on visual leadership, creative brainstorming, and the value of hiring an artist are all crowd pleasers at major events. Diving into the history and neuropsychology of visual communications, and invoking audience participation make her keynotes frequently the highest rated sessions at any event.

How do you engage attendees at a conference or trade show?

When ImageThink Founding CEO Nora Herting speaks at your event, we always support her engagements with live graphic recording by one of our visual strategists, and also offer the crowd opportunities to ask questions, and participate in fun visual games and activities that encourage full-brain thinking, inspire creativity, and are always memorable.

How much does it cost?

At ImageThink, our rate card varies depending on each speaking or training engagement, as every one is unique. Get in touch to discuss how we can help bring your biggest ideas to the surface and we’ll provide you with a custom quote.

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