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Nora Herting

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls - And How To Avoid Them

7 Brainstorm Pitfalls – And How To Avoid Them

November 28, 2016

Are you planning a brainstorming meeting or company strategy session? As graphic recorders and visual facilitators, we have participated in thousands of facilitated meetings across many industries. Whether you are a Fortune 500 company or a new startup; some things are universal when conducting an internal meeting. While you may be familiar with what can go wrong when meeting planning, ImageThinking allows us to see these 7 items as opportunities rather than pitfalls. 1. Your meeting prep consisted of scheduling a room, a video conference line, and catering  The only meeting planning was done by a senior exec admin. She’s got […]

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

ImageThink graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic Con

July 18, 2016

Did you know most people have a dormant super power? ImageThink graphic recording is happy to announce we will be presenting a workshop at San Diego Comic Con 2016 on Saturday July 23 from 4-5pm in Room 4. Nora Herting, Heather Willems and James Lake will share principles and exercises from our new book, Draw Your Big Idea. You can clarify your goals and attach actions to them using visual storytelling! We will bring out your inner graphic recording superhero! Purchase your copy of Draw Your Big Idea & bring your copy to the workshop!          See you at San Diego Comic Con 2016!

GISC Visual Leadership: Only Two Spots Left!

GISC Visual Leadership: Only Two Spots Left!

July 11, 2016

The GISC Visual Leadership workshop only has two spots left!  Held August 11-13 in beautiful Cape Cod, the visual leadership workshop will give participants the visual skill sets to become stronger leaders.     The first workshop since the release of Draw Your Big Idea, the GISC Visual Leadership event is an incredibly special opportunity to gain graphic recording insights and strategic tools from ImageThink cofounder and Draw Your Big Idea coauthor Nora Herting.   To get ready for the event, Nora answered some frequently asked questions about why visuals can be such a powerful leadership tool.   1) What are the key learnings you want attendees […]

Promoting Gender Equality, Creativity and VR: Our Collaboration with AOL at Cannes Lions 2016

Promoting Gender Equality, Creativity and VR: Our Collaboration with AOL at Cannes Lions 2016

July 5, 2016

The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity boasts 15,000 innovative advertising leaders, eight days of inspiring speakers, and some killer views. AOL Advertising’s Digital Prophet in residence, David Shing, invited ImageThink cofounders Nora Hertig and Heather Willems to create a graphic recording of the sessions and make their conference even more interactive. The content was captured in real-time & attendees were so engaged they rushed the stage to shoot video & pics, which became instantly shareable on social media. Speakers Who Define The Creative Ecosystem Every year, hundreds of experts from all over the world share their insights and experience […]

Draw Your Big Idea: Book Launch from ImageThink

Draw Your Big Idea: Book Launch from ImageThink

June 20, 2016

Our book Draw Your Big Idea is the ultimate productivity tool for you and/or your organization.  Written by ImageThink co-founders Nora Hertig and Heather Willems, the book has a ton of creativity exercises that will make your brainstorming session more successful, whether it’s just you or a room full of your colleagues. Join the online launch party this week, press & reviews have been pouring in and it’s quickly becoming a top inspirational business book… “Draw Your Big Idea is designed to turn your ideas into reality. Heather and Nora provide a fantastic process for capturing  great ideas in your […]

Happy Father's Day from ImageThink!

Happy Father’s Day from ImageThink!

June 19, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording wants to wish you all a happy Father’s Day! Enjoy our team’s reflections, memories, & stories… Gerald Anthony Willems Jr, by Heather When I was a kid, we answered the phone, “Willems Painting and Decorating, how may I help you?” My father was an entrepreneur and from him I learned many lessons that I apply to ImageThink everyday:   1) Always do your best. Quality first. 2) Be a leader in your field. Master your area of expertise. 3) Relationships matter. Maintain good relationships with your customers. If they like your work, others will hear about it. 4) Manage […]

Draw Your Big Idea: The Consumer Centric Approach

Draw Your Big Idea: The Consumer Centric Approach

June 13, 2016

Every business should be focused on their customers, but how do you act on becoming truly customer centric? In Draw Your Big Idea, one of our best books on innovation, we provide you the tools to map resources, hone your vision, and create action plans to send your ideas into the world.  But, before those plans can be put into action, there is another key element that must enter the fold: your customer! Graphic facilitation is a great way to create user stories, and we dedicated an entire chapter to Picturing Your Customer. Whether you’re planning to open a coffee shop or a tech start up, […]

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

Draw Your Big Idea: Your Legacy

June 6, 2016

If you live your life with purpose, how will you be remembered? While working on Draw Your Big Idea, we spent a lot of time looking at which exercises have helped our clients the most, and thinking about ways we could harness the power of those exercises in the form of a book to share with you all.   This post shares an exercise from Chapter 3: Declaring Your Purpose. Thinking about how you want to be remembered is an important step towards making decisions that add meaning and happiness to your life achievements. The Legacy Exercise is one step in this important, sometimes […]

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

GISC Visual Leadership Workshop

June 3, 2016

Are you looking to become a stronger leader this summer?  Do you want to gain the skills and toolsets to encourage participation in your organization, and facilitate focused discussions? Come to beautiful Cape Cod August 11-13 for the GISC Visual Leadership Program!  This leadership workshop is led by ImageThink co-founder, Nora Herting, and supported by GISC faculty Sky Freyss-Cole and Gwynne Guzzeau. In this intimate setting amongst other leaders you will learn strategic tools to help you: Clarify and Align Goals, Actions and Outcomes Increase the ability of your group to envision the future and to create a shared picture of what it looks like. Use visual tools to help your […]

Draw Your Big Idea: The Anti-Bucket List

Draw Your Big Idea: The Anti-Bucket List

June 1, 2016

Draw Your Big Idea graphic recording book comes out June 21st, and to celebrate it’s upcoming release, we’re sharing some of our favorite pages with you.  In a previous post, we showed you the Tool Belt exercise from chapter 2, which helps you start your entrepreneurial journey by identifying the skill sets you can draw on to realize your big idea.  In this next exercise, we want to explore how to clear the space and take the time to buckle down and get things done. While working on Draw Your Big Idea, sometimes we felt stretched in a million directions.  In addition to […]