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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 […]

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

Why a Little Friendly Internal Competition Leads to Innovation

October 17, 2016

Are you struggling to bring innovative conference ideas to your industry? ImageThink supports Fortune 50 companies’ strategy sessions every year, and we’ve found a key theme among them is: a need for innovation. Where Does Innovation Ideas Come From? Great work takes innovative ideas, and organizations cannot passively wait for the muse to visit them. Our innovation workshop ideas comes from ImageThinking and a proactive use of the two C’s: Collaboration and Creativity. Collaboration, because a radically fresh perspective will lead to new ideas. All the creative industries use this technique; from jazz musicians to the original Looney Tunes animators. […]

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

San Diego Comic-Con Recap

August 3, 2016

ImageThink graphic recording presented a Draw Your Big Idea graphic recording workshop at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. Co-founder Heather Willems walked attendees through exercises to help them achieve their goals with drawing. The turnout was exceptional, the passion of the group was infectious. Senior Graphic Recorder James Lake created real-time visualizations of the discussion as it unfolded. We started our graphic recording workshop with a brief history of ImageThink, including Heather’s story of starting out as a waitress & eavesdropping on her customer’s conversations. She found out she was a great listener & turned her napkin notes into murals, someone saw them & told her […]