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How to Plan an Event in 2020: Tips for Better Engagement

How to Plan an Event in 2020: Tips for Better Engagement

Without question, in-person event planning has been dramatically affected this year, and the event industry has been rocked. Around 87% of business event professionals say they have canceled events this year because of COVID-19, according to PCMA research.  Some...

The Best Tech in 2020 for Planning an Event

The Best Tech in 2020 for Planning an Event

In 2020, it’s rare to attend an in-person meeting or an event that hasn't been dramatically altered by COVID-19. With the current climate of the global pandemic, just about anything that can be moved online has been.  For upcoming events, things can be tricky to plan...

How to Hire and Maximize a Virtual Sketch Artist

How to Hire and Maximize a Virtual Sketch Artist

If you find yourself hosting or attending virtual events, you’ve undoubtedly bumped into a few challenges, such as: How do you increase audience engagement…when distraction is a click away? How do you create alignment…when people are divided by a screen? How do you...

The Power of Listening When it’s Needed Most

The Power of Listening When it’s Needed Most

As people in our nation and those around the world come to grips with the realities of racism, one important idea (among many) has emerged: The importance of listening. No matter the topic, when complex, difficult, or emotional issues arise, it’s critical to assume a...

Why Animated Video is the Antidote to these Remote Work Woes

Why Animated Video is the Antidote to these Remote Work Woes

Here we are, two months into this bizarre season of quarantine. If you are like most corporate professionals, you’ve settled into a new normal of remote work life. Hopefully you’ve figured out your best work-from-home rhythms to stay as healthy, positive, and...

How to Work From Home (A Visual Guide)

How to Work From Home (A Visual Guide)

Working from home sounds fun, right? You can sleep in a bit later, work in your favorite SpongeBob PJs, attend virtual meetings on your couch, and crush your work while avoiding the distractions of a modern office environment. What could go wrong? Well, if you’re like...

Four Pain Points of a Virtual Meeting

Four Pain Points of a Virtual Meeting

Never thought you’d be in so many virtual meetings, did you? Well, here we are. We’re now a few weeks into our disrupted professional context, and I’m guessing you have all been in more than your fair share of virtual meetings, webinars, webcasts, video conference...

3 Ways to Keep a Remote Team Engaged

3 Ways to Keep a Remote Team Engaged

If you’re like most of us, the development of COVID-19 is making you dramatically reconsider how and where you work. One solution that a lot of big teams are implementing is going totally remote.   As more and more teams work from home and conduct business virtually,...

Three Expectations that are Transforming Communication

Three Expectations that are Transforming Communication

Humans have been communicating for thousands and thousands of years. Whether through unintelligible grunts around a prehistoric campfire or with a 1000+ page book of mind-numbing prose, people have important stuff to share. That hasn’t changed and will probably never...

Our Three Favorite Books for Beginning Graphic Recorders

Our Three Favorite Books for Beginning Graphic Recorders

If you love to sketch, love ideas and love people, Graphic Recording or Live Sketching might be the perfect job for you. Or, if you’re already happily employed but still interested in the world of visual communication, you might want to consider Sketch Notes (or...

Your Company Meeting Needs a Live Artist (4 Reasons Why)

Your Company Meeting Needs a Live Artist (4 Reasons Why)

Think back to your company’s most recent meeting. (Maybe you’re in the middle of one now…in which case, pay attention!) All joking aside, most meetings aren’t that fun. In your average company meeting, most of us fall into two camps: Camp 1: You’re there, but you’re...

5 Reasons Why Digital Sketching is Awesome

5 Reasons Why Digital Sketching is Awesome

We live in an increasingly digital world where information is always right at our fingertips. We expect it to be fast, high quality, and convenient. Perhaps more than anything, our digital world means more and more information is being presented in a visual format....