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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....

3 Super Simple Techniques to Take Better Notes

3 Super Simple Techniques to Take Better Notes

If you’re a modern professional, odds are you attend a lot of meetings. A lot of meetings. And if you’re an effective modern professional, you probably take notes. A lot of notes. If you’re like most workplace note-takers, your notes are dense, wordy lines upon...

Want to Learn Better? Just Draw It!

Want to Learn Better? Just Draw It!

I am not a scientist or a researcher. I’m an entrepreneur and a creative—specializing in the field of visual learning. So when I come across amazing science and research about visual learning, I celebrate. After all, the hard science underpins everything our business...

5 Reflections on 5 Years

5 Reflections on 5 Years

Today the Sketch Effect is celebrating its fifth year in business! To honor this big milestone, I’d like to do two things: First, check out this Graphic Recording we made to visualize some important events and key moments in our company’s short but exciting...

A Board Game for the Living Room… and the Conference Room

A Board Game for the Living Room… and the Conference Room

Did you know there’s a board game out there that will not only make your next game night awesome, but will also make you more effective in the workplace? Playing this party game will give you thrills in the living room and skills in the conference room. …a game that...