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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...

4 Tips to Become a Better Listener

4 Tips to Become a Better Listener

Of all the skills that could change the world—I mean literally change the world—I truly believe that one skill rises to the top: Listening. Listening improves our relationships. It increases our effectiveness in the workplace. It leads to cooperation. It builds people...

One Technique to Achieve Your Goal Faster

One Technique to Achieve Your Goal Faster

Time for a check in! It’s July, which means we are now half-way through the year. That’s right, people…the year is 50% done. If you’re a “New Year’s Resolution” kind of person, reflect on the last six months and the goals you set for 2018. How are they going? Have you...

What Millennials and Cavemen Have In Common

What Millennials and Cavemen Have In Common

Ok, I realize that question could open a big can of worms, so I’ll just get straight to the point.Millennials, much like their prehistoric cavemen brethren, are experts at communicating ideas through pictures. They are proficient in visual communication. We’ve all...

One Simple Way to Save Your Next Sales Pitch

One Simple Way to Save Your Next Sales Pitch

Picture this: You’ve got a sales meeting coming up with an incredible, high value prospect. In fact, if you land this client, it would be a game-changing, perhaps career-changing deal. You have just one hour…one precious, valuable hour on your prospect’s busy...

How to Avoid These 3 Common Meeting Pitfalls

How to Avoid These 3 Common Meeting Pitfalls

You think you attend a lot of meetings? At the Sketch Effect, we get paid to attend meetings! Since our founding in 2013, we have attended hundreds of client events, seminars, conferences, summits, workshops and other corporate gatherings to provide our Live Sketching...