2018 Re-Evaluating Your Values

2018 Re-Evaluating Your Values

The new year is a time to look back and look forward. Re-evaluating your values is a good exercise to prioritize what is important to you now. As life flows onward, our situations and values may change. I am going through this exercise now. I am re-evaluating my own personal […]

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Next Year’s Version of Your Own Awesome

Next Year’s Version of Your Own Awesome

“Tell me, what are you going to do with your one wild and precious life?” These are the words from Pulitzer Prize winning poet Mary Oliver. What a great quote to ponder after Thanksgiving when we reflect on all the things about which we are grateful and before the new […]

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Simplifying Complexity: The Thought Process Behind Creating a Graphic Recording of a Corporate Bonus Plan

Simplifying Complexity: The Thought Process Behind Creating a Graphic Recording of a Corporate Bonus Plan

“Sue, nobody understands how their bonus is paid. Could you draw it out and we’ll explain the plan using your graphic recording?” What a great project – because I didn’t understand the bonus plan either. Traditionally bonus plans are presented with text and grids on websites with numbers and possibilities. […]

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Graphic Recording and Listening Bias

Graphic Recording and Listening Bias

One of the most important skills a graphic recorder strives to develop is acute listening skills. This month I am examining listening biases. For those who remember the Simon and Garfunkel lyrics from “The Boxer” it says, “Still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest….” […]

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Can You See Creatively?

Can You See Creatively?

Is it the ‘tete-a-tete’ you need or just the goblet of wine? Pattern recognition is the ability of the human brain to identify and act upon patterns. The ability to see patterns and make loose associations enhances creativity and has also served as a survival function – like seeing that bear in […]

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Graphic Recording at the Comedy Works!

Graphic Recording at the Comedy Works!

GOT IT! Learning Designs (yours truly) had the pleasure of Graphic Recording for an audience of business owners at the Comedy Works! Fun to be on stage with Alan Wyngarden, who spoke about changing your life and controlling your destiny. Finding your WHY, your anchor. Think about your reason for […]

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Try this…

Feeling Overwhelmed? Try this…

Feeling overwhelmed? Even though it’s summer… and “the livin’ is easy’? This is a snippet from a graphic recording about veering off the main path and tripping into the pitfalls. There are many pitfalls that this graphic map depicts. This client needed to point to the pitfalls of thinking you […]

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