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What’s it like to see your entire webinar or lecture come to life, VISUALLY, before your eyes? That’s what @Dr. Susan Bernstein got to experience when she first saw this time lapse video of me live-capturing her webinar, “Skyrocket Your Credibility & Influence at Work,” with graphic recording. For some people, the pictures are everything. […]

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I recorded a talk by @drsusanbernstein today. That was fun! . . . #visualfacilitation #graphicfacilitation #visualnotes #graphicrecording #sketchnotes #sketchnote #sketchnoting #sketchnotearmy #graphicrecorder #visualthinking #neulandmarkers

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This went out with today’s LinkedIn post: #weekendwisdom “We are visual creatures. Visual things stay put, whereas sounds fade.” -Steven Pinker . #creativity #visualthinking #innovation #engagement #visualfacilitation #graphicfacilitation #visualnotes #graphicrecording #sketchnotes #sketchnote #sketchnoting #sketchnotearmy #graphicrecorder #neulandmarkers

The post Snapshot from My Studio: May 19, 2019 at 09:26AM appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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The drawing that accompanied today’s LinkedIn post. Making ideas (in this case, statistics!) visible. 🖍 It gives me great joy to turn statistics into art! 😅 🖍 It gives me great pleasure to figure out how to draw concepts in order to illustrate business-y things! I get to turn what would otherwise feel pretty dry […]

The post Snapshot from My Studio: May 17, 2019 at 10:37AM appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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I’ve been having fun making ideas visible, creating graphic illustrations to accompany my LinkedIn posts. This one says: Blindness to unknowns leads to overconfidence, which leads to poor decisions. The solution: focus on unknowns! I elaborate in the text post—the visual and the text are designed to complement each other, just like a sketchnote or […]

The post Snapshot from My Studio: May 15, 2019 at 09:49AM appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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Just this morning you used countless innovations that only exist because someone asked two little words: “What if..?” When you ask that question, you’re in the space of curiosity, the portal to creativity. When we follow our curiosity, we ARE creativity, and that’s the route to innovation. • In 1948, Jonas Salk asked “What if […]

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This is the end result from my latest time lapse video (sneak peek coming soon!) 🖍 Likes: -I really like my Mac computer 😊 -You can’t tell this from this photo, but I’m proud of myself for doing this one at the wall *without* putting any sketch marks up there first, which has been my […]

The post Snapshot from My Studio: May 12, 2019 at 05:23PM appeared first on Living A Creative Life with Melissa Dinwiddie.

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In case you’ve ever wondered, this is what an hour of graphic recording looks like when condensed into 60 seconds. A scribe doesn’t need expertise in your industry to visually capture your meeting or event (though in this case I did know a bit about what the speaker, @Vanessa Van Edwards, was talking about, but […]

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There’s an easy fix anytime you’re feeling creatively blocked, though you may not like the answer. Just start. Anywhere! That’s Guidepost #5 from my book, The Creative Sandbox Way™, and it’s the one I turn to the most frequently when I’m feeling stuck. If I’m working on a new workshop design. Or a keynote. Or […]

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If you want people to remember what happens in your meetings, text-only won’t cut it. And your PowerPoints won’t help, either—sorry! What’s the answer? Researchers report that people retain around 65% of what they see and only 15% of what they hear, but 80% if combined. And when the information is drawn before their eyes […]

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