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Why work visually?

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, July 9, 2012, In : Graphic recording 
If you or your shareholders need a little coaxing into the world of working visually, please look at this. My mentor, Christina Merkley, of Make Mark in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has been doing this visual work for years and she's amazing. Her newsletter here highlights ways that visual work is beneficial and useful - more than just pretty pictures!

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UofK Morning session

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Graphic recording 

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Event at the University of Kentucky

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Graphic recording 
Last week I spent the day with the University of Kentucky in Lexington with the state extension program's all-school conference. The topic was "Struggles in the Commonwealth: A Family Systems Approach." The first half of the day included an overview of Kentucky families right now - from demographics to food habits. The second half of the day offered breakout sessions on nine topics. I'll post a shot of the visualization.

An interesting thing happened at this conference. At the end of the day,...
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Seedlings 2020

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, April 4, 2011, In : Q&A 
Last week I participated in a local networking event with the Seed 2020. I presented my graphic recording business and copywriting services to a group of 20 or so small business people. There were a few questions asked and I thought I would share the answers here:

Question: You talk about "experience teams." What does that mean?
Answer: At a former job with a Fortune 500 company, my group's work was to visually represent experiences with the company in the form of a map. So we would say, "Hi, C...
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My faves: Painters Tape

Posted by Sara Thompson on Sunday, January 30, 2011, In : My faves 
I know there are fancy adhesives out there but I really rely on that plain old 3M blue painter's tape. For about $5 a roll, you can't beat the price and you can have fat or skinny tape. Last week, I tried using some high-falutin' yellow "artist's tape" which had me running from one end of the paper to the other as it let go of the wall. Granted, it was a cold window, not a wall, but my blue painter's tape saved the day. I've used more expensive white artist's tape, too, but the blue really is...
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My faves: Mr. Sketch

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, January 17, 2011, In : My faves 
Every artist has a weapon of choice when it comes to her toolbox. I have always been picky about my pens, and that's another blog post, but for graphic recording, I love my Mr. Sketch markers. Here's why:

1. CHEAP cheap cheap. Some day I will upgrade to the fancy refillable markers, but until then, my friend Mr. Sketch is coming with me to all my gigs. Also, any office supply store sells them for less than $10 a pack. If you lose some or have to replace them, it isn't a big deal.
2. Great inkin...
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Workshop Fun with the Seed 2020

Posted by Sara Thompson on Thursday, January 13, 2011,
Awesome night last night! The Seed 2020 hosted a panel of experts on small business marketing. The Seed 2020 is a local small business networking group lead by the Answer Maven herself, Constance Ard, Stephen E. Arnold, and Keisha Mabry. We've begun meeting at Workshop, Stephanie Ringer and Jessie Bunn's answer to boring conference rooms and meeting spaces. It is always a great time - speed networking, presentations on helpful small business issues, and a room conducive to creativity.

Panelis...
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What is graphic recording?

Posted by Sara Thompson on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : Graphic recording 
Check out this video - we explain what graphic recording is!

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