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Top tips for sketchnoting

Top tips for sketchnoting

So you've seen some sketchnoting online, bought a book on it or just thought to yourself, 'How cool. I wish I could do that'. I'm here to say 'Of course you can do that!' and here's how... With sketchnoting you listen, think and draw in real time. It may seem...

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Sketchnote: 5 Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Sketchnote: 5 Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Do ever feel that you’re going through the motions at work? That at times it feels like you spend most of your day fire fighting with little to show at the end of it? One way to gently dislodge yourself from this mode of working to consider the ways you can inject...

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How to use visual thinking at work

How to use visual thinking at work

Today I thought I’d share with you some of the many ways my clients are using visual thinking at work. I’ve had people say all sorts of things to me about visual thinking and its applications. From ‘I can see how L&D might use this but not anyone else in the...

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Dave’s story – the final instalment!

Dave’s story – the final instalment!

It's time for the fifth and final instalment of Dave Fardoe's story on how he used simple graphics to deal with his feelings and chart his story following a sudden change in life circumstances. Missed the previous instalments? You can read them here:Article 1 Out of...

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Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Lots of you commented on how how much you enjoyed seeing my Three Ways The Brain Creates Meaning sketchnote a few weeks back, so I thought I’d share another sketchnote with you today. This time the topic is mental health. Here I share with you some tips I gleaned from...

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Video: How to draw an elephant

Hello and welcome to this week’s Tuesday. Today I’ve done something for the first time ever. I recorded a ‘How to Draw’ video on my iPad. Yes, this week we’re learning how to draw...an elephant. Have you ever sensed an elephant in the room? Wondered if you should call...

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Guest Post: Good Days, Bad Days

Guest Post: Good Days, Bad Days

This week it's time for our fourth article by Dave Fardoe in our 'Simple Graphics as Therapy' series. Click here to find out what happened last time) The first walks were ok, I got my feet and pushed on, it went well.... Back home it was a huge relief to be out of...

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Sketchnote: Three ways the brain creates meaning

Sketchnote: Three ways the brain creates meaning

As I continue to learn, develop and tweak my digital drawing workflow and style this week I thought I’d share with you a recent sketchnote I did of a Ted talk given by Tom WUJEC in 2009 entitled ‘Three Ways The Brain Creates Meaning’ 1. Ventral Stream - this is the...

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Three quick ways to add drawings to your presentations

Three quick ways to add drawings to your presentations

Perhaps you've seen someone drawing live and thought 'I can never do that'. (Tip: You can) Or maybe you've thought about turning your PowerPoint presentations into a series of hand drawn flipcharts and just never got round to it.  Well here are three quick ways you...

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