It’s exciting to see art, culture and community development come together. That’s exactly what happened at NeighborWorks America #DCNTI. The agenda was interactive and creative. See In Colors supported the conference by drawing visual notes real time (graphic recording) for attendees. This convening was held on December 14, 2017 at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel in Washington, DC.
Click on the image below to watch the quick video of visual notes.
Creative Introduction with Holly Bass and local artist playing the drums.
Panel discussion on funding sources
Our closing for the day was a community poem created by all participants. As the poem was read aloud, I listened and captured some of the highlights in this graphic recording. I loved seeing the creativity throughout the day, because “out of the box” thinking is how we move toward new ideas and solutions.
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We recently finished up an awesome project with OCLC for their annual meeting at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.. See In Colors provided graphic recording for hundreds of attendees. OCLC is a global library cooperative whose members are librarians, researchers, and pioneers. Check out the video for a recap of the visual summaries.
Lots and lots of drawing!
Attendees took a poll on 1 word that summarizes the future. When the results came on the screen, I drew this picture for the word INNOVATIVE.
I loved working with the OCLC team. They were created an interactive atmosphere and leveraged all the power of visual communications.
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Did you know October is National Cyber Security Month?
The news is filled with stories about cyber attacks, data breaches, identity theft, viruses, lions, tigers and bears, oh my!
It can get a bit overwhelming. I remember my former employer would periodically test us to ensure we were following security guidelines. Yes…. we were tested. Information is valuable and you pay a heavy price when you don’t keep it secure.
The topic of Cyber Security reminded me of a great talk I heard by Alex Schoof at TedxHerndon. See In Colors was a community sponsor for TedxHerndon and I had the opportunity to draw these visual notes (graphic recording) based on his talk.
Take precautions to keep your data safe and secure. It may take an extra step, but it’s always worth it.
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What happens when you are running a meeting or a workshop and the group starts to stray away from the agenda?
Maybe someone mentions a topic and another person jumps in to add their thoughts. Before you know it, the entire group is now discussing something outside the scope of your meeting. I have seen this happen time and time again. And so have you right? When I am supporting a facilitator with graphic recording, I always offer to create a Parking Lot for the meeting.
The Parking Lot is a placeholder for capturing ideas that should be followed up at a later date outside of the meeting. It keeps your meeting on course and it shows the contributor that you acknowledge their idea/concern.
Here is a quick video that explains how to use the technique.
What’s your favorite method for keeping meetings on track? I’d love to hear it.
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