Project: Highlights From #TedxHerndon

Project: Highlights From #TedxHerndon

On Saturday, May 6th, I had the honor of being a Community Partner for TedxHerndon.  Tedx events are local Ted style talks that are independently managed and driven by the community.

What an awesome experience to see speakers like the legendary Nikki Giovanni, Kwame Alexander and so many others. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Aron Teo Lee, who is also a TedxHerndon veteran speaker.

For this event, I listened to 18 different talks and prepared the charts ahead of time.  I created the 18 hand drawn charts in my studio.  The last step was to construct tower displays in the lobby for attendees.

Here are some of the pictures from the event!

TedxHerndon Graphic Recording Sketchnotes See In Colors

TedXHerndon Entrance

TedxHerndon Graphic Recording Sketchnotes Lisa Nelson

Yep, this tower I made is taller than me!

Graphic Recording Sketchnotes #TedxHerndon

9 different talks displayed in a tower.

Graphic Recording Sketchnotes #TedxHerndon Speakers , Aron Teo Lee, Andrew Tufano, Signe Friedrichs

Graphic Recording Sketchnotes #TedxHerndon

Attendees stop to reflect and take in the content

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Project: #APLUincludes Summit & Diversity in STEM Professorate

Project: #APLUincludes Summit & Diversity in STEM Professorate

Did you know that only 8% of under represented minorities are STEM professors at 4 year institutions? 

Well, I was excited to have a chance to make an impact and be a part of the APLU Includes Summit this week.  The summit was focused on STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) pathways and diversity in the professorate.

Believe it or not, my background is in Information Technology. Before I started on this artistic path, most of my working life had been around coding, testing, and applications. Yep… it’s true!

I was hired by The Value Web to join their team and provide graphic recording and facilitate a smooth process for attendees. Our team was all about service and “making things easy” for attendees with facilitation and high impact visuals. It was a great experience working side by side with a top notch team.  Team work makes the dream work!

Here are some pictures from the event. I can’t wait until next year, I really enjoyed the energy and ideas from the participants. Change is possible!

APLU Summit Participants

Plenary Session for Day 1 of the #APLUIncludes Summit

Plenary Session for Day 1 of the #APLUIncludes Summit

Live Graphic Recording

Signage helps attendees to remember the hashtag and to share photos

Posters display the objective of the round robin breakout session

Final Wrap up for Day 2, all done!

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The Power of a Thank You Letter

The event you planned is over.  Whew!

But…now you are trying to figure out, how to keep engagement going with your attendees.

Sending a thank you letter is a quick and effective way to do it.  This is how one of my clients kept the conversation going after their Women In Government Contracting Conference.

It’s a short video with big impact, click the image below to watch.

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How to Draw a Book in 5 Easy Steps #NationalSchoolLibrarianDay

How to Draw a Book in 5 Easy Steps #NationalSchoolLibrarianDay

April 4th is National School Librarian Day.  Let’s give librarians a round of applause and celebrate them with visual thinking.

When you think of a librarian, what image comes to mind.  Books pop into my mind.

Here is a quick lesson on how to draw a book in 5 easy steps.  Give it a shot.

how to draw a book - visual thinking - graphic recording

Icons like this can help build your visual vocabulary.  Of course you can use this icon to draw tons of concepts.  For example a book can represent learning, school, teacher, research, and so much more.  And several books together can make a library!

Can you think of more ideas a book icon can represent?  I’d love to hear it.

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Project: Women In Government Contracting Conference

Project: Women In Government Contracting Conference

Last week I had the privilege of graphic recording the Howard County Chamber of Commerce – Women In Government Contracting Conference.   This one day conference was held at the Doubletree Hotel in Columbia, MD and featured top women in leadership, business, and government contracting.

During this conference See In Colors provided graphic recording for the morning, lunchtime keynote sessions and 2 break out sessions.  Speakers included:

  • Marissa Levin, CEO, Successful Culture
  • Kimberly Ellis Taylor, Global Accounting Strategy Director, Oracle
  • Timothy Schmitt, Aronson Capital Partners
  • Gloria Larkin, TargetGov

The speakers were awesome and the content was priceless!  Take a look at the visual summaries below.

Graphic recording, See In Colors Corporate Sponsor

See In Colors, Corporate Sponsor.  Looks familiar? Hey, that’s me!

Graphic recording for WIGC Conference, Columbia MD, Marissa Levin

Marissa Levin, “Own Your Outcome”.  Loved how she structured her talk.

WIGC Conference Graphic Recording Sketchnotes Kimberly Ellison-Taylor

Kimberly Ellison-Taylor brought her “A” Game!, “Winning with Your A Game”. and HCCC President, Leonardo McCarty.

WIGC Conference Graphic Recording Sketchnotes Gloria Larkin

Gloria Larkin, “New Trends and Updated Tactic for Effective Govt Business Development”.  Gloria shared valuable tips to make you stand out.

WIGC Conference Graphic Recording Sketchnotes Aronson Capital Partners

“Value Enhancing Strategies for Govt. Contractors”, Aronson Capital Partners.  Timothy Schmitt brought the strategies and the numbers to back it up.

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