Project: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Awards #1uMLK

Project: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Awards #1uMLK

On Sunday, January 15th I created this 4’x8′ chart in real-time for the AFL-CIO.  The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Civil & Human Rights Awards took place at the Hamilton in Washington, DC.  There were 8 award recipients, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and actor Jussie Smollett.

Graphic recording sketchnotes by Lisa Nelson, Washington, DC #1umlk

Graphic recording by Lisa Nelson for #1uMLK. The Hamilton, Washington, DC

I enjoyed working on this project for so many reasons.  One reason is because I come from a family of union workers. When award recipient, Carmen Perez, mentioned the 1199 union it made me smile.

Another reason I enjoyed this project was because of the program itself.  It was so rich with stories of ordinary people doing amazing things.

AFL-CIO Program for #1umlk, Washington, DC

I love this quote that was printed on the program.  It speaks to the labor movement and matched the occasion perfectly.

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I used pieces from the music selection, video segments, and stories from the honorees to make the chart a collage.

Click here to see a 15 second video of the complete chart.

Visual Notes from the Global Leadership Summit – Day 1

Visual Notes from the Global Leadership Summit – Day 1

All I can say is “Wow”.  I had to share my visual notes from the 2012 Global Leadership Summit (WCGLS).   Let me say it again, “Wow”.

This was my first summit with WCGLS and I can’t wait till the next one.  I attended the summit at my local church (First Baptist Church of Glenarden), which was a host site for the event.   The theme of the summit was “Lead Where You Are” and it applies to so many areas of life.  It doesn’t matter if you are a church leader, business owner, student, or volunteer.  We can all lead where we are.

I was so impressed with Bill Hybels.  Not only for delivering a powerful message but also for DOODLING.  That’s right.  In front of over 160,000 people, he illustrated “sowing more seeds” and made us laugh while doing it.  He drew a stick man, dots for seeds, and a scribbly tree on his flip chart.  Bill Hybels understands the power of visual thinking…Yay!  Gotta love that.

Look below and you will find my visual notes from Day 1 of  Bill Hybels, Jim Collins, and Craig Groeschel.

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Don’t miss my post Visual Quotes from the Global Leadership Summit – Day 2.

Resources & Affiliates

Too Busy Not to Pray
“Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybels was a part of my mother’s book collection and it’s one of my favorites on prayer.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
“Good to Great..” by Jim Collins gives sound business advice based on his research of great companies. This was a good read and I recommend it for any business owner.

What’s your biggest takeaway? What are you going to put into action? Leave a comment below.

Visual Quotes from The Global Leadership Summit – Day 2

Visual Quotes from The Global Leadership Summit – Day 2

Visual quotes from day 2 at the 2012 Global Leadership Summit (WCGLS).

On day 2, I tried something different.  Instead of visual notes, I am calling these visual quotes!  Here’s why.  I created images by choosing one powerful quote from 4  different sessions.  These words really resonated with me.  I even noticed the same quotes being tweeted (#wcgls, #wcagls) on Twitter.  So, I’m not the only one who found these gold nuggets.  Below are my visual quotes from Geoffrey Canada, Bill Hybels, and Pranitha Timothy.  Click the image to view larger size.

 

Global Leadership Summit - Geoffrey Canada - Remember who you are servingGlobal Leadership Summit - Bill Hybels

Global Leadership Summit - Pranitha TimothyGlobal Leadership Summit - Bill Hybels - The local church is the hope of the world

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wondering how I made these images? I created all images for Day 1 and Day 2 using my iPAD 2 and the Brushes drawing application.  For Day 1 images I used a Pogo stylus to draw.  For day 2, I skipped the stylus and just let my fingers do the drawing 😀

Don’t miss my post Visual Notes from the Global Leadership Summit – Day 1.

Resources & Affiliates

Too Busy Not to Pray
“Too Busy Not to Pray” by Bill Hybels was a part of my mother’s book collection and it’s one of my favorites on prayer.

Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America

Geoffrey Canada’s story of changing neighborhoods one block at time is amazing. He was so inspiring at the Global Leadership Summit and this book about his story is on my reading list.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In “Getting to Yes…” co-authored by William Ury shows you how to handle conflict and negotiate successfully.

Which of these powerful quotes resonate with you?  Comment below.

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