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September20

Three Easy Steps to Graphic Recording Success

The number one question I get when I’m engaged in graphic recording or visual note-taking is: “OMG, how do you do that!?” (Usually with that “OMG” at the start of the question.)   So, for all of those curious folks out there… this is a short-and-sweet description of how I do it!   I listen
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September14

Rock Star Pancakes and other Graphic Recording Revelations

Revelation #1: I Believe in a Higher Power. The easiest way to get me praying is to have me hang two 35’ hand-drawn murals on textured walls with glossy paint jobs… the night before an event! (Please don’t fall, please let the tape hold… please don’t fall, please let the tape hold… If you have
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September08

The Possibilities in Simply Stirring the Pot

Do you remember the story of “Stone Soup?” Some hungry travelers come to a village, carrying nothing more than an empty pot. The villagers are unwilling to share any of their food stores with the visitors, as they don’t even have enough for themselves. The travelers fill the pot with water, drop a large stone
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August30

Want to Stand in Your Strength? Lose the Trash Talk

You may have heard of this exercise: ask someone to hold their arm out to their side and try to keep it up while you push down on it. Odds are, the person will keep their arm up fairly easily.   Then you look at the person and say negative things about them: “you’re never
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June05

Engaging the Back of the Classroom

So the other day I did eight back-to-back (to-back… ) graphic recording sessions for a high school teen summit. And I noticed something interesting.   Remember when you were in high school? In any setting, there were the kids that sat in the front – those kids that wanted to engage and asked a lot
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