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Explanation videos by German firm Explanideo in Munich

In Journal on January 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine

In Journal on January 14, 2013 at 8:53 am
This cuts half the time and twice the work in uploading sketchnotes!

The Evernote Smart Notebook by Moleskine is the first paper notebook
specifically designed to bring your physical notes to your Evernote
account. Notes from your Evernote Smart Notebook can even be tagged
and organized in your Evernote account automatically, using the
included Smart Stickers and Evernote’s new Page Camera feature for
iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.


Graphic Recording BUSINESS Boot Camp with Michelle Boos-Stone

In Journal on January 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

DATES: February 21 – 23, 2013
LOCATION: Orange County, California

There are "6  Areas of Practice" we'll be covering during Business Boot Camp:
1.  Graphic Recording Logistics
2.  Running Your Business
3.  Branding, Marketing and Selling Graphic Recording…and YOU!
4.  Exceptional Client Engagement:  How to Collaboratively Partner With Your Clients
5.  Growing Your Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
6.  Growing Your Content Knowledge and Professional Business Acumen
Details at GRBBC.COM

Tagtool: An iPad Animation Instrument

In Journal on January 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm
from Lynn Kearny:

Here is a whole new level of live visual performance- music, create-as-you-go animated graphics, and all!  Sent along by Tim Thomson, creator of LoopyCam, the Space Palette, and other innovations.

Tagtool had always been something unique; its creators described it as “a performative visual instrument used on stage and on the street … a VJ tool, a creative video game, or an intuitive way of creating animation.”

More: [the new, official site] [the original, DIY tool]

Dottie’s Diningroom Table LIVES

In Journal on December 25, 2012 at 10:36 am

Merry Christmas, all.

Peace, Soul & Healing to You, My Brothers!

In Journal on December 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm

I  am thinking of all of you, my brothers in arms.

Only you, the other survivors of this shipwreck no me as I am… washed up on the bbeach after the storm, looking for life again.

Be gentle to yourselves, my brothers.
Be brave.
Be you.
Continue to be the creators of you own lives.

– Pete

PS. My mantra for 2013 is:

"Man the f_ _k up!"

What's yours?

Registration Open for IFVP 2013 in NYC

In Journal on December 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

Connect with peers. Get some one-on-one time with a mentor. Discover what new trends will affect you and your clients. Find out how to improve your marketing and your business. Have fun at the Graphic Jam. Play with tools and techniques you haven’t tried before.

A Gift List for Visual Thinkers from Image Think

In Journal on December 18, 2012 at 9:35 am
The dynamic duo at Image Think (Nora Herting & Heather Willems) have put together a wonderful list of gifts for visual thinkers, doodlers and budding sketch-noters on your gift list.

The Sketchnote Handbook: the illustrated guide to visual note taking

ROCKETPICS – an iPhone App for Visualizing Keywords and Concepts

In Journal on December 17, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Check out the new visualization app ROCKETPICS created by Manuala Bernard, founder of Sprachmuster in Germany

For graphic facilitators to re-draw the images on paper—and presenters who want to bring their presentations to life—this iPhone version allows you to: 

  • Look up icons and visualizations with keywords in English or German
  • Enter a word in the search field, and you will be provided with visuals that might fit your needs.
  • Browse the categories (e.g. characters & emotions) and be inspired
  • Export the images to dropbox or other apps
  • Send images to your e-mail inbox

For an easy handling and smooth integration in Powerpoint presentations and other documents the pictures come as transparent pngs.

(Now available for iPhones via iTunes. More complex iPad version coming soon!)

Visualisierung – Ziele & Nutzen. Manuela Bernard zeigt, was man mit Bildern machen kann, wie sie das Lernen und Erinnern unterstützen und dabei noch unterhalten. Powerpoint & Flipchart, Pointer & Marker, Bild & Text – starke Partner, die einander ergänzen. In Präsentationen, Vorträgen, Workshops, Trainings, Kundengesprächen, World Cafés, Moderationen u.v.m. 

Kick Off to TEDxJNJ in NJ

In Journal on December 12, 2012 at 7:36 am