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April 24, 2014

Drawing inspiration: How we learn from doodling

Ever since I can remember I have been a doodler. I scribbled pictures during class, drew patterns while on the phone, and of course, wrote my name in hearts when I thought I met the one.

But I hadn’t given much thought to the profound impact doodling has on engagement and knowledge retention until a few weeks ago, when my colleague caught me in the act during an important meeting.

My face reddened, and I tried to play it off as taking notes. But my drawings eventually sparked a conversation about doodling, learning and everything in between. Continue reading

January 29, 2014

Dreaded Conference Calls

Have you ever had one of those days where you go from conference call to conference call? I’m sure you have. You might even be reading this blog post while on a conference call. This is the virtual world we live in. This is how we conduct meetings, make important decisions and reach our goals. But I wouldn’t be the first person to say that sometimes conference calls are pretty painful, with lost connections, late arrivals and people talking over each other. By the end of it, your brain is frazzled and you become overwhelmed trying to remember what was discussed, what you were assigned and how you’re going to get everything done.

We’ve all been there.

The other day I stumbled upon one of the best YouTube videos of all time. It’s a comedy sketch by Tripp and Tyler in which they act out a conference call in real life. If you haven’t watched it, I highly recommend you carving out a few minutes to do so right now. 

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