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Bree Sanchez
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
Our new podcast, NibSqueak, is now available on iTunes! We'll bring you ideas from the world of graphic facilitation—DIY visuals you can use to brainstorm, design, learn, collaborate, communicate, and get stuff done. In this first episode, co-host John Colaruotolo and I explore how a simple visual model can help a project team dramatically improve their meetings and move forward.
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Kathy Clemons
Monday, December 28, 2015
Insights
This is the time of year when we reflect on the year that is closing and make promises to ourselves about what we want to be different next year. We try new things, re-commit to being better, and seek out ideas and approaches to make improvements in our lives.As someone who works long hours, travels often, and values social and family involvement, I think a lot about time management. This recently caught my eye:The piece highlights the importance of creating and...
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Bree Sanchez and John Colaruotolo
Monday, December 21, 2015
The NibSqueak Podcast
NibSqueak is our brand new podcast about using visuals to work better. We're your hosts, John Colaruotolo and Bree Sanchez. We are both seasoned facilitators, graphic facilitators, scribes, designers, visual nerds, and Collective Nexters.
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Matt Saiia
Thursday, December 17, 2015
Insights
CEO Matt Saiia was recently asked to speak and facilitate a session on Creativity at an industry conference. The following essay is adapted from his talk. Imagine that you’re in a very well-appointed office suite and you are meeting someone for the first time. This person is the President of a major business, and you have been invited to her office because she is seeking your help. She has heard good things about your work and she has very high expectations....
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Kris Henry
Monday, December 7, 2015
Ways of Working
A pair of gloves. A toy guitar. Passes to the science museum. These are just a few of the things on the holiday wish list provided to me by REACH, a Waltham, MA-based organization that serves survivors of domestic violence. For the third consecutive year, my colleagues and I are coming together to provide a few nice things to a few of REACH's families in the spirit of the holidays. We have a deep appreciation for good facilitation around here. REACH does a stellar job facilitating a Holiday Gift Program that provides support to over 200 families each year. REACH invites survivors they work with to participate, and ask them to provide a list of gift wishes for themselves and for their children.
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Bree Sanchez
Thursday, November 12, 2015
We Made This
Our current series on the Aesthetics of Change has inspired us to talk more about power of art to transform us on an individual and collective level. In our second voice postcard on this topic, a few more Collective Nexters sat down with podcast producer Katherine Gorman to discuss works of art that have had a lasting impact on them personally.In this short piece, Geoff Amidei, Katia Greene, Evan Wondolowski, and Kathy Clemons talk about surprise and delight, the...
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Kathy Clemons
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Insights
If you know me, you know I like to talk. I chat, I converse, I narrate, I think out loud, I process the world with words. It’s part of who I am. It makes me different – and it’s my strength. And you could say I’m a professional “talk-er,” as a significant part of my professional life as a Solution Designer at Collective Next involves helping leaders understand and develop stories, and deliver those stories on stage as Talks.Did you read Sherry Turkle’s essay in the...
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John Colaruotolo
Sunday, October 25, 2015
TEDx
My team and I have had the opportunity to scribe the talks at TEDxKids and TEDxSMU for the past few years. It's a two-day session that takes place at the Dallas City Performance Hall. TEDxKids@TEDxSMU is day one, followed by TEDxSMU (proper, for grown ups) on day two.We always expect a great deal of inspiring talks and new friendships to form with like-minded idea-makers, big and small/young and not so. This year's speakers were excellent, as expected, and I'll...
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Renee Piazza
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Ways of Working
Think back to your most recent first day of work at a new company. You were probably feeling excited but also a little, ummm… vulnerable? If it’s been a while, perhaps you have some vague memories of
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