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Bree Sanchez
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
Fans of adult coloring say it’s a fun and relaxing way to channel their creative energy. On the latest episode of our podcast, NibSqueak, (available above) John and I talk about coloring books, and how they’re similar to the creative visual templates we use to facilitate group work.We embrace notion that having fun with a problem is critical to finding solutions. In this episode, we play Hot Seat to come up with the most interesting, zany, and successful visual templates we’ve seen in ... More
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John Colaruotolo
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
Video is ubiquitous, and gaining ever more momentum. A quick look at YouTube statistics paints a picture of how much video there is in the world today. When I’m presented with this type of media while on a plane, in a taxi, in an elevator – and yes, even in the bathroom of a fancy hotel – I often find myself thinking about how and why they were produced. As someone who makes movies on a regular basis, I see the unique potential for this medium to bring stories to life visually, both as... More
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Bree Sanchez
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
We spend a lot of time exploring collaboration, creativity, and the power of visual communication in our work, as well as on our blog and podcast. If those are the “software” tools of our world, then the physical tools can be thought of as the hardware. Which of these hardware items are most essential? Which are our favorites? That’s the topic for Episode 6 of our podcast NibSqueak, released today. In this episode, A Few of Our Favorite Things(available above), John and I discuss the... More
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John Colaruotolo
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
Where do you start when you need to explain complicated subject matter? Most likely, you talk about it… a lot. And talk is good. We like talk. But there are other - sometimes better - ways to communicate complex ideas. In Episode 5 (listen above) of our podcast NibSqueak, released today, Bree describes how her seven year old daughter was able to understand the intricate rules of softball thanks to a simple sketch, and we discuss how you can extend this to the workplace.So - drawing. Why... More
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Bree Sanchez
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
A “Single Frame” is a rich visual summary of information. We use Single Frames as both a facilitation tool and a communication tool, and they’re the topic for Episode 4 of our podcast NibSqueak, released today. In this episode, Beyond PowerPoint (available above), John and I explore the Tufte-inspired notion that people are able (and willing/wanting) to take in a lot more information visually than is typically offered. We go on to extoll the many virtues of Single Frames.Using Single... More
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John Colaruotolo
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
I was recently in a meeting in our Boston office and noticed something that might seem peculiar in other workplaces. At one point, all five people in the meeting were standing up close to one of our IdeaPaint walls, marker in hand, sketching while they spoke. It was a totally spontaneous scribe-fest. No one had said, “Let’s go try to draw our ideas!” No one had handed anyone else a marker and said, “Please capture what’s being said.” After working like this for so long with clients and... More
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Bree Sanchez
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
The NibSqueak Podcast
If you follow the riveting world of graphic facilitation and visual literacy very closely, as I do, then A) Yay, we found each other! and B) You already know that Tuesday of last week was World Sketchnote Day. Happy belated WSD!John Colaruotolo and I have been busy producing the first season of NibSqueak, Collective Next’s podcast about using visuals to work better. And serendipitously, Episode 2 (available above), released today, is all about sketchnoting. Or as my friend Dan calls... More
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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.We hope you’ll listen, enjoy, and use some of these tools and techniques to work better.** For a complete... More
Bree Sanchez and John Colaruotolo
Monday, December 21, 2015
The NibSqueak Podcast
** UPDATE: Check out our complete list of NibSqueak episodes at nibsqueak.com **Check out our complete list of NibSqueak episodes at nibsqueak.com - See more at: http://www.collectivenext.com/blog/introducing-nibsqueak-podcast#sthash….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.We hope you’ll... More

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