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Powerpoint presentations, Power Point presentationsinfographics, graphic recording, Breakthrough Visuals, Terry LaBan

Make Your “Meh” Presentation Marvelous

  If you want your webinar or online course to stand out, you need to show your audience more than talking heads and title cards. Your information may be valuable, but without engaging visuals it’s hard to hold people’s attention. All too often, even when presenters do use images, they’re generic ones that don’t reinforce the […]

No Drawing Skills Necessary

It’s common for people going into a visual thinking workshop to worry that they can’t draw. And at first glance, it may well look like drawing is a big part of visual thinking. But the truth is that anyone who can draw letters and numbers has all the skills they need to be an effective […]

Illustrations, kid's illustrations, children's books, cyber security, Cyber Safe: A Dog's Guide To Internet Security, Fortinet

Cyber Safe: A Dog’s Guide to Internet Security

Cyber Safe: A Dog’s Guide to Internet Safety, a children’s book which I designed and illustrated, is now available on Amazon! Young readers will love reading the tips a friendly dog named Lacey gives her cat friend Gabbi to help stay safe online. Each page combines comics and infographics, which in addition to being two […]

The Value of Surprise

In a recent NPR interview an expert on Artificial Intelligence was asked if, in a world of driverless taxis, cashier-less grocery stores and even robot-generated news stories, is there anything machines can’t do? He replied that AI is good at performing tasks that are predictable but not ones that involve the unexpected. Robots, it turns […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

The Long Haul

When the shutdowns began in March it was impossible to believe that coronavirus would still keep us from going about our normal activities for more than a month or so. Surely by May, June at the latest, people would once again fill offices, restaurants, schools, sports stadiums and convention centers. Now, on the threshold of […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

Virtual Conferences: Avoiding Zexit

One advantage of online conferences is that they often include participants who wouldn’t have been able to travel to a live event. On the other hand, when people spend time and money to gather in an actual place they also tend to stick around. Since participants can exit Zoom rooms with the click of a mouse, it’s common for virtual […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration, FAIMER, CraftNOW Philadelphia

FAIMER Global Health Matters Day: A Virtual Conference

FAIMER(The Foundation for the Advancement of International Medical Education and Research), along with CraftNOW Philadelphia hosted an international forum on the theme of Connecting Healers and Makers on March 25, 2020. Originally scheduled as a live event, it was held in cyberspace due to the world-wide coronavirus pandemic quarantine. Despite the last-minute switch, a 100-some […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration, remote digital graphic recording

Illustrate Your Online Meeting

If you’re holding your conference or meeting online because of the current health emergency, graphic recording makes more sense than ever. For participants stuck at home, live visuals are a wonderful way to enhance engagement and create excitement. With a tablet and a WiFi connection, graphic recorders can work much as they do with markers on paper […]

Graphic recording, Terry LaBan, Philadelphia area graphic recorder, Breakthrough Visuals, sketch notes, illustration

Visualize 2020

The gifts have been opened, the New Year’s Eve party’s all cleaned up and everyone’s back to their regular routine. Still, it’s hard to believe another decade is at hand. I don’t know if these 20s will roar like the last ones, but I guess we’ll find out soon. 2019 was an amazing year for […]