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Shut Up & Draw: A Non-Artist Way to Think Visually

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There's been a near-explosion in the desire for visual language to be incorporated into sales, presenting, innovating and prototyping. But how do you use visual language if you're not an artist? We'll show you how to take any statement or concept and rapidly transform it into a visual display that gets people thinking rather snoozing. Kill the noise. Send the signal. All systems go.



Dan Roam Pres Digital Roam Inc

Dan Roam is the author of the international bestseller, "The Back of
the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures," which
was named the innovation and creativity book of the year by Fast
Company, BusinessWeek, and the Times of London. "The Back of the
Napkin" has been published in 22 languages and topped the business
book charts in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, China, Korea, and France.
Dan's most recent book, "Blah, Blah, Blah: What to Do When Words Don't
Work" was just published by Penguin. Dan and his whiteboard are
frequent guests on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NPR.

Jessica Hagy Creative Mercenary

Jessica Hagy is an artist and writer best known for her award-winning blog, Indexed ( a fixture in the creative online space, Jessica has been illustrating, consulting, and speaking contributing to international media and events since 2006.

Her work has been described as “deceptively simple,” “undeniably brilliant,” and “our favorite reason for the Internet to exist.” She mixes philosophical concepts with humor and simple visuals, making even the most complex concepts immediately accessible and relevant.

Sunni Brown Owner

Sunni Brown is a person. She is a very creative and intelligent person often mistaken for an artist. What she really is is an entrepreneur, author and Revolutionary. She spends her time organizing people and projects so they can then disorganize and disrupt things later. She's an expert visual thinker and she also writes books. Her last book, Gamestorming, changed lives. Well, it changed her life. Her next book, The Doodle Revolution, will change yours.

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