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#VisualizeIT Workshop 5: "Using Visuals to Communicate Ideas" | Ashton Rodenhiser

nitya profile image Nitya Narasimhan ・3 min read

📣 #VisualizeIT: The Series

Welcome to workshop #3 in this event series organized by Microsoft Reactor, Azure Advocates and the Lets Sketch Tech community.

#VisualizeIT: The Series

Read this post👇🏽 to learn more about the series goals and schedule - then join us and add visual storytelling to your tech tool-belt for 2021!

Speaker Cards Artwork: by Kaitlin Gu


🎨 "From Tech Docs to Tech Talks"

_Workshop #4 happened Jan 16, 2020 at 1pm EST.


Workshop Abstract:

Do you think visually but struggle in meetings and personal note taking to capture the ideas the most meaningful way? The Visual Communication Method developed by Mind's Eye Creative brings to light 8 foundational easy to learn elements to shorten the learning curve on how to put pen to paper in a purposeful and engaging way. This session is perfect for those who consider themselves visual learners but tell themselves they 'can't draw'.

For group settings: Always leave sessions confident every team member knows exactly what to do and why, so they can execute the plan flawlessly. More importantly, avoid snooze-worthy meetings!

For personal note taking: Stop daydreaming in its tracks and have fun while doing it! Remember gems from the presentation so that you can take those ideas and put them into action!


👩🏽‍💻 Speaker: Ashton Rodenhiser

Ashton Rodenhiser is passionate about lifting the creative spirit in everyone that she meets. For the past seven years, she has followed her passion for helping people communicate their ideas and married it with creativity by becoming an entrepreneur.

You’ll often find her with markers in hand as she’s helping bring ideas to life through graphic recording and graphic facilitation practices. She’s worked with amazing non-profits as well as Fortune 500 companies.

It may appear as if she’s only an often-silent illustrator in the room. In fact, she’s helping to break down complex concepts and notions into an easily understandable visual language, helping others retain more information while inspiring people to continue practicing her techniques in the world.

Over the years, she has brought close to a thousand presentations and conversations to life either on paper or digitally. When she’s not working with clients, she’s being silly with her three young kids and husband in rural Canada.


📹 Post Event: Recording & Reactions

Missed the talk? Check out the recording here:

Here are a few reactions from attendees!


The LetsSketchTech Community

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This is continuation of a series of free online virtual event series organized by the Microsoft Reactor team in collaboration with Azure Advocates and the Lets Sketch Tech community.

#VisualizeIT: The Series

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