• Transform Speeches with Visual Note Taking

     
    POSTED March 26, 2018
     

    A Picture Worth a Thousand Words

Many speakers like to imagine their words are painting an inspiring picture in listeners’ minds, which can actually be the case with visual note taking.  

Planners can work with professionals at Chicago-based Ink Factory to transform talks and event presentations into real-time drawings and visuals. This service, also known as graphic recording, helps audiences conceptualize and remember ideas better because the information is physically represented in front of them.

Ink Factory can turn a speech, lecture, lesson or training session into real-time visuals that stay with your company forever. Work with them to outline events and discuss branding and color palette before the big day, and then get files you can store for the future. “We provide digital images within two business days of the event,” says Teresa Rawlings, director of operations.  

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.

 

Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.

This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.