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Infographic: Why Visuals Communicate Better than Words

Here at SmartDraw, we’ve been saying it (and practicing it) for years. To reach your audience more efficiently and effectively, visuals communicate better than words. This isn’t just an opinion. Take a look at some facts: Your brain processes visuals 60,000 x faster than text. Photos on Facebook generate more “likes” and “shares” than text, […]

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15 Things You Absolutely Have to Know Before Buying a House

The US housing market is officially in full recovery. How do I know this? Well, just take a look at a few headlines: “2014 Housing Outlook: Home Prices Head Higher” – Kiplinger “I Wasn’t Going to Buy This House Until I Saw the Realtor’s Headshot on the Sign” – The Onion “Housing Recovery Seems Still […]

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10 Ways to Kill Your Strategic Plan

A new year is a great time for re-thinking your organization’s strategy. But all strategic plans are not created equal. Successful strategic planning involves awareness and avoidance of common, critical mistakes that doom many plans to failure. Here are 10 reasons most strategic plans fail to produce results. Avoid these pitfalls and you’ll be on […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner Survival Guide

Thanksgiving Dinner Timeline and Turkey Cooking Tips Infographics I’m so thankful for Thanksgiving. It is, by far, my favorite holiday. Fabulous food, family, friends, football… that’s almost all the great “F’s” right there. And no shopping for gifts or cards to send! (Okay, I know a few people do send Thanksgiving Day cards. While I […]

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Lean Thinking in Fifty Shades of Gray

Is Lean thinking an all-or-nothing proposition, or are there acceptable shades of gray? There seems to be a pretty hard-core group of Lean advocates out there who divide the application of Lean into two segments: “Good Lean” and “Bad Lean.” In this world view, things are black or white: Lean thinking is either practiced correctly […]

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