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Create an Infographic in 3 Easy Steps

Everyone likes infographics. Infographics are easily consumed and entertain.  They inform by weaving data and visuals together. But there are some of us who feel that they are difficult to create and should be left to the graphic artists of the world.  I am here to tell you that premise is no longer the case.  Creating an […]


Is Your Organization Publishing and Distributing Infographics?

It seems like there are scores of new articles validating the existence of social media and content marketing strategies on a daily basis. And while, in my humble opinion, the question of whether to employ a social media and content marketing strategy seems to have been justifiably answered, what may be the real question is […]

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Business Lessons Learned from Pop Warner Football

“Individual commitment to a group effort–that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” -Vince Lombardi Business and life lessons can be found in most group activities–and especially in sports. We all know that to win the game it takes a team (along with its coaches) working together toward […]

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July #SmartManagement Twitter Q&A Recap

Last Thursday we conducted a Twitter Q&A focused on sharing some tips and best practices for managing teams and projects. You can get a glimpse of the conversation at our Twitter handle @SmartDraw or at the hashtag #SmartManagement. During the Q&A we discussed things we’ve learned about management styles and skills. During the hour-long conversation […]

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Get Tips to Improve Your Management Skills in the #SmartManagement Twitter Q&A

What’s the secret to leading an effective team? There’s no shortage of managers, and those on their way to becoming managers, who want to know how to improve their management skills. In our 20+ years of business, we’ve learned a lot about management styles and skills. That’s why we’re hosting the Smart Management Twitter Q&A […]

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Construction Project Planning Simplified

Construction project planning involves varying levels of complexity. From scheduling and deadlines to project completion and everything else in between, construction project managers are virtually juggling bowling balls on a constant basis. It’s no wonder why projects in many cases fail to meet expectations and results. According to one study, fewer than 10% of all […]


Winter Olympics 2014 – Infographic and Schedule of Events

It’s that time again for Olympic glory. With the Winter and Summer Olympic Games on a two-year rotation opposite each other, it seems like we are never too far away from the most engaging international sports competition. The athletes. The medals. The host country. Sports fans around the world attend or tune in to the […]


Are You Using Visuals to Communicate to Your Customers?

You have heard it before many times about visuals. A “picture is worth a thousand words.” Why is that? The reason is that the majority of people are visual learners. A picture can communicate in ways that a spoken or written word is unable to do as effectively. In fact, studies have shown that “communicating with visuals […]

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