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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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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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Survey Says: Most Execs Doodle Visuals by Hand

A recent survey of business owners, executives, and managers revealed some startling facts. Perhaps the most surprising is this: Nearly two-thirds of upper-management business people who took the survey say they use a pencil and paper to convey visuals in their business. We aren’t talking about doodles on a note pad for their own amusement […]

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Game of Thrones Headcount – Charting the Many Deaths of the Epic Fantasy Series

“Valar morghulis”, or “All men must die” is a phrase known well by Game of Thrones fans and it’s an apt mantra for a TV show that kills off many and often – even leading characters and fan favorites. It seems like bleak fare for Sunday night entertainment but the millions of fans around the […]

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1031 Exchanges are Complicated. Explaining Them Doesn’t Have to Be.

Like a lot of information in the business world, a Section 1031 Exchange is complex. But it can be made a lot easier to understand and digest when presented in a visual way. Pretty much anything can. You say you don’t believe it? You say, “I’m from Missouri… show me!”? Okay, fair enough. Allow me […]

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Film and Video Production: How Wes Craven Does It (And So Do We)

Film and video production requires careful, detailed planning and management. The right tools are essential. So today, I’m going to share a few trade secrets of Wes Craven… and of ours here at SmartDraw. Producers, directors, writers and crew members can all benefit from using diagrams such as project plans, floor plans, mind maps and […]

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