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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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Aging in America – A Troubling Infographic and Helpful Resources

Our Aging Population Life expectancy in the US is increasing, and it’s doing so dramatically. In 2011, a newborn baby could expect to live 79 years, up from 69 years in 1960. In 1900, a lifetime lasted only about 47 years. Today, our odds of becoming centenarians are impressive. If you’re 55, you have a […]

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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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