TEDxBayArea November 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Mountain View, United States
Be Vivid: How to Talk When Words Don't Work.
The bad news: we talk so much that we're forgetting how to think. Our
over-reliance on words is killing our ability to solve our biggest
problems. The good news is "Vivid Thinking." Visual-Verbal
Interdependent thinking is a simple and reliable way to jump-start our
innate (and ancient) whole-mind approach to seeing the world clearly.
Whether we are left-brain types who hate to draw or right-brainers who
hate to write, hope is already here. Explore how to improve
communication, presentations, and ideation--and
how to remove the "blah, blah, blah" for good.
What To Do When Words Don’t Work
Dan Roam is the author of the new book BLAH BLAH BLAH:
What To Do When Words Don’t Work and the bestseller The Back of the Napkin. He is founder and president of Digital Roam Inc., a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, eBay, General Electric, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo Bank, the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Senate, HBO, News Corporation, the Federal Bank of Reserve, Boeing, and Sun Microsystems. Roam and his whiteboard have appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, Marketplace Radio, and at the White House. He lives in San Francisco.
As usual, we will start with gourmet dinner, wine and networking at 6:30 pm, this will follow with Dan's talk and Q&A session!
Purchase this book in advance and get it autographed at the event!
Gourmet dinner and wine are included!
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