Metro DC Chapter Monthly Webinar - Speaking to the Brain in Pictures

  • 16 Nov 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 76


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Speaking to the Brain in Pictures
The Neuroscience of Infographics

Your brain dedicates about 25% of its entire processing power to vision, which probably explains why we understand images 60,000 times faster than words or numbers. So why are we filling our training materials with so much text when we can tell the story better in pictures? Social media and news organizations have long recognized the value of infographics to convey complex information quickly, achieving maximum understanding and retention. In this interactive presentation you will:

  • Discover how the brain processes visual and text information
  • Explore five proven ways to condense complex information into compelling visual representation
  • Explore multiple free tools and templates for creating your own infographics
  • Apply a five-step process for building infographics for learning
  • Access additional resources for further exploration

Contact information

Margie Meacham
Twitter: @margiemeacham      

Book Give Away (must be present to win):

Brain Matters by Margie Meacham

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The audio is VOIP only through the use of your PC speakers.  You can also download the gratis, fully functional Adobe Connect application for Androids and iPhones.

Cancellations are determined on a case by case basis by the Director of Virtual Programs

The webinar audio is VOIP only. Listen through your microphone headset or your PC speakers, Additionally you can download a fully functional, gratis Adobe Connect app for Androids or iPhones. Listening through your cell phone allows tremendous flexibility and can resolve audio problems.