Renton 2 Name Tent 1Renton 2 Name Tent 2Renton 2 Name Tent 3Renton 2 Name Tent 4Renton 2 Name Tent 5Renton 2 Name Tent 6On Friday I shared the name tents drawn by some of the Boeing learners who attended my 2-day Idea Mapping workshop last week. If you haven’t had the chance to guess their names, go to Friday’s post before looking the answers.

Here are the answers to the names in order: Larry, Mike, Wendy (One “D”), Christine, Tom, and Robin! Thanks for playing along:)

Renton 2 Name Tent 1Renton 2 Name Tent 2Renton 2 Name Tent 3Renton 2 Name Tent 4Renton 2 Name Tent 5Renton 2 Name Tent 6Here’s a second brain game for you from last week’s workshops at Boeing! Can you guess these names?

Last week I taught two 2-day Idea Mapping Workshops for Boeing in Renton, WA. For the 24,000+ of you who have been through this workshop, you know the class starts out immediately with an activity similar to the game of Concentration. Yesterday I posted some of the name tents from the first workshop (if you’d like to guess those as well) and today we have name tents from last week’s second workshop.

Each learner is asked to draw a picture of their name using color, images, numbers and either adding or subtracting letters. I like to collect some of them and then see if you can guess their names. The name tents represent only the first name of the participant.

Purpose of this activity is to immediately set the stage for a class that is far from the norm, get creative juices flowing, to put people in an uncomfortable situation (because many say they cannot draw), and it acts as a baseline for the drawing activities that are introduced later in the course.

After you’ve had a day or two to guess these names, I’ll post the answers. Have fun!

Renton name tent 1Renton name tent 2Renton name tent 6Renton name tent 5Renton name tent 4Renton name tent 7Renton name tent 3Renton name tent 8Yesterday I shared the name tents drawn by some of the Boeing learners who attended my 2-day Idea Mapping workshop last week. If you haven’t had the chance to guess their names, go to yesterday’s post before looking the answers.

Here are the answers to the names in order: Barbara, Minh, Doug, Bruce, Jackie, Charley, Steve, and Vicki (Tiny Tim & Miss Vicki minus Tim! Thanks for playing along:)

Renton name tent 1Renton name tent 2Renton name tent 6Renton name tent 5Renton name tent 4Renton name tent 7Renton name tent 3Renton name tent 8

Here’s a brain game for you! Can you guess these names?

Last week I taught two 2-day Idea Mapping Workshops for Boeing in Renton, WA. For those of you who have been through this workshop, you know the class starts out immediately with an activity similar to the game of Concentration.

Each workshop participant is asked to draw a picture of their name using color, images, numbers and either adding or subtracting letters. I like to collect some of them and then see if you can guess their names. The name tents only represent the first names of the participants.

Purpose of this activity is to immediately set the stage for a class that is far from the norm, get creative juices flowing, to put people in an uncomfortable situation (because many say they cannot draw), and it acts as a baseline for the drawing activities that are introduced later in the course.

The answers are posted here. Have fun!

Idea Map 477 – Alaskan Style

15 Apr 2016 In: Idea Mapping Example

Liza Seiner - Alaska Idea Map or Mind MapCertified Idea Mapping Instructor Liza Seiner recently took a trip to Alaska with her husband. This Idea Map was created by Liza as a journal of their trip over the course of their travels.

Last week I shared 6 creative name tents from my 2-day Boeing Idea Mapping Workshop in St. Louis on March 8-9, 2016. For details on this brain game see my post from March 15, 2016.

Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 1Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 2Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 3Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 4Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 5Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 6

Here are the answers to those names in order: Patrick, Adam, Cheryl, Telaina, Andrea, and Bill! Thanks for playing along:)

Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 1Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 2Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 3Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 4Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 5Boeing Name Tent St. Louis 2016 - 6Here’s a brain game for you! Can you guess these names?

Last week I taught a 2-day Idea Mapping Workshop for Boeing in St. Louis, MO. For those of you who have been through this workshop, you know the class starts out immediately with an activity similar to the game of Concentration.

Each workshop participant is asked to draw a picture of their name using color, images, numbers and either adding or subtracting letters. I like to collect some of them and then see if you can guess their names. The name tents only represent the first names of the participants.

Purpose of this activity is to immediately set the stage for a class that is far from the norm, get creative juices flowing, to put people in an uncomfortable situation (because many say they cannot draw), and it acts as a baseline for the drawing activities that are introduced later in the course.

After you’ve had a day or two to guess these names, I’ll post the answers. Have fun!

Broadway Street Sign NYCBryant Park911 MemorialRadio City Music HallBiggerplate Unplugged is making its next stop in New York City on March 10, 2016. This is the only event in the world completely dedicated to mind mapping that brings together users, experts, and software developers to share their experiences.

I was privileged to be one of the speakers at the first USA Biggerplate Unplugged event held in San Francisco, CA in March of 2014. It was a sell-out event with a waitlist! So get your tickets now.

The entry fee for the entire day is $129.00 USD and includes lunch and refreshments. To get a 25% discount off the already reasonable price just use the promo code: JAMIENAST25

Just for fun I included a few photos I took of the many sites to see while you are in New York City. They include: Broadway, Bryant Park, the 911 Memorial, and Radio City Music Hall.

For more information and registration click here.


Last year I was honored to teach 8 2-day Idea Mapping Workshops to Boeing employees in the Seattle, WA area, St. Louis, MO and Huntington Beach, CA.

I created this Animoto slideshow video as a tribute to those first 8 workshops. Photos were only taken in non-Boeing training facilities. Some of the idea maps were sent to me after the workshops.

I’m looking forward to the next 6 classes scheduled for this Spring.

Kiahuna Plantation 1990 SnagIt

Can’t resist posting the photos we took during our 25th wedding anniversary celebration in November. We returned to Kauai to stay at the same resort where we honeymoon 25 years ago.

A hurricane in 1992 changed a bit of the landscape in a few locations, the Beach House restaurant expanded and the trees grew, but everything else was pretty when we were there in 1990. Following are four pairs of photos taken in the same location in 1990 (pre-digital cameras!) and again in 2015.

Kiahuna Plantation 2015Beach House Ocean View 1990 Beach House Ocean View 2015Dinner at the Beach House 1990Dinner at the Beach House

Kevin at Beach House 1990Kevin at the Beach House 2015

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