The Forge with special guest Dan Roam

I’m not going to pull any punches, I am super excited about the next episode of the Forge. Over the last few years I have worked hard to integrate more visuals into all of my work. I have practiced and read books, I’ve even presented at a conference or two. I’ve still have a lot to learn, and think everyone can benefit from becoming more visual.

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That’s why I am so excited that Dan Roam is joining us on January 17, 2012 Live on the Forge. (add to your calendar

Dan Roam (@dan_roam is the author of the international bestseller The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures, the most popular visual-thinking business book of all time. His other books include Blah, Blah, Blah and Unfolding the Napkin.

Dan is the founder and president of Digital Roam Inc, a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the United States Senate.

Dan has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, ABC News, Fox News, NPR, and at the White House.

Dan Roam's book: Back of the Napkin

In honor of Dan’s appearing on the show, we want to help spread and increase visual thinking, so we’re going to give away 3 copies of Dan’s book The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. How can you win one?

UPDATE: Due to scheduling conflict, we had to talk with Dan a bit early. He’ll still be on the show, but we completed the interview. No worries though, if you got your question in, you’re still eligible to win a book.  Send us a question – what would you like us to ask Dan Roam on the show? We’ll randomly select 3 winners, and then draw from all the questions submitted. Email your question to theforge@techsmith.com.

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