First e-GL lecture of the year 2021, was delivered by incredibly talented Mr Piyuesh Modi on “Visual Thinking at work and Data Visualization” on 27th January 2021. Piyuesh Modi is a Visual Storyteller and a Webinar Marketer living in The Netherlands (originally from India). He has trained corporate professionals from countries like the Netherlands, France, India, USA, Belgium, Sweden, Hungary, Germany, China, Ukraine, Albania, Bosnia, Austria, Italy. Some of the organizations he and his team have worked with are Adobe, KPMG, Accenture, PwC, Capgemini, HCL, Rabobank and many.

The speaker started the session with why and how ” visuals” are more useful to remember, summaries, simplify facts etc. rather than any other methods. He has also addressed the students about the significance of visual thinking as a “mode of communication” instead of “art” and its associated features such as building a visual vocabulary. 

The speaker engaged the student in a much creative way as in asking the students to visuals the customer or a manager, a shared vision, asking the students to grab a white paper and a marker to draw impressive and exciting figures to depicts the story icons with some proportions and activities to relate the concept of “Visualization: less is more”. 

The speaker also encouraged the students to take up an exercise to create the personality chart using the concept being taught during the lecture and post the same on the official LinkedIn page and asked them to tag him as a part of the exercise. The speaker promised the first three winners to attend three days live Visual Thinking workshop for free as a prize.

Towards the end, Mr. Modi concluded the session with Q&As where he had cleared all the students’ queries. Overall, it was indeed an interactive and insightful session.

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