Draw to Win and the Napkin Academy

There are times we come across things we love and we just have to share.  This post is about a book, an author, and site which the author, Dan Roam, hosts called the Napkin Academy.  I became acquainted with the author through a webinar last year, and was instantly fascinated with his ideas on using your visual mind for products and services.  Though, he focuses mainly on business,  these precepts translate into other areas of life as well.

One of Mr. Roam’s main concepts is using simple pictures for better communication.  His drawings enlighten the mind and he states that no matter your ability, you can learn to draw, and develop a better message through doing so.  (And let me tell you, my drawings are not wonderful, but Mr. Roam prompted me to continue and practice.)

During my time at the Napkin Academy, Mr. Roam brought in guest authors, artists, speakers, and other business professionals to draw integrating ideas together.  For me this process opened my mind to a realm I probably wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.  It’s amazing what you can see when someone cleans your glasses, and opens your eyes to new possibilities.

Dan Roam has other books and strategies to lead you further than this.  He trains fortune 500 companies in strategy development and communications, and comes across as just a regular guy.  He has a knack for breaking the complex down into simple terms, and this is only one reason I recommend him. There are many more.

I will put a video of a sample of my work and…

urge you to chuckle with me, but while doing so, remember, this- Dan Roam is a wonderful author whom you should check out.  In my view if you want to succeed, you need to “Draw To Win.”

You will find Dan Roam at the Napkin Academy.


Sincerely, BG

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2 thoughts on “Draw to Win and the Napkin Academy”

  1. Hi BG,

    This is awesome and you did a great job with this. I’ve never thought of doing anything like that. It sounds like it would be fun, as well as help in the story writing process.

    Dan Roam is a new name to me. I’ll have to look at his “Napkin Academy.” What an unusual name.

    Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Hi Monna, Thanks so much. I really loved Dan Roam’s book, “Draw to Win.” I also have another called “Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations.”
    I loved the Napkin Academy. I had a bit of a hard time going in because I was the worst in the group, as far as drawing, but he was so encouraging and kept telling us
    to continue and keep practicing. Dan is really a nice guy. I was in for maybe 6 months and had to drop out for a bit…but one day, I will go back. It was a lovely experience!

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