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Alece Birnbach, Graphic Recording Studio

COLUMN = PRESENTATIONS

The founder of the Graphic Recording Studio, Alece Birnbach brings experience as an illustrator, fine artist, and advertising expert to her company, which is hired by the Fortune 100 to craft graphic recordings at their conferences, workshops, and proprietary meetings.

Her unique combination of skills and experience gives Alece the unique ability to listen differently to what clients need and to draw out (literally!) their ideas always with sustainable outcomes in mind.

“Alece’s graphic recordings and in-studio vision mapping will take your breath away,” says one of her top clients.

Decide for yourself. To learn more about Alece Birnbach’s Graphic Recording Studio, visit www.graphicrecordingstudio.com. And check out her popular commercial artwork at alecebirnbach.com.

A people who mean to be their Governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.”

– James Madison

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

– Seneca

Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them!”

– Madam C.J. Walker

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”

– Winston Churchill

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

An entrepreneur tends to bite off a little more than he can chew hoping he’ll quickly learn how to chew it.“


– Roy Ash, co-founder of Litton Industries

Find somebody to be successful for. Raise their hopes. Think of their needs.”

– Barack Obama

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

– Steve Jobs

That man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

You must learn to be still in the midst of activity 
and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”

– Indira Ghandi

The journey is the reward.”

– Greg Norman

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”

– Magical

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

The good ideas are all hammered out in agony by individuals, not spewed out by groups.”

– Charles Brower, Advertising Hall of Fame

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.”

– Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
 The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience.”

– Sonia Croquette

You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough.”

– Mae West

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Why am I whispering when I have something to say?”

– Eve Ensler

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

– John Quincy Adams

The gem cannot be polished without friction; nor man perfected without trials.”

– Chinese proverb

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

Letting go of expectations is a ticket to peace. It allows us to ride over every crisis—small or large—like a beach ball on water.”

– Martha Beck

If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.”

– Anna Quindlen

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.”

– General Omar Bradley

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

He who knows he has enough is rich.”

– Tao Te Ching

Speaking more than one language is no longer just an asset in today’s job market; it is a requirement.”

– Tom Adams, CEO, Rosetta Stone

Death is to lose the earth you know, for greater knowing; to lose the life you have, for greater life; to leave the friends you loved, for greater loving; to find a land more kind than home, more large than earth.”

– Thomas Wolfe

The best hobbies are the ones that take us furthest from our primary occupation.”

– Dr. Evelyn Vogel, Dexter

My goal was to tell the life side of the story. We have become a nation of voyeurs that expect sensationalism, and that offends me.”

– Kathleen Jo Ryan

4oz tequila + 1oz TripleSec + 2oz lime juice + 1oz simple syrup (sugar=water), 1 cup crushed ice. Shake + dance around the kitchen.

– Avenida Margarita

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Look at everything as though you were
seeing it either for the first or last time.
Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.”

– Betty Smith

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.”

– Jesse Jackson

The dove descending breaks the air / With flame of inkandescent terror.”

– T.S. Eliott

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen.”

– August Rush

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, ‘What’s in it for me?’”

– Brian Tracy