March 7th, 2014 by Kara

Engaging Nature Center and Museum Visitors through Social Networks Some of you probably read the title and immediately thought to yourself (or perhaps out loud startling your officemate) “Of course I am! I run a museum (or a nature center or a visitor center) and that’s our main objective.” I’m sure that’s true inside your four walls, but I’m wondering if you’re engaging your audience outside – in the land of the internet. (more…)


February 28th, 2014 by Nanette
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Soft Skills Needed to be an Exhibit Designer

Flashback: You, age 5, your backyard sandbox. You are surrounded by miniature plastic figures, some human and some from the animal world. You are intent on arranging them in a way that depicts a scene from eons ago. Or maybe you’re dreaming of the future. What could these subjects be doing in the future that seems impossible now? Hmmmm…Maybe you need some additional “artifacts” or visual components to bring your story to life, so you return to your toy-strewn bedroom in search of just the right thing. (more…)


January 23rd, 2014 by Samantha
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

8 Points to Renew Internal Motivation

Internal Motivation Renewed

Last fall I read the Icarus Deception by Seth Godin.  I also recently finished Drive by Dan Pink.  They’re a pretty good pair back to back. They both helped me renew and refresh some internal motivation.  I shared a synopsis with my department and thought others may find some of the takeaways motivating as well. (more…)


November 20th, 2013 by Jason
Posted in Taylor Thoughts

Building Relationships In our business, success is not measured by how well you can design.  Nor is it measured by how well you can fabricate or project manage a project. It’s measured by how well you listen and consider your clients’ opinions, wants, and needs.  Building relationships is, in my opinion, one of the most important and rewarding things you can do. (more…)


October 29th, 2013 by Betty

Turkey Run State Park - Indiana

Have you ever said something thoughtless to someone and thought it was perfectly harmless only to find out later you hurt them?  This summer my boyfriend, his daughters, and I went hiking at Turkey Run State Park(more…)

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