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John T Meyer – Lemonly

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# Episode 131


In Episode #131 Ari talks with John T Meyer of Lemonly, the creative house for some of the web’s most desirable infographics. As they discuss the origins and model of Lemonly, Ari and John also speak about productive habits, winning attitudes and strategies for measurable success in both professional and personal environments.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 32:00 – Introduction of John T Meyer, Founder and CEO of [Lemonly](, an infographic and design shop

– 33:00 – Infographics aren’t just a trend—it seems as though they’re here to stay—likely due to dwindling attention spans and the proliferation of big data

– 34:50 – John outlines his approach to developing an infographic

– 36:30 – The Lemonly Steps to success

– 36:35 – Inform: Is everyone on the same page

– 36:49 – Gather all the data in its disparate forms and then normalize it in one place

– 37:10 – Discovery: What makes this story unique? Are there changes over time?

– 37:37 – Wireframe: No designer style but a black and white layout of what the infographic will be

– 37:53 – Mood board

– 38:12 – Design finally begins

– 38:22 – Launch: How do you actually get the graphic into the world

– 39:04 – Promotion: Rely on grassroots more than everything

– 39:50 – Some of David’s favorite projects have involved the 9/11 Memorial museum and the MLB

– 41:15 – John talks productivity

– 41:28 – My 8 For the Day—The morning routine of setting 8 priorities for the day

– 43:30 – Avoiding the rabbit hole of email

– 44:15 – Take advantage of Slack

– 46:35 – John has dabbled in Virtual Assistants but has not had great experience

– 47:00 – It takes a LONG time as an en —

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