Week 7- How do I create an “infographic” with Canva that will be understood and remembered?

The purpose of this practiceis to create an “infographic” with Canva that will be understood and remembered

Guiding Principle

If you practice creating messages using the six principles in the Success Model, you will create message that are more understandable and memorable.


Learners who create messages using the six principles in the Success Model, create messages that are more understandable and memorable.


Create a Canva “infographic” that will be understood and remembered

Practice Order

I. Absorb Set

Course Website
Read/view weekly course content

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

II. Do Set

Learner Blogs
Complete course activities on your personal course blog.

Due by Saturday 11:59 pm

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

III. Connect Set

Google Classroom

  • Complete providing feedback
Due by Monday 11:59 pm

Take a 12 hour break (min.)

IV. Reflect Set

Google Classroom

Grades- Complete self- assessment

Due by Tuesday 11:59 pm

When we talk about sticky, what we’re talking about is an idea that people understand when they hear it, and that they remember later on. And that changes something about the way that they think or act.

For example, the non-sticky communication– just think back the last PowerPoint sets that you saw or the last memo that you read. Probably not very much from either of those things stuck. Nothing changed your behavior. And yet, there are ideas that capture all of those qualities.

So kind of the classic high point aspiration is– John F. Kennedy in 1961 talked about putting a man on the moon in this decade. And that was an idea that affected the behavior of thousands of people across dozens of organizations, for an extended period of years.

And so, what we’ve been doing in Made to Stick is trying to figure out what are the secrets of ideas that really resonate and effect people’s thoughts and behavior? And why do others fall flat?

Chip Heath
Made to Stick

Week 7- How do I create an “infographic” with Canva that will be remembered?

The meaning of sadhana.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity. Sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural experience.

Natural experience opens your connection to understanding and wisdom as it naturally comes and goes in the give and take of the river of life.

Sadhguru & T.Y. Pang

The meaning of true education.

True education should wake up the Innate Humanity inside of you. When you reach a higher level of practice and understanding, you learn to harmonize yourself inside, then you become able to harmonize with other people, and with outside situations.

T.Y. Pang

The Promise

It is up to you to make the time for practice; the more you practice the more you will learn.

Time is a created thing. To say I don’t have time,’ is like saying, I don’t want to.

― Lao Tzu

I. Absorb Set
Practice in order

Let’s Begin

First, please complete the sadhana practice. Second, click on each question and review each answer. Third, take a break!

1. Complete your sadhana practice.

Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity, sadhana means you are using everything as a tool to open to the flow of natural learning.

The purpose of this sadhana is to help you get started opening to the flow of natural experience .

Center yourself.

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This weeks centering thought

Close your eyes and quietly sit straight and upright head and spine straight, concentrating only on your breath for 2 minutes. Sit in an erect position, shoulders relaxed, palms flat on thighs. Center your focus on your midsection. Breath in and out deeply through your nose.

Quietly sit straight and upright head and spine straight, concentrating only on your breath. Sit in an erect position, shoulders relaxed, palms flat on thighs. Center your focus on your midsection. Breath in and out deeply through your nose.

Pay attention to your spine.

Your spine is where you will feel the flow of energy. Notice which parts of the spine feel warm and where there are no feelings or numbness. This information will indicate where your energy is flowing and where it is not. Your energy originates in the spine and flows out through the body.

straight and upright
When thoughts come up, let them go gently.

Don’t beat yourself up. That brings more thought. Gently let them go. Use the RAIN tool below to help you gently let go.

  • Recognize your thoughts.
  • Allow your thoughts to be just as they are.
  • Investigate your thoughts with kindness.
  • Natural awareness will come from not identifying with your thoughts.

Throughout the week, keep reminding yourself why you do sadhana.

Otherwise, your thoughts, your emotions, your physicality will get entangled with your runaway mind.

Practice tapping into your awareness to open your mind and take your thinking apart.
2. What are the six principles (SUCCESs) to help you create a sticky message?

Six principles (SUCCESs) to help you create a sticky message:

  1. Simple – find the core of any idea
  2. Unexpected – grab people’s attention by surprising them
  3. Concrete – make sure an idea can be grasped and remembered later
  4. Credible – give an idea believability
  5. Emotional – help people see the importance of an idea
  6. Stories – empower people to use an idea through narrative
3. What is the Success Model?
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4. How do I use each of these six principles to create a sticky message?

How to Make Your Idea Stick- SUCCESs Model

  • Simple. In the world of content, less is more. Determine your core message, then communicate it in the most simple process.
    • Locating the core of an idea and then translating that core. It is not about using fewer words or dumbing down a concept. The use of analogies or schemas is helpful; proverbs are an excellent illustration of this.
  • Unexpected. If you’re not riling the birds’ feathers who’re flying in a V, your not writing unexpected material. Unexpected material gets attention, often by violating a current schema. We believe in violating the status-quo to capture attention.
    • Often the simplest way to get attention is by breaking away from a pattern. Present ideas that create some mystery. Studies have shown that by leaving a gap in someone’s knowledge, people are more likely and more inclined to seek out the answer.
  • Concrete. Use sensory language to be concrete. Paint a mental picture in the minds of your audience.
    • When ideas are presented in the abstract they are much harder to grasp. Grounding the idea by eliminating ambiguity and using numerous examples assists people in grasping new or unfamiliar concepts.
  • Credible. Using data? Give advice? It better come from the experts.
    • When ideas come from people we trust, their stories become more believable. Using vivid details helps increase credibility.
  • Emotional. People care about people, not numbers. Evoke emotion by speaking a language pertinent to your audience.
    • Make your idea or topic something that people care about. Explain to them the real benefit of learning a new idea (what is in it for them?).
  • Tells Stories. Storytelling is the causal effect of evoking emotion.
    • Stories are a different medium for sharing knowledge. They help us to simulate knowledge in our minds, and can demonstrate relationships between ideas we may not have known existed.
5. What is Canva?

Canva is a tool loaded with enough easy-to-use features and functionality that anyone can create a variety of engaging content that gets shared.

Canva is a powerful online image tool (and infographic maker) that allows you to create a variety of designs even if you do not have any design knowledge.

Canva provides many different templates for you to pick from including Twitter posts, Facebook posts, Tumblr banners and many more—including infographics. You can pick from a variety of of templates (the templates themselves are free, and some include elements like icons and pictures that you can purchase or replace with your own elements)

Once you select your template (you can also select a blank canvas to start with), Canva offers a variety of options, including a vast library of elements (some free and some you can purchase). You can also upload your own and add to your image.

6. How do I sign up for Canva?

Sign up for Canva Here
You need to use it this week!

After you login, if needed watch the tutorials in resources

How to sign up for Canva
7. How do I use Canva?
8. What is an infographic?

Infographics (a clipped compound of “information” and “graphics”) are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. Wikipedia.

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9. How do I use Canva to create an infographic?

Choose an infographic template to use from the Canva library of templates.

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10. How do I insert free to use pictures, YouTube videos, and moving Gifs?
11. How do I insert my infographic into my activity page?
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Break and Slow Walk
Practice in order

Take a break for 12 hours (min)
To help your awareness flow, go outside for a slow walk.

II. Do Set
Practice in order

All Do Set activities are completed on your personal course blog.
To find your course blog click on the Learner Blogs link on the menu bar at the top of this page.