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Have you used this facilitation tool?

Have you used this facilitation tool?

I was first introduced to the ORID facilitation framework (a concept devised by the Technology of Participation from the Institute of Cultural Affairs) at a Facilitation Network meeting, as beautifully executed by Joyce Matthews. ORID is a framework that facilitates...

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Case Study: Creating outstanding training

Case Study: Creating outstanding training

Today we're speaking with Daryl Watson, Coach, Trainer and Facilitator, who attended Secrets of Simple Graphics back in September 2019. What motivated you to attend the training in the first place? What problems were you experiencing that you hoped the training would...

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Top tips for sketchnoting

Top tips for sketchnoting

So you've seen some sketchnoting online, bought a book on it or just thought to yourself, 'How cool. I wish I could do that'. I'm here to say 'Of course you can do that!' and here's how... With sketchnoting you listen, think and draw in real time. It may seem...

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Sketchnote: 5 Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Sketchnote: 5 Ways to Be More Creative at Work

Do ever feel that you’re going through the motions at work? That at times it feels like you spend most of your day fire fighting with little to show at the end of it? One way to gently dislodge yourself from this mode of working to consider the ways you can inject...

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How to use visual thinking at work

Today I thought I’d share with you some of the many ways my clients are using visual thinking at work. I’ve had people say all sorts of things to me about visual thinking and its applications. From ‘I can see how L&D might use this but not anyone else in the...

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Dave’s story – the final instalment!

Dave’s story – the final instalment!

It's time for the fifth and final instalment of Dave Fardoe's story on how he used simple graphics to deal with his feelings and chart his story following a sudden change in life circumstances. Missed the previous instalments? You can read them here:Article 1 Out of...

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Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Sketchnote: 10 Ways to Look After Your Mental Health

Lots of you commented on how how much you enjoyed seeing my Three Ways The Brain Creates Meaning sketchnote a few weeks back, so I thought I’d share another sketchnote with you today. This time the topic is mental health. Here I share with you some tips I gleaned from...

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Video: How to draw an elephant

Hello and welcome to this week’s Tuesday. Today I’ve done something for the first time ever. I recorded a ‘How to Draw’ video on my iPad. Yes, this week we’re learning how to draw...an elephant. Have you ever sensed an elephant in the room? Wondered if you should call...

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