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Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

Video: How to use the draw function in PowerPoint

I’m a big fan of blending hand drawn graphics into existing ways of working. I often see how overwhelmed people feel when thinking about how to incorporate hand drawn graphics into their work. Start with what you’ve got. If you currently use PowerPoint slides, for...

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Meeting our needs

Meeting our needs

Ever since being trained in the use of Person Centred Planning MAP and PATH tools back in 2002, I've always been a fan of using visuals for planning. I use visual planning in my own business, as well as with individuals and teams. More recently I’ve been considering...

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Visual template: Self Soothing System

Visual template: Self Soothing System

Originally shared via newsletter 18.03.20 And here we are. To begin please know you are in my thoughts. At no other time has a sense of community meant so much. I am grateful to you for being here and I hope you and yours are safe and well. I will continue to keep in...

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Video: How to draw a symbol for icebreaker

Video: How to draw a symbol for icebreaker

Are you ready to break the ice? When facilitating or training I often use a form of icebreaker to ease people into learning. And whilst mention of term icebreaker can at times invite a rolling of the eyes, any occasion where I experimented with no icebreaker felt...

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Why you don’t have to be good at drawing

Why you don’t have to be good at drawing

You really don’t have to be good at drawing to be an excellent visual thinker and here are three reasons why: 1. First and foremost ‘good at drawing’ is a very subjective benchmark. It takes us down the slippery path of ‘What is art?’, the kind of question I left...

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Sketchnote: The Growth Mindset

Sketchnote: The Growth Mindset

Recently I’ve found myself immersed in Carol Dweck’s book, ‘Mindset: Change the way you think to fulfil your potential.’. It was Dweck who came up with the notion of the growth mindset i.e. a way of thinking where you believe that you have the potential to learn how...

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Video: How to draw a car for your parking sheet

Video: How to draw a car for your parking sheet

Do you use Parking Sheets in your work? They are a great way to invite a pause when delivering a session and the content discussed is either: a. not linked to the session topic b. in too much detail to allow a proper discussion given the constraints of the agenda You...

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Three Horizons: A Strategic Visioning Tool

Three Horizons: A Strategic Visioning Tool

I went along to the Facilitators' Network here in Edinburgh and learned about a strategic visioning tool called Three Horizons. It's a tool that allows us to imagine what an ideal future (H3) may look like. The following diagram gives us an opportunity to reflect on...

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