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Case Study: Sharing your drawings in a professional context

This week we're speaking with Gillian Christie, Senior Investment Writer at Baillie Gifford, who has attended Visual Thinking for Business. What motivated you to attend the training in the first place? What problems were you experiencing that you hoped the training...

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Getting started with visual facilitation Part 2

Getting started with visual facilitation Part 2

Last week we looked at the first steps you need to take when adding visual facilitation to your work. Today we've arrived at the day of the session. You have your templates created in advance, now:1. Make sure you hang them up well in advance of people arriving in the...

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Getting started with visual facilitation Part 1

Getting started with visual facilitation Part 1

Are you a facilitator who is looking to incorporate hand drawn visuals into your work? In its purest form visual facilitation is about embedding the use of large scale visual templates into your facilitation process - ideal if you're looking to take your facilitation...

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My top 10 emojis

My top 10 emojis

Emojis - how did we get by for so long without them? Loved by adults and children alike emojis are a great way to add expression and share emotion. How about inviting participants to draw how they're feeling at the beginning of a meeting using emojis as a guideline? A...

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Guest post: Living on the Edge

Guest post: Living on the Edge

Today's article from Helene Jewell, a professional facilitator from Bristol,illustrates beautifully the energy and movement of facilitation.   'For some the idea of standing up in front of an eager (or maybe not so eager) group of people may be utterly horrifying. For...

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Simple visual templates – a fun exercise for you to try

Simple visual templates – a fun exercise for you to try

Visual templates - what's not to love? Instead of going round in a circles at your meetings why not use some simple visual templates to share ideas and focus the discussion.  Here are the essential components of a visual template:1. A purpose - a simple visual...

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Case Study: Was Gillian simply missing the artistic gene?

This week we're talking with Gillian Frame of Reframe Solutions. Gillian attended the Secrets of Simple Graphics open course back in March. (All images featured here are Gillian's work.) 'Gillian, what was happening before you went on the training?  I am blessed with...

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How to stay sane in a digital world

How to stay sane in a digital world

One of the most inspiring books that came across my path this year is 'How to Break Up With Your Phone' by Catherine Price. I am increasingly attuned to the nature of our relationships with our phones and how this affects our relationships not only with each other,...

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Case Study: Meet Susan and her little book of intentions

Case Study: Meet Susan and her little book of intentions

This week we're in conversation with Susan Thomson. Susan attended my Visual Thinking for Business course Day 1 back in May. When she turned up for Day 2 and showed me what she had been working on I just had to share her work. Here's what Susan has to say.... (All...

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