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 room (N.B. Use masking tape, not blutack!)
2. Have extra flipcharts to hand at either side of your templates in case you run out of space when filling them in.
3. Explain the process clearly and outline exactly what’s going to happen i.e. talk people through each section of the template. (mention you may have your back to them from time to time – it’s more like a pivoting action, the listening/scribing.)
4. Throughout the session use different methods for capturing information – post-it notes, dot voting, them drawing etc.
5.When scribing, be sure to do so in their language. 
6. At the end of the session read through the content you have captured and check with the group to see if you missed anything or if anything was captured incorrectly.
7. Review and reflect – what worked well, what will you do differently next time. 

The most important step however is to be brave and give it a go.. 

..because, sure when we’re faced with something that’s way out of our comfort zone we can think of a million reasons not to do it…but oh how satisfying to take a leap of faith and see the net appear. 

For 1:1 or group coaching on how to add visual facilitation to your toolkit, please get in touch