NEW DATES FOR 2020
Secrets of Simple Graphics
Communicate with impact using the power of hand drawn visuals.
A one day open course for trainers, facilitators and presenters
‘Brilliant course! I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was fun, relaxed, participative…Emer is a wonderful and knowledgeable trainer. She instilled so much confidence in me that I immediately started to introduce simple graphics into each and every workshop…Emer enthused me so much that I went home and spent half the weekend practising what we had learned …
Do you train, present or facilitate?
If so you may be faced with challenges such as:
Engaging people at meetings and
Bring people together and gaining concensus
Ensuring that your message is easily understood
Connecting and building an audience rapport
Standing out as an
Delivering something that gets people talking
DID YOU KNOW?
Recent research by Stanford University shows that hand drawn presentations score higher than PowerPoint for engagement, enjoyment, credibility, recall and persuasive impact.
A sneak preview of the training…
Some of the many benefits:
- Enhanced engagement and participation in workshops
- A deeper connection with the people you work with
- Hand drawn visuals communicate humanity & individuality
- Learning boosted for visual thinkers (over 80% of people)
- Increased memory (images are remembered 60,000x faster than words)
- Colour, fun and energy in your work with groups
- Stand out and get noticed (in a good way!)
- Competitive edge as a freelance trainer
- New joy in your work
Not to mention…Ending Death by PowerPoint for once and for all!
This is a tool for EVERYONE
It’s true. Absolutely anyone can build
up the skills required to
create simple graphics.
The training is inclusive,
interactive and fun.
A safe environment created to support your learning and give you the opportunity to practice your new skills as you learn them.
The truth is … it’s not about art, it’s about ideas.
What people are
saying about the course…
Rachel Letby, Crail Consulting
A great course! Despite my initial trepidation, I now feel more confident about using graphics with my clients. Emer’s patience and pragmatism meant that all of us on the course learned a lot, were able to practice in a safe environment and now have the tools and techniques to apply our learning back in the “real world”.
Fiona Dee, Midlothian Council
This workshop was fun, engaging and built confidence in my abilities to facilitate groups using graphics. I started the day convinced I couldn’t draw, but using the techniques, hint and tips Emer gave throughout the day I am now raring to go and run a session!
Kathleen McLoughlin, The Improvement Service
Graphic Facilitation is a very engaging way to work with groups of people in a workshop or meeting setting. Emer O’Leary is a fantastic trainer who is very passionate about this. The pace of training over two days was just right, covering basic Graphic Facilitation techniques. If you are considering Graphic Facilitation as an option I’d definitely recommend Emer as a trainer
Eimear Stassin, Standard Life
Fun, energetic, well-paced, interactive with much supportive learning, Emer’s practical workshop has inspired me to unashamedly introduce graphics to my workshops. Emer gently challenged and cajoled the lively group to try it out for ourselves and experiment with drawing and colouring techniques. I also enjoyed taking away the Mindful Focus on Palm exercise which I have used with delegates since Emer’s workshop.
Andrea Mosey, RBS
Emer is great to work with. She has been delivering [Secrets of Simple Graphics] training for PBB Transformation since September 2015. This training involves the use of hand drawn graphics for facilitation and presentation purposes. We had identified a strong need to equip team members with new and innovative ways of communicating and presenting their work. Emer designed a course to perfectly meet these requirements. I would not hesitate to recommend Emer’s services for organisations seeking to explore visual ways of working.
Jane Mason, Fife Council
Emer’s training is really good and has inspired staff to look at things differently in meetings and development sessions. We are using graphic facilitation with schools and nurseries to engage staff and parents in improvement planning and when developing visions and aims. The graphic displays help to make it accessible to parents and young people and provides opportunities for the work to be added to in the future to record progress. It has helped us to move on from a ‘death by Powerpoint’ culture!
Sarah Taylor, Edinburgh Council
Thanks so much for a fantastic workshop – never has time flown so much on a training course before from having so much fun! All the exercises were really enjoyable and were a great way to try out using graphics and cartoons. I came away from the day with a lot more confidence for doing graphic facilitation and I am looking forward to putting my new skills into practice in the workplace.
Jenny Inglis, VIE
Thank you for a really fun course, packed with tips. It was really well structured to enable participants of varying confidence to start or develop their visual practice. Now I’m using graphics much more fluently and frequently; on notes to myself, training materials, and everything in between.
Ryan MacKay, Youth Citadel
The most fun I have had at a training event in as long as I can remember. Not only that, I took away skills and activities that I could actively introduce into my presentations and group workwith both young and older people. Highly recommended for anyone looking to make their flip charts that bit more exciting!
James Mair, Scottish Goverment
This is a very interactive course that stands alone in anything I have seen available in the world of graphics for the workplace. For anyone looking to challenge typical meetings and the standard approach to recording information, this is for you!
Helen Rice, Researcher
I really enjoyed this training day. I had hoped that it would educate me about how graphics could be used in my work, particularly with reference to illustrating reports and explaining data to mixed audiences and I was not disappointed. I left the course feeling more confident about how I could incorporate drawing and graphics into my work in different ways.
Lynne Brown, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Thank you for a valuable, fun filled and entertaining day. I have learned so much and will use my new found skills on a daily basis at work. I am already thinking in pictures. I would love to have spent longer with you and the group and I think you have a lot more to share.