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Visual Tools for Consultants from Eris Weaver

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Business & Mgmt

Published on February 28, 2014

Author: BACN

Source: slideshare.net

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Eris Weaver's handout for the February 28th BACN (Bay Area Consultants Network) Meeting on visual tools for consultants, including mind maps, process maps, empathy maps, and the all-important Post-It note.
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Eris Weaver February 28, 2014 GOALS FOR TODAY 1. Use new tools 2. Call me! 3. Most important….remember that YOU CAN DRAW!

DEFINITIONS Visual thinking: using imagery, drawing, and graphic displays to see patterns, solve problems, and communicate. Mind map: diagram used to visually outline and connect information, with related concepts radiating outward from a core, central word or image. Popularized by Tony Buzan in the 1970s. Graphic recording: documenting a conversation, meeting, or presentation in real time in words and images. Can be done live or virtually, on large paper, whiteboard, or digitally. Graphic facilitation: integrating facilitation and interactive visual practices to facilitate group process. Sketchnotes: Taking personal notes using images as well as words. Gamestorming: the use of interactive games for group work including ideation, strategic planning, design, problem solving. See book of the same name by Dave Gray et al. Kinesthetic modeling: a hands-on method for creative problem-solving created by John Ward. Individuals or groups silently make three-dimensional models out of modeling dough, popsicle sticks, random objects, etc. Template, graphic template: a pre-drawn template, designed for a particular type of group process such as strategic planning or visioning, which is filled in during the group session. THINGS TO TRY… • • • • • • • • • • • Get an inexpensive sketchbook and pens that you like. Carry them with you and doodle or sketchnote while you’re at meetings or presentations. Try mindmapping next time you need to plan a presentation, make a to-do list, or take notes on a book. Put a whiteboard or flipchart in your office where you can write on it easily and often! Put butcher paper on a wall, or paint a wall with whiteboard or chalkboard paint. Read one of the books on the resource list. Get friendly with sticky notes! Try using one of the attached templates in one of your meetings. Take a workshop in one of the methods we’ve played with today. Bring a visual practitioner into your workplace – to train your staff, or document one of your meetings. Put play-doh or “fiddles” out on the tables during meetings. Try giving a presentation using a whiteboard or flipchart instead of PowerPoint. Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

FLIP CHART BASICS Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

TEMPLATE SAMPLES Empathy map Unscaping the goat Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

TEMPLATE SAMPLES Empathy exercise Strategic visioning Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

TEMPLATE SAMPLES Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

RESOURCES: BOOKS **Agerbeck, Brandy. The Graphic Facilitator's Guide: How to Use Your Listening, Thinking and Drawing Skills to Make Meaning. Loosetooth.com, 2012. Buzan, Tony. The Mind Map Book: Unlock Your Creativity, Boost Your Memory, Change Your Life. Harlow : Pearson/BBC Active, 2010. Chopyak, Christine. Picture Your Business Strategy: Transform Decisions with the Power of Visuals. McGraw Hill, 2013. Dobrowolski, Patti. Drawing Solutions: How Visual Goal Setting Will Change Your Life. Creative Genius, 2012. *Emberly, Ed. Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals; Ed Emberley's Drawing Book: Make a World; Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Faces; Ed Emberley's Big Green Drawing Book; Ed Emberley's Big Orange Drawing Book; Ed Emberley's Big Purple Drawing Book; Ed Emberley's Big Red Drawing Book; Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos; Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains. *Gray, Dave, Sunni Brown, and James Macanufo. Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers. Sebastopol: O’Reilly, 2010. Lee, Jennifer. The Right-Brain Business Plan: A Creative, Visual Map for Success. New World Library, 2011. Margulies, Nancy and Nusa Maal. Mapping Inner Space: Learning and Teaching Visual Mapping. Tucson: Zephyr Press, 2002. Margulies, Nancy and Christine Valenza. Visual Thinking: Tools for Mapping Your Ideas. Norwalk, CT: Crown, 2005. Osterwalder, Alexander and Yves Pigneur. Business Model Generation. Wiley, 2010. Reynolds, Garr. Presentation Zen. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2008. **Roam, Dan. The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures. New York: Portfolio, 2008. ----- Unfolding the Napkin: The Hands-On Method for Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures. New York: Portfolio, 2009. ----- Blah Blah Blah: What To Do When Words Don't Work. New York: Portfolio, 2010. *Rohde, Mike. The Sketchnote Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Visual Note Taking. Peachpit, 2013. Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

Sibbet, David. Graphic Facilitation: Transforming Group Process with the Power of Visual Listening. The Grove, 2006. ----- Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity. Wiley, 2010. ----- Visual Teams: Graphic Tools for Commitment, Innovation, and High Performance. Wiley, 2011. ----- Visual Leaders: New Tools for Visioning, Strategy, and Organizational Change. Wiley, 2013. Straker, David. Rapid Problem-solving with Post-it Notes. Da Capo Press, 1997. RESOURCES: WEBSITES & ORGANIZATIONS The International Forum of Visual Practitioners includes a directory of graphic recorders & facilitators and background information on the profession. http://www.ifvp.org Dan Roam’s Napkin Academy is a do-it-yourself curriculum for visual thinking. http://www.napkinacademy.com The Grove Consultants International provides books, training, and products for visual practice. http://www.grove.com John Ward is the creator of Kinesthetic Modeling. http://manyminds.com Presentation Zen is Garr Reynolds’ blog on presentation design. http://www.presentationzen.com RESOURCES: MATERIALS Neuland, a German company, produces excellent REFILLABLE markers and other great facilitation supplies. http://www.neuland.com/US The Grove Consultants offer books, markers, paper, and a variety of paper and digital templates. They also offer workshops. http://store.grove.com/ Dick Blick is a great art store; I mostly purchase 4’ paper rolls from them. http://www.dickblick.com/ Landau Chartworks in Sausalito is the go-to company for scanning large charts into beautiful digital images & prints. http://www.chartworks.us/ Eris Weaver, Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant 707-338-8589 • eris@erisweaver.info • www.erisweaver.info fa cil’ i tāt: to make easier

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