Advanced Visual Facilitation Workshop

September 22, 2014

I attended a workshop in early August with The Grove Consultants. The workshop focused on helping get groups through different processes by using visual tools. The interesting part of this for me was that I was the most seasoned graphic recorder in the group but the greenest facilitator. Most of the participants were skilled facilitators who wanted to learn how to incorporate visual thinking in their practices. I came to facilitation work about 7 years ago while most of these folks have been doing it for decades and it's been their primary focus, where my focus has been more in graphic recording. I'm excited to use my new skills! 
 

Memory Palaces and Visuals

July 9, 2012
We think in pictures. We learn visually before we learn verbally. Joshua Foer, memory champ, describes the way pictures and memory work together. I tell people all the time that they will remember the visuals I draw at their meetings more than things they heard. Check it out here.

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Why work visually?

July 9, 2012
If you or your shareholders need a little coaxing into the world of working visually, please look at this. My mentor, Christina Merkley, of Make Mark in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, has been doing this visual work for years and she's amazing. Her newsletter here highlights ways that visual work is beneficial and useful - more than just pretty pictures!

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UofK Morning session

December 5, 2011

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Event at the University of Kentucky

December 5, 2011
Last week I spent the day with the University of Kentucky in Lexington with the state extension program's all-school conference. The topic was "Struggles in the Commonwealth: A Family Systems Approach." The first half of the day included an overview of Kentucky families right now - from demographics to food habits. The second half of the day offered breakout sessions on nine topics. I'll post a shot of the visualization.

An interesting thing happened at this conference. At the end of the day,...
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Doodlers unite!

September 23, 2011
Thank you Sunni Brown! This is awesome!

http://www.ted.com/talks/sunni_brown.html

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This Week!

May 23, 2011
This week I don't have much in the way of working IN my business, just working ON my business. Updating the website, for sure, and I'm having a logo designed so look for that soon! Still trying to generate good leads for both copywriting and graphic recording work. I've meet some interesting people with whom I believe great partnerships could occur. Fingers crossed!

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Article: How to set your copywriting fees

May 17, 2011
I just found this blog and I love the straightforward tone. Check it out.

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Words and Pictures

April 13, 2011
A friend sent me this video and I think it's brilliant. It captures the way words and visuals work together and I just love it.

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Seedlings 2020

April 4, 2011
Last week I participated in a local networking event with the Seed 2020. I presented my graphic recording business and copywriting services to a group of 20 or so small business people. There were a few questions asked and I thought I would share the answers here:

Question: You talk about "experience teams." What does that mean?
Answer: At a former job with a Fortune 500 company, my group's work was to visually represent experiences with the company in the form of a map. So we would say, "Hi, C...
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