Our extraordinary graphic recorder colleague, Avril Orloff recently contributed this article:
Did you know that 50-60% of meeting participants are ‘visual’ learners? Enhance focus, understanding and retention – just by adding a few simple drawings, symbols and colour to flipcharts as you facilitate.
Most of us already think in pictures. It’s no accident that many of the expressions we use to denote understanding are visual: “Do you see what I’m saying?“, and “I see your point!” The fact is most ideas can be made clearer with a picture. Plus, let’s face it: meetings with visuals are just way more fun! So add some visual techniques to your facilitation palette, and watch your meetings go from good to great!
Along the line of my last blog on motivation - ”the dangling carrot”, here is another good reminder - Sing and Dance While the Music Is Being Played – brought to my attention by Dane Brown, from my friend/associate Ben Kadel’s community site at Emotus Operandi.
I have been remiss adding to my blog since January with my focus taken up with many new ventures, including learning how to paint. Here is a picture of me beside an acrylic painting I submitted as part of the Poets and Painters art show at the South Delta Arts Gallery – it is called Old Light (on the right) and is of an old growth stand backlit through a sunny clearing.