Use eye-popping visual tools to energize your people! Just as social networking has reclaimed the Internet for human interactivity and co-creation, the visual meetings movement is reclaiming creativity, productivity, and playful exchange for serious work in groups. Visual Meetings explains how anyone can implement powerful visual tools, and how these tools are being used in Silicon Valley and elsewhere to facilitate both face-to-face and virtual group work. This dynamic and richly illustrated resource gives meeting leaders, presenters, and consultants a slew of exciting tricks and tools, including * Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc. * Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more * Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms * Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups Unlocking formerly untapped creative resources for business success, Visual Meetings will help you and your team communicate ideas more effectively and engagingly.
David Sibbet is a world leader in graphic facilitation and visual thinking for groups. He is the founder and president of The Grove Consultants International, a company whose leading-edge group-process tools and services for panoramic visualization, graphic facilitation, team leadership, and organizational transformation are used by consultants and organizations around the world.
Introduction The Power of Visual Meetings xi I: Just Imagine What if Meetings Were Really Fun AND Productive? 1 1. Visualization Is Worth 80 IQ Points / Tapping Energy, Intelligence, & Creativity 3 2. Everybody Knows Graphic Language / It s Gesture with a Pen 19 3. Four Easy Ways to Get Started / Personal Visualization, Napkins & Flipcharts, Graphic Templates, & Getting Others to Draw 37 II: Engaging Groups & Building Rapport Why Visual Listening Is So Compelling (and Easy!) 51 4. Getting People Involved / Using Pictures to Interact 53 5. Presentation without PowerPoint / Simple Drawings & Graphic Templates 69 6. Consulting & Selling with Graphics / Drawing Out Customer Interests 81 7. Hands-On Information / Sticky Notes & Dot Voting 89 8. Using Images & Interaction / Collage & Picture Cards 97 III: Graphics for Visual Thinking Mapping Ideas & Finding Key Patterns 107 9. Group Graphics / Seven Ways to Write on the Wall 109 10. Problem Solving / Getting Unstuck & Thinking around Corners 133 11. Storyboarding & Idea Mapping / How Innovators & Designers Work 147 12. Visual Planning / Using Graphic Templates to See the Big Picture 157 13. Multiple Meetings & Gallery Walks / Making Sense of Things over Space & Time 173 14. Digital Capture / Extending Your Meeting with Visual Documentation 183 15. Visualizing at a Distance / Using Tablets in Web Meetings 189 IV: Graphics for Enacting Plans Visuals for Teams, Projects, & Getting Results 195 16. Supporting Team Performance / Visualizing Goals, Roles, & Action Plans 197 17. Decision-Making Meetings / Aligning on Agreements & Getting Commitments 205 18. Project Management Meetings / Mapping Progress with Pictures 209 19. Facilitating Innovation & Change / Playing with Prototypes 215 20. Training & Workshops / Leveraging Action Learning 223 V: Seeing It All Come Together Tools for the Seriously Hooked 229 21. The Path to Visual Competency / Learning from the Groups You Lead 231 22. The Future Is Visible Now! / Seeds of a Real Revolution in Meetings 237 23. Resources & Networks / Grove Tools, Web Resources, Bibliography 247 Index 255