A powerful partner to facilitated group process is visual note-taking and graphic recording. This is one of the key ‘creative thinking boosters’ the gang at Curious Minds Co. and their alliance partners use with outstanding effect.
A graphic recorder is adept at listening, synthesising, making links between concepts and visual elements and presenting these in graphic ‘maps’ of the discussions so that people are able to gain greater understanding and insight. There is great power in literally seeing what the group has said!
Curious Minds Co. is experienced at graphically recording workshops, conferences and meetings. As an experienced facilitator, Michelle can also help facilitators design and craft charts needed for an event.
One way of creating the WOW factor at your next event is to have a graphic recorder capturing a group’s discussion or a speaker’s presentation on large paper (1m x 3m) near the front of the room. The visual mapping will boost the activities of the group and add a visual record to be used as a reference in future discussions.
Alternatively, a graphic recorder can capture the key points of an event on an iPad. The tablet technology provides an exciting convergence of technology and old-fashioned drawing skills and can be projected onto a large screen so all participants can engage with the recording throughout the event. These digital recordings can be uploaded to websites and accessed on social media sites immediately following an event. This provides participants and interested parties instant access to the outcomes.
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