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Different Visual Languages of Graphic Recording: Aligning to Your Organization

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graphic recording styles

Every graphic recorder has a different style – some of us are highly visual, integrating lots of characters and images. Others are more text-based, utilizing structured bullet points, boxes, and fonts. And of course there is a spectrum of visual styles in between.

Likewise, every organization has a different “language” when it comes to articulating ideas, representing themselves, or understanding a concept. A financial investment firm talks about concepts and ideas differently compared to a community arts non-profit. (more…)

Graphic Facilitation at World Cafés

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Graphic Facilitation at World Cafés

I’m standing at a wall of paper, my arm raised and ready to write. The conference room behind me is arranged with ten round tables, eight people huddled around each. The eighty participants have deliberated at their tables for the last half-hour, scribbling down their thoughts and prioritizing.

Now we’re ready for the report out. (more…)

The Art of Listening like a Graphic Recorder

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The Art of Listening like a Graphic Recorder

 

“How do you know what to listen for?”

It’s a common question I hear as a graphic recorder, and one that’s not always easy to explain! But over the years I’ve found there are key attributes to the art of listening in graphic recording or graphic facilitation.

These listening skills can be applied to a wide variety of situations beyond graphic recording. Discussions between co-workers; conflicts between spouses; reading the news and wanting to understand the full perspective… strong listening promotes deeper discussions and solution-finding.

So how does a graphic recorder listen? (more…)