Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity

by David Sibbet


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470601785
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/09/2010
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 747,480
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xi
The Power of Visual Meetings

I: Just Imagine

What if Meetings Were Really Fun AND Productive? 1

1. Visualization is Worth 80 IQ Points 3
Tapping Energy, Intelligence, & Creativity

2. Everybody Knows Graphic Language 19
It’s Gesture with a Pen

3. Four Easy Ways to Get Started 37
Personal Visualization, Napkins & Flipcharts, Graphic Templates, & Getting Others to Draw

II: Engaging Groups & Building Rapport

Why Visual Listening is So Compelling (and Easy!) 51

4. Getting People Involved 53
Using Pictures to Interact

5. Presentation without PowerPoint 69
Simple Drawings & Graphic Templates

6. Consulting & Selling with Graphics 81
Drawing Out Customer Interests

7. Hands-On Information 89
Sticky Notes & Dot Voting

8. Using Images & Interaction 97
Collage & Picture Cards

III: Graphics for Visual Thinking

Mapping Ideas & Finding Key Patterns 107

9. Group Graphics 109
Seven Ways to Write on the Wall

10. Problem Solving 133
Getting Unstuck & Thinking around Corners

11. Storyboarding & Idea Mapping 147
How Innovators & Designers Work

12. Visual Planning 157
Using Graphic Templates to See the Big Picture

13. Multiple Meetings & Gallery Walks 173
Making Sense of Things over Space & Time

14. Digital Capture 183
Extending Your Meeting with Visual Documentation

15. Visualizing at a Distance 189
Using Tablets in Web Meetings

IV: Graphics for Enacting Plans

Visuals for Teams, Projects, & Getting Results 195

16. Supporting Team Performance 197
Visualizing Goals, Roles, & Action Plans

17. Decision-Making Meetings 205
Aligning on Agreements & Getting Commitments

18. Project Management Meetings 209
Mapping Progress with Pictures

19. Facilitating Innovation & Change 215
Playing with Prototypes

20. Training & Workshops 223
Leveraging Action Learning

V: Seeing It All Come Together

Tools for the Seriously Hooked 229

21. The Path to Visual Competency 231
Learning from the Groups You Lead

22. The Future is Visible Now! 237
Seeds of a Real Revolution in Meetings

23. Resources & Networks 247
Grove Tools, Web Resources, Bibliography

Index 255

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