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The 7 Formats of Visual Language in the Group Graphics Keyboard graphic facilitation graphic recording virtual facilitation virtual graphic facilitation visual facilitation Feb 03, 2022

 

 

 

“One of the things that I love about working this way … is it destabilizes all the habituation that we have. If there’s a big chart in the room that is reflecting what everybody’s thinking, nobody really knows how to game that very effectively. I mean, you’ve got to actually listen to each other.”

David Sibbet

 

Recently, David Sibbet sat down with Doug Ferguson, president of Voltage Control and host of the Control the Room...

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Evolving, Adapting and Growing Our Practice: An interview with Erin Gordon graphic recording virtual graphic facilitation Jan 26, 2021

 

We recently caught up with Erin Gordon, who will be leading the upcoming Digital Graphic Recording Intensive. She talked about her professional journey in visual practice and shared helpful tips for those starting out.

 

How did you get into this field?

I was a consultant—on paper—for the majority of my early career. I enjoyed the partnering piece of my projects but quickly learned advising didn’t work. My curiosity led me to other ways and methods to best...

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A Virtual Holiday Party Idea virtual graphic facilitation Dec 09, 2020

Author: Tiffany Forner

 

Need an idea for the virtual office party? Do a virtual gift certificate exchange using a digital whiteboard like Mural. It’s a nice way to keep the holiday party vibe alive and support some smaller retailers at the same time. Below are some basic instructions for setting up the game. The idea is very similar to a white elephant gift exchange. Look up the basic rules for a white elephant if you are unfamiliar. When the party commences, the game...

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Need Help With A Virtual Meeting? The Grove Has You Covered virtual graphic facilitation virtual meetings Mar 04, 2020

 

Are you needing to shift your face-to-face meetings to virtual meetings? For more than ten years we’ve been adapting our visual-facilitation techniques to address our clients’ growing need to convene people in the virtual realm. Virtual meetings have come a long way. What used to be awkward, technically challenged interactions have become humanized, technically stabilized, effective gatherings. And yes, The Grove’s virtual meetings are highly visual, making them so...

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Optimizing Collaborative Bandwidth in Virtual Meetings graphic facilitation virtual graphic facilitation Dec 16, 2014

The following article is excerpted from “Collaborative Bandwidth: Creating Better Virtual Meetings” by Rachel Smith, part of the Organization Development Journal’s Winter 2014 special issue on “OD in the Digital Age.”

Remote participants often find that virtual meetings are not an enjoyable or effective way to accomplish many of their intended objectives. There is some quality of a face-to-face meeting that is lost during a virtual meeting—it becomes more...

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Tools for Virtual Meetings virtual graphic facilitation Oct 13, 2011
Author: Rachel Smith

 

I am frequently asked about the tools I use to graphically record virtual meetings. “Virtual meetings” in this case refers to web-conferencing sessions where people are connected from all over the place using computers and various software tools including WebEx, Connect, GoToMeeting, Live Meeting, Elluminate, and so forth. The web-conferencing software has to either support screen sharing or have a really, really good whiteboard feature. Here’s...

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