Storytelling has been around since the beginning of time. It’s a natural part of being human,

So, ask yourself:

  • Have you ever wished you could tell better stories?
  • Have you ever wondered, “How do I make this complex concept simple?”
  • Have you ever told yourself how uncreative you are as you can only draw a stick figure?

These questions we just some of the questions we explored as I ran my learn visual storytelling workshops for the QLD Change Management Institute. In this 1.5 hour workshop, we explored:

  • The Neuroscience of why our brain loves visual communication
  • The no.1 things that kills people’s ability to draw
  • The three most important lines you could ever draw
  • The one simple shape that can transform your communication and how you collate information
  • How to create empathy by drawing people in your visual communication (goodbye stick figure!)
  • How to use visual communication to make the complex simple and develop great stories

Most importantly, everyone realized what a fun and productive tool visual storytelling is. It can save so much time compared to trying to put everything into a PowerPoint, send it out for review, come back with comments, do a second round and repeat. A drawing can literally take only a few minutes. I have never met anyone who isn’t interested in being more productive – ever.

If you would like to know more about using visual storytelling for your facilitation or building this as a skill in your organisation, you can find out more about my Graphic Facilitation Workshops here. I run these as public workshops and inhouse workshops, online and offline or a mixture of both.

Remember, learning to use visual communication and graphic facilitation as part of your leadership, design, facilitation or training toolkit is simple and fun. With the right support, we slay your creative Ogre and help you to develop some fantastic skills that can transform your communication and stake holder engagement.

Curious? Would you like to know more about bringing more creativity, imagination, curiosity and visual communication into your team and organisation to solve big problems?

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Simon Banks

About the Author

Simon Banks is an Author. International Keynote speaker and Podcaster on creativity and innovation and recovering Artist. He’s delivered over 1400+ events across the globe and is known for running innovation workshops, conferences and design sprints to brew fresh thinking and solve wicked problems. His book A Thousand Little Lightbulbs: How to kickstart a culture of Innovation in your Organisation is out now.

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