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1-day Skill Training

Visual Thinking & Storytelling


Content and outcome of the Skill Training


Team Communication

Diverse teams are a basis for innovation, however communication is usually a barrier to make the best out of your team. Alignment on strategies, processes, steps and deliverables often takes hours and hours in on-going meetings.

Being Visual provides you the tools to enable better communication amongst team members. You will get to know solutions like visual frames for meetings and learn how to create your own canvas to visualise projects, businesses concepts and processes.


Visual Storytelling

Struggling to have a wow effect on your presentation? Too much text on slides and graphs that don’t tell anything? What about learning some hints from the masters of animation and comics to boost your presentations?


With some small frameworks, you will complement your presentations with visuals that are actually helpful to convey into the messages you want. And although drawing it is a big piece on thinking visually, it is just one of the several tools that one can use. Resources like free icons libraries and fonts will be presented and hints on how to use better stock photos.


Brainstorming and Prototyping

In the fire of thinking of new products and services, there is not much time to spend on making a nice drawing, however they are definitely helpful to make ideas be better understood and to stick out.

We will work on your visual vocabulary, on creating meaningful quick sketches and your craft skills to prototype ideas. You will learn how to make sharp and crispy storyboards and illustrate the value of your idea.

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When you’re first thinking through an idea, it’s important not to get bogged down in complexity. Thinking simply and clearly is hard to do.
– Richard Branson –

Typical agenda of the skill training


PART 1 – VISUALIZING PROCESSES

The first module is focused on understanding the framework to visualise processes. The participants will learn the first steps on how to break down complex concepts into small elements to be visualised.

PART 2 - ICONS

After learning some principles, now it is time to translate ideas and concepts into simple visuals.
Create a vocabulary and tricks to express anything. This module is focused on creating strategies to communicate in teams and facilitate dialogue.

PART 3 - VISUAL STORIES

The final module is a deep dive on storytelling. How to create storyboards, presentations and visual maps that can be used to convey more complex ideas. You will learn the principle of storyboard to pitch a project, service, product or idea and how to make it more powerful.

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The purpose of visualization is insight, not pictures.
– Ben Shneiderman –

LEARNING OUTCOMES


  • Learn how to encode complex messages into simple visuals
  • Acquire new tools and methods to craft your next presentation
  • Create a common vocabulary for team meetings
  • Develop facilitation skills to mediate intercultural teamwork
  • Gain an understanding on how data and information can be visualized
  • Train Illustration skills oriented to your daily professional needs


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The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.
– Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of HP –

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