What exactly IS Graphic Facilitation?
Is it a question that we are asked often at VisualFunk.
There are many words for Graphic Facilitation which adds to the confusion. We can be known as a Graphic Facilitator, Visual Scribe, Live Scribe, Visual Communicator, Visual Facilitator, Graphic Recorder, Corporate Storyteller, Corporate Illustrator or Workshop Drawer.
In a nutshell, graphic facilitation is about using both words and images to visually conceptualize ideas and discussions in real-time.
Did you know that visuals are processed up to 60,000 times faster than text?
Expressing a vision or idea visually has proven to be far more effective, simply because visual content reaches your brain in a faster and more digestible way compared to textual information.
The role of a graphic facilitator is to:
● Save time and boost productivity by simplifying abstract ideas
● Communicate your plan of action in a way your team can fully understand
● Break down complex concepts and make them easier to process
● Promote a company culture of creativity through collaboration and exploring big ideas
At VisualFunk, our team of graphic facilitators help to bring your ideas to life, through the power of drawing. Each facilitator on our team is a professional artist and trained facilitator with a combined total of over 40 years of experience of doing what we love!
We embrace graphic facilitation and the power of drawing as a way to help you:
● Hone and shift people's thinking
● Turbo change your communication
● Make complexity simple to understand
● Take your conferences or events to another level of engagement
● Give people a tool to use to solve complex problems
We not only help corporate and government organisations to cut through the clutter at conferences and events, but we also hold graphic facilitation workshops were we teach YOU how to convey your key message or concept to leaders and decision-makers quickly and efficiently.
We show you how to draw using 3 core principles that are proven to empower workshop attendees with a newly discovered ability to express ideas visually.
Graphic facilitation is quickly becoming an integral part of how we communicate and engage with each other especially in this highly frenetic, disruptive world where data is coming at us from every angle.
Did you know that we remember 10% of written information yet we remember 65% of visual information?
Visual communication is also an approach that encourages collaboration since others can easily contribute their own ideas and thoughts in a way that’s immediately and collectively understood.
Being able to use hand-drawn graphics and words together to demonstrate ideas and communicate gives you a new language to work with.
If you need help in cutting through the clutter, removing the jargon, honing your concept or ideas more clearly, then you might want to consider a graphic facilitator for your next event.
If you need to get your business team to start collaborating and bringing their diverse ideas to the table, VisualFunk can help you.
Contact us today and we can help you create design thinking sprints, creativity and problem-solving workshops and more.
Simon Banks, Director of VisualFunk