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In my last post, I began to answer the question “What happens with all those charts after the meeting?” Some specific examples will help you visualize how the use of graphics has helped other organizations do their work better.  (Names are fictitious and images edited to protect the privacy of my clients.) TIE ONE ON: […]

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I’ve been graphically recording sessions at the California Society of Association Executives’ annual conference. Attendees rush up afterwards to take photos and shower me with compliments, then rush off to their next session. I rarely get a chance to answer two important questions: What happens to these pictures afterwards? How might this work be useful […]

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A couple years ago I stumbled on Leah Piken Kolidas’ art  blog. She’s created a month long creativity challenge, declaring November Art Every Day Month. Participants are invited to create art every day and share it with the rest of the community. In the past my participation has been somewhat sporadic (see my past entries […]

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One of my favorite authors, Gretchen Rubin, continually reminds me that what we do every day influences us more than things we do once in awhile. Habits matter. One of the habits I struggle to create for myself is daily drawing. As a Graphic Facilitator, I rely on drawing as one of my tools for […]

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Meetings and presentations are a necessary part of doing business; too often they are dry, boring, unfocused, or simply unproductive. Gain a strategic edge by sharing your vision and creatively engaging your audience using visual facilitation tools. Why rely on words and text for so much of our group work and communication when 75 percent […]

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This morning I am inspired by a poem by my dear friend David Christopher, author of The Holy Universe. Mind your stories. Mind your stories; question them often. Nourish those that serve. Change those that do not. Far easier said than done, yes? For many of our darker stories have cut grooves in the primordial […]

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My CalSAE colleague Shelly Alcorn writes a great blog called Association Subculture. She recently posted a great “back of the napkin” story sketch about  association membership. So I decided I needed to draw mine! (Click on the thumbnail to see a bigger image.) When I went to library school in the 90s I joined a […]

In this TedX talk, my colleague Brandy Agerbeck describes five steps to using visual & spatial tools for shaping your thinking. I love her combination of both flip charts and PowerPoint. I love the simplicity of her outfit. I love the way she uses the space onstage. I love her visual mnemonic, using the fingers […]

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November Is Art Every Day Month!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 4, 2011 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

In his book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the idea that practicing something – anything – for ten thousand hours will make one an expert. I don’t know how much science there is behind that magic number, but I don’t think anyone would argue that practice is important in building any skill. Art Every Day Month […]

Death to PowerPoint!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: July 14, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>In a recent blog post, Harvard Business Review writer Peter Bregman calls PowerPoint the “#1 Killer of Meetings.” I’m not sure if I agree it’s number one – I’ve been to any number of sucky meetings that didn’t involve PowerPoint – but it is definitely in the top five. I personally am on a one-woman […]

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