Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant

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>Just as visual artists know that white space is a key element in a good design, good facilitators know that break time is a key element in good meeting design. When there is a lot of work to be done or information to be conveyed, it is tempting to schedule every minute, but this will […]

Visual Problem Solving: Network Maps

By: Eris Weaver | Date: January 31, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>If you follow all the network marketing gurus, you have joined several different kinds of business, service, and networking organizations in order to develop relationships that will lead to more clients. As I finished 2010 and planned for 2011, I made a Network Map to evaluate how effectively my groups have generated new clients over […]

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DO Talk to Strangers

By: Eris Weaver | Date: November 30, 2010 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I’ve been trying to spend time practicing drawing the things that I’m NOT good at (animals, vehicles) and less time drawing the things I’m pretty good at (people, buildings, household objects). Today, sitting in Peet’s Coffee looking out the window, I drew bicycles and cars. This led to a conversation with the gentleman sitting next […]

>Graphics Jam

By: Eris Weaver | Date: August 9, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

> I spent a good chunk of last week at the annual conference of the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, a creative bunch of folks who help businesses document meetings, capture ideas, and solve problems using graphics. I am relatively new to this practice (you can see examples of my graphic work here), so it […]

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>Mapping Our Buying Habits

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 28, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>On Friday, about twenty GoLocal business members met for breakfast. The GoLocal campaign is all about promoting the benefits of purchasing local products and services, and of course we all want local consumers to patronize our businesses. We also need to examine our businesses’ buying behaviors, and maximize our own opportunities to Shop Local. We […]

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>Pro Local!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 16, 2010 | Categories: Uncategorized

>I started my facilitation & consulting practice working with cohousing communities scattered around the state, doing a LOT of driving. Over the past year, I have been working to grow my business locally. Some facts about going local: Buying from locally owned businesses keeps money circulating in the local economy THREE TIMES longer! Small businesses […]

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>Gathering of the Transition Tribes

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 24, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Author Vicki Robin (Your Money or Your Life) was in town for a lecture and stayed here at FrogSong last night. Today she facilitated a meeting of representatives from local sustainability organizations with the theme “Accelerating the Transition.” I graphically recorded the session and will post photos as soon as I get copies from the […]

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By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 23, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>Whenever I give a talk – even just a 30-second elevator speech – folks ask me how I got so comfortable with public speaking. They ask if I can recommend a class in public speaking, or if they should join Toastmasters. What I tell them is that improvisation classes are what did it for me. […]

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>What is Your Unique Ability?

By: Eris Weaver | Date: September 19, 2009 | Categories: Uncategorized

>I’m taking a great Business to Business Marketing class with Cynthia Riggs and Roberta Ryan, two women I met via Connections: A Forum for Women in Business. What I am loving about these two is that they combine real business knowledge with a commitment to Right Livelihood. Our homework this month is to ask ten […]