ERIS WEAVER

Facilitator & Group Process Consultant

Tag Archives: Visual Problem-Solving

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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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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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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Fighting Over Small Pieces of Pie

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 22, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>As politicians and pundits discuss the proposed 2012 federal budget, they throw out numbers that are so mind-boggling huge as to be completely meaningless. Then I saw a graphic in the newspaper that really made it all a bit more clear. Accompanying Ezra Klein’s editorial on the federal budget was this cartoon by Nick Anderson. […]

Visual Problem Solving: Analyzing Conflict

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 15, 2011 | Categories: Uncategorized

>My friend Kathy (names changed to protect privacy) asked for help in dealing with conflict in one of her project groups. As she told me more about it, I doodled a rough map of the relationships between each of the individuals as well as the different organizations involved in the project. It has been my […]

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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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