recording and facilitating is an effective new process
that uses a combination of words and pictures to capture
the ideas presented in meetings, seminars, and other
forms of group communication.
By merging verbal and
visual communication modes, the graphic facilitator can
enhance the creative potential of all participants and
maximize their problem-solving skills.
Individuals who may find
it difficult to express themselves with words often find
pictures and other graphics to be helpful communication
tools and are encouraged to participate in discussions
which utilize these visual cues. When all members are
involved and interested, the group as a whole is
enriched, and therefore better able to find creative,
new solutions to existing problems.
In addition, the final
document produced by the graphic facilitator provides a
record of the meeting that is easy to understand and
share with others.
recording and facilitating helps unite and focus the
efforts of people who may have radically different
problem-solving styles. A well-executed graphic display
can bring diverse individuals together and direct them
towards effective, innovative solutions.
presentation used by graphic facilitators brings a new
methodology to recording.
This interactive format
has a number of distinct advantages beyond flip charts
and overhead projectors.
Some are as follows:
- Presents both specific
details as well as the richer "big
- Links between ideas
can be identified and expanded upon
- Ideas are presented in
clear, concise and immediately recognizable images
- Participants become
involved in dynamic, energetic interactions
- The display provides a
- Participants can
immediately see their ideas being acknowledged and
become incorporated into the final solution
- An evolving, visual
dialogue is created that constantly provides new
meaning and insight
- The experience of
working collectively to solve problems empowers the
group as a whole, and encourages an ongoing
In the same way that the
notation style used in "mind mapping" releases
individual creativity, the wallcharts created in graphic
recording enhances group and team creativity.
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