David Sibbet is one of the leading minds in the visual thinking & facilitation industry, and when David has a new book or product, it’s worth stopping to take notice. His organization, The Grove, is not only a great consultancy but they also produce a lot of fantastic products and resources for visual thinkers and I expect their usual quality will transfer to this latest release.
His latest book, Visual Meetings: How Graphics, Sticky Notes and Idea Mapping Can Transform Group Productivity drops and if you ever have to run meetings, or are just sick of sitting through painful, unproductive meetings you’ll probably want to grab yourself a copy.
The Grove’s Description of the book:
When people work visually they have better ideas, make better decisions, and are more committed to producing results. A twenty-first century guide to using the latest visual thinking techniques with your groups and teams, Visual Meetings gives you a bounty of tools and tricks to unlock creativity, collaboration, and breakthrough thinking.
David Sibbet, a world leader in the area of graphic facilitation and visual thinking, unveils the alchemy of designing and conducting memorable meetings that get results. With more than 40 years of experience successfully incorporating visuals in meetings of all kinds, Sibbet reveals the practices, tips, and tricks that can turn business meetings into creative and productive events.
The book covers a variety of topics including:
- Graphic recording, visual planning, story boarding, graphic templates, idea mapping, etc.
- Creative ways to energize team building, sales presentations, staff meetings, strategy sessions, brainstorming, and more
- Getting beyond paper and whiteboards to engage new media platforms
- Understanding emerging visual language for leading groups
As always with visual thinking, much of the value of these techniques are in the process, not the visual output – so don’t be swayed by that little voice in the back of your head that says “I can’t draw”. In fact, The Grove offers a series of templates that do all the visual heavy lifting for you.
Be sure to check out Visual Meetings (sample chapter – PDF | get it on Amazon) and then swing back here to let us know your thoughts.