Y esterday my colleague, Richard Rose, and I attended the Graphics Made Easy 'Starter' Workshop led by Penny Pullan and Vanessa Randle. (Here is a picture of Richard at the end of the day with his summary of the workshop, surprised at how useful he found it.)
We have associated with Penny for some time now, and she did some graphics facilitation at one of our trainers' days. I'm a great fan of Penny's work, and as a one-time Buzan accredited Mind Mapping Instructor, I did not take much convincing of the power of graphics. As a trainer I have seen as well how a well-drawn flip chart illustration drawn in front of a class is far more engaging than a PowerPoint slide.
Even over a few hours I grew in confidence. Penny and Vanessa are excellent coaches.
We were all encouraged to practice simple symbols and techniques through the day and at the end allowed to practice on a topic of our choice. I chose tomorrow's 'Birds of a Feather' workshop on 'The Age of Change Management' that I wrote about on Monday. You can see me building up a wall chart we will use at this event in this series of photos. If you are in London tomorrow and can spare an hour, do come along and join in. It should be both stimulating and fun.
[Photos courtesy of Penny - thanks!]