This is one of my favorite strategies for thinking, visioneering, and visualizing. Let’s drill down to the essence—what are the “big ideas” of your organization, your process(es), your content… then make it visual so that everyone can be on the same page.
Synthesis and visualization of feedback from multiple stakeholder quotes to inspire future participants. How would a visual help your organization more clearly identify what is working and areas of growth?
How might you make tips for success more visual and visible for your stakeholders? Imagery like this can be shared readily in newsletters and on social media, and can also be broken down and shared in bits and pieces for different levels impact.
Create a powerful and engaging visual to teach others about your organization, key focus, or central point of your vision. Multiple uses and approaches to creating visuals like this!
Have a book club or required reading for your organization? Consider a visual book summary or idea synthesis. Can be created on a single page, as seen above, or on multiple pages.
Synthesis of field research takeaways from an international team. Whimsy, shared references, and legitimate hard-won lessons were captured during collaborative discussions. This is now a poster hanging in research offices in four countries!
An extremely popular visual note, shared over 3K times on Twitter–an incredible testament to the power of sharing ideas via social media in easily-digestible chunks. Created asynchronously from a video talk by my colleague Larry Ferlazzo.
These are some top tips I compiled for a workshop. One-pagers with key ideas are always in high-demand. They can be used as mini-posters, flyers, quick-references, and more.
Notes from a keynote speech at a Veterans’ Ceremony; created asynchronously after the speech was given.
Synchronous capture of a panel of speakers from the Middle East and African Cultures Consortium at the University of Chapel Hill.