Skilled Remote Facilitators
Even more than in face-to-face meetings, virtual gatherings need clear leadership. Without a point person, it’s easy to get lost in crosstalk, or worse, stalled in group silence. ImageThink has developed techniques for fostering active conversations in a virtual environment that ensures everyone’s ideas are heard.
All Part of the Plan
Even more important than in face-to-face gatherings, a well-made agenda keeps everyone focused and on topic while remoting in. This document is also a powerful tool in moving the discussion forward, predicting potential sticking points, and remaining respectful of everyone’s time.
Capture the Winning Ideas
With ImageThink graphic recording, your participants see their suggestions illustrated in-real-time, and because the assets are created digitally, they can be sent to the full team immediately after the virtual meeting ends. These visual notes create mnemonic devices, which means your meeting is more memorable.
- Map out strategy with hand-captured digital illustrations
- Visualize ideas in real time, no matter where you are
- Activate more parts of the brain, making your meeting more memorable
- Have immediately shareable assets that document your best ideas
- Illustrate adboards, journey maps, and customer profiles with insights from your full team
- Stand out in client pitch meetings
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Frequently Asked Questions
Meeting illustration, or graphic recording as we call it, is the real-time translation of conversations or presentations into text and pictures. Graphic recorders do three things simultaneously: they listen for key ideas, synthesize them, and document them in visual form. It gives meeting and conference attendees an opportunity to absorb content on a visual level.
In a presentation, graphic recording increases engagement and memory-retention for the participants. Many people are visual learners, and studies indicate that people remember more information when combined with visuals than via spoken word alone.
During a brainstorm or strategy session, a skilled graphic recorder will synthesize all of the group’s contributions into a coherent visual while revealing connections between ideas that might otherwise have gone unnoticed. This practice promotes creative thinking, collaboration and deeper engagement by creating a collective vision (literally).
In our ImageThink workshops, we teach several ways to make meetings more productive, including effective whiteboarding techniques, group creativity exercises, and best practices for assigning action items and owners when the meeting is done.
At ImageThink, we price our graphic recording services according to the nature of your engagement – whether it’s an internal meeting or public conference, for example – and how much support you need. Staffing, time, and materials are all factors in our rate card. Get in touch to discuss how we can help bring your biggest ideas to the surface and we’ll provide you with a custom quote.