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atrailoflife:

Brandy Agerbeck is a pro a capturing ideas and conversations in a visual form. She also wrote a book about it for others who want to do the same. Well worth the read!

You’re welcome, Doug! :^D

atrailoflife:

Brandy Agerbeck is a pro a capturing ideas and conversations in a visual form. She also wrote a book about it for others who want to do the same. Well worth the read!

You’re welcome, Doug! :^D

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1 week left to register for the July 31-August 1 Lab. Loosetooth.com Lab is a three day retreat into the world of visual thinking and graphic facilitation. We have a splendid variety of “visuologists” in this session already, come join us! Registration ends July 20th.

1 week left to register for the July 31-August 1 Lab. Loosetooth.com Lab is a three day retreat into the world of visual thinking and graphic facilitation. We have a splendid variety of “visuologists” in this session already, come join us! Registration ends July 20th.

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A rare treat! You can watch the source of this graphic facilitation. Dr. Raynard Kington, Grinnell College's president, gave this speech at TEDx Youth@DesMoines. The theme was a Superheroes, a time limit of 18 minutes and an audience of children and teenagers. Watch the video, read more, print a PDF over here >

A rare treat! You can watch the source of this graphic facilitation. Dr. Raynard Kington, Grinnell College's president, gave this speech at TEDx Youth@DesMoines. The theme was a Superheroes, a time limit of 18 minutes and an audience of children and teenagers. Watch the video, read more, print a PDF over here >

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The 7 Gifts of Mentoring. I graphically facilitated the conversation led by Laurent A. Daloz at DePaul's Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA). This is part of an ongoing series of events CAEA is hosting around the question, “What if every encounter was a learning encounter?” Exploring mentoring, advising and informal learning, the power of these events have been the open and rich conversation.
My favorite part of this talk was when Laurent talked about the balance of Support and Challenge and wanted to draw a grid. He said, “If I had a whiteboard, I’d draw it,” I waved him over to my chart. As he came off of the stage, I asked, “Two by two matrix?”
"Yes."
I love a two by two matrix.
I drew the model on the chart as he described it. Along the vertical axis is Challenge. The horizontal axis is Support. In the bottom left quadrant is low support and low challenge resulting in Stasis. In the upper left quadrant is Retreat, when there’s high challenge and low support. In the lower right quadrant is low challenge and high support: Confirmation. And the final quadrant of high challenge and high support is Growth.
A mentor needs to know where the protege is and where they need to go. I personally love this model, because I was just thinking about the mix of support and challenge in designing Loosetooth.com Lab. In my invitation video, I talk about critique. Critique terrifies most people. But well facilitated, constructive critique is the fastest way to grow. As I saw in the video, I don’t want critique to make anyone cry, 100% Challenge, but I also don’t want to foster an environment where everyone say “YAY US!” to everything we do. 100% Support doesn’t make us better, stronger. Daloz’s 2x2 matrix as a way to see the flow between these four states.

The 7 Gifts of Mentoring. I graphically facilitated the conversation led by Laurent A. Daloz at DePaul's Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA). This is part of an ongoing series of events CAEA is hosting around the question, “What if every encounter was a learning encounter?” Exploring mentoring, advising and informal learning, the power of these events have been the open and rich conversation.

My favorite part of this talk was when Laurent talked about the balance of Support and Challenge and wanted to draw a grid. He said, “If I had a whiteboard, I’d draw it,” I waved him over to my chart. As he came off of the stage, I asked, “Two by two matrix?”

"Yes."

I love a two by two matrix.

I drew the model on the chart as he described it. Along the vertical axis is Challenge. The horizontal axis is Support. In the bottom left quadrant is low support and low challenge resulting in Stasis. In the upper left quadrant is Retreat, when there’s high challenge and low support. In the lower right quadrant is low challenge and high support: Confirmation. And the final quadrant of high challenge and high support is Growth.

A mentor needs to know where the protege is and where they need to go. I personally love this model, because I was just thinking about the mix of support and challenge in designing Loosetooth.com Lab. In my invitation video, I talk about critique. Critique terrifies most people. But well facilitated, constructive critique is the fastest way to grow. As I saw in the video, I don’t want critique to make anyone cry, 100% Challenge, but I also don’t want to foster an environment where everyone say “YAY US!” to everything we do. 100% Support doesn’t make us better, stronger. Daloz’s 2x2 matrix as a way to see the flow between these four states.

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Cindy Hugget @cindyhugg shares our work together at #ASTD12. Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success. Such a pleasure to map her well-organized session. She introduced 10 steps, and she *had* 10 steps. Graphic facilitators will know not all speakers give you that gift. Plus Cindy had tons of great examples from her own practice and knitted the audience’s comments in with her presentation.
And for folks who have The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide, you’ll see I learned my lesson on page 177. :^)

Cindy Hugget @cindyhugg shares our work together at #ASTD12. Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success. Such a pleasure to map her well-organized session. She introduced 10 steps, and she *had* 10 steps. Graphic facilitators will know not all speakers give you that gift. Plus Cindy had tons of great examples from her own practice and knitted the audience’s comments in with her presentation.

And for folks who have The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide, you’ll see I learned my lesson on page 177. :^)

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Hooray!! My pre-order copies of The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide are here! About to ship out to awesome peeps. Get 1 here!

Hooray!! My pre-order copies of The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide are here! About to ship out to awesome peeps. Get 1 here!

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Brandygram: Sharing The Draw Quad + a very special announcement!

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BRANDYGRAM: 2 Bit of Superawesomeness + 1 Bonus Bit. This news is too good not to watch. I’m giddy. I’m beyond giddy.

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Drawing is good for you. Like thinking vitamins.

Drawing is good for you. Like thinking vitamins.