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How much do you really value your company values? Are you passionate about them? What do your peers know about them? They are questions that I pondered when I had the pleasure of being involved in an amazing values launch recently. adidas stan smith It really made me sit up and think about what values mean and the effort that should go into them – if you really value them. More importantly, the messages that you send if you don’t put in the effort. parajumpers gobi To read more click VisualFunk to...

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I have been spending a lot of time with a pen in my hand over the last few years and have been blown away by the power of visual communication. Being an artist, I have always known that people love visuals but have learned so much recently on the massive impact they can have on learning, understanding, strategy and most importantly, simplifying complex issues. There are so many names for this type of work out there from Cartoonist through to graphic communication consultant (which is getting a little too corporate for my liking). As such, I wanted to share my most recent blog comparing graphic facilitation and graphic recording. To read the full post click graphic facilitation to go through to our Visual Funk site. Graphic Facilitation: big decisions Love to know your thoughts. Stay...

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Cooking Team Building: Tantalising Tuscany meets Parramatta! On a summer evening in Parramatta, our clients prepare themselves for a fantastic treat. They’d had a hard day at the office and wanted nothing more but to have a drink and something to eat. They headed down to a local venue and were greeted by two tall, dark and very Italian chefs with Sydney’s freshest ingredients action aplenty. Their challenge was to not only eat a great meal but to cook it themselves. Once everyone had washed hands, donned a chef’s hats and an apron, the fun really began! The objective of this evening’s program is to create (from scratch) a four course Italian feast with their teammates. Working together, collaborating and communicating they prepare antipasti, insalata, pizza and dessert – enough to feed an army of hungry workers! They are guided all the way by ‘the boys’, our Italian chefs who are truly master cooks. People who never thought they could cook, have just created a wonderful meal that they can be very proud of. Before teams sit down to enjoy their creative efforts together, ‘the boys’  judge their creations and prizes are awarded for the best dishes. Then it’s time to sit and enjoy. What a great way to finish the day, great food, great wine and great company. A truly creative team building evening. Everyone’s happy (and full)! To learn more about this program go to cooking team building So are you ready to take your team on a culinary trip through Tuscany?...

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Creative Team Building Lands in Wollongong What to do on the beach on a beautiful sunny day in local Wollongong? Take part in a creative sand sculpting team building event of course! I had the pleasure last week of doing just that. We had a fantastic group of 90 energetic people from a non-profit organisation who were taking part in their annual national conference. They came from all over Australia and after some serious planning, they were keen to de-clutter their minds and attack a project in a fun and relaxing way. Not sure what they would actually be doing, the group descended on the beach and were greeted with this amazing sand sculpture: After a demonstration from our professional ‘sandologist’, the group was split into ten teams, and asked to create a sculpture based around the theme ‘Under the Sea’. The energy the participants showed over the next couple of hours was amazing. They worked really well as teams, a great effort bearing in mind that it was the first time some of them had met each other. Themes were well-thought out, jobs and tasks were assigned to people and then the serious fun began – creating their masterpieces. At the end of the day, we had nine fabulous sculptures lining the beach front at Wollongong. The final creations were judged and the winners announced. Locals and tourists wandered amongst them, taking pictures and chatting to the teams about their creations. The company had a great afternoon of fun and creativity. So next time you’re looking for ideas for your team, consider one of VisualFunk’s fantastic creative team building programs. Best wishes, The Creative Team Building Team  ...

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How To Be Creative – Think Like An Adult But Act Like A Child So, you want to know “how” to be creative? Well; there’s certainly no instant textbook or magic 30-minute course you can attend and suddenly you become creative! But think more about it – children are creative aren’t they? When you watch children ‘playing’ they are actually creating, using their imagination, using both left and right sides of their brains, they might be playing with a car and suddenly it transforms into the most powerful rocket ever seen taking off from Earth! Or your two years old has painted the Harbour Bridge on New Year’s Eve complete with the best fireworks ever, yes, mum that’s really what it is(!) This is creation. But where did yours go? Around the age of eight or nine, children are taught (by adults) to become more structured in their play, drawing, storytelling, and thinking. We don’t judge a small child’s drawing, we tell them how wonderful it is (even when it isn’t!). But slowly we encourage the children with a certain aptitude for drawing (for example) and discourage those who aren’t so good. Kids that can and kids that can’t. So is it really surprising by the time those children turn into adults their creativity dwindles? Adults who are trying to be creative face a lot of creative barriers along the way: there are rules about what’s allowed and what isn’t. Those rules are there for a reason, but they can and do inhibit your creativity. Rather, use your natural curiosity, intelligence, and logic. Look at mundane daily things in a new way, with a new perspective and constantly ask questions.  Children (constantly) ask questions; not just “can I have an ice block”, but “how does that work?”, “what happens if I do this?”, “what is that person doing?” and my favourite “why?”. Do we ever say “that’s a silly question”? no, we explain, encourage and explore with them. Until – they reach a certain age, yep you guessed it around eight or nine. So, when trying to be creative, think like an adult, but act like a child. Question everything, use your imagination, remember your childhood and all the things you created then. Then you’ll be...

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