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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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VisualFunk was recently invited to hold an art team building program for UnitingCare West at their offices in Parramatta. Working with the client, we decided that the best program for the team was the “My Story” program which combines indigenous art with a modern art spin. As the team entered the room to the wonderful sounds of a didgeridoo they came face to face with our co-facilitator Russ, who is from an Aboriginal clan in Moree. Russ didn’t come alone though, he brought all sorts of artifacts such as boomerangs, spears, clubs etc., to give even more insight into the fascinating world of indigenous life. Russ told the story of how in their culture, Aboriginals didn’t record their history with the written word, but rather, painted wonderful pictures to tell their stories. Jackets casual This is great logic, as the written word is forgotten much quicker than visual images. adidas bounce Simon from VisualFunk then took the participants through a ‘modern’ art lesson and asked the team to concentrate on writing a list of which words tell their own team story – is it collaboration? teamwork? relationships? passion? organisational values? The teams were then presented with canvesses to literally translate their ‘words’ into art using a basic palette of colours. Aboriginal symbols and colours were incorporated – even hand prints! The result? Four wonderful creative handpainted canvesses which the team can hang on the walls of their offices to remind them of the wonderful afternoon they had creating when they didn’t think they could – it was an impressive journey to...

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Graphic Facilitation: Making Ideas Come Alive I had a great time recently emceeing a 2 day conference on the Gold Coast. I kept myself very busy as I was also the Visual Facilitator for the event. It was a great mix of the things I love to do – draw and talk! As with previous conferences where I was fulfilling a similar role, I noticed some great things that Graphic Facilitation and Visual Communication can bring to the audience. 1- It provides a massive point of interest. I had some great chats with people as they were walking in and out between breaks about what I was doing, recording and visualising. The drawings held people. T-shirts tech long sleeve The visuals got people attention. The visuals held people attention. 2- The use of visuals and graphics is a great conversation starter. Every time that delegates were looking at the visuals together, great work-based conversations were happening and the conversation was alive! Not the stifled polite chit chat you sometimes here at an event. A conference should encourage great work conversations and the meeting of minds. The art helped it to happen. 3- The process helps to sift through the mountains of words and capture the key stuff. Over 2 days there was aLOT of information. As the brain can only take in 7 +/2 bits of information at once, the visuals had a really important role. 4- The recognition and memory of information is almost instant with the use of visuals. When I went through the 2 days of drawing at the end of the conference, I could remember everything that I had drawn. adidas scarpe More importantly, when I was discussing it with the audience, they could remember all of the key points that I had drawn. Try doing that with bullet point filled PowerPoint presentations. 5- It has to look good. When you use great colour and images, it brings your picture and the story to life. Our mind and soul craves great design and colour. Research shows that using 6 or more colours hugely increases retention. adidas superstar For me, it also has to be something that clients would be happy to hang up in their office, not just scribing words in different colour pens. 6- Everyone likes it when you put in images that people know or recognise. All of the above was based on my observations on the day but there is LOADS of research and on the power of visuals for recognition and learning. As an artist, I have known the power of art in visual communication and telling messages. I am delighted...

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We do a lot of great work with clients around making their presentations engaging and communicating key messages in a way that engages all of the senses.  We decided to take our own advice and add some of our creative flair to a stand we had a recent conference and events Expo. It got great feedback from everyone who visited and we were delighted with how it all looked. As I always say when on my soapbox, a picture is worth 1000 words….                             To read more about it and see some pics click here...

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At VisualFunk, we get to visit some great places and when we say we go Australia Wide, we really mean it. We recently had the pleasure of working with a client in Paraburdoo, Western Australia. Paraburdoo is 1536 km north of Perth in the Pilbara region, right in the outback. Or for those of us who are more city based, a very long way away!                           With some of the best views you could wish for out of the plane window on the way, the view on the ground didn’t disappoint either! Driving through the desert with amazingly clear blue skies, the landscape jumped with colour. From a VisualFunk point of view, it was screaming to be painted. A precursor of what was to come really.                           Taking part in one of our creative programs, Team Masterpiece.  The program is all about unleashing the creative spirit that we ALL have in us, taking off the blinkers and looking at the world in a different way. Importantly, it allows teams to explore thoughts and ideas in a way that they normally wouldn’t. It’s about taking scribbled words off a piece of paper and making them real.                             The result? Some fantastic artworks that the team never thought that they could have created AND a great reminder to the team of not only what’s possible but what they have committed to over the year ahead.                           Team building in Paraburdoo: What a creative adventure! At VisualFunk we believe that if you do interesting things, interesting things happen. Putting yourself out there, opening your eyes and arms to what is around you and embracing all the opportunities and experiences are around us is key to being more creative, innovative and dare I say, more fulfilled, succesful and happy! When was your last great creative experience – work or otherwise? We would love to hear! Check out our new site at www.visualfunk.com.au as well....

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