Thursday, April 23, 2009

Visual Cartography

For almost a decade now, I have been incorporating the use of visual cartography into the meetings work that I do. Visual cartography (a term coined by David Sibbet for this context) is the use of visual images to guide or capture the content of a meeting. Here's a link to a cool animation of some the images David did for the TED conference:

This past Tuesday, a new Twend (that's a friend I made on Twitter -- sorry, but I couldn't resist) of mine named Jay Smethurst did some very cool images of the "No Turning Back" webinar that MPI sponsored featuring me, Susan Radojevic and Jack Phillips. You can take a look at them here:

Jay will be joining us at our WEC session on July 13th in Salt Lake City. You can watch him in action there in our live session on The Case for Meetings (1:45-5:30 pm MT).

The use of this methodology is really particularly well suited to situations where you are trying to make complex concepts easily understood.

I strongly suggest checking out David Sibbet's work. He is a long time friend and colleague and his company has created numerous templates that you can use for meetings even if you're not an artist! Here's the place to look...

Enjoy! And let me know if you have any questions...

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