This is an introductory course for people of all drawing abilities who are looking to improve their communication and engagement skills at the workplace. Whether you are looking to create more engaging PowerPoint slides, stunning flip chart visuals, more impactful social media posts or any other type of visual, then this course will help you learn the building blocks.
This training lasts half a day (4 hours) and can be delivered virtually or face to face leading to a certification.
We are the only certified trainers in the Buro BRAND method covering the UK, USA and Canada. Buro BRAND are the authors of the best selling book Visual Thinking: Empowering People and Organisations.
Why Learn Visual Thinking Skills?
The word 'creativity' is often associated with artistic professionals such as entertainers, artists, photographers and other. However, creativity is particularly important in the current fast paced world of digital disruption. It is essential to the process of innovation and the generation of new ideas. In fact it has been named as the 5th must have soft skill for the future according to the World Economic Forum. Humans have been using creative skills to communicate with each other for thousands of years - the first known cave paintings date back 65,000 years. But as we transition from childhood to adulthood, many of us lose our confidence in drawing. Let us help you rebuild that confidence with proven techniques that will help you create impact in your next business meeting or presentation.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
This course is for people with all drawing abilities and is a practical hands on learning experience.
You will learn the Buro BRAND Visual Thinking method, popularised by the best selling book Visual Thinking: Empowering People and Organisations. This is an introductory course to help you build your confidence in business drawing and learn some drawing hacks that will improve your ability to facilitate, present and create visuals back at the work place.
- Introduction to the 5 Visual Thinking types
- Overview of recommended materials and how to use them
- How to draw People and depict emotion & interaction
- Purpose of Frames & Connectors and examples you can immediately use
- Build your Basic icons library
- Better lettering using Headers & Typography
- Power of Metaphors
- Create visual posters
- Our trainers will provide constructive feedback and coaching on how you can further improve your visuals during the session
- And much much more...
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
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This course is designed for everyone of all artistic abilities from complete novice to expert artist. We help you learn essential skills to make awesome flip charts, presentations and increase collaboration with your teams through visual metaphors and story telling.
We've trained Agile practitioners (Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches), Business Analysts, Facilitators and many more...
WHAT TOOLS AND MATERIALS?
This course requires you to use some basic materials such as black fine liners, bold pens, secondary colours and A4 plain paper. After you book your place on the course, we will send out a link with some suggested materials you can order from popular retailers such as Amazon. We have made sure you won't have to break the bank and chosen effective tools that we have used ourselves.
Why train with us?
Paddy & Grant believe in bringing their unique personalities to every session. They have designed their courses to maximise engagement through hands on practice as well as sprinkling FUN throughout the sessions!