A 1986 study (http://misrc.umn.edu/workingpapers/fullpapers/1986/8611.pdf) found that the human brain processes visuals 60,000 times faster than text. How are you incorporating visuals into your work? In the virtual realm there can be an added advantage that the focus of the conversation is geared to the visual. What are the elements you could convert from text to visual? What might you do to incorporate more photographs? More visual media such as Ted Talks? Videos? Cartoons? What opportunities can you create to encourage the creation of more visuals?
This aptitude and appetite we have for photos is what drew me to create the Conversation Sparker Cards deck which is now being brought into team and organizational conversations by leaders, coaches and trainers. Consisting of 50 photos and 22 questions, we just translated it over to French to expand their application. Check them out here.
Visuals can also be models. One activity I like to do with teams at the end of the team day is to gt hem to create a model of what their learning has been as a result of our time together using tin foil. It’s pretty amazing what can be designed and created by tinfoil.
This week consider three things that you might bring in to or adapt in your next virtual presentation that are more visually oriented rather than text oriented.
Have a great start to your week,
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