Keep calm and focus on your vision

Before I continue, I recognise and acknowledge that the current Coronavirus situation is really tough for many many people and livelihoods and jobs are at risk (putting aside the obvious health implications of the virus). I therefore write this post with that in mind and in the genuine belief that focusing on the future canContinue reading “Keep calm and focus on your vision”

Meetings don’t need to stop: they just need to be virtual, visual and engaging!

Just a quick note to say that meetings don’t need to stop during these challenging times! Work needs to continue for social and economic reasons – it just needs to be done in a different way. There are many great on-line ways for teams to meet virtually and talk. However, please remember that virtual meetingsContinue reading “Meetings don’t need to stop: they just need to be virtual, visual and engaging!”

Latest client feedback about a rich picture created for the Strategic Consultancy team at AECOM Transportation (EMIA)

We’re very pleased to be able share this feedback from Steve Walton, Associate Director for Strategic Consultancy at AECOM Transportation (EMIA) in relation to 2019 Business Plan rich picture Crackerjack created earlier this year: “Back in September 2018 AECOM’s Strategic Consultancy needed a way to visualise what we do. We wanted to find some wayContinue reading “Latest client feedback about a rich picture created for the Strategic Consultancy team at AECOM Transportation (EMIA)”

Great afternoon facilitating an event for Travis Perkins PLC #communicate #engage

Really enjoyed designing and facilitating an event for Travis Perkins PLC yesterday. The outputs from the event will be used for a variety of purposes including helping me design a rich picture showing the benefits to internal and external customers of a new system being launched in the coming months. This has been a reallyContinue reading “Great afternoon facilitating an event for Travis Perkins PLC #communicate #engage”

Great workshop design session with my @TP_plc client at @SaintsRugby ground #graphicfacilitation #engage

Great workshop design session with my @TP_plc (Travis Perkins) client in readiness for an event next month. We met at the @SaintsRugby ground in Northampton (the venue for the event) and worked together to create a visual and interactive session that will achieve my clients objectives during and after the event. Looking forward to facilitatingContinue reading “Great workshop design session with my @TP_plc client at @SaintsRugby ground #graphicfacilitation #engage”

Don’t take our word for it! Here’s the latest client feedback about working with Crackerjack Visual Thinking #engage #communicate #visualise

We’ve just received the following feedback from Chris Henderson, Founder of One Third More about the work we’ve recently undertaken for him: “I commissioned John Ashton of Crackerjack Visual Thinking to create a rich picture and hand-drawn animation of the key themes I explore in my book ‘Jump!: Deliver astonishing results by unleashing your leadershipContinue reading “Don’t take our word for it! Here’s the latest client feedback about working with Crackerjack Visual Thinking #engage #communicate #visualise”

Interflora and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust choose Crackerjack to help visualise their thinking #visualthinking

Crackerjack Visual Thinking is really pleased to share that Interflora and Central Manchester University Hostpitals NHS Foundation Trust have both asked us to help them visualise their thinking. We’ll be providing the full range of visual thinking services including graphic facilitation and rich picture creation to these new clients. We’re really looking forward to workingContinue reading “Interflora and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust choose Crackerjack to help visualise their thinking #visualthinking”

Afraid to draw at work? #visualthinking #communication #drawtothink

What stops you drawing more at work? It is acknowledged that sharing information visually via sketches and diagrams can help people understand concepts more easily and drive more meaningful discussions than more traditional methods of sharing information (i.e. reports,  bullet-pointed presentations etc). Is it because you feel your own drawing skills are not up toContinue reading “Afraid to draw at work? #visualthinking #communication #drawtothink”

Running a 2017 Kick-Off event in January? If so, read this! #engage #communicate #visualthinking

Are you running a kick-off meeting in early 2017 to get you and your team ready for the year ahead? Being clear about what you want to achieve in 2017 and how you are going to do this is vital to the success of your organisation. 60 page PowerPoint presentations and over-long speeches are notContinue reading “Running a 2017 Kick-Off event in January? If so, read this! #engage #communicate #visualthinking”