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Crackerjack Visual Thinking is excited to be #graphicrecording at The Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury tomorrow for the @childrens_trust #NPBIC18

Crackerjack is very much looking forward to graphic recording at tomorrow’s (20/6/18) Rubik’s Cube of Childhood Brain Injury conference for the Children’s Trust at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

Here’s a little visual I created for them in advance of the event:

Childrens Trust 20th June 2018 Event

To find out more about how we can help you create a lasting visual memory of your next event, please CONTACT US.

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

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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 really collaborative piece of work so far and I’ve enjoyed working with my client to develop yesterdays session and plan for the next steps of our work together.

To find out more about how we can help you with your events, please CONTACT US.

John

John Ashton
Director

Getting ready to start a MAGNET whiteboard explainer animation for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust #NHS #NUH #MAGNET #animation

All set to strat creating a whiteboard explainer animation video for Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to provide an overview of their approach to achieving MAGNET accreditation.

Step 1: lay down the scripted voiceover that we’ve been working on…

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1 hour to draw a global IT strategy for a CIO! #visualthinking #graphicrecording

Today I’m off to spend 1 hour with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Interflora’s owner FTD Companies. In that hour I’ll be capturing his vision for the companies global IT strategy using the trusty visual thinking tools of pens and paper. Ironic given that it’s an IT strategy!

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Should be fun!

John

Getting ready to turn an #idea into a #richpicture

This is the exciting part of many of my projects: the initial design stage.

I’ve met with my client, understood what they want to communicate and who they want to engage with through the finalised rich picture I will produce. Now it’s time to turn the initial idea into the finished product!

Time to get creating!

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 facilitating the event! #graphicfacilitation #engage

“An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose” #visualthinking #communicate

An idea that remains trapped in your head serves no purpose.

The above is rather a blunt statement – but is intrinsically true.

If you have a great idea but are not able to articulate it to others or implement it by yourself, then nothing will have been gained by having an idea that could have been the ‘next big thing’!

That’s why helping people find ways of unlocking their thinking and then sharing this with others is so critical to all organisations.

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In my experience, helping people visualise their thinking through sketches, diagrams and doodles (either by encouraging them to do this themselves or capturing their thinking for them) helps them focus their thinking, experiment more freely with their ideas and find ways to more easily explain their ideas to others.

The creativity of the visualisation process adds a new dynamic and energy that cannot usually be achieved through simply talking about an idea.

So, why not get your teams to visualise their thinking at your next team meeting and see what great ideas can be released from your teams heads!

John

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Travis Perkins asks Crackerjack Visual Thinking to provide facilitation and rich picture support for major change programme #engage #communicate

Crackerjack is pleased to share that Travis Perkins PLC (one of the building industries most popular brands and owner of 20+ trade, home improvement and DIY businesses including Wickes and Toolstation) has asked us to help them design and facilitate a key event in a major change programme and then produce a rich picture to share the ouputs from the event across the organisation.

To find out how we can help you develop and communicate your ideas (including strategies and visions) across your organisation, please CONTACT US.

Crackerjack commissioned to create a strategic vision rich picture for The Nottingham Building Society #visualthinking #engage #thenottingham

Crackerjack Visual Thinking is pleased to share that we have been commissioned to create a rich picture detailing The Nottingham’s strategic vision.

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The new image will have an underlying theme sharing the benefits of mutuality for customers, members and staff alongside several other key elements important to the success of the organisation and its’ members.

We will be working closely with stakeholders at The Nottingham to develop the image over the next few weeks and will involve staff from across the organisation as part the design process.

In addition to providing existing team members with a clear visual overview of The Nottingham’s strategic vision, the rich picture will also be used to orient people during the induction process and to share The Nottingham’s vision with partner organisations and members of the building society.

To find out how we can help you engage people with your organisations vision, please CONTACT US.