Drawing and listening at the same time. How do we manage?

Drawing and listening at the same time. How do we manage?

As visual harvesters we are quite brilliant at listening, outlining ánd drawing. “But how do you manage to do it all at the same time?” is one of those questions we get quite often. And here’s the answer: by paying attention.

We really do listen to everything. First of all to all the information we get from your participants. But there’s more…

  • Wat is NOT being said – deliberately or unconsciously?
  • How is the information being welcomed – triggering what kind of reaction or emotion?
  • Which part of the information needs a more extensive follow-up?

Leads for your images

The trick is transforming your input in visual language, in a message that will stick. That’s why we work with images that are easy recognizable: a lightbulb represents an idea, a wave symbolizes activity, a weightlifter refers to power, etc.

Useful leads are:

  • Connections

Every story is characterized by cause and effect, problem and solution … It’s our mission to expose those connections because that is where your visual harvest gets its structure from.

  • Metaphors

Whenever participants use visual expressions like ‘the path to success’, ‘from caterpillar to butterfly’, or ‘overcome obstacles’, we use those metaphors as a container for your content.

  • Themes

It goes without saying that we always get a scoop on your meeting’s subject, as well as on the goals to set. So we pay extra attention to what pops up on the matter. Does your meeting involve ‘innovation”, then we are on the alert for anything new or innovative.

As proper preparation prevents poor performance, we will ask you to let us in on your abbreviations and acronyms in advance. That way we prevent ourselves from choking on your alphabet soup during the meeting and we’ll be familiar with the info that is exchanged between your participants. We can then transform it into powerful images to make it understandable and memorable.