Building Great Teams One Image at a Time

What do pinterest, tumbler and facebook have in common with VisualsSpeak? Images.  Visuals.  Pictures. Over the last year, we’ve seen the popularity of visuals rise.  From Pinterest to infographics, images are everywhere. The reason is simple.  Images are highly effective. That’s what makes VisualsSpeak tools so powerful. The ability to “paint a thousand words” in […] Click to continue reading »

Stop whining and see alternatives

Everyday we hear stories about how stressed our customers organizations are. Continuous change, resource limitations, and uncertainty are the themes that are constant companions. What is whining all about? One concern is that if you let people talk, all they will do is whine.  There are other ways to look at it.  Whining happens when […] Click to continue reading »

Visual Icebreaker: Today's Hope for the Meeting

Purpose: This icebreaker gets people to talk about what they want out of the session, and to add their concerns
 to the process. They can also weigh everyone’s views and hopefully accommodate these other opinions. Choose a prompt. This may seem like a quick and obvious step, but actually, it is by far the most […] Click to continue reading »

Visual Icebreaker: Teaming Up

Purpose: This exercise gets people engaged in a conversation about effective teams and not-so-effective ones. It will give you information on what your participants want to better team. It is designed to be done in small groups of 3-5 people. Choose a prompt. This may seem like a quick and obvious step, but actually, it […] Click to continue reading »

Visual Wrap-up: Today's Take

Purpose This exercise gives participants a chance to talk about their perceptions and feelings about the meeting/process. Choose a prompt. This may seem like a quick and obvious step, but actually, it is by far the most important. A well-formed and well-chosen prompt will reveal insights; a poorly-selected one will fizzle. Suggestions: Pick a photo […] Click to continue reading »

Visual Icebreaker: Can I trust you?

Purpose: This icebreaker provides an opportunity to start the process of finding out what trust means to the group. Choose a prompt. This may seem like a quick and obvious step, but actually, it is by far the most important. A well-formed and well-chosen prompt will reveal insights; a poorly-selected one will fizzle. Suggestions: What […] Click to continue reading »