Brandy Agerbeck's visual thinking talks and workshops

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The Idea Shapers Interactive Keynote:
Making meaning from your event experience

The Idea Shapers Tour:
A hands-on guide to reclaiming drawing as your best thinking tool

Meeting Making:
Crafting the 10 flipcharts that cultivate collaboration, sharpen focus and boost productivity

The Loosetooth.com Lab:
A three-day immersion into visual thinking through graphic facilitation

1.5 to 3 hours 1 day 1-3 days 3 days
Visual thinking interactive keynote that gives your audience the tools to make best use of their learning from your event. Day-long, introductory workshop to the five-step process of The Idea Shapers. One to three day workshop to make the standard conference room flipcharts into a powerful visual tool. Immersive three-day workshop into visual thinking through the lens of graphic facilitation (live, large scale drawing)
You are seeking an energizing skill-building keynote that segues into hands-on reflection and collaboration exercise. You strive to strengthen your personal visual thinking skills and need a clear system and process to guide you. You’re frustrated by unproductive meetings, looking for accessible and replicable visual techniques to make the most of every meeting. You are ready for a deep dive into visual thinking, listening, organizing and synthesizing.
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The Idea Shapers Interactive Keynote:
Making meaning from your event experience

1.5 – 3 hours | Group size is variable


Photo by Justin Hayworth

You have convened your best people in the room for an all-important annual conference, retreat, or strategy session. Or you have invited a general audience to come together to experience your speakers and sessions. Massive time, money and effort has gone into developing and delivering the best content to your participants. You’ve poured all sort of great ideas into their head. Yet, how are you helping your employees or audience members process the learning and make use of their experience after the event?

The Idea Shapers give your participants the gift of new skills and the time to make the most of the event you've designed.

Brandy Agerbeck’s The Idea Shapers interactive keynote teaches your audience vital visual thinking skills for navigating their work as a whole, while leading them through an exercise that bridges their event experience with the work they are returning to back at the office.

Ready to discuss customizing an Idea Shapers keynote for your event? Please contact Brandy with “Idea Shaper keynote” in the subject line.

 

 

The Idea Shapers Tour:
A hands-on guide to reclaiming drawing as your best thinking tool

1 day | Group size is variable

Feeling overwhelmed and wishing to clear your mind and see things from a new perspective? 
Dealing with a complex problem and trying to see the big picture?
Curious about visual thinking, but not sure how to take the first step?
Do you want to get your hands on new ways of thinking?

The solution is at your fingertips. Paper and pen.

Join Brandy Agerbeck for this exploration of her book: The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking into your own hands. In this one day visual thinking course, Brandy guides you through the five-steps process that helps you pull your ideas out of your head and onto paper. She introduces each of the 24 Idea Shapers, stopping for hands-on exercises along the way. These activities will give you simple, powerful, new tools to use again and again.


Photo by Mathias Weitbrecht

 

Brandy offers this workshop to the general public. Click here for upcoming dates.

Interested in me giving The Idea Shapers tour to your group or organization? Please contact Brandy, with “Idea Shapers Tour” in the subject line.  

 

 

Meeting Making:
Crafting the 10 flipcharts that cultivate collaboration, sharpen focus and boost productivity

1-3 day internal workshop | Group size is variable


Photo by Jennifer Girard

A scourge within organizations is unproductive meetings.  Your best people are half listening, distracted and wishing they were getting back to their “real work.”

Say no to mediocre meetings.

Shift the dynamics, the quality of listening and collaboration, and improve productivity with sophisticated use of that conference room staple: The flipchart. Learn how to make your meetings more meaningful with paper, a few markers and the immediately applicable techniques you learn in this workshop.

Brandy Agerbeck shares best practices from her twenty years as a graphic facilitator, giving you the fast track to success using visual tools in your next meeting. She leads you through the 10 first rate flipcharts that puts your group’s work into sharp focus and makes the best use of everyone’s time.

Interested in me teaching your group these 10 first-rate flipcharts? Please contact Brandy here, with "Meeting Making” in the subject line.  

 

 

The Loosetooth.com Lab:
A three-day immersion into visual thinking through graphic facilitation

3 days | 6 people

Do you yearn to be a visual practitioner and seeking to start out strong in your practice?
Does your professional role require tackling complexity and the strong critical thinking that is served by visual thinking?
Are you at a crossroads and feel visual thinking is part of your future path? Are you a visual practitioner who feels you’ve plateaued and need an intensive to push you to new levels of work?

Invest in The Lab to invest to propel your skills to capture conversations, communicate more clearly and think critically through drawing.

Brandy creates a safe, yet challenging environment to experiment with your visual thinking and graphic facilitation skills. The Lab kicks off with a foundational exercise, but the rest of the agenda is emergent, responding to the needs of the group. Brandy excels at constructive criticism and this is the must-do experience for those who learn best by diving in and crave direct feedback.

While our work is done large scale on walls, listening and drawings in real-time, The Lab isn’t exclusively for graphic recorders and graphic facilitators. About half of the lab partners do come from the GR/GF field. Half come from other disciplines and roles, seeking to strengthen their visual thinking, analytical and synthesis skills. The chemistry of our varied experience levels and different work contexts are what make our three days together so rich and rewarding.  


Photo by Amy Boyle

I offer The Lab to the general public. Click here for upcoming dates.

Interested in me hosting The Lab for your group? Please contact Brandy here, with “We need a Lab” in the subject line.  

 

Not seeing the visual thinking program your organization needs? Contact Brandy to discuss creating a custom visual thinking workshop for you.

 

 
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