We're all searching for clarity within life's complexity. On a bad day, we'd settle for some comfort out of the confusion.
Visual Thinking is a power tool for reducing overwhelm, gaining new perspective, and getting a clearer view of your professional and personal life.
Yet, it is disheartening when what you get on paper looks as jumbled as it feels in your head. Let Brandy teach you all about The Pyramid to shape your thinking and see the Big Picture.
To learn how to listen for the SIZE and STRUCTURE of ideas, and capture your thoughts in an ORGANIZED way, join Brandy on June 11 for her virtual workshop —
Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Virtual Deep Dive Day
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Chicago time, CST (GMT-5)
Brandy Agerbeck has broken down the complexity of visual thinking into 24 dead-simple techniques and put them into her second book, The Idea Shapers: The power of putting your thinking into your own hands.
Each idea shaper pairs a thinking skill with how to map it out visually.
This virtual workshop dives deep into The Pyramid, where we focus on the hierarchy of ideas and using scale to make the main ideas BIG and the supporting details smaller.
Wait, why does the size of ideas matter?
There are a handful of reason to map out all ideas equally, like a fast, first braindump. Or capturing a group brainstorm when you want to weight all ideas equally.
But more often, we want to better represent our own or our clients' thoughts in a more organized fashion.
If you chart out each and every point the same size, you get what Brandy calls a "poster full of postage stamps."
Using scale to represent levels of information within your visual thinking supports you in:
- Seeing patterns in your thinking
- Making connections between ideas
- Sparking new insights
- Clarifying relationships
- Recognizing interdependencies
- Sorting out what is truly important from mental clutter
- Elevating your priorities
- Communicate expertly and keep your audience's engagement
- Clear up ambiguity when you make your inner monologue external and tangible.
- Quiet the Inner Critic by amplifying your visual voice on the page.
Okay, but how do you know how big one idea is versus another?
Many already have these listening and critical thinking skills, but may struggle how to best visually organize their ideas on the page. Pyramid Power gives you concrete tips to make your mental organizing clear.
Others may go into autopilot when they capture ideas on paper and not have the bandwidth in the moment to organize live. We'll cover the importance of listening as a human, not a recording device.
There are ways we speak that cue how ideas fit together. We dove deep into these 10 listening cues in Visual Listening, but we'll touch on these on June 11.
We will set ourselves up for success by mapping out levels of information upfront so we are more prepared to recognize how the pieces fit together in the moment.
Pyramid Power is your time to:
🔺 Start to break up old patterns of thinking -- unlearning is harder that beginning new patterns, but we'll shake up past habits.
🔺 Get clarity and hands-on practice with The Pyramid's new tools.
🔺 Learn how to listen for the cues of order in language itself.
🔺 Hone in on this crucial part of visual thinking to sharpen your ability to capture levels of information.
🔺 Create maps for yourself that help you go into your next project with great visual choices already made.
Pyramid Power is one of 3 Deep Dive Days included in a year's membership in Camp Drawmore. Your first virtual workshop would Pyramid Power on June 11, our October 29 workshop will be about developing your everyman character, and the February 2023 Deep Dive Day is TBD. For more details on membership, click here >>
Alternatively, you are welcome to register for Pyramid Power ala carte on this page.
On June 11, you will learn concrete and repeatable visual thinking tools to:
Elevate your listening and thinking beyond the swarm of ideas.
Categorize individual items into logical groupings.
Explore the visual choices to represent the sizes of your ideas.
Use your choices to truly organize your thinking visually.
As you create clarity, capture the themes and insights that emerge.
Log what works for you -- keep excelling in your visual practice.
Who is this virtual workshop for?
Who doesn't want to organize their thoughts and see them clearly? Pyramid Power is designed for those who are looking to strengthen their visual organization skills.
Mastering scale and hierachy is a critical component of building the Big Picture made of many parts.
Are your sketches more spaghetti than structure? Take your idea mapping skills to the next level.
Analyzers and Synthesizers
Love how your brain processes and organizes info, but struggle to get it on paper? Brandy has the tools for you.
Learn specific cues that attune you to the organization in conversations and presentations.
Where and When will Pyramid Power take place?
Pyramid Power is a live, virtual workshop on June 11, 2022 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Chicago time. (GMT-5/CST) This interactive, hands-on workshop is conducted through Zoom.
🔴 May 31: The "shipping safely" kit deadline. Register by this date to give ample time for your kit to reach you worldwide.
🟡 June 9: Registration closes at midnight
🟢 June 11th: We go live at 10:00 am Chicago time (GMT -5)
What will I need to participate in Pyramid Power?
- Only your well-rested self ready to learn and the kit I ship to you!
- If you'd like to add a copy of The Idea Shapers book to your kit, you can add it upon checkout.
What is included in my registration fee?
⭐ The one-day live workshop on June 11, 2022.
⭐ Physical kit of your workbook and hands-on tools. Register by May 31 to get your kit in time.
⭐ Worldwide FedEx shipping of your kit.
⭐ Lifetime access to the video archive. An unedited archive of the workshop will be added to your Loosetooth.com Library 30 days after the workshop. You will have lifetime access to your workshop video archive. Come back to the experience the day any time you want.
Registration for Pyramid Power is closed.
Sign up here for notification when v.2, the online course, opens.
About your instructor
Global visual thinking pioneer Brandy Agerbeck teaches you how to reclaim drawing as your best thinking tool so you can see and shape your life and your work in new ways.
In 2016, Brandy published The Idea Shapers: the power of putting your thinking in your own hands, an approachable and engaging visual thinking guide based on her 2013 TEDx Talk, Shape Your Thinking.
Teaching online through video, live virtually, and in-person, Brandy is a “triple threat” of world-class expert, top-notch trainer and seamless facilitator.
Want to learn more about Brandy? Click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I'm not sure I have enough experience for this workshop. Will I feel out of place?
A: Pyramid Power is designed to meet you exactly where you are. We ALL have room to grow and explore.
This Deep Dive online course is designed for anyone who wants to transform from scattered drawings into clear levels of organization.
Q: How visual is this? Do I need to know how to draw??
A: No, no drawing experience is necessary. Pyramid Power focuses on how to listen for levels of information and mapping that organization with simple words and lines.
Q: What kind of time commitment is Pyramid Power?
A: The online course contains 7+ hours of video footage.
You will need to continue to put all of these tools into practice.
You do need to do the work. But you don't need to do the work alone. Give yourself this course to change how you listen and how well you listen forever.
Q: If I have The Agerbeck Method, do I need Pyramid Power?
The Agerbeck Method is the comprehensive online course on visual thinking. "AgMe" helps you build your lifelong foundation through a series of 9 modules. Each one focuses on a category of your choices as a visual thinker.
Pyramid Power is a deep dive into Module 6: SCALE's topic on creating heirarchy within your visual thinking.
If you're interested in both courses. you can register to the right and save 20% on the bundle. 👉
Q: What if I can't make join you live?
A: June 11, 2022 is the one time Brandy will teach Pyramid Power live to the general public.* The archive of the course will become a video-based online course in the near future.
👇 *See next question for internal training.
Q: Can you teach Pyramid Power to my team?
A: Absolutely. Reach out to Brandy about a custom workshop (virtual or in-person), a group rate on the workshop or online course, or some other format that works best for your learning objectives.
Q: What if I can't attend or want a refund?
A: Through May 31th, 2022, you can email Brandy for a refund, to transfer your registration to a friend or colleague. There are no refunds or transfers after May 31, 2022.
Q: I have another question, where can I get an answer?
A: Click on over to Brandy's Contact Page to get her email and ask away!