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The Graphic Facilitator’s Guide: How to use your listening, thinking and drawing skills to make meaning Paperback – February 29, 2012
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"Congratulations to Brandy Agerbeck, who captured all the key information, all the more subtle tacit knowledge and tons of helpful hints all in one clearly-presented book. I predict that Agerbeck's book will eventually be referred to as the Graphic Facilitation Bible." - Nancy Margulies, author of Visual Thinking and Mapping Inner Space
"The Graphic Facilitator's Guide is a wonderful reference book for anyone who wants to take capture notes visually. From managers at a whiteboard in a meeting to professional graphic facilitators. This book is a must-have." - Nancy Duarte, author of slide:ology and Resonate
""Brandy, in her inimitably accessible, fun style, has created a great sourcebook for graphic recorders, illustrating all the little tips and tricks that make documenting meetings successful." - David Sibbet, author of Visual Meetings and Visual Teams
About the Author
Since 1996, Brandy Agerbeck has worked as a graphic facilitator, creating conceptual maps of conversations. These large-scale images—drawn live—help clients navigate the complex territory of their meetings, workshops and conferences. In the field, Brandy is known as a spatial superstar and a synthesis zealot. A lifelong drawer, she is most enthusiastic about drawing as a thinking tool. You can learn more about Brandy and find many more resources on graphic facilitation at GraphicFacilitator.com.
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This is one of my favorite books in the industry because it's an easy read, I love Brandy's concepts and the way she thinks, and the illustrations are awesome. It gives me permission to do the work and I have found my own style and developed my own concepts inspired by the information she so generously shares with the reader. If you've watched Brandy in action, it makes even more sense.
I look forward to reading Brandy's next book!
I loved the way how topics were outlined. Language is clear. Ideas are concise. The way that Brandy explains everything is very comprehensive (of course in her unique graphic style). As many times as you need it, you can go back to the chapters and execises in order to reinforce the lesson.
Brandy doesn't hold anything back. She talks about from the basic skills you need to develop up to giving tips about running your business.
Maybe in other works, you'll find authors selling the idea that you'll find everything you need in their book to become the specialist in certain area and when you finish it, you could finish like "what else?? I want more", but in Brandy's work is not the case.
It's really smart the way how the book it's developed because you guide the process by yourself and at the end of the day the message is the more you practice, the more you'll be prepared and ready to show your talent. Also the book proposes an interesting and fun way to share your learning process, but I'm not revealing any spoilers, do your research!!
Brandy breaks down graphic facilitation into understandable components-- from the different types of speakers you might encounter, to the principles behind listening, to "quick-like-a-bunny" drawing skills and so much more. The biggest impact for me was both the section on the shape of a conversation and the most efficient ways to map, as well as the hands-on exercise of graphic recording a short paragraph and then analyzing the different levels of synthesis. It's such fantastic way to pin-point the exact processes that shape graphic facilitation/recording and how each of us bring a unique perspective & talent to this work.
- Tips on how to handle different types of customers
- List of the most important elements when making graphic facilitation
- Practical examples
- The format of the book is very nice, the language is clear .
- Includes several experiences about what Brandy has lived in her facilitation sessions and tips about how to deal with unexpected scenarios.
- None. Maybe if you expect more items to include in your visual dictionary you will not find many in this book.
If you want to learn this crafts, and are a beginner I highly recommend reading this book before any other.
It's so easy and entertaining you'll read it in a weekend!
Completely fell in love with brandy so much because of this book, that I'm taking and international flight just to attend to her work shop.
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