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Graphic recording in meetings provides the best results when it is built into the design of the agenda from the beginning.

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What’s happened to leadership and why am I so flustered?

Leadership used to be a rung on the ladder of success. People aspired to leadership, especially after working hard in the trenches learning a thing or two developing skills and knowledge and even a bit of wisdom. Being the next great leader who would change the world, or at least one small bit of it, was a goal that demonstrated initiative and desire for advancement. Continue Reading…

Scribing change

This topsy-turvey world of ours is in a huge change process, moving from one way of working to something new. What that is will be revealed in time and, apparently, with much pain. Continue Reading…

Get on with it!

The best way to stop the confusion is to get on with the work at hand!

The best way to stop the confusion is to get on with the work at hand!

The statistics can be staggering, and a bit overwhelming, and a bit

depressing…unless you are a meeting venue then I suppose it is all good news. The stat of US$37 Billion spent on unproductive meetings is flying around the internet. And, according to someone 67% of meeting participants bring other work or text or email or just don’t engage. According to the stats committee meetings are a mess.

Our solution? Get on with it! There are solutions out there. Ur, a solution is here! You know if you meetings are bad or good. You know if you meeting culture is, well, like a hoover doing its job.

If you want your meeting culture to change start here and get on with it. Contact us to start the process. We’ll draw the best out of you.

Friends with some of the best.

David Sibbet, founder and president of The Grove Consultants Int'l, where visual meetings started.

David Sibbet, founder and president of The Grove Consultants International, where visual meetings started.

Learning our craft started over 15 years ago when our parent company
Meeting Magic (MM) was created. Katherine Woods, who actually started facilitating and graphic recording many years before MM, trained with David Sibbet at The Grove Consultants in San Francisco, California. David and a few of his close colleagues masterminded this graphic way of working. Tim Nugent, our project manager and client services lead, worked at The Grove for about five years supporting graphic recorders, training and projects.

From The Grove we have built friendships, partnerships and alliances around the globe so we can support organisations worldwide. We know a lot of folks who work in the graphic recording field. Scribing Magic locates in the graphic recording space, along side MM who works in the consulting and meeting facilitation arena.

It is heartening and energizing to know there is a huge network of friends and skilled practitioners out there.