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Can graphic recording in meetings be fun, too?

Our fearless leader scribing on a large post it to add, doubtlessly great, content to our discussion.

Our fearless leader scribing on a large post it to add, doubtlessly great, content to our discussion.

If our internal meetings are anything to go by then the answer is “Yes!” graphic recording or scribing can add some elements of fun to meetings. And why not? Dull, droll, dour meetings, even if they are data driven, don’t engage or help with institutional memory (except maybe that our institution has dull, droll and dour meetings). The legacy we aim to achieve in Meeting Magic and Scribing Magic is a fun place to work with engaging and stimulating meetings. Can these happy campers be anything but fun to work with?!

One of our network members rests in the mess of a good days work.

One of our network members rests in the mess of a good days work.

When you add graphics to a meeting are you just jazzing up command and control or are you collaborting...really?

Katherine Woods #

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.

Big on drawing

The Campaign for Drawing has a yearly fest, called The Big Draw, to inspire support for the art of drawing. This vid connects drawing to business and illustrates why drawing is critical in society. Drawing influences us daily, if not hourly, and is integral to living, as the video demonstrates. Consider supporting both The Campaign and the festival. Have a look.