Monday, November 30, 2015

Six more ways to use visuals in your work - Part 2

Last week's post on using visuals in our work with groups and teams proved to be very popular and I received a number of emails from individuals wanting more info. I dedicated last week's blab to demonstrating six ways to using visual cards in your work. If you haven't had a chance to view it, you can do so here.

Here's a list of ways you might consider bringing in photos:
Openers
Closure
Celebration
Acknowledgement
Work around Vision
Work around Values
Pre-work (supporting the "priming" function of learning. There may be something you can do linked to your focus)
As learning partner work
As a tangible "take away" from the session
As a reminder which can be sent out after the event (like a post-card)


Whether you decide to go with a formal photo deck like Conversation Sparker or other, you can also make your own. I've had alumni of the Group Coaching Essentials make their own decks for their coaching work. Here's how different people did it:
1. Created their own deck using istock photos
2. Created special laminated cards using their own photos
ConversationSparker.com
3 Purchased a series of calendars at the dollar store
4. Brought old magazines for people to choose from.


I've just launched my newest e-manual - 40 Ways to  Use Visual Cards = which goes into one and two page descriptions of forty different activities plus 5 worksheets you can use "as is" with your groups. This is a digital product and costs $40 US - that's only $1 an activity!

Have a great week,
Jennifer

Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Group Coaching Essentials | Potentials Realized
 

Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)

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