Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Working with Visual Cards - 12 Days of Celebrations - Day 4

What are you doing to incorporate more visuals into your work with team or group coaching clients?

Coaching is a primarily verbal modality, and new insights can be gleaned via the visual channel. 
Consider how you might want to incorporate more:
  • Photographs
  • Icons
  • Metaphors
Last week I was asked by a coach regarding some tips for creating a powerful collage of images for them to use in an opener for group coaching. Some tips around virtual visuals:
#1  - Make sure they are varied enough - consider perspective, natural vs. built environment, variety of colors/textures/images, 
#2 - Consider the question you want people to reflect on - relate it to the theme
#3 - What questions will evoke awareness? Facilitate action?

In person:
A good rule of thumb for using visuals is to have 2 photos per person, to create enough variety.

Whether it's for openers or closers, I love incorporating visuals to activate new insights, create a pause, or provide a focus. 

To learn more about working with visuals, check out this 30 minute video I created on Working With Visuals - 2020, based on my experience of creating the Conversation Sparker Cards, and working with teams and groups for more than a decade with these approaches:

Enjoy the video and explore different ways, and different questions you may want to ask when working with visuals with groups and teams. 

You may also want to check out the 40 Ways to Work with Visuals Ebook I created with facilitated exercises to work with any visual card deck around topics ranging from innovation, to strengths, to goals. 

Activity today:
  • Consider what you would include in order incorporate more visuals in your work
  • Take 5-10 minutes to find copyright accessible images (consider Unsplash or Pixabay)
  • Explore Canva if you are looking to create your own virtual visual collage



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