I have decided to stop hiding my passion for visual facilitation under a rock—That’s why I have started VisualFacilitator.com. My definition of visual facilitation: helping solve problems in real time through drawing pictures.
I have been interested in visual facilitation way before I even heard the term. I got deep into Mind Mapping in the late nineties, going so far as traveling to London, England, to compete in the Mind Mapping Competition at the 1999 Mind Sports Olympiad. I won the silver medal (which I take out of the drawer every now and then to gaze at lovingly).
Every now and then I would, out of friendship, or for pay, do a visual facilitation session for people. A couple of examples: 1) helping a friend figure out her dating strategy
2) assisting a CEO clarify the next steps for his company
3) aiding an MD in his presentation to the Centers for Disease Control
I love doing this kind of work. As I started seeing more and more people doing visual facilitation over the last year a little bee started buzzing in my brain. I enjoy doing visual facilitation so much, why don’t I embrace it and see if I can do more? So that’s part of what this new blog is about—to paraphrase Andrew Hyde, one of the first steps to building a successful startup is to become a total nerd on your given niche. And what better way to nerd out about something then to blog about it?
So if you want to nerd out with me about the power of solving problems with pictures, head over to VisualFacilitator.com. If you read the diagram above, you will see that it goes to eleven.