The Clarifying Power of Visual Synthesis
Corporate, board, and leadership retreats are better when there is clarity of communication. The act of collecting collective wisdom into a consumable is what live illustration service is all about. We call this Visual Synthesis. Integrated into your full agenda, Visual Synthesis can add a level of levity, cohesiveness, and complete discussion understanding. If a concept is drawn well and mapped out it will not be easily forgotten nor misunderstood by the group or individuals. It's all about refining ideas, and building on them.
Whether scheduled for Strategic Planning, Program Planning, Issue Resolution, or Process Improvement goals, Visual Synthesis provides the holistic view to solidify your team around a laser focused goal.
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Visual Synthesis of Conversations are more than just Graphic Recordings
- Visually Record conversations
- Provides constant visual reminders of discussions at any moment
- See and make connections between concepts
- See complete systems and leverage similarities
- See the inputs of all teammates and the intersections between them
- Forever remove circular conversation and compare approaches
Capturing Your Conversations - In-Person or Virtually
Ice Breaker Conversations
Group Dynamics Mapping
Two Rounds of Mission Statement Development
Facilitator and Venues
A separate strategic planning facilitator can add structure, guidance, inclusivity, and creative development tools and exercises to an event, but the strategy should always be yours.
Whether you choose to engage the services of a skilled facilitator or work with your organization's own skill-set, Big Paper Strategy can support your strategic planning effort with the clarity that comes from seeing a discussion clearly displayed.
While I do travel across the US, local site visitors should check out my list of Creative Venues in Ohio for your next offsite meeting.
Strategy Plan Finalization
Strategy Planning is messy, iterative, and prone to updates over the course of a planning session. That's why it is common to not only record illustrations of supporting information but several visual versions of a strategic plan. Aside from the in-person benefits of seeing a holistic strategic view take shape, the final plan can also be envisioned.
Often working with the plan owner, Big Paper Strategy may create a graphic or graphics for a specific audience that helps to communicate the strategic vision. This is often developed from a finalized plan.
Non Disclosure Agreements are the legal basis of trust. Big Paper Strategy Principal Matt Orley is happy to review and sign your standard agreement and keep all knowledge and communications secret for the lifetime of the agreement, or forever. We will provide our own agreement upon request.
Matt Orley Background
As principal of Big Paper Strategy, I am first and foremost an incredible listener and one of Ohio's premiere graphic recorders. I have an engineering degree and I use that base knowledge to understand complex systems, processes, and connections. My eclectic career has included the development of CES award-winning electronics, the bootstrap of a mural enterprise inside of a publicly traded chemical company, the sales of control systems to American manufacturing enterprises, digital marketing, and the continued fight against human trafficking.
I provide a mix of visual support, graphic recording, and digital sketchnotes for events and meetings both in-person and virtual. Goals always include the facilitation of understanding, improved communication, and the ability to create thoughtful strategic paths for organizations. Starting with Big Paper space battles growing up, I have always gravitated to the chalkboard, the whiteboard, and the conceptual in my professional career. I enjoy Gen-X sports such as reading, LinkedIn commenting, and rearing an entrepreneurial family.