Visual thinking is one of the skills of the future! Imagine a world without lengthy pieces, slide decks and documents full of jargon. ‘A picture is worth a 1000 words’ is a concept, but did you know that what we process images 60,000 times faster than we read text? And that we are also remembered 65% better?
This effect is extra strong if you make these images yourself by sketching and drawing. Strangely enough, few people have mastered this skill – we call it visual thinking.
Our mission is to make drawing as common as writing or photographing. We do this by transferring this expertise and knowledge about visual working to teams and organisations. Because drawing is not only an essential skill, but also a team sport!
We build up our training courses in various modules. We put together a suitable package that meets your wishes. Examples of modules:
Basics of visual thinking
In this basic module you learn or improve the principles of drawing. You learn to make complex matters clear with drawings. After the training, you can draw your own visual with confidence.
Structure your thoughts
Drawing paper works like a mirror of your thoughts. How do you order it? What is a logical structure to tell your story? And how do you translate that into a drawing? We teach you!
Drawings make assumptions and (thought) images visible and easier to discuss. Do you need a shared image with others? We teach you the tricks of the trade.
Visual facilitation helps you get the most out of every meeting. With drawings and templates you create order and create creative energy, whether you are organizing large sessions or a meeting with your own team.
Draw and listen
Visual note taking: listening and drawing at the same time. We teach you to capture the essence of a story and convert it into a drawing. Bonus: even the dullest meeting becomes an opportunity to practice!
Pimp your presentation
Learn how people can better understand your presentation, with tricks that increase visual readability. With our highly experienced trainers you work on your drawing and receive feedback that takes you to a higher level.
With the help of the Flatland Academy I see how easy it is if you just do it!
About Flatland Academy
In a Flatland training you will be taught by experts with a lot of experience in visualizing complex stories. Read more about our mission and trainers.
Thomas van Daalen
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