Visual Storytelling training
Complex picture stories for a successful knowledge transfer
Drawing and storytelling are cultural techniques that date back centuries, allowing knowledge to be experienced and conveyed, and kept alive. Today, visual storytelling is being used increasingly in organizations, as a way to support processes by ensuring the change process is understood by all involved. Examples include “design thinking,” the development of “customer journeys,” and large-scale “strategic visualizations.”
This training course teaches you a new way of presenting complex and abstract topics. Any topic can be transformed into an exciting picture story if you make its internal logic visible and explain it from the perspective of a lead character. In this training, you will learn a wealth of new presentation possibilities and storytelling strategies.
“Visual Storytelling” is the ideal next step following the bikablo basics course, in order to increase your skills set.
New drawing techniques for figures: Step by step, you will learn to express feelings and depict situations using speech bubbles, pictograms, and the bikablo emotions figures. In addition, you can look forward to new techniques to make your figures come alive with more facial expressions and personality.
Process comics: You will look at the basic rules and elements of comics and learn to present instructions, processes, or individual steps as narrative picture sequences – in two, three, four, or more images!
“Big pictures”: Using overlapping and stacked perspective drawing techniques, as well as text and color, you will create large-scale poster designs that allow complex knowledge to be presented in a clear way.
From content to design: Step by step, you will deconstruct “dry” topics, find lead characters and image metaphors and reconstruct the topic as a dramatic visual story.
Narrative presentation: You will transform presentations into lively narratives, develop a dramatic composition, while drawing in real-time and actively involving your audience.
You are facing the challenge of communicating complex topics well, e.g. in your professional capacity as a lecturer, consultant, or manager.
You are looking for an accessible and lively way how to present your core message, strategies, and topics that are close to your heart.
You have already attended a bikablo basics training (or similar) and would like to further develop your skills as a Visual Facilitator.
Documentation: Following the training, we will provide digital photo documentation with all the input from the trainers and the results of the group.
Handout: You will also receive a digital handout with a wealth of specialist, in-depth material on the training topic.
bikablo online community: You will receive an invitation to join our alumni community with a pictogram library and a knowledge database of literature, links, tools, and software. In the forum, members can exchange ideas on visualization topics, share their own icons, and receive feedback and advice on their designs.
Neuland discount: Our partner Neuland offers participants of our training sessions hosted by bikablo akademie in Germany a discount on products from their entire range (excl. books; cannot be used in combination with other offers or discounts).
Price: please see the respective registration link below
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Trainers: two specialist visualization trainers from the bikablo akademie
Group: max. 16 participants
Requirements: You must have attended a bikablo basics course (or equivalent) on the basics of visualisation. You have gained first experiences with visualization, are familiar with the basic visualization vocabulary, and feel capable of independently applying what you have already learned in the context of this training module. If you are not already acquainted with our training program, and are not sure if your previous experience is right for this course, then send us a few examples of your own visualization pieces. Additional information in the FAQ section.
Registration: please see the respective registration link below
Rights of use: Our training concept, methods, and contents are subject to copyright law. Find out more
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What you need for video conferencing:
▪ High-speed internet connection
▪ Computer with a working operating system, speakers and webcam
▪ A working Zoom installation on your device
▪ A basic set of pens: Black outliner, colored BigOnes, pastel chalks
We recommend a basic equipment worth approx. EUR 45, to be ordered at Neuland:
1 Neuland Outliner TwinOne
1 Neuland Outliner BigOne
1 Neuland RefillOne refill ink for Outliner
1 set with 8 pastel chalks special assortment
4-5 Neuland BigOnes (e.g. grey, pastel blue, light green, brilliant yellow, pastel yellow)
To order this material at Neuland click here.
The day before: 1:00 pm Technical check-in (optional)
Day1 – Day 3: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Day 4: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CEST)