Visual Storytelling

Complex picture stories for a successful knowledge transfer

Give people access to those topics which are close to your heart in a whole new way. “Visual Storytelling” transforms even dry, complex subjects into lively picture stories. With the bikablo emotions figures, large-format layout techniques and visual dramatic composition, you can convey your messages in a more emotional and lively way, and in doing so open a door to education, discussion, and change in a way that is far superior to “death by PowerPoint.”


Three-day advanced training


bikablo basics or equivalent training required


Led by two trainers from the bikablo akademie


€1,280 + VAT

  • Content

    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. For, 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. Over the course of two days you will learn a wealth of new presentation possibilities and storytelling strategies.

    Good to know: “Visual Storytelling” is the ideal next step following the bikablo basics course, in order to increase your skills set.

  • Agenda

    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.

  • Target group

    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 course (or similar) and would like to further develop your skills as a Visual Facilitator.

  • Additional information

    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 guarantees participants of our training sessions in Germany a discount on products from their entire range (excl. books; cannot be used in combination with other offers or discounts).

  • Information at a glance

    Price: €1,280, including room use and material costs, food and beverages (lunch and breaks), excl. VAT.

    Location: Cologne

    Trainers: two specialist visualization trainers from the bikablo akademie

    Group: max. 16 participants

    Course times: 1st day: 11 am – 6 pm, 2nd and 3rd day: 9 am – 5 pm

    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: Easy and convenient online registration, using our ticketing partner XingEvents. You can pay by credit card, direct debit, invoice, prepayment, or PayPal.

    Rights of use: Our training concept, methods, and contents are subject to copyright law. find out more

    You can find our Terms and Conditions here


  • Modul 1 • Visual Storytelling | 03.09.2018 - 05.09.2018 | Alanus Werkhaus • Johannishof • Alfter | WARTELISTE

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