• Take your workshops and facilitation to another level
• Cut out the clutter and make the complex simple
• Develop empathy with your audience by drawing people (goodbye stick figures)
• Communicate with key stakeholders more efficiently
• Be able to easily prototype an idea using design thinking principles
• Present ideas to management effectively
• Stop killing your audience with text-filled PowerPoint
• Grab your audience’s attention
• Develop the confidence to be able to say, "let's draw that out!"
Simon has developed a unique approach over the past 15 years that focuses on 3 fundamental principles. These are principles that allow ANYONE who walks away from our Visual Facilitation workshops to express their thoughts visually.
Showing people how to draw what they see, as opposed to what they think they see. This is about refining perception and being able to communicate visually without sacrificing accuracy.
By breaking down the drawing process to its fundamental level of line and shape. Once these are mastered, you can literally draw anything.
With the help of humour, energy and a passion for drawing, Simon instils everyone with confidence to actually go and draw. With his extensive Arts and Corporate background, Simon can take your team from “I can only draw a stickman” through to “I can’t actually believe what I have created!”
I brought Simon in to a client site to run a 3-hour workshop for 25 Business Improvement folk on visual facilitation (How-to-do). He was awesome. Super easy to work with, and excellent facilitation of the workshop itself. Weeks later the new skills are still being used and the team is communicating much more effectively with their stakeholders. Highly recommend!
Check out what a recent Whiteboard Ninja participant has to say about the course:
I invited Simon to facilitate one of our MBA in Entrepreneurship (MBAe) masterclasses at the UTS Business School on the topic of Visual Communications, which he delivered with great energy and skill. Simon challenged attendees to think differently and develop more confidence around their visual expression. It was noticeable how in the following weeks students were more likely to uses simple graphics and sketches in their communication. I look forward to working with him again on future classes.
Simon and his team designed and delivered workshops and visual facilitation activities for the entire leadership team (200 or so) to explore the vision for the new city of Canterbury Bankstown. The outcome was a visual representation of our new organisation, what we do and how we deliver services to our community which will be essential to driving our organisation forward. Simon was brilliant. Well done!
Simon Banks is an Author and International Speaker on creativity and innovation and an artist. (That's important) Not your usual corporate-turned-creative, Simon knows his art and has a passion for helping people to draw and rediscover their most human elements of curiosity, creativity and imagination. Most of all he makes it a huge amount of fun! Who said learning had to be boring?
He has exhibited his own art across the globe and has run Whiteboard Ninja programs for clients such as NAB, ANZ, Queensland Government, The Change Management Institute and numerous Federal Government organisations and also delivers this program for Sydney’s University of Technology MBA Entrepreneur program.