What You Drawis Good EnoughJeannel KingStick Figure Strategist, Big Picture SolutionsPresident, International Forum of Vis...
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Wow!       (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
“I wish I coulddo what you do,  but ________”             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
“I wish I could do what you do,but I can’t draw.”              (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
I get this.   Really.              (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Wow!       (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Flippin’ hands!                  (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Mom’s hands(done withMY crayons!)     (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
My hand(Thanksgiving Turkey)                        (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
I can’t drawthe way I think I should          orthe way I wish I could.                  (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights...
Wow!       (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Thanks!          (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
What I draw isgood enough...           (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
...and what YOU draw  is good enough, too!         Really!                   (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Why it’s good enough. When it’s good enough.How to draw good enough.                  (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Re...
“Good Enough”    for what?        (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Solve Problems Share Ideas            (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Think, Remember &Communicate                                   !          (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Why   it’s good enough.                (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Science andNot-So-Science         (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Brain is Wired for Visuals                 75%                 of sensory brain                  over                 2/3r...
The Brain Before Words                          Source: Brain Rules, John Medina                (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All...
The Brain Beyond Words                           Source: Brain Rules, John Medina                (c) 2012 Jeannel King. Al...
The Brain on Words                         Source: Brain Rules, John Medina              (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights...
The Brain Beyond Words               Limbic Brain                            Source: Brain Rules, John Medina             ...
Monkey Craves Stimulation    Ooh!BieberTweet!   ...and if you’ll refer to                  the diagram on the             ...
Monkey Wants Her Story              It’s a donut!                     No wait! It’s a                       spaceship!    ...
Monkey Makes Decisions Don’t know what it is,    but Iknow what I    LIKE.                   I’ve got a                  g...
Monkey Needs Metaphors                           Source: Brain Rules, John Medina                (c) 2012 Jeannel King. Al...
Monkey See, Monkey Do    (even when they don’t do!)                         Source: Sally McKay,http://www.digitalmediatre...
Monkey Mind Maps            (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
The Not-So-Science             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
It’s Human             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
It’s Imperfect            (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
It’s Not “Done”                        Source: EnergyForumOnline.com             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
You Can Relate            (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
It’s Courageous! (and people dig that)                         (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
There’s something truly appealing about drawing  “good enough”     in public.             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Right...
Don’t believe me?             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
(c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Over 37M downloadsOver 20M active users3,000 drawings/secondOver 1B drawings/week                     Source: GamesIndustr...
Over $250,000/day   (and that’s NET!)                          Source: GamesIndustry.biz, 03/22/2012                      ...
Folks likedrawings that are  “good enough!”             (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
“I think drawing is acelebration and connectionto my childhood. To draw in  public is to open yourself  to people with a k...
When   it’s good enough.                 (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
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But Jeannel,  people won’ttake me seriously!                     (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
You might be surprised!               (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Yes, even thehigh-stakes meetings.     (ESPECIALLY those!)                           (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Res...
Agility  Creativity   IdeationCollaboration    Buy-In Engagement                (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Interactive   Ideas   People          (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
How to draw good enough.       (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
First things first.1. Send your Inner Critic toStarschmucks.2. Give yourself Permissionto PLAY!                     (c) 20...
Tools        (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Internal ToolsEyesEarsMind’s EyeHandsHand-EyeCoordination                    (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
External ToolsMarkingSurfaceMarking Tool                   (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
And...CONFIDENCE!              (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
...because in order to  draw “good enough,”you have to believe that  YOU are good enough!                  (c) 2012 Jeanne...
Just aseveryone is abuddha, so iseveryone astick figurestrategist.Some are justfurther alongthan others!- Jeannel King   (...
Next Steps on theGood Enough Path            (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Do the Card!- Do the Card &email/tweet it                  (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Take Sketchnotes!- Take sketchnotes& email/tweet them                     (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Practice!- Do for yourself- Do with others- Do a workshop tobuild your skills- Take “language”lessons                     ...
What you draw is    good enough!           (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
Thank you!Jeannel Kingjeannel@jeannelking.com619-851-7958                         Psst!                                   ...
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People are sometimes afraid to sketch out their ideas - in PUBLIC no less! - because they think that what they draw isn't "good enough." This presentation makes a case for why what you draw IS good enough for solving problems and sharing ideas. www.jeannelking.com @jeannelking

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  • Close your eyes for a moment and think back to when you were five years old. You were full of energy and excitement for all the cool things to discover in the world...and one of your favorite ways to express yourself was to draw.
  • Who could stop you from drawing???
  • why is that? I’m very interested in this because of my own work
  • You see, I’m a graphic facilitator.
  • because we all have lots of ideas. but don’t really know what to do with them all...or how to explain them to others...or to even get others to see what we mean.
  • So my business is all about making those invisible ideas visible, so you can work with them and act on them...in ways that are easy to understand, share, and use. Make complexity simple to understand, share, and act upon using simple pictures
  • I get this. Really.
  • You see, because when I first started my business as a graphic facilitator, and people would come up to me and say all these amazing things, Invariably, at the end of every project I hear the same thing: OMG you just totally blew my mind! I have no idea how you do that! You’re such an artist! You must have been an artist when you were growing up...
  • And in MY brain, I’d hear that and immediately think:I’M not an artist. My mom’s the artist. She can draw hands. Heck, she even drew these hands using crayons! My drawings look like how I drew in junior high school. I’m not an artist.
  • And in MY brain, I’d hear that and immediately think:I’M not an artist. My mom’s the artist. She can draw hands. Heck, she even drew these hands using crayons! My drawings look like how I drew in junior high school. I’m not an artist.
  • I can't draw = I can't draw the way I think I should be able to draw = I can't draw perfectly
  • But very quickly into my career, I realized something: I WAS an artist...and the - shall we say - gloriously imperfect drawings I created were really connecting with people.
  • You see, because when I first started my business as a graphic facilitator, and people would come up to me and say all these amazing things, Invariably, at the end of every project I hear the same thing: OMG you just totally blew my mind! I have no idea how you do that! You’re such an artist! You must have been an artist when you were growing up...
  • What I drew was good enough! And what you draw is good enough, too.
  • What I drew was good enough! And what you draw is good enough, too.
  • Make it easier, even compelling, to pick up a pen/marker and engage in powerful conversations
  • The visual brain - 75% of sensory brain dedicated to visual processes, and over 2/3rds of entire brain dedicated to visual processes
  • Triune brain
  • Triune brain
  • Triune brain
  • Zarnieke effect - limbic brain wants to fill in the gaps and stay engaged
  • Zarnieke effect - limbic brain wants to fill in the gaps and stay engaged
  • Zarnieke effect - limbic brain wants to fill in the gaps and stay engaged
  • Mirror neurons are a particular class of visuomotor neurons, originally discovered in area F5 of the monkey premotor cortex, that discharge both when the monkey does a particular action and when it observes another individual (monkey or human) doing a similar action.Rizzolatti G, Craighero L, “The mirror-neuron system,” in Annual Review of Neuroscience, issue 27 (2004) p. 1
  • Dan Roam's comment - the more human the drawing the more we associate with it.(Mirror Neurons?)
  • Imperfect drawings = drafts = okay to engage
  • highly polished, lots of work, don’t want to hurt feelings so won’t say anything. Perfect drawings = finished = not okay to engage or change
  • Imperfect drawings = easier to relate to the person drawing
  • COURAGE to draw imperfectly in public = you've got balls!  Admiration and envy
  • able to figure out quickly, addictive as hell, fun! a game the limbic brain LOVES
  • According to Gamesindustry.biz , Draw Something has been downloaded over 37 million times and has over 20 million active users. There are currently 3,000 drawings created every second, over a billioneach week.
  • According to Gamesindustry.biz , Draw Something has been downloaded over 37 million times and has over 20 million active users. There are currently 3,000 drawings created every second, over a billioneach week.
  • When you need to get that idea out of your head quickly Capture it, be able to work with it. When you need to communicate ideas and information instantly
  • When you want people to engage with ideas.Even with the stuffed shirts!
  • When you are solving problems and you want people to interact with your content Encourage them to pick up the pen and make their own edits!
  • When you want to influence decisions
  • When you’re selling an idea. Yes, even the high stakes ones!
  • But Jeannel, people won’t take me seriously if I draw out my ideas during a business meeting!
  • But Jeannel, people won’t take me seriously if I draw out my ideas during a business meeting!
  • Accenture Superbowl
  • Interactive IdeasWith people
  • interactive with other people, or with the ideas. Picture superiority effect...10% words only 3 days after. Add images, retention increases by over 400%.
  • What do I have to be able to do to pull this off? (Because I can’t draw!)
  • Eyes, ears, mind’s eye, hands, hand-eye coordination
  • Surface and marking materialPaper and pen, Whiteboard and markersTablet and stylus and drawing software (brushes, sketchbook pro, penultimate, etc.)Sandy beach and a stick!
  • “ But I can’t draw” Bullshit.  You just don’t love the way your drawings look.  And that improves with practice.  But you CAN draw.  And what you draw is good enough. Solving problems and sharing ideas with pictures has nothing to do with artistic talent.  It has everything to do with your ability to transform information to knowledge and apply it in simple renderings.
  • BuddhismNot one buddhaEveryone is a buddhaJust as everyone’s a buddha, so is everyone a stick figure strategistSome are just further along than others!If you could see what I see, every one of you has that five-year-old, that buddha, waiting to pick up the pen and bring their ideas to life.
  • What You Draw Is Good Enough

    1. 1. What You Drawis Good EnoughJeannel KingStick Figure Strategist, Big Picture SolutionsPresident, International Forum of Visual Practitioners#SDsketch @jeannelking #goodenough visual clarity. visible results (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
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    9. 9. Wow! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    10. 10. “I wish I coulddo what you do, but ________” (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    11. 11. “I wish I could do what you do,but I can’t draw.” (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    12. 12. I get this. Really. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    13. 13. Wow! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    14. 14. Flippin’ hands! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    15. 15. Mom’s hands(done withMY crayons!) (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    16. 16. My hand(Thanksgiving Turkey) (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    17. 17. I can’t drawthe way I think I should orthe way I wish I could. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    18. 18. Wow! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    19. 19. Thanks! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    20. 20. What I draw isgood enough... (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    21. 21. ...and what YOU draw is good enough, too! Really! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    22. 22. Why it’s good enough. When it’s good enough.How to draw good enough. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    23. 23. “Good Enough” for what? (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    24. 24. Solve Problems Share Ideas (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    25. 25. Think, Remember &Communicate ! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    26. 26. Why it’s good enough. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    27. 27. Science andNot-So-Science (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    28. 28. Brain is Wired for Visuals 75% of sensory brain over 2/3rds of entire brain Source: The Back of the Napkin, Dan Roam (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    29. 29. The Brain Before Words Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    30. 30. The Brain Beyond Words Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    31. 31. The Brain on Words Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    32. 32. The Brain Beyond Words Limbic Brain Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    33. 33. Monkey Craves Stimulation Ooh!BieberTweet! ...and if you’ll refer to the diagram on the next slide... Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    34. 34. Monkey Wants Her Story It’s a donut! No wait! It’s a spaceship! No wait! I know! It’s the molecular structure for caffeine! Source: The Art of Changing the Brain, James Zull (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    35. 35. Monkey Makes Decisions Don’t know what it is, but Iknow what I LIKE. I’ve got a gut feeling... Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    36. 36. Monkey Needs Metaphors Source: Brain Rules, John Medina (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    37. 37. Monkey See, Monkey Do (even when they don’t do!) Source: Sally McKay,http://www.digitalmediatree.com (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    38. 38. Monkey Mind Maps (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    39. 39. The Not-So-Science (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    40. 40. It’s Human (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    41. 41. It’s Imperfect (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    42. 42. It’s Not “Done” Source: EnergyForumOnline.com (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    43. 43. You Can Relate (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    44. 44. It’s Courageous! (and people dig that) (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    45. 45. There’s something truly appealing about drawing “good enough” in public. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    46. 46. Don’t believe me? (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
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    48. 48. Over 37M downloadsOver 20M active users3,000 drawings/secondOver 1B drawings/week Source: GamesIndustry.biz, 03/22/2012 (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    49. 49. Over $250,000/day (and that’s NET!) Source: GamesIndustry.biz, 03/22/2012 (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    50. 50. Folks likedrawings that are “good enough!” (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    51. 51. “I think drawing is acelebration and connectionto my childhood. To draw in public is to open yourself to people with a kind of innocence and hope. Sketching adds interest tothe presentation and if you mess up, it’s just a human act and people forgive your scribbles.” - Bill McDonough (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    52. 52. When it’s good enough. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
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    58. 58. But Jeannel, people won’ttake me seriously! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    59. 59. You might be surprised! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    60. 60. Yes, even thehigh-stakes meetings. (ESPECIALLY those!) (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    61. 61. Agility Creativity IdeationCollaboration Buy-In Engagement (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    62. 62. Interactive Ideas People (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    63. 63. How to draw good enough. (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    64. 64. First things first.1. Send your Inner Critic toStarschmucks.2. Give yourself Permissionto PLAY! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    65. 65. Tools (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    66. 66. Internal ToolsEyesEarsMind’s EyeHandsHand-EyeCoordination (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    67. 67. External ToolsMarkingSurfaceMarking Tool (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    68. 68. And...CONFIDENCE! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    69. 69. ...because in order to draw “good enough,”you have to believe that YOU are good enough! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    70. 70. Just aseveryone is abuddha, so iseveryone astick figurestrategist.Some are justfurther alongthan others!- Jeannel King (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    71. 71. Next Steps on theGood Enough Path (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    72. 72. Do the Card!- Do the Card &email/tweet it (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    73. 73. Take Sketchnotes!- Take sketchnotes& email/tweet them (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    74. 74. Practice!- Do for yourself- Do with others- Do a workshop tobuild your skills- Take “language”lessons (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    75. 75. What you draw is good enough! (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved
    76. 76. Thank you!Jeannel Kingjeannel@jeannelking.com619-851-7958 Psst! Want to learn more?@jeannelking Download the FREE eBook! What You Draw Is Good Enough#SDsketch @jeannelking #goodenough visual clarity. visible results (c) 2012 Jeannel King. All Rights Reserved

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