Visual Storytelling Training .

advanced bikablo® training

Engage people and enable access to topics that are normally dry as a bone! „Visual Storytelling“ brings your complex topics alive. You will transform your topic into an engaging comic strip. With the bikablo®-emotions-figures, big canvases, bikablo® layouts and the right visual dramatic composition you will not only convey your message – You will transform your PowerPoint slide deck in an engaging story and learn how to entertain your audience!

What is it about?

Drawing and storytelling is an ancient culture technique to pass on knowledge from generation to generations. It makes knowledge tangible and enables the listener to have a real experience while listening. In this way it becomes their experience and keeps the knowledge alive.

Today visual storytelling comes back into organisations and has its application in product management, design thinking and at the development of customer journeys. It is used to visualise a product roadmap or the company strategy. It finds application in change management where everyone needs a common understanding to be part of the change process.

Every PowerPoint slide deck can be transformed into an exciting comic strip when decomposing the content to its key elements. The story becomes tangible when telling it from the perspective of a hero. You will learn when and how to use PowerPoint and when better to turn towards the whiteboard or flip chart.

It is important to frame stories in the right context so that the content connects with your organisation or product. In this way we make sure that your story has a lasting value for you. A story is a great start of a conversation and you learn how you can lead a conversation with a story. In this way a change is a co-created result, not a top-down or bottom-up change initiative. You will become a visual leader who inspires others.

„Visual Storytelling“ is the perfect next step to grow your skills set after attending the bikablo® basics (fundamentals/practitioner level) training.

What you can expect.

New drawing technique for figures: You will learn how you can visualise scenarios and emotions by using speech bubbles, pictograms and the bikablo®-emotion-figures. Additionally you will learn how you can draw a real person with character and facial expressions.

»big pictures«: With overlapping and a better understanding of perspectives, text and colour you will develop poster designs so that you will convey your content is a clear way on a big canvas.

Process comics: We have a look at the fundamentals of comics and learn how to visualise a how-to guide, procedures and step-by-step instructions as a sequence of pictures.

Transform your PowerPoint slides: During the training you will work on a PowerPoint slide and transform it into a great visual story.

Use in Change Management: You will learn about interventions so that visual narratives can be used in change management.

Become a storyteller: You will transform your presentation into a living and breathing narrative, that follows a dramaturgical curve. You will draw your story live and involve the audience actively.

Who is it for?

You have participated in the bikablo® basics training and would like to develop your visual skills further.
You want to create better PowerPoint slide decks but don’t know how.
You look for an easy way to explain your topics, key messages and strategies to other people.
You are a leader in your organisation and face the challenge to explain a complex topic effectively to many people.
You work in product management and want to use visual storytelling as a skill to explain your product roadmap in your organisation.
What you will get on top!

Documentation: For your rework at home we will produce a photo documentation online including the input from the trainer and the working results of each learning group.

PDF Handout: Additionally you will get a digital handout about visual storytelling that includes further details around the subject for your own study.

bikablo® Graduates Community: All attendees who have participated in a bikablo® training are getting invited into the online community with lots of tricks and tips, links and recommendations. You are welcome to share your work and ask for feedback. You can exchange icons and key visuals with other people.

Neuland-Discount: Our partner Neuland offers bikablo® graduates a discount for the all products excluding books.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY…

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Nathalie Heynderickx

Corporate Domain Specialist at AGL
I've attended a one day workshop with Marcel a couple of months ago and I'm glad I did. In one single day I've learnt the basic techniques of visual facilitation in a clever, relaxed and fun manner thanks to Marcel great people and technical skills. Since then I had to pleasure to apply the knowledge acquired at my role at AGL and make my role more fun, creativity and engaging to myself and my stakeholders. Such a good investment of my time, energy and money! Thanks Marcel. Please keep up sharing this amazing tool for a better corporate world.
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Christiane Anderson

Senior Business Analyst at AGL Energy
Marcel is an excellent, generous and talented @Bikablo trainer and facilitator. I had the pleasure of attending his course and was able to add value at work straight away by using it in retrospectives, team purpose facilitation, inception workshops and initiative launches. I can highly recommend Marcel's rich knowledge and experience in this field and his ability to teach and mentor others to become excellent Visual Facilitators.
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Marie-Claire Reina (CAHRI)

Leadership Development Facilitator
Marcel's bikablo® visual facilitation training brings your drawing skills to life - yes, yours!!! You may walk in to the program feeling like an absolute novice (I can barely draw a straight line with a ruler!) but I promise you will walk out with the skills to put your thoughts on paper in the clearest, funkiest, most visually attractive way!Well worth the investment, you will receive several practical tips and tricks that will significantly boost your facilitator toolkit. With his extraordinary facilitation skills Marcel will include you in the program and guide you to greatness as if you were the only person in the room - cannot recommend this program or Marcel highly enough - thank you! thank you! THANK YOU!!
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Sharada Bangalore

REA Group
Recently I attended the two day Bikablo Visual Facilitation training - for someone like me who previously drew very little, this training was a godsend! Not only did it uplift my confidence in drawing, the training also gave me various tools and techniques that I could easily practise and use in my facilitation sessions. There were also several reference books suggested for further enrichment of drawing and visual facilitation skills. The pace of the course over the two days was even and the facilitators certainly made it interesting with some fun group activities. Overall, I would highly recommend this training course for anyone that is involved with facilitation – be it as a facilitator or as a participant.
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Matt Rickards

Agile Business Analyst / Iteration Manager at Elabor8
Marcel's Bikablo Visual Facilitation course was a great experience! The techniques he uses are amazing because they enable anyone to draw eye catching pictures without being able to actually draw previously. Marcel was a great teacher, with attention to detail and a passion for art excellence. Highly recommend this course to any Facilitator,
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Amanda Cassidy

Business Analyst at Commonwealth Bank
I attended Marcel's Bikablo training course in November 2014. It was fantastic and the results are really rewarding. Marcel makes the course fun, interactive and hands on. By the end of the training day i was totally able to sketch the Bikablo way :). I would definitely recommend Marcel's Bikablo training course.
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Fleur Vickers

Digital Manager at FrontLine Stores
In just over a minute, our new video clearly communicates a business model many of us have struggled to explain for years! Marcel was fun to work with, and helpful in turning our receptionist into our voice over girl. So much so that she may consider leaving us for a new career. Good one Marcel.
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Kate Goodwin

User Experience Specialist, HeathWallace, Melbourne
Marcel really opened our eyes up to what is possible with visual recording. We learned how important it was to have a clear brief on what the sessions would involve and what we wanted captured. Marcel was then able to recommend the best way forward for our needs. Marcel’s skill in interpreting and visualising everything during the workshop sessions was impressive, and the resulting wall piece was everything we’d hoped for (particularly to keep discussions going long after the workshops had ended, plus standing alone as a form of ‘analysis’ that we couldn’t possibly have captured ourselves while facilitating the sessions). I’d highly recommend Marcel’s work. Kate Goodwin, User Experience Specialist, HeathWallace, Melbourne
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Noppanit Charassinvichai

Senior Consultant at ThoughtWorks
I have been fortunate to work with Marcel for the past 4 months when he was a Scrum Master. I found Marcel to be very competent, creative and self-driven. He did a fantastic job managing the team, building and developing the team relationship. Marcel brought a lot of ideas to our team to motivate the team and make the team stronger. He is a very good team-worker and has a great sense of humour. He has a really unique way of thinking by visualising thoughts which makes it really easy for the team to understand. I am happy that I have the privilege of working with Marcel and I will be very happy to work with him again in the future.
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Mirjam Stamm

CEO of Copra System GmbH
My name is Mirjam Stamm. I am the CEO of Copra System GmbH based in Berlin and Sasbachwalden. Copra System GmbH develops documentation software for the anesthesia and intensive care area of hospitals. In August 2010 we contacted it-agile GmbH and got in contact with Marcel van Hove. From September 2010 until end of December 2011 Marcel worked as a Scrum consultant at Copra System GmbH. In the beginning Marcel van Hove trained our developer teams and consultants in Scrum. He trained a new employee to become the Scrum Master of the teams and coached the Product Owner on his new job. Later he introduced Kanban in the system administration and in customer project management. Marcel van Hove moderated company wide Open Spaces to improve the whole company. He facilitated one Open Space by creating a big drawing (2x3 meters) of the session results during the day. This drawing serves us as a reminder for continuous improvement. Marcel van Hove is an experienced Scrum and Kanban Consultant with a great positive and energetic habit. He can motivate teams even in difficult situations. I can highly recommend him as an agile consultant.
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Jenny Nedanovski

Content Strategist at MYOB
Marcel has a strong focus on delivering great quality of work. I must say, it's been a pleasure working with Marcel on a project to deliver an MYOB animated video, where our top of mind was to engage my audience and help them understand why our product could benefit them. With Marcel's expertise and easy going work ethic, it's amazing how fast he can deliver flawless work. I didn't even need a revision, great work and I look forward to working with Marcel in the near future.
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Govert Mellink

Director at PwC
In spring 2014 I attended Marcel's bikablo® visual facilitation training. The training is a very well spent day of practical tips and tricks that has significantly added to my toolkit for facilitating client sessions. Basic skills if taught well can be perceived as advanced skills to audiences.