Discover the bikablo® technique and learn how to visually communicate your ideas!
At bikablo® workshops you learn the skills and methods needed to visualise ideas. Whether you work as a facilitator, consultant, manager or specialist, you learn a visual language along with methods you can use in your work. You don’t need to be good at drawing because the bikablo® technique can be learnt and used by anyone, regardless of their level of creativity or artistic inclination!
With pictograms, figures and graphic elements of the bikablo technique, you will learn the basic elements of visual language, and how to use them in order to facilitate conversations and present ideas on flipcharts. You will be guided through a step by step process and by the end of the training you will draw your first posters, which you can use the very next day.
On the first day you learn the bikablo® visualization technique. As a result, you will be able to illustrate and present ideas in a visual way. You will draw the first visual posters that you can later use with confidence in your activity.
Topics day 1
- TOOLS – Information on visualization materials and how we use markers to create clean lines and consistent shapes.
- VISUAL ELEMENTS – Basic forms, connecting elements, and frames that can be used to support different types of messages.
- SHADOWS AND COLOR – Options to fill in pictograms and spaces to generate visual effects and support messages.
- PICTOGRAMS AND FIGURES – Visual symbols, graphics and personifications to communicate roles, groups and situations.
- COMBINING ELEMENTS – How to structure visual content and how to create compositions using all the graphic elements learned.
During the second day you learn to apply the new skill in your activity. Develop visualised posters for complex processes, projects, change topics or personal situations.
Topics day 2
- VISUAL VOCABULARY – Practical activities aimed at developing the ability to visualize and apply in a professional context.
- TEXT AND HANDWRITING – Strategies for improving flipchart writing to increase readability and attractiveness.
- REAL-TIME APPLICATION – Strategies for capturing information at work meetings and visual recording of live dialogue.
- VISUAL STRUCTURE – Types of structure to visually organize ideas and convey information in a way that is easy to follow and understand.
- PRACTICAL APPLICATION – Combining visual elements to create specific posters on the topics relevant for participants.
Bikablo® StarterSet 1 + 2 – each participant receives the official Bikablo® set, which includes 4 visualization markers and 2 brochures summarizing the principles, content and techniques presented at the training.
Certificate of participation – a document confirming participation in the workshop, which also mentions a list of topics covered by the course.
Photo documentation – after the workshop the participants receive a photo gallery in digital format that can be used as a reference later. The gallery contains all the presented elements, together with the visual representations created by the participants.
Bikablo® Global Online Community – You will be invited to join the Bikablo® online community, where you can access more articles, links, tips, visual inspirations and connect with other visual practitioners.
Discount on Neuland products – Our Neuland partner offers participants a 15% discount on their products plus free delivery for the first order.
The bikablo® Academy is a German company – based in Cologne – pioneer in the development of visual thinking and visual facilitation. The methodology created has a structured approach, built around a sequential process to make it accessible to anyone who wants to practice visualisation.
Who the course is for
- Trainers, facilitators, coaches + anyone who needs to visualize
About the trainer Julian Olariu
Julian has over 17 years of experience as a professional trainer and facilitator. He has delivered thousands of hours of workshops and presentations for companies across multiple industries including technology, telecom, manufacturing, banking and retail. After attending several Bikablo courses and acquiring visualization skills, he understood that using drawings when working with groups was a complete shift. For this reason he has integrated visualization into all his work, be it in the courses or workshops he leads. Today, every session he leads is a real visual experience. His goal now is to improve the way people think, interact and collaborate by harnessing the power of a marker or pen.