VisualSpeak Game Kit
by Christine Martell
VisualsSpeak is an effective communication and team game for management development training. Visual communication tools and images surface team differences, improve group and team interaction, establish rapport, and encourage dialogue.
- Bring individual and group differences to the surface
- Enable people to see a different perspective
- Generate new ideas
- Build consensus Improve team alignment
Uses for the Game
The VisualsSpeak approach can be used to address a wide range of issues, both at the individual and organizational levels. While the activity itself can be run in as little as 15 minutes, the resulting dialogue can last much longer. VisualsSpeak is flexible. It can be used as an ice breaker, an activity, a component of a larger training curriculum, or a full-day program.
- Team Building
- Strategic Visioning and Goal-Setting
- Conflict Resolution
- Intercultural Communications and Diversity
How It Works
The VisualsSpeak process is powerful, yet easy to use. First you ask a framing question, such as “What kind of place do we want this organization to be?” Each participant answers the question by choosing images, arranging them on a background sheet. After 5 minutes, participants describe the images and their meanings. You will find that some participants’ response range from literal descriptions to metaphoric meanings. Some will choose to describe individual images; others will find meaning in the collection as a whole. Then you discuss the group’s responses and note connections, patterns, similarities. Together, you unlock insights it would have taken months to uncover with conventional methods. Conversations become meaningful and productive. Decisions become clear. Although the activity itself may take up to 15 minutes, the resulting dialogue and learning experience may last much longer.
The VisualsSpeak Complete Kit includes enough materials for up to 30 people, comprehensive User Manual; 200 evocative, custom photographs; and a sturdy tote bag.