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May 2008

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Free guide helps trainers and presenters to see the big picture

Two graphics gurus are injecting new life into the art of presenting information … drawing on communication techniques that have been used throughout history.

Penny Pullan and Vanessa Randle, who run Graphics Made Easy™, have created a unique way of combining words and pictures that gets the message across in a visual, effective and memorable way.

Their method helps create visuals for posters, flipcharts and slides – and is aimed at trainers, presenters and facilitators who are keen to develop their communication skills.

Now they’re offering a free, step-by-step trial of their Versatile Visual Vocabulary (VVV).

“I’m convinced that trainers and presenters want to be the best they can, and would like to learn how to avoid boring people to death,” said Penny. “Combining words and pictures gets people really involved and interested in the subject, making communication far more effective.

“Many people think they can’t draw, but our techniques are easy to learn and replicate – and the feedback we receive proves that they work.”

Between them, Penny and Vanessa have 30 years of experience in presenting, facilitating and training, and have used graphics to support corporate, government and charity clients in the UK and abroad to get their messages across.

A workshop featuring graphics from their Versatile Visual Vocabulary was last year chosen by the International Association of Facilitators as its Graphics Master Class at its European Conference. Courses in the technique have been run across the UK, and as far away as Auckland, New Zealand.

“VVV will arm trainers and facilitators with a graphics tool-kit that they can go away and use straight away,” added Vanessa. “Mankind has a long history of communicating in words and pictures, and Graphics Made Easy™ has tapped into that history to find the best way of presenting in the 21st century.”

Graphics Made Easy™ is offering a three-month free trial via its website www.graphicsmadeeasy.co.uk  Sign up to receive a new graphic each week for three months to use in communications.

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For more information please contact Penny Pullan on 01509 821691.

Graphics Made Easy™ is a joint venture between Penny Pullan of Making Projects Work Ltd. and Vanessa Randle of thinkingvisually Ltd.

Vanessa Randle – www.thinkingvisually.co.uk

After 20 years pondering how ineffectively organisations often capture, present and communicate information, Vanessa Randle set out to model a way of doing things differently. Using her experience, skills and innovative thinking, she developed a fantastic, vibrant and visual presentation style.

Vanessa is passionate about the power of visual working and the value of working in a way that taps into the history of communicating in words and pictures.

Based in Birmingham, Vanessa is an accredited NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Master Practitioner. She runs thinkingvisually Ltd.

Penny Pullan – www.makingprojectswork.co.uk

A Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF), Penny Pullan holds a range of professional qualifications. With a successful track record in consultancy, training and facilitation in blue chip multi-nationals over 15 years, she now runs Making Projects Work Ltd.

However, what really sets Penny apart is her passion and skill in using graphics to make meetings and presentations come alive.

Based in Loughborough, Leicestershire, Penny uses graphics to engage groups in large corporate, government and charitable clients.

Here’s what participants of earlier courses and coaching have said about the techniques used by Graphics Made Easy™……

“I did use your sunrise graphic last week and I was thrilled to realize that I could draw it quite easily. I will be testing out the target one tomorrow!”

Shelley Fishel, Managing Director, The Training Surgery Limited, London

 

“I’m a staunch advocate of pictures vs words – probably due to having suffered sooo many deaths by PowerPoint!”

Mark Dawson, New Zealand.

 

“Thanks so much for all your useful graphics – they are a great help.”

Dr Brit van Ooijen, Corporate Training Manager, CHN Institute for Research, Qatar.

 

“I am in Washington DC running a training for finance trainers course and everyone has been congratulating me on my lovely flip charts – especially my people! so thanks again!”

Terry Lewis, Training Director, Mango (Management Accounting for Non-Governmental Organisations).

 

 

Press release issued by Louise Duffield, Perfect 10 PR. Contact 0115 8462953, 07787 552647 or louise@perfect10pr.co.uk

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