The things I learn ...
Rambling about the art of making little magical moments.
I have a hundred magician friends and I always admire their showmanship. All of them are, well for a better word, magical. The way they handle a small audience of strangers at their table side magic just wows me. I'm more enamored by the way they instantly gain the attention and respect of their small up close crowd of strangers. Its just wonderful stuff. Being a caricaturist that is often crowded and moved my strangers so much that I feel like I can't breathe, much less draw because I can't move my elbows,; I am always most fond of their ability to gain respect from the crowds. Oh and their crafty magic is something of legends as well. In fact, I recently started playing with the idea of creating a little magic of my own at some of my gigs; when appropriate of course.
Recently I have developed a fun entertain event trick that is just as much fun to perform as it is for the audience to witness. I've learned to draw caricatures blindfolded. Yes, its crazy. Yes, its not necessary. Yes, its fun to attempt. Yes, its fun to watch happen live at events.
Attached is a little 4 minute clip of an interaction with a young man whom I enjoyed visiting with very much before the real event started. It was a delightful event for Farm Bureau Insurance at the beautiful Omni Resort on Amelia Island. I hope you enjoy this little clip of sketching and drawing fun.
Thanks for watching and please go into the world and make a stranger smile.
Digital Graphic Recording - A Great way to simplify complex information from any workshop, lecture or corporate class.
Ty Recently I was invited to audit a Facilitator Qualification workshop for CoreClarity. CoreClarity (www.CoreClarity.net) helps people and teams tap into their talents daily so they can work more productively, live more fully and have more fun. Their experts work with organizations to streamline team processes by efficiently transforming individuals into a collaborative community. They help replace the combative language of judgment with a pause of appreciation. They articulate the team’s competitive advantage based on the members’ collective top talents. CoreClarity’s creative model takes strengths psychology from theory to practice. And it works!
So, imagine my excitement when I was invited to come out to Dallas, TX and audit a week long Facilitator Qualification Extensive Workshop. I was encouraged to digitally graphic record a few of their Participant Presentations. CoreClarity and their over two hundred certified facilitators agree that everyone learns differently. They see the value that Graphic Recording adds to those whom learn complex information from a more visual standpoint that an auditory or verbal means of obtaining new information. I was thrilled to share my talents with them and learn even more than I could have imagined during the process.
In the professional coaching and enhancement world there is nothing more complex and intensive than making sense and order out of the true benefits and meanings in the Gallup Strengths-Finder assessment. CoreClarity has developed a remarkably extensive and comprehensive way of bringing such complex information to organizations that makes it instantly effective and usable beyond expectations.
Here in this slide show are a few samples of my Digital Graphic Recordings of a couple of workshops from that very special week in Dallas. The best value from Digital Graphic Recording is that the facilitator can provide a PDF booklet of the Graphic Recording panels. This of course is an excellent way to bring retention and greater understanding to the participant of such information heavy learning sessions. I hope you enjoy the sample panels. If you have a workshop, corporate training course or are a professional speaker or corporate coach, and you want to include Digital Graphic Recording as an added value to your information sessions;please send me an email or call me. My contact information is on my website: http://www.tytheartguy.com/contact.html
Please and thank you and have a great day.
From Ty Walls:
After four decades drawing smiles I often encounter remarkable people. I've learned to create little special moments for people from all around the world with my simple smile-drawing skills. But sometimes, life creates little magical moments for me. This blog is my attempt to share them with you.