How to Visualize Business Success: Jenny Trautman Weighs In

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Company.com helps small businesses and entrepreneurs leverage the power of social media to improve internal collaboration and grow their business. In a recent article sponsored by Company.com, Graphic Facilitator, Jenny Trautman, provides insight on creating a shared vision for business success.

If you learn some easy graphics and you get used to going into conversations where you are really looking for rich meaning and true collaboration.

Jenny Trautman, Principal Graphic Facilitator at Evenview, has over twenty-five years of experience in teaching businesses how to create and implement a shared vision for business success. In a blog post released today by Company.com, the social network for small business, Trautman discusses the power of visuals and provides examples of tools that facilitate vision building and collaboration.

Why is having a visual or graphic aid so compelling? Trautman says that about 65% of people are visual learners, meaning they have to see something to process and retain what they are taking in. About 30% of people are auditory learners. This group of people usually learns best by being a part of the conversation and then seeing a summary of what was said during the meeting. The rest of the 5% are kinesthetic learners who work best in collaborative processes. As a result, both internal and external meetings are filled with people who learn best in different contexts.

“If you learn some easy graphics and you get used to going into conversations where you are really looking for rich meaning and true collaboration, what will happen is that your group will be able to see outlier ideas and synthesize those with some familiar ones. The result is that you’ll come out with something that is so much stronger than what you would normally get,” Trautman explains.

To learn more about graphic facilitation and how to visualize business success, go to the Company Insight blog, a resource for business owners and entrepreneurs at: http://companyinsight.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/visualizing-business-success/

For more information about how Company.com can help your business grow, visit Company.com or call 855-812-6290. Stay connected with Company.com on Facebook and Twitter, @companydotcom.

About Company.com
Company.com is a unique business social network focused on the needs and opportunities of new and growing companies. It allows businesses to connect, communicate, and collaborate with employees, clients, partners, vendors and suppliers, create new partnerships, and engage with customers in new and more effective ways. The company has recently released a major upgrade to their network. Visit Company.com for more detail.

About Jenny Trautman
Jenny Trautman is the principal graphic facilitator at Evenview, where she leads team development, strategy planning and change management initiatives in a variety of industries. Jenny has achieved success in building high-performing teams for more than 25 years, creating cross-functional groups that work together effectively within an enterprise. One of her areas of expertise is engaging teams in the implementation of integrated technologies. Jenny holds an MBA from Emory University and a BSEE from the University of Utah. Jenny can be reached at jenny(at)evenview(dot)com

About Evenview
Evenview, an Atlanta-based consultancy, helps people bring innovative strategies into focus. We lead fun, high-energy meetings that engage everyone in the room. Our interactive processes promote teamwork. With our support, groups can visualize the future, see plans to get there and find ways to bring about change. Visit evenview.com to discover more about us and picture how we might work together.

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