New SmartDraw InfoGraphic – the Power of Visual Meetings

SmartDraw published an infographic on the power of visual communication at work. The first pane looks at the role of visuals in meetings:

My Comments
1. In accepting the assertion that “visuals make meetings better,” and that by implication they counteract the three problems identified in the problem box – daydreaming, doing other work, and dozing off – we have to assume that if the meeting is shorter, then people are more likely to pay attention. In other words, there is a much greater focus on doing great stuff in the meeting and communicating more clearly (through visual means). The meeting is more effective. It’s focused. It’s shorter. Therefore – people pay attention.

2. What’s been your experience with this?

3. Make sure you check out the rest of the infographic too.

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