Storyboarding

Breaking down complex communications and topics is not easy. But there are a number of tools which can help you go through a process of identifying the key messages, words and images that you want people to understand and remember.

Storyboarding is one of those.


What is storyboarding?

A storyboard is a graphic organiser that consists of illustrations or images displayed in sequence for the purpose of pre-visualising a motion picture, animation, motion graphic or interactive media sequence.

Storyboarding is the process of going through the organiser.


A simple tool

Here is a link to a tool that I use in my employment for Bromley Council. It is free for you to download below – yes, for free:

> DOWNLOAD THE TOOL [PDF, 1 page]

I recommend you print this sheet on A3 to give you space to draw, write, not, scribble, doodle, etc.


Example

Here is an example of how I have used the Storyboarding template:

There are a number of other examples out there – just check Google.

FA Level 1 in Football Coaching

FA Level 1 in Football Coaching

I’m using this page to bring together my learning, activities and links from my journey through the FA Level 1 in Coaching Football.

Downloads

Links

Maidstone United –

Kent FA –

Hive Learning –

The FA –

For afterwards –

Branding design

Branding design

A collection of my branding design work

Including –

  • Logos – with full logo, brandmarks and wordmarks
  • Colour palettes
  • Typography
  • Branding board
  • Branding guides
  • Straplines

Ageing Well in Bromley

Ageing Well in Bromley project being run by Bromley Council and Bromley CCG:

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board, illustrations, posters, leaflets, presentation, social media, infographics

Want to know more about Ageing Well in Bromley? Visit www.bromley.gov.uk/ageingwell.


A New Digital Platform for Health and Wellbeing

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at www.anewdigitalplatform.com.


The Grange

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at https://burningleaf.co.uk/portfolio/projectthegrange


Clydfan Cottage

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at www.burningleaf.co.uk/portfolio/projectclydfan


JudyK Cakes

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at www.burningleaf.co.uk/portfolio/projectjudyk


Nina Newell

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at www.burningleaf.co.uk/portfolio/projectnina


Connecting Bromley

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding guide, sub-brand logos

View more at https://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/socialisolation/publicity


Inspiring Towards Leadership

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board 

View more at www.burningleaf.co.uk/portfolio/itllessons


Bromley Local Offer

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board, sub-brand logos

View more at https://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/localoffer


Bromley MyLife

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board

View more at www.bromleymylifedesignmanual.com


Adult learning in Bromley

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board

View more at https://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/adultlearning


Leadership tools

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board

View more at www.iammichaelwatts.com/leadership-tools


Sexual health services Bromley

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board

View more at http://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/alpha/shs


Winter advice

Incorporating logo, colour palette, typography, branding board

View more at https://bromley.mylifeportal.co.uk/winteradvice

teamsteps, align your team

teamsteps, align your team

Keeping your team aligned, on task and up to date can be a challenge

teamsteps is designed to be a simple sheet to capture the key weekly activities and priorities for your team.

This sheet should be used at a weekly team briefing – maybe a standing meeting? – to capture:

1/
what you are working on individually and as a team

2/
key deadlines for that week

3/
what barriers are in your way which can stop you

4/
what resources and input can help you (internally & externally)

5/
what you need to carry forward, postpone or note for next week

Then display it somewhere everyone can see it.

This will help keep the home team aligned, informed and can help you measure progress, even those small ones. As its weekly, it keeps the priorities flexible.

Download

Download the sheet for free by clicking on the picture below:

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If you have a difficulty with the link, click on
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/teamsteps_align-your-team.pdf.

MOONSHOT, transform for now & the future

MOONSHOT, transform for now & the future

A tool to help you transform your team, organisation or group for now & in the future

The world is changing all around us. To continue to thrive over the next five years, 10 years, 20 years and beyond, you need to shape what you do and move swiftly to prepare for what’s to come.

This tool will help you create a long-term destination for your business and a “Roadmap” to help you transform for now and the future.

This tool will encourage you to be ambitious, radical, and think hard about why you are here. It will help you set out your moon shot.

Unlike other templates and tools, MOONSHOT will support you to do all this in a way that is driven by your purpose, or your WHY* as I believe this should shape everything you do.

Download

To download the activity sheet, click on the image below:

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If you have a difficulty with the link, click on:
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/moonshot_activitysheet.pdf

If you need more guidance, read on below to find examples and sources of inspiration:

Examples

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Download the above example from Burning Leaf Creatives:
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/moonshot_burningleaf.pdf

Sources of inspiration

SYPartners – 

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Starbucks – 

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Starbucks (the full story) –

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Nike –

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Coca-Cola –

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* WHY is a concept created and shared by Simon Sinek.
Find out more about WHY.

With thanks – 
Huge thanks go to Susan Scripture-Shardlow for her input, insight and lessons.
You helped make this what it is.

TEAM lookout, smarter priorities for your team

TEAM lookout, smarter priorities for your team

TEAM lookout is a tool to help you understand and pull together a ‘team priorities plan’ created by your team for your team

I believe that the best leaders are the one’s that empower, engage and listen to their teams.

They ask them for their direct input, they make themselves vulnerable, and they give their team a balance of responsibility and accountability.

TEAM lookout is a tool that is designed to do all of that.

It helps a leader ask for the direct input of their team by asking the team to identify what they believe the team’s priorities are.

It makes the leader vulnerable as it says ‘I don’t know everything, I want and need your input’.

And it helps give individuals within teams responsibility as they have identified the priorities.

The job of the leader is then to give the individual the accountability for those priorities.

Give someone responsibility and they will do their best. Make them accountable and they will do even better – Simon Sinek

Download TEAM lookout

Click on the image below:

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If you have a difficulty with the link, click on:
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/teamlookout_activitysheet.pdf.

INSTRUCTIONS

Ask each member of your team to answer the following questions to let you know what they think your priorities are.

Encourage your team to include anything that they want –

1/ something that they are working on
2/ something that they know the team are working on
3/ something that they think you should work on
4/ or anything else…

You can then use all of the feedback to start pulling together your team priority plan.

*BELIEVATE, see how your personal purpose fits into your role

*BELIEVATE, see how your personal purpose fits into your role

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I believe that people should do a job that lights a fire in them

– to do this, it should be a job driven by their personal purpose

Complete the activities on my free tool *BELIEVATE to find your purpose and to identify three actions that you can take to bring your personal purpose into your work.

Go on, light that fire.

Download

Download the sheet for free –
https://iammichaelwatts.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/believate-activities.pdf