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managers and allow them to get the most from their team members’ valuable time.
A solution that can shortenthe length of the meeting cycle (planning and preparation, execution, and follow up) as well as capture real-timecollaborative information in an easy-to-use visual format provides real, measurable return on investment for thecompanies that adopt it throughout their organization.
much more productive to have team members actually working on project tasks to achieve their goals andobjectives, rather than spending their time in meetings? Ask yourself this question: if you could make more timefor your team, how much more could be accomplished?Fortunately, today there is a solution that for the first time enables the real-time creation of visuals, whichchanges the face of meetings forever. It is called the visual processor.
What is a visual processor?
Just as a word processor enables anyone in your company to create nicely formatted written documents quicklyand easily, a visual processor allows anyone to create professional-looking, automatically formatted visuals justas quickly.
There is no “drawing” required. In fact, you can even use the keyboard to create your visuals!
With avisual processor, great looking visuals are just as quick and easy to make as great looking written documents.There is no longer any reason not to use visuals as much as written words in all business communication(documents, presentations, emails, etc),
.There has never been a visual processor until now. Until its introduction in June 2010 by SmartDraw, traditionalgraphics software was all that existed. Graphics software requires too much time, expertise, and designexperience for it to be effective or useful for 98% of business users. It is the breakthroughs of automaticformatting and the built-
how” of th
e visual processor that enable anyone to create presentation-qualityvisuals in real-
time, or in other words “at the speed of thought.”
It also enables for the first time the ability inmeetings to capture collaborative information in real-time, so that everyone can get on the same page, come toagreement on topics, brainstorm ideas that are instantly documented, and have it all in a visual format (that caneven be converted into a project plan with a single click!)
Simply put, the visual processor reinvents business in may ways. Visuals are scientifically proven to be up to 6times
more effective than words alone in communicating ideas, data, information, processes, plans, projects andmore. This improved communication leads directly to increased sales, lower costs, productivity gains, andreduced errors that all add up to significant business performance enhancement.It changes everything, because the visual processor can create many different visuals
all of the ones that arecommonly used in a variety of meetings:
for process documentation sessions,
SWOT diagrams and balanced scorecards
for strategic planning meetings,
Venn diagrams, BCG and product positioning matrices
for marketing meetings,
Mind Maps and project charts
for project brainstorming and project planning,
for company resource planning and optimization,
and much more.
Now, for the first time in history, the benefit of using visuals significantly outweighs the time it takes to createthem. And the visuals created by the visual processor have built-in standards called visual grammar, so that
everyone’s visuals follow rules that make understanding them much easier.
This enables widespread adoptionthroughout the organization (and even outside of it with partners, customers and suppliers), much in the same