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Consulting & Guest Speaking

 Footnotes / VMT Consulting & Guest Speaking for:

Motivational Speaking

Oliver is often invited to speak at conferences or public events where there’s an opportunity for individuals to get a quick snapshot awareness of themselves, and those they work with, in the area of visual multilayered thinking (VMT) — a phrase Oliver coined about a decade ago. The feedback has been positive:  it’s uplifting, encouraging, interactively dynamic, and therefore a good starter to an event or conference.

He has an number of enthusiastic team members who have their own experience with Footnotes VMT that they often bring to motivational speaking settings. Alongside VMT awareness, Footnotes creates a platform for the rest of the conference, enabling individuals to identify the relevance of visual multilayered thinking, not just in their lives but also in the lives of the people that they work with.

There are three main categories in which Oliver is usually invited to speak:

Firstly, the importance of knowing one’s own visual multilayered thinking capabilities, both in the working/learning environment, and in everyday life. This applies to any and every individual who is open to harnessing their untapped ability to visually process information. 

Secondly, knowing how to apply Footnotes alongside VMT, or as a stand-alone programme. Oliver’s 20+ years of being a dyslexia support consultant, and speaking into dyslexia awareness situations, has allowed him to support and enable individuals to actually see their dyslexia as a benefit rather than a disadvantage. It must be stressed that Footnotes is a programme that is relevant to all types of thinkers and not solely for dyslexic learners.

Thirdly, his experience of working with individuals on the autistic spectrum in various parts of the world has also drawn Oliver into public speaking arenas, where his experience of visual multilayered thinking in those specific settings have being invaluable, both for those supporting and those needing support with the strategies.

These presentations are kept open and broad, and Oliver delivers in such a way that all individuals are taken into consideration, whether you’re a visual multilayered thinker, or a linear thinker who needs to work with such an individual.

Conferences and Group Meetings

Whether it be organising a conference, bringing a meeting together, or dealing with mediation situations, there are a number of ways in which Footnotes VMT can be of support. This might be through Footnotes Grid use, offering learning difference awareness, or coming in as a third-party host. With Oliver’s wealth of experience and strategies, Footnotes VMT can also support the accurate planning and marketing strategy for a given event.

If you’d like to book Oliver as a keynote or in a motivational speaker setting, contact us here.

Team Building

There is a wide range of consulting available to the area of learning and working environments. Beginning with the creation of the environment itself – paying attention to light and design, simplicity and layout, the position of windows, signage, words, content – right the way through to temperature management and soundproofing. There are so many areas we would love to bring to your attention! Different learners require different kinds of working situations and understanding how we all individually tick, and creating an environment that suits us each better, can make a huge difference to a whole workforce or learning group.

Visual Multi-layerd Thinking Consulting & Advocacy

‘Support’ can evidence in many ways, and can be as diverse as providing a solution that saves time and money; creating efficient working situations; demonstrating a resolved challenge; as well as more personalised results. We have witnessed that people are more relaxed at the end of a consulting session, as they’ve actually got a programme that works for them.

VMT Advocacy services offer alongside support for individuals you for example may need a unique form of two-way translation from and into their current situation due to their learning difference. This can sometimes lead to support alongside situations such as means-testing or in relation to legal disputes.

Footnotes Techniques Consulting

Footnotes VMT consulting can be booked in a number of ways. These include site visits, where meetings and mediation and assessment programmes can be developed and managed, as well as individual meetings carried out by conference call via online video connection, or training away days.

With the different modes of grid uses, an overall understanding of what Footnotes does can be brought into many working situations. For example, where documents need to be produced in a certain way, assessments have to be made, or working groups need to have specific support for their particular area of work and activity. In-house assessments can be made to offer and enable Footnotes VMT grid use in very individual ways.

Mediation / Reconcilation – Planning & Delivery

A toolbox with activities and mapping strategies, which offer realtime solutions to sensitive situations.

A truly equality and diversity sensitive programme, which enables all parties to manage step by step participation whilst holding the reigns to how much information is shared.

This non-discriminative set of tools enables dialogue to begin long before agreements have been forged or even feelings or opinions have been declared.

Time nor reason need to dictate the process, allowing for a confidential and free-flowing exchange, for as long as is needed.

Footnotes VMT,  alongside but not in the way !

Lawmakers / Policymakers.

From the most prominent of law and policymakers to the most vulnerable of children in a village, the breadth of strategies offered by this easily transferrable programme enables workable solutions that transcend barriers of language, culture and even finance. Why is it so successful? Because of its simplicity, and its ability to be uniquely relevant, no matter the environment or situation. VMT awareness and Footnotes consultation support can be effectively brought into challenging and complex situations that many a  law or policymaker may face. Footnotes provides a truly unique way of keeping abreast of all aspects of a document, no matter how many disparate parties are involved in the collaboration

Programme & Curriculum Planning

Footnotes VMT can provide effective support when creating educational curriculums at every level of study. Feasibility programmes and timeframe management can become clear and easy, when Footnotes strategies are applied. Exam questions, document creation, even marketing strategies can be managed efficiently and with confidence, with the structured support that Footnotes VMT can offer.

Assessment & Appraisal Structuring

Where assessment and appraisal are required, Footnotes can bring together fair and confidential assessment, and valuable appraisal, that can suit both the provider and the recipient. There are a number of grids that can be used to quickly create, not only the feedback required to make assessment and appraisal, but also the questions and criteria that would form an assessment or appraisal activity. Whether gathering personal self-assessment strategies, or professional development appraisals, Footnotes can offer much support.