Sketchnoting 101: How To Create Awesome Visual Notes
I always receive lovely comments when I'm sketching at a conference. Sketchnoting, or visual note-taking, is not only a novel way to capture a presentation that you're attending. It can also help with recall and retention! This is also one of the services I offer
my clients who run workshops and conferences.
Here are some tips to give your notes a boost.
Be sure you have a blank notebook, felt tip pen, and a grey or coloured marker for highlights.
Practice On A Recording
Instead of watching another episode of Big Bang Theory
tonight, plug your load up some inspiring TED talks, and get sketching!
Master Sketching Common Objects
Build up a visual vocab of common objects in your head, so you don't have to think "how do I draw that?" every time.
Latch Onto Quotes
When you hear someone say a phrase that resonates or beautifully summarises the point being made, jot it down and wrap it in some fancy talking marks or a speech balloon.
Use Consistent Type
This is a fancy designer way of saying “make your handwriting neat and the same.” If you can't read it, how can we hope to?
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