Introduction to Sketchnoting: Shared Understanding Through Visual Communication

Were you told you couldn’t or shouldn’t draw? I think that you can and should!

Communication can be tricky. As a presenter, it's tough to ensure your entire message is delivered accurately while still keeping your audience engaged. As an audience, it's tough to absorb and retain all of the information presented without taking word-for-word notes. What if there was another way to deliver a message - and to receive one - that improves retention, attention, and engagement? That’s where sketchnotes come into play. Sketchnotes are “Notes+”. They combine writing + lettering + drawing in a way that allows you to focus on the big ideas. Sketchnotes are practical, like a pickup truck (not a corvette). They are about ideas, not art. Sketchnotes capture thinking. They can be used for talks and meetings, education, idea mapping and brainstorming, documentation, travel and food experiences, and more. How do you sketchnote? Any way you want – there are no rules!

In this interactive session, attendees will create their own sketchnote and get over their inner “I can’t draw!” voice.

3 Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how we connect with each other through visuals
  • Learn how to create concepts from basic shapes
  • Learn a few ways to compose a sketchnote
 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

1. Why it works

2. Warm up

3. Visual Vocabulary exercise

4. Draw-along

Learning Outcome

Participants will understand what Sketchnoting is, why it's so powerful in communicating, and how to create a basic sketchnote using simple shapes.

Target Audience

Anyone interested in improving their communication and influence skills. You do NOT have to know how to draw!

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