Stage fright. Butterflies in the stomach. Cold feet. Whatever name you use for the feeling, they all describe the same thing — the fear of failing publicly. So, how can graphic recorders effectively balance the flood of new information and process those ethereal ideas in concrete visual form, even while quietly freaking out?
Matt dives into a visual thinking book that is teeming with whimsy and personality, and comes out the other side convinced that Sunni Brown's latest offering is actually one heck of an important business book.
Some people are better able to translate (and recall) information when visuals are involved. For Kelly, graphic recording is a no-brainer compared to taking primarily text-based notes. “Drawing simple pictures is actually a much quicker and more efficient way to capture ideas than to capture them word-for-word,” she says. “Ability and practice make it easier for other people to interpret your drawings, too.
To create this visual content, graphic recorders listen for key ideas in a conversation. They’re trained to recognize verbal cues to identify these key ideas and quickly replicate them through drawings. This skill helps them to capture the essence of a live presentation in a short amount of time — a feature that seems to enthrall audiences both online and in-person. Graphic recordings are so fresh, in fact, that much of their appeal resides in watching the process itself unfold...
A few weeks ago, I spoke at the 2011 IFVP conference. (That’s the International Forum of Visual Practitioners, folks... my industry’s professional organiz (The first time anyone had ever created a large-scale graphic recording of me speaking.
Three days of training where I learned a new tool, and two days facilitating the final retreat for this year's Magic Marker Mastermind cohort (where I taught them the aforementioned tool). What's the tool?
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