I’ve been in Boston for the B2B Forum this week, sketching up a storm with my Sharpies, huge foam boards, and sketch notepad. (My hands are colorful now.)
A favorite talk was the live Twitter-free version of the popular #blogchat Twitter party that Mack Collier runs. He moderated the conversation that flowed freely, helpfully, and inspirationally among the bloggers in the room.
To track the conversation, I created my visual sketch notes (also called “graphic recording”).
Below are my notes from Mack Collier‘s live #blogchat session. (Click image to see it larger.)
What’s fun about sketching live is how many folks talk to me afterwards about revisiting how they take notes, too. So many people this week have mentioned how they would like to take more visual notes or how they remember doodling to help them remember classes and presentations. I felt like an advocate for visual sketch notes, though I stressed the importance of listening, too.
Fun, colorful pictures alone won’t help you remember an idea unless they are tied to that idea. And you only get the main idea by listening intently.