What Can You Sketchnote?

If you aren’t sketchnoting presentations all day like me, what in the heck do you sketchnote?  Here’s a list of some things that you can sketchnote: 

  1. A TED or TEDx talk
  2. A news broadcast
  3. A documentary
  4. Talk radio interview
  5. Podcast
  6. Webinar
  7. Informational YouTube video
  8. Work or board meeting
  9. A chapter from a non-fiction book (audiobooks are great!) Below is a sketchnote summary of Brene Brown’s Braving the Wilderness book
  10. A short story
  11. A recipe
  12. A day of your vacation

When I started on my visual communication journey 10 years ago I barely knew how to draw. Even though I was really creative thoughout my whole life, I was great at drawing. Secret: I’ve never even taken an art class! 

I vividly remember pulling out the paper 6 months after I had done my very first large graphic recording in a group and I was amazed at how much I remembered. That day was a pivotal moment in my life because I really experienced the power of visuals and how it can help you learn and remember information. 

1 thought on “What Can You Sketchnote?”

  1. I’m a 100% visual learner. I had seen you in once or twice in webinars but didn’t know there was a human behind those amazing pictorial presentations. I’m watching SANS cloud sec exchange 2023 today and watching you draw live. I’d love to learn this skill bcoz pics mean a lot more to my brain and I love to doodle/draw. Been at it since I was 6. Who knew I can now combine my art love with my tech love lol. Signed up to your newsletter. PS: hello from an ex-Canadian from QC now living in USA. Even used to have brother in NS!

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