“Wow! What do you call that?”
I hear this question all the time. Most people have never seen graphic recording in person, but once you see it, you never forget the experience.
Event planners and consultants hire me for their conferences and meetings. Graphic recording is a process of listening, synthesizing, organizing and drawing what’s being said.90
The magic comes in when a Graphic Recorder does this process real-time at your meeting or event. Yes, I said “Magic!”
Picture this, you are at a meeting or a conference. Your listening to the speaker or having a strategy session. A key point just came up but you didn’t catch it. Uh oh.
Lisa Nelson, Graphic Recording
Then you look up and see a graphic recorder at the side of the room taking notes and drawing pictures for you. No worries. Yeah, it’s like magic!
When you see an image and text together, you have an 80% chance of remembering the content. That’s HUGE.
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Let me tell you…. I stopped making New Year’s resolutions many years ago.
I know it works for some people but as for me… nah.
I still have my resolutions from the 80’s that I never finished. Oh my!
Last year I decided to set an intention for the year around one word. DO. I drew a picture of my word and shared it with my friends and family. There’s something about sharing that helps you stay accountable and makes you push a little harder.
My word in 2016
Now it’s your turn. Choose a word for the new year. Need some ideas for your word? Here are a few. FAITH, ACTION, PEACE, REST, FOCUS, CONSISTENT, DETERMINED, HEALTHY, BRAVE, PRESENT, INTENTIONAL, GROWTH, FORWARD, SLOW, IGNITE, and JOY. There you go, that’s should get your wheels turning!
My word for this year is EXPANSION. Yep yep! I will share my sketch with you once I’m done.
I created a blank template that you can use for this year. Click here for the full size PDF you can print on 8.5 x 11 paper.
Templates (worksheets) like the one above can also be used for training and coaching. Templates help you visualize and work through a process, goal, or strategy. Try using templates with your clients, to learn more just contact me.
Word for the Year Template
The year is winding down… so fast. How did that happen?
I am reflecting on all of the good times and the challenges of the year. It’s easy to think to yourself “Oh, it’s too late for me to _______ (fill in the blank).
Well, it’s never too late! Consider this…
- Henry Ford was 45 when he created the revolutionary Model T car.
- Morgan Freeman’s acting career didn’t take off until he was 52. That year, he appeared in the films Glory, Driving Miss Daisy and Lean on Me.
- Julia Child worked in advertising and media before writing her first cookbook when she was 50, launching her career as a celebrity chef.
Here is a drawing I created that sums it all up. I hope it inspires you to do greater things starting TODAY. It’s never too late to start something great!
What will you start TODAY?
This week I had the privilege of working with Wildman Event Group and GE for the #AdvancedManufacturing Summit. Speakers included Congressman Tim Ryan of Ohio and Steve Case, founder of AOL. This event brought over 300 attendees together to discuss the future of Advanced Manufacturing (#futurefactory).
The Advanced Manufacturing Summit was held at Dock5 Union Market, Washington DC. This was my first time at this event space and it was an awesome venue.
This ceiling had tons of light bulbs hanging down and it was so reminiscent of GE. I even included some light bulbs in my chart!
#Futurefactory Completed Chart of Graphic Recording
Here is the completed chart showing the key points from the presentations, panel discussions and input from attendees.
I even saved space for ideas from attendees during the reception. My favorite response from an attendee was about the future of Advanced Manufacturing, his answer was “Making things is going to be COOL”.
What stands out for you in the chart? Leave a comment and let me know.
Yesterday the Greenbelt Community Relations Advisory Board and the Greenbelt City Police Department held a forum to to encourage listening and dialogue. This was the first of a series of conversations to foster a respectful, safe and fair community.
I got a chance to meet neighbors and we collectively worked on being “One Greenbelt”. Residents shared their experiences and suggestions for improving relations with the police department. Thomas Kemp, Acting Police Chief said “We are here to LISTEN”.
Take a look at my sketchnotes below, with the takeaways I heard during this session.
I’m curious. Is your community having these kinds of conversations?
Please leave a comment below and share.