I talked to this scribing guy and I am glad he is our guest writer today :).
I welcome Mathieu Spencer. Watch his sketching in action of interesting TedMed talk and check his simple guide to become a sketchnoter yourself:
Drop Dead Healthy Skribe from Mathieu Spencer on Vimeo.
Mathieu about How to become a sketchnoter:
First, pick the information you want to transcribe. In this example, we used a TEDMED talk of A.J. Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me.
Take a piece of paper, put it horizontally, it’s easier on our eyes!
Choose your favorites pens and colored pencils. An eraser and pencil sharpener can come in handy.
And we are ready to go!
Personally, I like to start with the speaker’s name and the subject of his talk. If an image comes to mind I draw it right away.
While watching the video I skribe only the important ideas:
- using key words, written in CAPITAL LETTERS
- simple drawings, stick figures are great (‘ideas not art’ Dan Roam)
- when possible a diagram conveys a lot of information
When this done, I regroup the ideas with the same theme.
A line, a circle, squares,…whatever you fancy! This is usually when patterns pop out.
Arrows are great to represent them.
Last but not least a signature is always fun! 🙂
About Mathieu Spencer
First I am a chiropractor, specialized in Musicians’ Health. Chiropractic is a health profession that focuses on diagnosing, preventing and treating disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system. It is a holistic approach to restore the body’s natural balance with our using medication or surgery.
Secondly, I am a skribe, using the logical and creative aspects of my brain I transcribe ideas in a visual and communicative way.
I’m a chocolate and Cognac lover! Visit my blog www.RockYourCortex.com
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Further articles on presentation graphics
For more inspiration on using visuals in your presentations, or on how to implement graphics in an engaging way, check out these helpful articles:
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- Drawing handwritten style for PowerPoint
- How to Get Creative Sketchnoting Presentation
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