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How to Start Sketchnoting at Work

Sketch-noting is a great way to take notes, remember important information, and communicate ideas in the workplace. It combines visual elements with text to create an engaging and memorable experience. Here are some tips on how to get started with sketch-noting at work:

  1. Choose the right tools - Depending on your workplace, you may have access to different tools for taking notes. Consider what will work best for you and your team – from paper notebooks to digital drawing apps.

  2. Practice sketching - Sketchnoting doesn’t require artistic talent, but it does help if you can draw basic shapes and symbols. Take some time to practice sketching common objects before you start using sketchnotes in meetings or presentations.

  3. Focus on key points - When taking notes, focus on the key points of the discussion rather than trying to capture every detail. This will help you stay focused and make sure that your sketchnotes are easy to understand later on.

  4. Use color strategically - Color can be used as a way of highlighting important information or distinguishing between different topics in your sketchnotes. Experiment with different colors and find out which ones work best for you!

  5. Share your sketch-notes - Once you’ve created a set of sketch-notes, don’t forget to share them with your colleagues! This will help everyone stay up-to-date on the latest developments and ensure that everyone is on the same page when it comes time for decision making or planning projects.

Sketch-noting is an effective way of taking notes and communicating ideas in the workplace – so why not give it a try? With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating beautiful visual notes that will help keep everyone informed and engaged. If you'd like to share them with us - connect with us here.


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