While Graphic Recording, I listen to what's happening around me and in the moment, I draw it, map it and filter it through metaphors and images, looking for connections, themes, and insights to bring to life. I do this live and in front of an audience, or maybe off to the side a bit. The result is a real-time visual depiction of the presentation, panel discussion, or dialogue.
People often ask me, "Do you know what they're going to say beforehand?" Sometimes I get a glimpse of a PowerPoint ...
... but the heart of the practice is in improvising in the moment, something like a jazz musician
... with markers.
We're wired to communicate through images.
It's why we often resort to metaphors to help someone understand what we mean.
I've been fortunate enough to work with organizations all over the world for the past 20 years, and what I see over and over again is that graphic recording ignites something in people. It's not just fun to watch and review afterward - it opens up new insights, sparks new connections, and inspires new conversations.
In its own way, it's magic. Or, it creates opportunities for magic to occur. That's what I love about it.
I also train people in Graphic Recording, which is really fun.
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