Two half days of fun. For everyone who wants to start drawing in pitches, plans and presentations.
You work in a professional or creative environment. You present ideas or plans to your team. And whether you are a manager, marketer, designer or communication professional; your team will understand you better and faster if you draw them an image of your ideas. Drawing visual images additional to text-based notes or slides is known as visual noting. But also as graphic recording or sketch noting. It is a visual translation of information. And it works!
We offer you two half day workshops; The first will help you rediscover and tap into your drawing skills ( Because yes! You can draw!). The second will help you with the strategy behind visual noting: how to prioritize and arrange information, explain concepts, use layouts and connect ideas.
I am sure you’ve heard that our brain is much better capable of remembering and processing images than words. Well, how come you don’t use it in your presentations, pitches and meetings? Probably because you think you are really bad at drawing.
So you keep on writing down tag words, quotes and remarks. But when you or your colleagues try to make sense of them later, often the context is lost.
And thats where visual noting proves its power. The combination of words and images can illustrate, prioritize, connect, compress and unite ideas.
Visual noting is not about making the perfect drawing. It is not about being a creative genius, not about art and not about beauty. Visual noting is functional; it’s about conveying ideas, facts and plans, and dragging in your audience along the way.
Now that we got you excited about visual noting..here’s how we are going to make you ready for the drawing board.
Day 1 (from 9:30 to 13:00)
Rediscover and tap into your drawing skills ( Because yes! You can draw!). A full day of drawing exercises that you can apply directly: icons, letters, people, charts, labels etc.
- The basic knowledge and ideas behind visual noting.
- Learning how to draw fonts, to empathize and prioritize content.
- Drawing objects and icons: faces, arrows and stick figures.
- How to use color.
- How to stage and layout information.
- Using containers and dividers to cluster content.
Day 2 (from 9:30 to 13:00)
The strategy behind visual noting: how to prioritize and arrange information, explain concepts and connect different ideas. This is where you create clarity and help your team to understand the path you are moving on.
- The strategic approach to visual noting
- How to filter information; working with a guiding question or theme.
- Synthesizing and connecting ideas using diagrams, scenes and lists.
- Drawing empathy maps to understand your audience or customers.
- Using timelines, flowcharts, mindmaps and card by card note taking to help your audience understand your project.
Duration: 2 half days
Price: €1599 a day or €990 half a day, for a team up to 8 people
Additional attendees pay €50 per person per day
English and Dutch
With the great help of Doug Neils Verbal to Visual videos, most information wil be presented in english, and a dutch/english speaking professional is leading the classroom. So wether your’e english or dutch speaking, the course is suitable for both. And of course; drawing is an universal language!