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Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting


Getting Started With Sketchnoting and proving #EveryoneCanDraw

99 Minutes

Max 100 attendees


influence, communication, collaboration

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Compose sketch-notes based on pre-written notes.
  • Explain the benefits of sketchnoting.
  • Identify key points while listening to a conference talk.
  • Record brief, but informative notes while listening to a talk or reading a text book or article.


After attending a conference or course, there is often a requirement to share everything you’ve learnt with your colleagues. The problem, all your notes are a mess. Meanwhile, other attendees appear to have recorded informative and beautifully presented notes. How do they do it? 

My first secret, which I will share with you now, is that I never sketchnote live. I write up rough notes while watching a talk and then use these to create my sketchnotes. This is what we will do during this workshop. We will start identifying ways to practice and improve note-taking skills by listening to 99 second talks and identifying the key points from each one. Then we will take these notes and use them to develop sketchnotes, adding a mixture of text, colour and illustrations. Those attending will be encouraged to share their creations on Twitter and Slack, which will help them develop confidence in their note-taking skills and encourage others within the community to join the conversation. 

A lot of people think they can’t draw. This is not true. I believe that #EveryoneCanDraw. The aim is not to create beautiful artwork. The aim is to develop useful, and recognizable notes which can inspire and encourage further ideas and discussion.

Meet the Instructor

Louise Gibbs

Louise Gibbs

Louise recently started work as a Senior QA Analyst at MandM Direct, an online sportswear retailer. Before this, she worked at Malvern Panalytical, a company that developed scientific instruments for a variety of industries, most notably pharmaceuticals. She was involved in testing the software used to carry out automated particle imaging and raman spectroscopy to identify particles in a mixed sample. Louise graduated from Bangor University with a degree in Computer Science for Business. Her first job after university was as a software tester for Loyalty Logistix, a company that produced Web, Mobile and Desktop applications that allowed members of the Automotive industry to run Loyalty schemes for customers.

Next Classes

Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting - 31 August 2020 (UK Timezone)

August 31st 2020


Louise Gibbs

Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting - 4 November 2020 (New York, US Timezone)

November 4th 2020


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Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting - 19 February 2021 (New Zealand Timezone)

February 19th 2021


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Visual Facilitation and Sketchnoting - 14 June 2021 (UK Timezone)

June 14th 2021


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