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Your content. Your picture.

You spend a lot of time, effort and resources communicating your messages throughout your organisation. When we scribe your meetings we are actively listening for your key messages and organising them into your visual story. The visual story becomes part of your content. The content of your meeting is yours.

The picture, or visual story, or storymap, that we create with you is also yours. You own it. The icons and images are a part of your lexicon or library of communications. These visuals support your content communications.

There is a trend among some scribes or visualizers to own the images they create as if they are their personal work of art. Scribing Magic does not hold this point of view. We believe we scribe in service to the client and what we create with you is yours. Therefore, you own the copyright and can use the charts or storymaps how you want to. We are happy to manage having them printed and providing high resolution scans for you. But you own them. They are your content.

It is an important question to ask scribes. “Who owns the copyright on the charts created in our meetings?” The consequence of not holding the copyright can lead to a financial impact if you determine you want additional copies printed in any size or format.

We believe you hold the copyright. Give us a shout. We are happy to discuss this with you.



If music is the art of thinking in sound, then scribing is the art of thinking in pictures.

Katherine Woods #

Listen…think…speak! How public listening supports group work.

You are sitting in a meeting. Your face says it all, “Oh, not that guy droning on and on…again.” Or, “How many times is that going to be repeated, doesn’t anyone listen anymore!”

Yeah, we’ve heard it all, too. There are ways to manage those domineering talkers and the seemingly inattentive participants / delegates in the room. It’s called graphic recording. Or more adroitly ‘public listening.’

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Virtual meetings come alive with scribing!

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Virtual meetings can be so productive. Think about the last virtual meeting you were in? Did you plow through unrelated paperwork? Did you play desktop football? Did you get that pile of laundry done? I know…virtual meetings can be so productive…in the wrong ways.

Graphic recording, or scribing, brings new tools to energize virtual meetings. By simply introducing graphic delegates pay attention, get involved, contribute, and engage. We know this is true because we record weekly virtual team meetings with our remotely based network of Scribing Magic (SM) and Meeting Magic (MM). And, our SM scribes support MM facilitators with client briefings, planning meetings, agenda design reviews, and event debriefs. Virtual. Successful. Supportive.

High-quality virtual meetings save you time, save you money and help you get on with the business of business. Give us a shout to help make your virtual meetings come to life. We can help you make virtual meetings productive.

Business themes: Maintain momentum with graphics.

It is one thing to have a business theme stated during a meeting. The CEO stands in front with a well-rehearsed deck of data ending with a major theme he / she wants to communicate. It is entirely another to maintain momentum and focus on your critical themes. Imagine seeing the theme unfold as a story rooted in major values, insights, vision elements and desired success. The visual story telling or scribing (as it unfolds) becomes the metaphor that holds the critical themes, and helps communicate them to stakeholders.
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How does graphic recording work?

Graphic recording, or scribing, focuses and stimulates groups by giving them a focal point for seeing what they are talking about. Focusing in this way helps groups move quickly through information because repetition is decreased, helps control domineering participants, engages the introverts, becomes the point of reference for stress and conflict by removing emotions, and helps groups find agreements and commitments more quickly. Continue Reading…

What is graphic recording?

Graphic recording is the art and process of capturing meeting conversations in words and icons that reflect back to the group what has been said, how it has been said (the energy with which ideas and concepts are spoken), and visually links the conversation so participants can see where they have been and where they are going.

Sometimes called scribing, graphic recording supports meeting process by being a silent partner with the meeting facilitator or owner by using large paper displays, or tablet computers, and colour markers. These paper displays, or charts, can be used during the live meeting to support current thinking, after the meeting to help tell the story of what occurred, or in many other ways to help communicate group agreements, actions and successes.

Graphic recording has been supporting critical meetings for decades growing into a global success story. Scribing Magic can help you create more productive meetings. Contact us to discuss how we can help you.