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Graphic recording: keep it simple.

Learning graphic recording skills takes time. Practice. Practice. Practice.

Learning graphic recording skills takes time. Practice. Practice. Practice.

If you are doing your own graphic recording for your meetings we have a simple rule to help you out. Keep it simple! Don’t complicate it because you want it to look pretty or you want to make sure your drawings are good. Keep it simple because it’s about the conversations in your meetings.

To keep it simple focus on your writing, use of colour, how to use lines and blank space. Those three skills will serve you very well. You can add icons and flow arrows and pictures as you feel more skilled. Meeting graphic recording is about serving the meeting delegates / participants, not serving your needs to draw. Continue Reading…

Why wait? Poke, poke!

This is kind of a poke in the behind! Get us involved early in your process of meeting planning. Include graphic recording in the entire meeting process because then the meeting is solidly built with the graphic impact and outputs in mind. Continue Reading…

Scribing change

This topsy-turvey world of ours is in a huge change process, moving from one way of working to something new. What that is will be revealed in time and, apparently, with much pain. Continue Reading…

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.

 

 

Video scribing.

Video scribing seems to be the ‘in’ term these days. What it is is animations using various forms of capture software or media to help tell a story. In our case it is for telling stories within companies or organisations to help drive communications across various stakeholders. Leaders can communicate effectively and impactfully by telling their key stories in media that their employees engage with.

We know that 65% of us are visual learners. We also know that Gen Y and youthful staff enjoy visual and active stimulation as a way to engage and learn. So the smart thing is to engage all of these folks with tools they understand. White papers, slide decks, key note speakers and some of the, can I say this, ‘older’ forms of communicating may not be the best options.

At Scribing Magic we have been engaging visually for 15 years (including our co-brand Meeting Magic). We scribe real time, f2f, in live meetings. We scribe in virtual or remote meetings. We scribe in animations, or video scribing. We scribe with cartoons, illustrations and caricatures. Scribing Magic has many tools to support your visual communication needs. Contact us to review your comms needs and how we can support your comms goals.