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20NTC Session Proposal

Sketchnotes: Tools and Tips for improving visual communications


Sketchnotes can keep your notebooks tidy, create new ways to organize your thoughts in real time, and create a compelling record of your experiences. For nonprofit professionals, sketchnotes are great for visualizing projects, documenting  processes, bringing what you’ve learned at conferences to your colleagues back at the office, and more. In this session, NTC sketchnote veterans will introduce basic concepts of visual note-taking, and share our colorful, narrative styles.

We’ll cover:

  • Why Sketchnotes?
  • How to get started
  • Tools!
  • Strategies for fast-paced environments

The entire session will be hands on, developing a visual language approach you can start using right away.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Get a theoretical and practical understanding of Sketchnotes and visual notetaking
  2. Experiment with tools and develop a visual note-taking style that works for you
  3. Leave with new ways to record and share the things you learn & ideas you have in real time

Target Audience

People who want to take better notes (no artistic experience required!)

Additional Speakers

Genie Gratto


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