The Productivity Sketchbook #8: Atomic Sketchnotes
One of the best ways I've found to begin practicing visual notetaking is by creating single idea Sketchnotes.
Instead of trying to fill an entire page with notes, you focus on capturing a single idea on an index card or in a pocket notebook.
I use the app GoodNotes on my iPad for Sketchnoting. I created a dotted index card sized template to make single idea Sketchnotes, or Atomic Sketchnotes. I've got a growing collection of them.
Here's a closer look at a few of them:
Benefits of a Physical Notebook
Set up the way I like
No internet connection required
Fast (no load time); Always on and ready
No monthly fee
Future proof data format
Safe and secure
Can use any notebook and pen I want
Can build tools the way I want to
Don't think outside the box until you've used what's inside it
You write Sketchnote to learn what you think
How to Talk to Anyone with Ease and Confidence
Know the conversation intention
Approach with a smile
"Wow! That's interesting!"
End by asking about the future and wish them luck
Productivity is like pizza
Lots of different kinds of pizza
Lost of ways to approach productivity
Same ingredients, different tastes
If you're wanting to start practicing visual notetaking, but are struggling to do so, give Atomic Sketchnotes a try. Capturing single ideas simplifies visual notetaking and helps to make it less intimidating.
If you'd like to learn more about Atomic Sketchnotes, check out the video from the YouTube channel, Verbal to Visual below.