Posted on July 18, 2020
Graphic Recordings are a useful medium in a live context for anyone who wishes to capture the content in a different way.
The difference a Graphic Recording brings to an event is that rather than just using words, and slideshows, it can help visually capture key points and the ensuing conversation. It breaks complex messages into a remarkably simple visual message for the viewer.
A good Graphic Recording, or Infographic, distils down to the essence the message that needs to be conveyed. And it equally captures the response to those hearing, and seeing, the message.
It can both capture the message shared and the response to that message. These responses can be their own Graphic Recordings or a combined one as one bigger visual.
The beauty of a Graphic Recording at a live event, or using pre-created images in presentations, is that they create conversations, sharing and group interactivity in a way not achievable by other means.
Everyone has a voice in the process, and this ensures they are heard and recorded. Or it can offer an opportunity to clearly see the message broken down to the basics for the viewer to understand and respond to.
An alternative to a live Graphic Recording is the use of Graphic Recording style images called Infographics being created prior to events. These are used as both a complete image, or one with blanks for the group to fill in during the event, by the presenters or participants.
Overall capturing and sharing information using Graphic Recording style images can be a great way to engage, inspire and motivate those participating. They also help make the day and its messages more memorable for recall at a later date.
As it is said ‘A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words’ and Graphic Recordings (images used to represent information and ideas) completely reinforces this concept and belief.