Graphic recording can support in-person meetings, as well as online meetings!
In the animation below some tips for working remote, and how graphic recording can help!
The video is 2,5 minutes, with music (sound on!) :)
Graphic recording, visual recording, sketchnotes, visual notes, scribing, a visual report... It's different words for the same service. "Graphic recording" and scribing are the most common, internationally used phrases.
What does it mean? - At your live or online meeting or event (that involves presentations or group discussions), I will make a live drawing. My aim is to summarize the content in a visual way. I can work on paper, or work digitally using my IpadPro, and share this screen so that everyone in the conference call can see it.
I will not draw everything that is being said (nobody can draw that fast), but I will listen very carefully for the essence, and draw the important parts. I believe this is also the added value of a graphic recording, because the less important parts are filtered out in this way. This creates clarity and focus.
The added value is: more insight and understanding for the participants, and not (just) that a 'beautiful' drawing is being made. It is not an art form for art's sake, but has a social function. It's about bringing across the essence of what the group was saying during a meeting, and for the participants to reflect and remember for the future.
I believe drawing is especially suitable for this. Have a look at the top and bottom of this page, for a few examples :)
What is the difference between 'graphic recording' and 'graphic facilitation'?
Extra value can be created, by letting the participants join in to create a drawing together, or to better align the drawing proces with the program. For example, in a separate session in which through interactive processes, the content of the drawing will begin to take shape.
This is called Graphic facilitation, and this is a creative process in which the participants are active players. The artist will then take on the role of facilitator, to guide the process. This is not the case with a Graphic recording: there the artist will be a 'silent' second person next to the trainer/facilitator/speakers, in service of what is happening.