Present them with a sketch!
Why draw your ideas when presenting?
There is a world of difference between simply presenting pre-prepared images and drawing ‘live’ as you speak.
- People love to see a picture emerge from a blank sheet.
- You will capture attention as you speak and draw.
- A picture is worth a thousand words – they will remember your pictures!
The moment you move your pen on the paper, those watching are hooked.
“The capacity of recognition memory for pictures is almost limitless.”
Lionel Standing – from ‘Learning 10 000 pictures’ – article in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.
The good news – the drawings don’t have to be brilliant. Even very simple, roughly-drawn sketches will stay in the memory. See my demonstration below.
Watch my Quick Tip Video – Learn how to present ideas with a sketch!
Just have a go
Next time you need to present an idea, just have a go at using some simple pictures to go with your words. You will be amazed at how well it works.
Learn more techniques in‘The Art of Business Communication’by Graham Shaw
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