GRAPHIC RECORDING BRINGS MEETINGS TO LIFE
Graphic recording, sometimes called graphic facilitation or scribing is an innovative, exciting tool that an ever-increasing number of businesses and yui,ltuilnizations are using to enhance meetings, conferences, strategy sessions and presentations. During the meeting the Graphic Recorder creates a real-time visual record of the proceedings, capturing the main themes, concepts and ideas, with images and text.
WHY IT WORKS SO WELL
Participants immediately “get it” as they see ideas captured in front of their eyes. Making ideas visual helps focus and engage the groups as they work. It encourages participation and retention, as participants see their thoughts and ideas mapped out in a continually-expanding graphic representation of the proceedings. I’ve developed a storyboard approach to graphic recording that conveys the material in a logical and concise manner.
HOW I DO IT. AND WHAT YOU GET
I work on large sheets of bond paper or 30” x 40” presentation boards using markers and pastels. As each board is completed it is displayed so the participants can see and refer to the information, as the meeting continues.
Afterwards I photograph the graphic record of your meeting, and create a Power Point presentation that can be posted on your website and sent to participants.
SOME OF THE COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS WHO HAVE PUT KEITH’S GRAPHIC RECORDING TO WORK IN THEIR MEETINGS…
Partial list of clients:
- BNP Parabis
- Catalyst, Time Inc.
- Conference Board, Pitney Bowes
- Faith Popcorn
- Glaxo/Smith Kline
- Harvard Business Review
- Highlights for Children
- Jonson and Johnson
- Kentucky Science and Technology
- Liberty Mutual
- Makro South America
- Milken Institute
- Pricewaterhouse Coopers
- QuinetiQ North America
- TEDx Albany
- UHV Corp
- UniCredit Bank
- World Wildlife Fund
Below are some examples of Keith Bendis’ Graphic Recording work. Click Here for VIDEOS
Want to use the power of graphic recording at your next event conference or meeting?
Graphic Recording in the Studio
Like most graphic recorders most of his work entails going to an event venue and live scribing the information. But unlike most graphic recorders he uses his cartoon skills to do a lot of work for clients in his studio. In this way I he can do more detailed, finished work that is more specific to the client’s needs. After communicating by email and phone conversations the ideas discussed are sketched out. Once the client OK’s these sketches a finished piece is done on a 30’’ x 40’’ foam core board, it’s photographed, and emailed to the client. Some topics done in this way include;
- Corporate histories
- Book synopsis
- TED talks
- Step-by-step instructions
- Personal histories for anniversaries, birthdays and retirement parties
- Keynote addresses
- Company road maps
- Explaining how things work
- Proposed legislation or gov’t programs
- Any topic where a visual interpretation of the material helps people more easily understand it.
The following are examples of work from the studio
Keith is amazing! His ability to truly connect with our ideas and bring them to life has helped transform our meetings and brainstorm sessions into true innovation sessions. As a participant in our sessions, Keith is able to help our teams evolve their thinking on the fly, enrich and expand our ideas, and result in a clarity that has been remarkable.Jason Friedman, CEO, Wind Tunnel, Inc.,
“Keith’s work supported our facilitation work with a global bank in it’s visioning about the future of it’s services. Seeing the content of their visioning represented in his graphic images and artistic synthesis was a powerful and inspirational combination for the client. It helped motivate action teams later in the conference”.Edward Quinn, CEO, The Innerwork Company,
“All of our speakers were thrilled by Keith’s graphic recording at our international conference. His creativity, spontaneity and improvisational abilities capturing the essence of their presentations was very impressive. His wonderful work was truly a universal language”.Joel Goodman, Director of the Humor Project,
“Keith’s ability to quickly visualize our participant’s ideas is an essential element in our 5 day leadership and strategy workshops. Our corporate clients always appreciate his insightful and humorous drawings. It only takes a few minutes of watching Keith at work for everyone to understand the importance of his contribution to our process. His images become an exciting tool that our clients use as they work to formulate their final vision statement at the conclusion of the program”.Rhoda Davidson, Principal e3 Associates,