Next week I will be sketchnoting at Manifesto on 03/31 at the Palace of Fine Arts in SF (apparently there are still a few tix left). I got to thinking, what types of talks make for the best sketchnotes? Typically, good talks make for good sketchnotes. Three points come up over an over again that work.
1. Have a clear presentation structure and do not hop around all over the place. Think about how you are delivering your information and how new information builds on what you have already told us.
2. A Goldilocks amount of information! If you just wrote a book, do not try and give a full synopsis of every chapter and every point in 15 minutes. Think about the write amount of information humans can absorb on the given time, and a few key points you want your audience to remember.
3. Lastly, have an overall theme to your presentation. This means that every point you make should come back to the major driving theme of your talk. If it does not relate, consider cutting it.