Unleash Your Inner Storytellers with Sketchnotes

I started out my storytelling journey when I participated in an amazing conference filled with ideas, quotes, and messages that really change my mindset.

After coming back from the conference, I was very excited to share my story, I told them “Hey, you should join the conference, I learned a lot!”, then he asked me, “What did you learn?”

The bad news is I did not where to start because I did not have the notes. And I ended up saying to them, “Well I will check the slides. I will get back to you.” Then, I never did that.

After this awful experience, for the first time, I asked this question to myself,

How do I keep aha moments so it’s easy for me to recall it when I need it?

How do I stay motivated to take notes?

How do I motivate people to read and share my notes ?

That’s the point where I discovered perfect tool for me to unleash my inner storyteller : Sketchnotes. As you can see, sketchnotes has two elements: sketch means visual elements such as icon, shapes, and simple draft. Then, notes means keeping main ideas and story through handwriting.

If you have pencil & paper, you’re ready to go.

If you have your phone / tablet with stylus, you can also start it right away.

The best way to learn?

See from the people who make one.

You can follow my instagram: Digital Sketchnotes Club. Learn from my imperfect sketchnotes.

That’s all you need. So what is the hardest part of sketchnotes? Starting it.

So this is how I started. This is my first sketchnotes. Black & White. Imperfect. If you asked me are you satisfied? YES because I started it.

Don’t let your perfection hold you back!!

Always remember: Start from where you are not where you wish you were.

So after you come back from this conference and your friends “What did you learn? What are your greatest aha moments? Can you tell your story?


Steven is a life long learner and multi-award educational technology coach with international certifications from Google, Apple, National Geographic, TED Ed, Google Earth Education, EdTech Team, EduTECH Asia, Young Southeast Asia Leaders Initiative, US Embassy, Tech in Asia, and many international and local institutions.

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