Virtual Graphic Recording

Content-Rich, Live, Web-based Meeting Capture

It’s real, and it’s fascinating to watch. Even on a small screen, participants are fascinated by the process–just paper, markers, chalk, pencils, and Martha paying attention to everything that’s said.  People love it because it’s not canned, it’s not perfect, it’s happening in the moment, and it’s uniquely theirs.

Virtual Graphic Recording captures conversations in text and images. Instead of 4-ft by 8-ft paper on the wall, the paper is 12×18 inches on a tabletop. While the meeting is in progress,  Graphic Recorder Martha McGinnis listens carefully to what’s said and uses her expert judgment as she chooses what to record.  The result is an illustrated executive summary that people will actually look at later.  Unlike minutes and slide decks, the colorful charts draw your attention in — into the content, into the meaning, into the emotion.  The result is deeper impact and longer retention.  Whether it happens in the meeting room or it’s virtual, the graphic record helps keep your meeting alive.

High-fidelity graphic recording and listening mean that there are lots of words–some graphic recorders follow “the 50% rule”, reserving half the chart for images and lots of white space. We have a different philosophy: what’s being shared in the group matters, and each significant contribution should be captured, even if it makes a chart less beautiful. Your ideas are beautiful, and that matters most of all!

Recent virtual charts have been particularly idea-heavy, with insightful content from some wonderful speakers!

Some Virtual Graphic Recordings

How It Works

THE LOGISTICS

Whether Martha and her chart are being viewed front and center with a screenshare, or off to the side as a participant, or invisible: behind the scenes listening–Live Virtual Graphic Recording will transform your meeting. It’s even possible to record the capture with video for sharing later.

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THE FINISHED PRODUCT

Graphic Recording is More Effective than Audio & Video Recordings and Flip Charts.

One 12 inch by 18 inch chart will capture approximately an hour of agenda time. A typical chart can be reviewed later in print or onscreen in as little as three minutes.

The digital images you’ll receive after the event fit well on a PowerPoint slide and are high-enough resolution to print well too. Use them to jumpstart your next meeting or tell your story to others.  It’s all there: key issues and elements, the ah-ha moments, emerging consensus, metaphors and stories, powerful emotions, decisions, action plans, and questions and answers.

THE LASTING IMPACT

With Visual Logic’s Graphic Recording service, you’ll grab participants and hold their attention long after they’ve returned to the real world.

After the charts are reduced to digital files, preparing minutes and reports is a breeze–just add a few details around each image. Not only will you have a complete record of everything important that transpired, people will actually want to read it– often more than once!

Whether you call it Doodling, a Sketch Notes, or Graphic Recording,  the effect is always memorable, powerful, and engaging.

THE LISTENING

People know your event is different, and important when there’s a dedicated listener online with them.  Sometimes, people don’t “get it” until they look at the chart later and see someone else’s comment and how it fits into the whole.

All too often, individuals are listening through their own agenda and experience. With Live Graphic Recording, Martha listens and records on behalf of everyone present. It’s a beautiful, meaningful thing that lights up what might otherwise be corporate humdrum.