I always love it when John Uhri (@y0mbo) comes to my talks at a conference, because he always creates awesome sketch notes for me. It’s actually very flattering and a great ego boost, so I wanted to show off the notes he did for me at Blog Indiana 2010.
I talked about 11 blog promotion tips to a rather full house. I was a little nervous before I talked, but then again, I’m always nervous before I give a talk. I worry that everyone has heard what I’m about to say, but it’s too late to go in and actually make any changes to the deck. I start having a Stuart Smalley panic attack: “Oh God, everyone’s going to see through me, and label me a failure. I’m going to die homeless and penniless and 30 pounds overweight.”
But then I gave the presentation and rocked it — even if I do say so myself — and lots of people told me they were hearing brand new stuff. (This was especially heartening, since those were the people who I thought would say I didn’t have anything new to offer.)
John says these sketch notes actually help him understand the presentation better than just taking notes, because it forces him to understand it enough to be able to come up with an image or visual cue about what it is. (Last year, he included a sketch of Peter Griffin because I made a reference to the It’s In My Raccoon Wounds” line from a Family Guy episode.)
Here are all of John’s sketch notes form Blog Indiana 2010.