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Talia has always been known as a “compulsive note-taker” in meetings, trainings, and talks. She uses this as a way to concentrate and listen to what’s happening. Over the years, these notes have evolved from just text to scribbles, doodles, and sketches to help her interpret the content.
A few years ago, she attended a conference and, as usual, she found herself taking quite a few visual notes. She tweeted a few out and got a positive response. Since then, colleagues have approached her to scan in her notes after training and they seem to find value in how she represents the content.
After finding out that sketch noting and doodling were actually a “thing” and there are learning and cognitive reasons behind why we remember and understand visuals, she has decided to experiment and practice her techniques on her blog. Hopefully, there will be something of interest for you too.
Oh, you just wanted to know her name and where she is based? Well, she’s Talia Lancaster, an Agile Consultant and Scrum Master in South Africa, working for IQ Business.
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