The First 20 Hours of Sketchnoting

What’s the best way to learn a new skill?

That’s the question that Josh Kaufman explores in his TEDx Talk The first 20 hours – how to learn anything, which you can watch here.

In the video above I sketch out some of the big ideas from that talk and then apply them specifically to learning the skill of sketchnoting.

Here’s the full sketchnote. Watch the video above to see how it came together.

The First 20 Hours of Sketchnoting

You don’t need 10,000 hours to become a proficient sketchnoter. What you do with the first 20 hours of practice can get you up to speed.

I think that sketchnoting is one of those skills where getting up to that “pretty good” level can have a significant impact on your personal and professional work.

Going from a zero comfort level sketching out ideas to a good grasp of the basics, plus the confidence to keep experimenting, will have you well on your way to seeing the benefits of working more visually.

I hope that these ideas help you during the first 20 hours that you spend sketchnoting.

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Want a bit of support during those first (or next) 20 hours spent sketchnoting?

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There you’ll find a full library of sketchnoting courses and regular live workshops to help you build your skills:

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