VTV 013 : Sketchnoting A Surprise Ending To The World Domination Summit

In this episode of The Verbal To Visual Podcast I chat about my experience at the 2014 World Domination Summit and share the two surprise endings to that event, both of which involve the use of sketchnoting skills in unforeseen ways.

Notes & Links

More information about the World Domination Summit here. They’ve got some cool recap videos of previous years that will give you a better sense of the event than my description alone.

Big thanks to Armosa Studios for many of photos you’ll find below.

I was ready to sketch at a moment’s notice:


The only sketch I was able to complete before my role as a volunteer took over:


Thanks to the folks that made it out the sketchnoting meetup on Saturday night! Here’s a blurry picture of us hanging out at Vivace in NW Portland:


I put together a small pdf with a few of the templates included in The Verbal To Visual Notebook. Take a look at those if you’d like help laying out your visual notes on the page.

I had the pleasure of collaborating with Gary Hirsch in the making of these Brave Bots. Such a fun project (no matter how time consuming):

World Domination Summit - Gary Hirsch Brave Bots

World Domination Summit - Gary Hirsch Brave Bots

Planning Sunday’s surprise ending with host Chris Guillebeau and WDS Magician Michelle Jones:


The closing party was spectacular – here’s a shot of the dance floor:

WDS Closing Party

The folks from Fizzle led a wonderful workshop on Monday about finding and refining a business idea. I dig the way these guys approach business.

Here’s the empathy map that I created for a person I made up named Jenny, who’s struggling in her pre-med classes and could use some new note taking skills:

Empathy Map - Verbal To Visual

Since first creating that empathy I’ve built some resources that might be helpful to Jenny, and maybe even to you too! Learn more about them below.

Want To Dig Deeper?

If you’re new to the idea of sketchnoting and excited to develop more visual thinking tools, I think you’d enjoy our foundational course An Introduction To Visual Note-Taking.

If you’d like to make sketchnoted videos like the one you saw here, we’ve got a course for that too! Check out How To Make Sketchnote Videos.

If you’re an educator interested in bringing visual note-taking into your classroom, check out Sketchnoting In The Classroom.

And if you want to create new personal and professional opportunities by sharing the authentic journey of your skill development online, check out Learn In Public.